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untilThis stand-alone workshop has been created to give partners a fast track way of getting professional advice and support and an opportunity to meet other partners. We know how devastating and isolating discovering addiction is and how scary the roller-coaster of emotions can feel. This day will help you to break those feelings of isolation by meeting other partners and it will also give you practical tools for establishing emotional stability. During the day we will cover the following topics: Surviving the trauma of discovery Looking after you Understanding what sex and porn addiction really is Recognising your Cycle of Reaction Avoiding trauma related triggers Establishing boundaries Follow up At the end of the workshop, there will be the opportunity to continue your journey of support through further workshops or by joining one of our residential support programmes. Subsequent topics include: Developing and strengthening self-care Stopping the Cycle of Reaction Re-claiming self esteem and self identity Considering the decision to stay or leave Rebuilding trust Creating a future All participants of our support programmes will be invited to join our monthly support group. Please note, our partner support groups do not assume that you are staying within your relationship but will help you to consider what your future options may be. Groups are completely confidential and limited to a maximum of 8 people. The day runs from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm and you can book your place on the link below. https://thelaurelcentre.co.uk/courses/partner-support-workshop
untilSex and porn addiction can devastate partners and many people struggle to know how to support their partners whilst continuing on their own recovery journey. This day focuses on understanding partner’s needs, improving communication and developing the essential requirements for rebuilding trust. The day has been specifically designed for people with addiction who are already in recovery and want additional insight and resources to rebuild their relationship. The workshop will help attendees to:- Understand the emotional impact on partners Understand how disclosure affects partner’s response Demonstrate empathy for partners feelings Manage their own internal emotional responses to partners Demonstrate empathy and compassion Improve accountability Develop better communication skills Resolve and reduce conflict Understand the essentials for rebuilding trust The day will run from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm with lunch and refreshments provided and is delivered by an Associate who is trained Relationship Counsellor as well as specialising in sex and porn addiction and working with partners. To book: https://thelaurelcentre.co.uk/courses/understanding-partners-needs
Did you know that we run an 8-week recovery course to treat people struggling with problematic porn use? Our online group treatment programme has been developed specifically to help men struggling with compulsive pornography use, often referred to as pornography addiction. The course is conducted online using the Zoom video conferencing platform zoom.us and provides practical information and resources for stopping porn and developing long term relapse prevention strategies. The programme is both educational and practical and utilises both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psycho-educational strategies. The programme also provides a supportive online group environment to help overcome feelings of embarrassment and isolation and to facilitate a long-term accountability network. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to: • Understand the biological and psychological causes of their addiction • Recognise and manage triggers • Establish relapse prevention strategies to secure and maintain recovery • Identify and overcome potential future blocks to recovery • Develop long term strategies for re-establishing a positive sexual lifestyle The course consists of 8 x 1.5-hour sessions and between session preparatory work. Attendance at each of the sessions is required and the course is strictly limited to a maximum of 6 men. All attendees are required to sign a confidentiality statement to ensure the group is a safe space for all. Details of how to register can be found on our website: 8-Week Online Recovery Course