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Couples Recovery and FANOS Checkin

A coupleship requires the same focus and attention as individual recovery. This podcast describes the structure for couples' recovery and shares the FANOS Check-in, which is a powerful tool for all stages of coupleship healing.

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Supporting Recovery During Stressful Times

When you’re under significant stress, it’s often more challenging to prioritize recovery or healthy living practices. In this video podcast, Marnie Ferree shares three simple ways that addicts, partners of addicts, and helping professionals can support their mental, emotional and physical health.

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Tools of Recovery

Knowing and using the tools of recovery are crucial to recovery. This audio interview features Bethesda Workshops team member Kirk McDermott, LPC-MHSP, CSAT, being interviewed by Jim Cress.

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Partners: So Much Pain!

Discovery or disclosure of a loved one’s sexual addiction creates enormous pain for the partner. This podcast validates and honors a partner’s trauma and unpacks the losses she (or he) often feels, along with the normal reactions to such a deep betrayal. The material is also helpful for addicts to understand how their behavior has

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Talking with Kids about a Parent’s Sexual Addiction

One of the hardest thing for parents is talking with their children about a parent’s struggle with sexual addiction. This podcast by Marnie Ferree, which was taped as a live conference presentation, focuses primarily on younger children and adolescents, though it includes information about sharing with adult children about a parent’s struggle. Learn how sharing

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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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