Recovering from Sexual Abuse Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors

Author: Sandy Knauer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789014580
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explore the connection between sexual victimization, addiction, and compulsive behaviors! This book demonstrates clearly what lengths survivors of sexual abuse will go to in attempting to avoid dealing with the pain resulting from their sexual abuse. Anyone who has been sexually abused is likely to have one of the addictions or compulsive behaviors described herein. The information in Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors regarding codependency is especially useful to survivors of sexual abuse who now find themselves in abusive relationships. Survivors of abuse who have gone without treatment sometimes become either sexual perpetrators or sexual addicts and may experience many different types of psychological dysfunction. Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors examines issues that survivors often have regarding: trust and friendship sexuality and sexual addiction marriage and family religious addiction as opposed to spirituality alcohol and substance abuse workaholism weight issues and eating disorders violence as the result of shame, fear, and depression caused by abuse Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors is more than a litany of the problems that survivors face. This valuable work will show you: HOW the survivor came to employ addictive or compulsive behaviors WHY the survivor continues to employ these self-abusive behaviors despite the pain caused by the addiction WHAT the survivor needs to do to aid recovery WHERE the survivor can turn to obtain the help that is needed to recover from addictive or compulsive behaviors With its complete bibliography and up-to-date information on sexual abuse, addictions, and compulsive behaviors, Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors will show you the full course of sexual abuse and its aftermath, bringing you from the beginnings of sexual abuse through the steps that lead to addiction and compulsion, and ultimately, recovery.

Recovering from Sexual Abuse Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors

Author: Carlton Munson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317788680
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explore the connection between sexual victimization, addiction, and compulsive behaviors! This book demonstrates clearly what lengths survivors of sexual abuse will go to in attempting to avoid dealing with the pain resulting from their sexual abuse. Anyone who has been sexually abused is likely to have one of the addictions or compulsive behaviors described herein. The information in Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors regarding codependency is especially useful to survivors of sexual abuse who now find themselves in abusive relationships. Survivors of abuse who have gone without treatment sometimes become either sexual perpetrators or sexual addicts and may experience many different types of psychological dysfunction. Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors examines issues that survivors often have regarding: trust and friendship sexuality and sexual addiction marriage and family religious addiction as opposed to spirituality alcohol and substance abuse workaholism weight issues and eating disorders violence as the result of shame, fear, and depression caused by abuse Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors is more than a litany of the problems that survivors face. This valuable work will show you: HOW the survivor came to employ addictive or compulsive behaviors WHY the survivor continues to employ these self-abusive behaviors despite the pain caused by the addiction WHAT the survivor needs to do to aid recovery WHERE the survivor can turn to obtain the help that is needed to recover from addictive or compulsive behaviors With its complete bibliography and up-to-date information on sexual abuse, addictions, and compulsive behaviors, Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors will show you the full course of sexual abuse and its aftermath, bringing you from the beginnings of sexual abuse through the steps that lead to addiction and compulsion, and ultimately, recovery.

Cure Your Blues from the Inside Out

Author: Marcus Cohen
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 9781630049980
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book demonstrates clearly what lengths survivors of sexual abuse will go to in attempting to avoid dealing with the pain resulting from their sexual abuse. Anyone who has been sexually abused is likely to have one of the addictions or compulsive behaviors described herein. The information in recovering from sexual abuse, addictions, and compulsive behaviors regarding co-dependency is especially useful to survivors who now find themselves in abusive relationships. Survivors of abuse who've gone without treatment sometimes become either sexual perpetrators or sexual addicts and may experience many different types of psychological dysfunction. Recovering from sexual abuse, addictions, and compulsive behaviors examines issues that survivors often have regarding: Trust and friendship Sexuality and sexual addiction Marriage and family Religious addiction as opposed to spirituality Alcohol and substance abuse Workaholic Weight issues and eating disorders Violence as the result of shame, fear, and depression caused by abuse Recovering from sexual abuse, addictions, and compulsive behaviors is more than a litany of the problems that survivors face. This valuable work will show you: HOW the survivor came to employ addictive or compulsive behaviors WHY the survivor continues to employ these self-abusive behaviors despite the pain caused by the addiction WHAT the survivor needs to do to aid recovery WHERE the survivor can turn to obtain the help that is needed to recover from addictive or compulsive behaviors With its complete bibliography and up-to-date information on sexual abuse, addictions, and compulsive behaviors, and how to recover will show you the full course of sexual abuse and its aftermath, bringing you from the beginnings through the steps that lead to addiction, compulsion, and ultimately, recovery. I have faced this personally growing up in a dysfunctional home where sexual and physical abuse were a common part of my life. It led me into alcoholism and eventually prison. I was born in North Adams, MA. During that time my name changed numerous times from one abusive marriage to another from my mom. I was faced with physical and sexual abuse, step-fathers who were either addicted to alcohol or drugs, often both. It left me a shattered young man. It's these experiences and lessons I learned from them on my road to recovery. It's through both psychological and theological approach to my recovery that I discovered a holistic approach to recovering from the results of abuse. May the lessons and methods I have learned bring you to same recovery, and to know who you are from the inside out.

