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Childhood Trauma and Sex Addiction

Most people know what they know about sex addiction from a string of celebrity-focused cases in which high-profile men blamed their infidelity on mental illness. When we think of sex addiction, our minds may be prone to conjuring an image of Tiger Woods, Colin Farrell, or (oh boy) Charlie Sheen. Media coverage of celebrity sex…

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Self-Actualization – The 16 Characteristics

Self-actualization is a concept first brought to light by American psychologist Abraham Maslow, represented clearly in his ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, which is still widely recognized and utilized throughout the human psychological community today. Maslow describes the most joyous and meaningful life as one directed towards self-actualization – fulfillment of the ultimate human need. Self-actualization occurs…

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Self-Actualization and Addiction Recovery

Self-actualization: The realization or fulfillment of one’s talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone. Self-actualization represents a concept developed by American human psychological theorist Abraham Maslow. The hierarchy is based on a paper he submitted back in 1943, titled A Theory of Human Motivation. In 1954, Maslow published a…

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The 6 Types of Sex Addict

Dr. Douglas Weiss, Executive Director at the Heart to Heart Counseling Center and published author, has spent over 20 years in the realm of sex addiction and intimacy disorders. He quickly came to recognize that not all sex addicted individuals benefitted from the same treatment, seeing as not all sex addicted individuals were alike. In…

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Porn Addiction – Not So Taboo

Pornography – often shortened to ‘porn’ or ‘porno’ when being discussed in a colloquial setting, has become just a much a part of American culture as, say, apple pie. In so many words, pornography is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal, often associated with and involving masturbation. Being introduced…

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What is Psychodrama?

Psychodrama therapy, which was first developed by Dr. Jacob Moreno, is a creative and practical therapeutic technique that utilizes role playing and guided drama to help patients actively work through personal problems and painful past memories. Psychodrama has proven useful in one-on-one settings and in a group settings (sociodrama), but is most commonly employed in…

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More About: Therapeutic Techniques

It is not uncommon for treatment centers to casually mention a long and impressive list of therapeutic techniques. Many facilities spout off methodologies such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, art therapy, equine therapy, meditation and breath work, and adventure therapy… but how many of these facilities actually incorporate all of the aforementioned techniques into their programs?…

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Attachment Disorders and Unhealthy Relational Patterns

Attachment is a natural phenomenon – one that occurs in nearly every significant interpersonal relationship. Attachment almost always begins within the first few years of life, occurring between an infant and his or her mother (or primary caregiver). Some believe that attachment begins between mother and child when the child is still in the womb.…