The much-anticipated second edition of the breakthrough book about recovering from online sexual addiction. As the Internet becomes a more powerful, imposing force in our lives, indeed becoming difficult to avoid, the potential for related problems also increases. This includes troubles of a sexual nature. When accessing porn no longer requires even a trip to the store, when we can view and participate in sexual activities anonymously, when younger and younger children are being exposed to sex online, when virtual interactions take over, limiting and even destroying real-time relationships, we are in crisis.Compulsive online sexual behavior is a real and growing problem. Yet the situation is not without hope. For those who are seeing signs of significant online problems in themselves or a loved one, this updated second edition of In the Shadows of the Net provides answers, understanding, and tools for recovery. With the latest statistics, discussion of recent technologies and devices, and new thinking on developing a healthy relationship with the Internet and avoiding relapse, this book offers authoritative, professional advice for achieving lasting, healthy change and healing.
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. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.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.
Examining the negative consequences of Internet sex addiction on health, career, intimacy and family relationships, this guide provides a test to help readers evaluate their own behaviour. The guide also discusses the negative impact of cybersex on partners and presents stories of recovery.
This is the first comprehensive volume of the clinical management of sex addiction. Collecting the work of 28 leaders in this emerging field, the editors provide a long-needed primary text about how to approach treatment with these challenging patients. The book serves as an excellent introduction for professionals new to the field as well as serving as a useful reference tool. The contributors are literally the pioneers of one of the last frontiers of addiction medicine and sex therapy. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. With a focus on special populations, it also becomes a handy problem-solving tool. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for a problem clinicians must be able to identify. It is destined to be a classic reference.
This is the first comprehensive volume of the clinical management of sex addiction. Collecting the work of 28 leaders in this emerging field, the editors provide a long-needed primary text about how to approach treatment with these challenging patients. The book serves as an excellent introduction for professionals new to the field as well as serving as a useful reference tool. The contributors are literally the pioneers of one of the last frontiers of addiction medicine and sex therapy. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. With a focus on special populations, it also becomes a handy problem-solving tool. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for a problem clinicians must be able to identify. It is destined to be a classic reference.
This resource identifies the stages and progression of sex addiction, including assessment, intervention, and treatment methods. It also covers family structure, bonding, boundaries, and recovery topics.
Like other psychiatric disorders, sexual addiction is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. Individuals suffering from sexual addiction typically pursue sex through any means possible and often engage in risky forms of sexual activity such as exhibitionism, promiscuous sex with multiple partners, online sex, etc. It's easy to see how a couple's relationship may be challenged by the manifestations and reality of a disorder like this one. A Couple's Guide to Sexual Addiction discusses common relationship issues within the context of sexual addiction and provides the reader with exercises, information, and advice on the following topics: Trust Communication Healthy sexuality & sexual behaviors Family By understanding the reality of sexual addiction and what it means for a relationship, couples will be able to better relate to each other and plan for a successful future.
The groundbreaking book introducing Dr. Patrick Carnes' thirty-task model for treating sexual addiction is now UPDATED and REVISED.
Outlines a program that has been used by the author with hundreds of clients in his highly successful private practice, counseling patients with sex addiction on how to identify and strategically resist the triggers and compulsive thoughts that reinforce destructive cycles. Original.
A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps Updated and Expanded
Breaking the silence, removing the shame In this highly acclaimed recovery guide, renowned sex and relationship therapists Wendy and Larry Maltz shed new light on the compelling nature and destructive power of today’s instantly available pornography. Weaving together poignant real-life stories with innovative exercises, checklists, and expert advice, this groundbreaking resource provides a comprehensive program for understanding and healing porn addiction and other serious consequences of porn use. The Porn Trap will help you to: Decide whether it’s time to quit using porn Learn how to stop using porn and deal with cravings Improve self-esteem and personal integrity Heal an intimate relationship harmed by porn use Develop a healthy sex life
Cruise Control is the premiere book on the growing problem of sex addiction in gay men. This second edition explores how technology has impacted the instant ability to "meet up" and the implications of being in recovery in a committed relationship. Accessible resource for achieving sex addiction recovery including a "30 day test" and a dating plan.
Sexual addiction is a problem that affects millions of people. Maureen Canning, LMFT, who has extensive experience treating sex addicts, explains its roots and how those afflicted can recover.
A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery. Author Dr. Patrick Carnes begins by defining sexual anorexia and demonstrating how it and its parallel disorder, sexual addiction and compulsivity, often arise from a background of childhood sexual trauma, neglect, and other forms of abuse, Carnes explores the numerous dimensions of sexual health, examining key issues which must be addressed and resolved for recovery to proceed. Util.
The definitive guide on internet sexual addiction and recovery.
American Buddhism has been shaken by sex scandals and inappropriate relationships between teachers and students for years. This book addresses the pitfalls that occur in spiritual relationships: the idealization of the teacher, the way students give away their power and how priests betray the trust and good will of the vulnerable. "A brilliant and deeply important book. Schoen is consistently insightful and often revelatory, and her clear, fluid writing is a pleasure to read. Anyone who has--or wants--a spiritual teacher needs to read Buddha Betrayed and take it to heart." Scott Edelstein, author of "Sex and the Spiritual Teacher" Praise for "Buddha Betrayed": "American Buddhism is a relatively young transplant from Asia. It has a lot of growing up to do and recently several major scandals have become widely public, revealing for all to see the growing pains. Everyone who has associated with a Buddhist teacher hopes they have done the personal work necessary to transcend our primitive primal selfish nature that is always seeking to have enough and then some more, but this is not always the case. Some adepts have done sufficient work to open their minds fully to the multi-dimensional universe we are all seamlessly a part, but have not done the inner psychological work to master their base instincts, needs and desires. If these adepts are raised prematurely to teacher status, fed admiration, power and nearly unconditional deference and respect, with little peer review or supervision, this can be a dangerous combination leading to abuse of power and position. Gerti Schoen in her book: "Buddha Betrayed - When Spiritual Relationships Go Awry" has done a great job examining the fallout and investigating the process that has led to such abuses. It is particularly a must read for anyone who has experienced this kind of situation first hand. Schoen provides the analysis and cautions needed for American Buddhism to take its next steps towards a truly mature American practice." Genjo Marinello, head teacher, Chobo-ji, Seattle
In a sinful world, people sin against each other. Christians do too. Even in church, we often give and take offense. How do we handle this? Often with bitterness and grudges. But Christ did not die for us in order that we might live in hostility toward each other. He gives us a better way. Confession and Forgiveness, which Luther frequently used and sometimes even called a third sacrament, has often been neglected in the everyday ministry of our churches. Even so, many are now rediscovering this essential element which God has given us for our spiritual benefit. In these pages, learn from Scripture, from the Lutheran Confessions, and from powerful contemporary stories how to recover and employ this blessing in your own life, and become an ambassador of reconciliation. Book jacket.
These recent recordings of a centuries-old musical form were made in Kashmir and in Varanasi, India. Five exquisite songs speak of love, life and death, of God, of the Prophet Muhammad and his early followers. Qawali in its current musical form was introduced in India toward the end of the 13th century. It is sung in both Hindi and Urdu-speaking regions of North India, usually by professional Muslim Qawals (singers), while the musicians are generally Hindus. The instruments used are those popular with the folk musicians of North India: the harmonium, the sarangi or broad-necked fiddle, the barrel-shaped double-headed drum (dholak) and a pair of cymbals. 60-minute CD; includes photos, introduction and song lyrics.

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