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Neurochemistry

What is the brain chemistry behind sexual acting out? Is that a real factor? What about dopamine and other neurochemicals involved? What is the difference neurochemically between addiction and recovery? How does sexual abstinence contribute to the healing process for a couple? Psychologist Dr. Ted Baldick is interviewed in this audio podcast.

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Getting the Right Help

Christian counselors and churches are sadly ill-equipped to help those struggling with sexual addiction. What are common mistakes made by untrained Christian helpers? Isn’t regular marriage counseling enough? Hear what the “right help” looks like in terms of addressing the roots of inappropriate sexual behavior, the importance of 12 Step recovery programs, offering equal clinical

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Disclosure Part 1

Disclosure of an addict’s sexual acting out is one of the hardest parts of the recovery process for both the addict and the partner – and one that is most often done in a hurtful, non-productive way. This first podcast answers questions like these: Why disclose? Won’t my partner leave if I tell what I’ve

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Disclosure Part 2

This second podcast about disclosure covers the practical aspects of a healthy disclosure, including topics like: The damage of piecemeal disclosure; more wisdom about the level of detail that’s shared; why it’s so important for disclosure to be facilitated by a therapist trained in working with sex addicts and their partners; how an addict prepares

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12 Step Groups

For Addicts Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) P.O. Box 11910 Nashville, TN 37222-1910 866-424-8777 www.sa.org Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) P.O. Box 70949 Houston, TX 77270 713-869-4902 www.sexaa.org www.saacall.com (telemeeting info) Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) P.O. Box 338 Norwood, MA 02062-0338 781-255-8825 www.slaafws.org http://www.slaafws.org/meeting (telemeeting info) Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) AA World Services, Inc. P.O. Box 459, Grand Central

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Recommended Reading: General

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life Daniel Amen The Gifts of Imperfection Daring Greatly Braving the Wilderness Brene’ Brown Boundaries Safe People Henry Cloud, John Townsend The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery Ian Cron, Suzanne Stabile The Voice of the Heart: A Call to Full Living Chip Dodd The Narcissist Next

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Recommended Reading: Spirituality

Pastrix: The Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People Nadia Bolz-Weber My Utmost for His Highest Oswald Chambers Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again Rachel Held Evans Hinds’ Feet on High

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Recommended Reading: For Professionals

The Female Brain Louann Brizendine Patterns of Infidelity and Their Treatment, Second Edition Emily M. Brown Making Advances – A Comprehensive Guide to Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts Marnie C. Ferree, Ed. Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment Alexandra Katehakis The Murray Method Marilyn Murray Transforming Trauma: EMDR Laurel Parnell

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Treatment Centers & Organizations

Bethesda Workshops is not responsible for the services of any treatment provider or organization. The following list represents a sample of options available. It is the responsibility of the person seeking help to ensure that the institution, organization, program or individual is qualified to meet the person’s needs. Begin Again Institute Boulder, CO 720-737-3016 www.beginagaininstitute.com

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Specific Tips For Funding A Workshop

Bethesda Workshops is a non-profit organization that offers intensive workshops at a price more affordable than most other clinical options. Admittedly, the cost can seem quite high when it’s first considered. In the overall picture, though, a workshop is less expensive than any other treatment alternative. Here are strategies for funding the help you need.

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A Welcome Click

Recently, I was privileged to hear veteran journalist Tom Brokaw speak at Lipscomb University, my alma mater. For over 50 years Brokaw has been one of the most visible and respected newsmen in the world. Like millions of Americans, I grew up watching him on NBC, and I was familiar with his presence and accomplishments. What surprised and touched me was his humanness and humility.

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