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  1. Hi Everyone. I hope you all are well. I have recently found out that my husband has been struggling with sex addiction for the past 2 years and that he has been acting out within this time. I had no idea at all and it came as a real big shock! It feels like reality has shattered and everyday I relive the information I was told. It's been extremely difficult to talk about because you just know that some family and friends won't understand what you are feeling or the choices you may make. I went into "fix it" mode and started looking for therapists for my husband and I'm grateful we found one who he has started to see but our situation has become complex. At the moment I am trying to start a support group for partners so that we can talk, cry, share, encourage... whatever we need to heal and to find strength. I found that talking to others who understand has been so much more better because I don't feel alone anymore and I can share this journey with others. I'm so grateful for platforms like these because it is hard to find places to share or find people who understand. If anyone is interested in joining or even just reaching out then please feel free to message me and we can talk. I wish everyone the best and look forward to hearing from anyone who wants to reach out. KC x x x x
  2. Ginny

    Kick Start Workshop

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    This 3 hour workshop delivered via zoom is suitable for anyone struggling with damaging sexual behaviours who wants a quick solution to understanding their problem and knowing how to overcome it. The workshop provides all the information and tools required to help you identify if you do have an addiction and understand the problem from a biological as well as a psychological perspective. The six-phase cycle of addiction will be introduced along with strategies for how to stop it. The stages of recovery will be fully explained and space provided to begin a recovery plan. By the end of the day you will be able to:- Confirm if you're addicted to sex or porn Understand addiction from biological and psychological perspective Recognise your own individual cycle of addiction Appreciate what full recovery means and how it’s achieved Consider a recovery path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous and only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 12 same-sex attendees with Q&A in smaller groups. The workshop runs from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on a Friday and is facilitated by Paula Hall. Please note, bookings are non-refundable.
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    This one-day workshop is suitable for anyone struggling with damaging sexual behaviours who wants a quick solution to understanding their problem and knowing how to overcome it. The day provides all the information and tools required to confirm that you do have sex or porn addiction and understand the problem from a biological as well as a psychological perspective. The six-phase cycle of addiction will be introduced along with strategies for how to stop it. The stages of recovery will be fully explained and tools provided to begin a recovery plan. By the end of the day you will be able to:- Confirm if you're addicted to sex or porn Understand addiction from biological and psychological perspective Explore your own individual cycle of addiction Identify possible root causes of your addiction Appreciate what full recovery means and how it’s achieved Establish a recovery path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous and only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 same-sex attendees and refreshments are provided, but not lunch. The day runs from 9.30 to 4.00 pm and the programme will be delivered by Paula Hall. To book and find out more, click here: https://thelaurelcentre.co.uk/courses/the-kick-start-workshop
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    This one-day workshop is suitable for anyone struggling with damaging sexual behaviours who wants a quick solution to understanding their problem and knowing how to overcome it. The day provides all the information and tools required to confirm that you do have sex or porn addiction and understand the problem from a biological as well as a psychological perspective. The six-phase cycle of addiction will be introduced along with strategies for how to stop it. The stages of recovery will be fully explained and tools provided to begin a recovery plan. By the end of the day you will be able to:- Confirm if you're addicted to sex or porn Understand addiction from biological and psychological perspective Explore your own individual cycle of addiction Identify possible root causes of your addiction Appreciate what full recovery means and how it’s achieved Establish a recovery path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous and only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 same-sex attendees and refreshments are provided, but not lunch. The day runs from 9.30 to 4.00 pm and the programme will be delivered by Paula Hall. To book and find out more, click here: https://thelaurelcentre.co.uk/courses/the-kick-start-workshop
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    This one-day workshop is suitable for anyone struggling with damaging sexual behaviours who wants a quick solution to understanding their problem and knowing how to overcome it. The day provides all the information and tools required to confirm that you do have sex or porn addiction and understand the problem from a biological as well as a psychological perspective. The six-phase cycle of addiction will be introduced along with strategies for how to stop it. The stages of recovery will be fully explained and tools provided to begin a recovery plan. By the end of the day you will be able to:- Confirm if you're addicted to sex or porn Understand addiction from biological and psychological perspective Explore your own individual cycle of addiction Identify possible root causes of your addiction Appreciate what full recovery means and how it’s achieved Establish a recovery path and plan Groups are completely confidential and anonymous and only first names will be used. Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 same-sex attendees and refreshments are provided, but not lunch. The day runs from 9.30 to 4.00 pm and the programme will be delivered by Paula Hall. To book and find out more, click here: https://thelaurelcentre.co.uk/courses/the-kick-start-workshop
  6. 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
