Shadows of the Cross: A Christian Companion to Facing the Shadow

Shadows of the Cross used in conjunction with Dr. Shadows of the cross offers unique guidance on spiritual practices such as Christian meditation, confession, solitude, study, contemplative reading, and prayer. Johnson, is a clinical therapist who has a passion for working with congregations and their church members who are suffering with addiction, CSAT, LPC, primarily sexual addiction.

Patrick carnes, phd, author, researcher, is an internationally known educator, and speaker on addiction and recovery issues. Cashwell, phd, is a professor in the department of counseling and educational development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who maintains a part-time private practice focused on sex addiction and couples counseling.

Pennie K. For these men and women, spirituality and sexuality have become compartmentalized. The christian church, struggles to address issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way, in general, which further supports the hidden nature of the addiction. Recovery, then, must involve the integration of healthy spiritual beliefs and practices with healthy sexuality.

Patrick carnes's book Facing the Shadow will provide a roadmap for this healing journey. Shadows of the cross provides an early spiritual focus to recovery while addressing issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way using Biblical scripture to encourage long-term recovery. This book was written specifically for the subset of those in recovery who self-identify as Christian.

Facing the Shadow 3rd Edition: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery

Starting with those gentle words, he guides readers through a series of reflections and exercises that pierce denial and light the path to healing from sex addiction. Facing the shadow, used by thousands of therapists with their clients, is based on the thirty-task model of recovery from addiction that forms the basis of Carnes's work.

This newly revised and expanded edition takes readers through the first seven of those tasks, including specific performables that are built in to the exercises. This will all blow over. Or, this is hopeless. For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. People struggling with sex addiction find the old refrains creeping back into their thinking: My situation is different.

There is sudden clarity—the insight that life has become unmanageable. I'm just too perverted to change. If any of those thoughts occur to you, you are exactly where you should be, " notes Dr. The model also supports Twelve Step recovery programs.

Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts

In addition, communication, and leads workshops and weekend intensives for women in the areas of co-dependency, she is a respected writer, compulsive sexual behavior, trauma, speaker and presenter on women’s issues, self-image and esteem. She is also certified through iitaP International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals as a Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor.

The healing process will take time regardless of whether you decide to stay in the relationship or leave. Facing heartbreak weaves real life stories with practical therapeutic advice and specific tasks that gently educate, empower, and guide the partner of the sex addict through a process of recovery. Dr.

2011. Using Dr. Carnes resides in Phoenix, AZ. Mari A. Carnes is a licensed marriage and Family Therapist, an AAMFT clinical member and approved supervisor. Ms. When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret life as a sex addict, the result can be devastating. Lee is the founder of Growth Counseling Services, Inc.

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Eurospan. Gentle Path Press. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives. With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Sex is at the core of our identities. Out of the shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment.

Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.


Recovery Zone, Vol. 1: Making Changes that Last - The Internal Tasks

Recovery zone, volume one picks up where Facing the Shadow leaves off, guiding readers to begin working tasks eight through thirteen of Dr. Patrick carnes helps readers know how to deal with difficult affective states and guides them to a place of resilience so they can decide what is important in their lives.

This book helps readers understand that true recovery is achieved by learning to cope with difficult situations and emotions. Stopping addictive behavior is the only way to start recovery. Gentle Path Press. However, stopping the behavior is not enough to stay in recovery. Dr. True recovery is achieved by learning to cope with difficult situations and emotions.

The work sets the stage for recovery tasks 8-13, providing readers with a practical approach to recognize the underlying emotional causes that perpetuate the addiction cycle. Eurospan. Readers will learn how to live optimally in their Recovery Zone. Patrick Carnes' innovative thirty-task model.

Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

The media goes wild when politicians and celebrities being caught “cheating” on their spouses are exposed in public. If they choose to stay in the relationship, they can work toward repairing the damaged relationship along with their own recovery. All the material in mending a shattered Heart is provided in a question and answer format that delves into essential information including therapeutic and practical information that the partner can use right away.

Knowing the difference and knowing what to do about it can be transformational. Author and editor, should i stay or should i go?, including, how do i set boundaries and keep myself safe?, stefanie carnes brings together several leading experts in the field of sex addiction and family therapy to guide the reader through an assortment of difficult questions, What Does It Mean if My Partner Has Shown an Interest in Minors? and "What should I tell the kids?" Each of these topics are tackled in individual chapters producing a comprehensive guide that offers readers expertise on how to begin the painful road of mending a shattered heart.