Recovery From Sexual Addiction A Man s Guide

Author: Paul Becker, LPC
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468577166
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Recovery from Sexual Addiction: A Man’s Guide and a companion workbook, help men learn how to achieve a high level commitment to change their behavior and thinking. Men are introduced to insights on how to move out of compulsive behavior, depressed mood, and isolation into a more fulfilling life. Readers will learn about the Addicts Life Scale, a simple yet insightful tool that illustrates how one’s mood is directly related to destructive acting-out behaviors. Once a man becomes aware of his mood levels, he can begin to take proactive steps to reach and sustain a mood level where he feels confident and motivated to remain free of destructive acting-out behaviors. Book chapters are structured to help men examine their most personal issues, including: • the nature and origin of sexual addiction, • the roles of anger, anxiety, isolation, and depression in sexual addiction, • how co-dependency fosters sexual addiction, • how to cultivate self-awareness and improved attitude, and • creating a healthy life style absent sexually acting out. Ultimately, readers will discover the satisfaction that comes from improved relationships with their spouses, children, other men, and God. Paul Becker’s unique Recovery From Sexual Addiction series includes a core book, client workbook, and a clinician guide. The three texts use an interactive approach to help therapists and clients thoroughly explore the roots of sexual addiction and effective ways to achieve long-term recovery. The series is especially helpful to therapists who prefer to base recovery on principles proven by Dr. Patrick Carnes.

Reclaiming Your Life

Author: Rik Isensee
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595341268
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Growing up gay in a homophobic culture can resemble growing up in a dysfunctional family. Reclaiming Your Life offers a soothing approach to healing from homophobic abuse, addictions, and self-defeating behavior. "If you are a gay man who grew up in a dysfunctional family or were abused, be kind to yourself and read this book. It's full of validation, understanding, common sense, and wise guidance, like a good friend." -Ellen Bass, coauthor of The Courage to Heal "a wealth of information it should be required reading for all gay men and their loved ones." -Lambda Book Report

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

Author: Patrick Carnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135450617
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Say Yes to Your Sexual Healing

Author: Leo Booth
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757395996
Format: PDF
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A spiritual companion for regaining intimacy, overcoming shame, and achieving lasting peace, Say Yes to Your Sexual Healing offers self-affirming meditations and pearls of wisdom to encourage you on your journey toward healing. Nationally known addiction and recovery specialist Leo Booth guides you through 365 powerful affirmations to help you turn inward to your spirit for strength, comfort, and acceptance and ultimately emerge from the shadows of shame and back into a fulfilling, peaceful life.

Don t Call It Love

Author: Patrick Carnes
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
ISBN: 0553351389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes a variety of unhealthy sexual practices that resemble addictions to substances in their effects, and proposes a program for recovery

Permanent Habit Control

Author: Dr. Brian S. Grodner, PhD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610388X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Grodner and Reid present the first professional book that attempts to permanently change health behaviors using Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. This book provides mental health professionals with a practical resource that will help them initiate permanent habit change in their clientsí lives. Hypnotherapy has been proven to help people break poor eating habits, quit smoking, reduce alcohol and drug consumption, and manage stress. The book provides eclectic and innovative behavioral and naturalistic interventions that can be individually tailored to help clients regain control of their lives. The authors offer specific strategies, processes, metaphors, images, reframing techniques, task assignments, and other innovative techniques for managing unwanted habits beginning with the initial client contact and continuing through relapse prevention and follow-up reinforcement sessions. Assists practitioners in helping clients understand and access their internal resources to help them initiate permanent habit control Demonstrates how to employ the Enneagramóa profound psychological and spiritual tool for understanding the self and offering pragmatic insight to initiate behavioral changes Presents case histories from the authors' own clinical work to illustrate the interventions in practical and strategic ways Includes end-of-chapter activities to improve skills such as generating individualized treatment plans and conducting personality assessments Hypnotherapy serves as a less expensive alternative approach for improving the quality of life and helping people adopt healthier lifestyles through behavioral change.

The Male Survivor

Author: Matthew Parynik Mendel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803954425
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This landmark study examines the largest clinical sample to date of male survivors of sexual abuse in childhood. Using data from his nationwide North American survey, the author reveals that such abuse is extensive, thus dispelling myths regarding the invulnerability of males. Mendel argues that various societal myths have led to a profound under-recognition of male childhood sexual abuse. He proposes that increased attention to, and acknowledgement of, male victimization is needed in order to reduce both the stigma and isolation of male survivors and the incidence of abuse. The author also suggests modifications to conceptual frameworks related to the long-term impact of childhood sexual abuse to apply specifically to male