  7. Hi, I will try and keep this short. I discovered 7 years ago that my husband was addicted to internet porn. He had also put intimate photos of me on a wife lovers site - these photos were only for him to look at privately cos he worked away quite often. To say I was devastated is an understatement. We had been married nearly 20 years at that point and had 3 children living at home. I instinctively went into protective mode - the kids must never know. At the time we attended church and my husband had just become a Christian - he said God had helped him stop and he hadn’t done it for 2 months. I chose to forgive him. 7 years on, he won’t ever talk about it, there are reminders everywhere, online and tv, he says I try and hurt him if I need to talk about it, he wants to forget it ever happened and accuses me of making it worse for him if I want to ask him anything. On the face of it we are a perfect couple, the kids have never found out and he tells everyone how happy we are etc, but I can’t ever imagine myself getting over it. I feel I am keeping the most awful secret. I often feel worthless and ugly despite him assuring me I’m not. He often fails to get it up or keep it up which has happened for most of our marriage and the porn he looked at also included gay porn - he posted intimate photos of himself on these sites saying he is bysexual - he refuses to discuss this and says it was porn confusing him. Sorry this post is so long but I just want to know if there’s any hope for us or for me not to b jealous of every woman he talks to
  8. So once again (4 days ago) i came across the social media accounts, chat logs, the ads on gay mens chatrooms looking for 'porn buddies', the intimate pictures he sharef and the history of porn sites on his mobile phone. It’s not the first time. I confronted him .... again, and again he tried to lie his way out of it. Eventually he admitted a fraction of what i had found ... its always the same process. The tears, the excuses, the promises. And then i find more. What hurts is the lies and the betrayal. Lies screaming in my ears. The comments that he made to other men and women and the intimate images he sent to them are etched into my brain, i see them every time i try to sleep. Im trying to focus on work, but that involves supporting vulnerable and abused women - including women who have been forced / trafficked into porn and prostitution. I have spoke to him so many times about the abuse these women experience, what that industry does to them, what men like him do to them, and still he does it. We have been married almost 5 years and it feels like it has all been a lie. I have tried to support him, but then he repeats the behaviour. I dont know what to do, i dont know what i should be feeling. I am numb. He has reconnected to SA and is reaching out for help. I cant help him. I am full of anger, hurt and despair. He wants my support but i dont know if i can go through this again, supporting him, forgiving him, brushing aside my own heartbreak. Building myself back up when i feel used, dirty, never quite good enough. We have no option but to live in the same house, but we are separated since this latest incident and i have said we need to stay separate for at least 6 months to give me time to sort out myself and my job, i cant afford to move out. He needs to focus on his recovery - without me. So i have to protect myself, everytime i see his phone in his hand, every day i am at work and he is home alone, every night when i go to sleep worrying that he is watching porn or chatting in forums. He wants me to trust him, but I don’t know how. I am scared.
  9. I have been addicted to porn since I was 12 years old. Im 23 now and I dont feel like I can be happy with myself until I stop. Up until I was 20 it never really bothered me as I wasn't in an intimate relationship until then. Since discovering it, for the majority of the time I've visited it either daily or every other day and masturbated. The categories have changed over the years gradually getting more extreme one way or another. Since meeting my current girlfriend of 3 years I'd say it definitely has had an effect on my sex life in a very negative way. If I have masturbated in the same day and try and have sex later on I struggle to keep an erection or I struggle to climax. Last year I decided to try and get on top of it by gradually stopping. I used an app to track how often I did it and gradually tried to increase the gap in between. This worked a little bit but I kept relapsing so after a few months I was no further forward. It has changed my behavior in a very negative way and has recently led to some forms of voyeurism and I'm worried its going to escalate to points where I could get into trouble I dont really know what to do to help fix this problem.
  10. Research on Sex Addiction and Personality - http://www.click4survey.com/s/16328/db1aaa0e Hi, We are currently conducting a non-profit university psychological research on Sex Addiction and Personality. It aims to enhance our understanding of the problem and deliver suggestions for therapeutical treatment. The study is open to everyone above the age of 18, any gender, whether you experience sexuality related difficulties or not, please feel free to participate. It is 100% anonymous. The survey should take you no more than 10-15 minutes. Here's the link: http://www.click4survey.com/s/16328/db1aaa0e Also, please, feel free to share the link with your friends, on social media or internet forums. The results of the study will be published online, the access link is provided at the end of the survey. Thank you, Vojtech, research coordinator hypersex.research@gmail.com
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    This recovery programme for sex and pornography addiction has been developed specifically for the treatment of addictive and compulsive sexual behaviours. The course is unique in providing practical skills for recovery as well as exploring deeper emotional and psychological needs. It also provides an environment that overcomes the shame, isolation and secrecy that often maintain addiction. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to: Understand the biological and psychological causes of their addictionRecognise and manage triggersEstablish relapse prevention strategies to secure and maintain recoveryIdentify and overcome potential future blocks to recoveryDevelop long term strategies for re-establishing personal integrity and a healthy lifestyle The course is strictly limited to a maximum of 8 men and all attendees are required to sign a confidentiality statement to ensure the group is a safe space for all. The cost includes lunch and refreshments, all treatment materials and a follow up day. If required, a list of local accommodation can be provided on request. The course facilitators are Paula Hall and Nick Turner, both of whom are trained psychotherapists who specialise in the field of sex and pornography addiction.
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