What is unique about mending A Shattered Heart is that it offers such inspiration and promise for the partner of a sex addict. Even if the partner makes the decision to leave the relationship, there are things they can do to help them in their own recovery and make sure this never happens again. Gentle Path Press.

Mending a shattered Heart shows the reader that they do have options. After the media spotlight cools down, what happens to these partners? How do they make the decision to stay or go? Is there really any hope for the future of the relationship? How do they survive the shame and move forward? Mending A Shattered Heart provides real hope, promise and inspiration to readers who are struggling.

Sex Addicts Anonymous: 3rd Edition Conference Approved

Eurospan. Gentle Path Press. The basic text of the saa fellowship, through examples, Sex Addicts Anonymous explains sex addiction from the SAA perspective and demonstrates, how sex addiction worsens over time. It describes the personal powerlessness and unmanageability of sex addiction, and the damage to personal relationships, livelihood, and physical health that is often caused by addictive behavior.

Sex addicts anonymous conveys a vision of hope for the addict through a recovery program based on the time-honored Twelve Steps that were initially proposed for alcoholics. A separate section of the book offers a variety of personal stories from individual members of the fellowship to illustrate the challenges and the hope of recovery.

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Help Her Heal: An Empathy Workbook for Sex Addicts to Help their Partners Heal

Gentle Path Press. Carol juergenen Sheets and Allan J. Gentle Path Press. With a focus on empathy – understanding what the betrayed partner is feeling; the exercises in this guidebook will help sex addicts rebuild lost trust and intimacy. Katz have created a workbook/roadmap for rebuilding relationships damaged by sexual addiction and other forms of infidelity.

This is a recipe for healing a broken relationship. Eurospan.

A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery

With updated and expanded concepts and a focus on the spiritual principles that lead to lifelong growth and fulfillment, Carnes's new edition invites a fresh generation of readers to the healing and rewarding experience of Twelve Step recovery. A gentle path through the twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery.

Gentle Path Press. Gentle Path Press. Eurospan. Hundreds of thousands of people have found in this book a personal portal to the wisdom of the Twelve Steps. A revised and expanded edition of the recovery classic by Patrick Carnes, PhD, a leading expert on addictive behaviors. It was out of his reverence and respect for the wisdom and therapeutic value of the Twelve Steps that Carnes wrote A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps, now a recovery classic and self-help staple for anyone looking for guidance for life's hardest challenges.


Full Disclosure: How to Share the Truth After Sexual Betrayal

Designed to be used with your partner's companion workbook, "Full Disclosure: Seeking Truth After Sexual Betrayal, " this resource can help you build a new life and relationship that's based on honesty and integrity. Note: this workbook includes a comprehensive guide to preparing for your Full Disclosure, broken up into three volumes.

This guide walks you through a comprehensive approach to providing a full disclosure of your sexual past to your partner. If you only need structured support around preparing your disclosure document, please see our resource, "Your Disclosure Document: A 10-Step Guide for Preparing Your Disclosure Document.

Eurospan. Gentle Path Press. This includes a guide to help you understand what a disclosure is and if it's right for you, preparing a disclosure document and preparing for the disclosure session, as well as preparation post-disclosure. We help you break down the entire process, offering you a step-by-step approach to sharing your past and restoring a foundation of truth in your relationship.

Through examples, questions, we've created a way for you to navigate a complex, and through the shared experiences of others, difficult process. A gentle path through the twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery. Gentle Path Press. Have your secret sexual behaviors recently been discovered? are you stuck in knowing what to share, and how to not traumatize your partner with too many gory details about your past? Has your therapist asked you to do a "Formal Disclosure" but you have no idea how to do that? Do you want to begin a life of honesty, integrity, and transparency? IF ANY OF THOSE QUESTIONS APPLY, how much to share, THIS WORKBOOK IS FOR YOU.

Don't Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction

Dr. Carne's research with  recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and  co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome  their compulsive behavior. Patrick carnes is a creative,   pioneering, and courageous human being. They come from all walks  of life: ministers, executives, physicians,   politicians, therapists, blue-collar workers.

. Most were  abused as children--sexually, physically or  emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early  lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well,   but their fiercest battle is with the most  astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in  America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking  work by the nation's leading professional expert on  sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of  more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts  in the first major scientific study of the  disorder.

His books are  changing the lives of  thousands!""I lost three marriages, all because of affairs. I became suicidal because of multiple intense  involvements. I spent money on sex when I  needed it for children's clothes. I  lost promotion opportunities and a special  scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex  life.

Every day they face the possibility of  destruction,   jobs, dignity, fiances, risking their families, and health. Gentle Path Press.