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- There’s a baby in that bath water
- Make a list of those who have loved you
- A short summary of what you probably already know about developing good self esteem
- How to share yourself with others and keep your dignity
- Where to find friends? Try personal growth groups.
- The human requirement for shared experience
- The Four Questions
- Question 1: Who should I talk to about this problem?
- Question 2: How do I need to adjust my plans and expectations because of this problem?
- Question 3: What lessons and gifts does this problem have to offer me?
Growing SafelyThis blog often contains material related to emotional healing. Please note that when undertaking emotional healing there is always the possibility of destabilizing ones emotional state and behavior in that process. Nothing presented in this blog should ever take the place of professional help, and trauma work, especially, should be done under the supervision of a psychotherapist. Though I have tried to speak about various means of healing in general terms, there are times when it can be unsafe to try what I describe here without professional help--whether for trauma or any other concern. If you have any questions, consult a licensed therapist. Do grow...but do it safely!
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Category Archives: Sex addiction
Watching a movie trailer recently I had a renewed glimpse of the importance of having shared experiences with others. It is a critical part of living a full, meaningful life. To be honest I can’t remember much about the movie … Continue reading
You are responsible for your self esteem. It’s true. Ultimately, we are all responsible to take the actions necessary to help us feel good about ourselves. As children our parents were supposed to give us the feedback that helps us … Continue reading
Recently in a therapy session I hit on an idea that seemed really helpful. It is simple, as most helpful ideas are. Here it is: When your partner is upset, ask yourself, “Is this a big feeling or a little … Continue reading
I received an email today which makes a claim that I have believed for a while. This email said that hugging a teddy bear can be a really comforting thing. Specifically, this email said that hugging a teddy can … Continue reading
When someone comes to me for help with an addiction one of the first things we do is to identify events that trigger their addictive behaviors. We then identify activities and thoughts that are nurturing to them, as well as the … Continue reading
Here are a few ideas to help you recover from sex addiction… 1) Acknowledge that your sex life is truly out of control and that you can’t stop the problem by yourself. (12-steps) 2) Get help–typically two types: Professional—a professional … Continue reading