Month: March 2015

Sex Addiction deniers

http://littlefishaudio.wistia.com/medias/1n7tcb8a7c?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 There’s a school of therapists that believe that sex addiction actually doesn’t exist. Can you speak to that a little bit?   Charlene: I can. You know it’s kind of difficult for me sometimes because I am on, like I said, I’m a certified sex therapist through AASECT and I’m also a sex addiction …

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What modality does couples therapist Charlene Lewis use to treat couples.

https://littlefishaudio.wistia.com/medias/0iwfrs43cc?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Speaker 1: What modality do you use to treat couples? Speaker 2: I love working with couples. I love just the dynamic in the room, and I use a lot of the techniques from Imago therapy. I myself went with my husband to an Imago training, and it absolutely changed our relationship, so I …

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What is addiction?

What is addiction? Charlene: Addiction is described as a pathological relationship with a mood altering experience. Basically what that means is for the alcoholic, the first time they get drunk, that experience of ease and comfort that they feel. Or for the gambler, the first time that they win, the high that they get. It’s …

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Couples Therapist discusses her techniques – EMDR

https://littlefishaudio.wistia.com/medias/alkjscuqmt?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 I use EMDR when treating the trauma in the sex addicts. EMDR was founded by Shapiro. Basically it is reprocessing. Desensitizing, reprocessing, installing healthier cognitions, healthier ways of thinking. The way that I describe it is that we react to things in our everyday life and sometimes we have no clue why we react. …

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How the internet has fueled sex addiction, making it more potent.

https://vimeo.com/404874766Charlene, how has the internet played a part in sex addiction across the country?Charlene: That’s been a boom. It’s all about instant gratification. It’s about more, more, more, quicker, quicker, quicker. When we think about how it’s progressed, at the beginning magazines. You’d have to go, get dressed, get in your car, drive over to …

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Modality of treatment used to help Sex Addicts achieve and maintain sobriety

Charlene Lewis describes what she has found most effective in treating sex addicts. What modality do you follow for treatment of sex addiction? Charlene: I was trained under Patrick Carnes. I’m a certified sex addiction therapist. The way that I treat the sex addicts is very task-oriented, very behavioral. I was trained under Patrick Carnes. …

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Why are partners of sex addicts treated as trauma victims?

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/522086137Why are partners of sex addicts treated as trauma victims?Charlene: The reason they’re treated as trauma victims is because they have undergone an extreme amount of stress in their relationships, usually by the time that they come and seek help. There’s a lot of lying. There’s a lot of deceit that goes on, a lot …

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