This is a psycho-educational course designed for individuals in recovery for sexually compulsive behavior, which includes sex/porn addiction. If you are in recovery and you want to better understand your compulsive behavior, then this is the course for you. In this 6 week course, you’ll come learn that:
- Your addiction is a brain problem and not a heart problem. In other words, you’re not defective at your core! The brain has something called “neuroplasticity” which basically means that the human brain can change at any stage of development. This is good news! The work you are doing in recovery is often the kind of work needed to help your brain rewire. We hope you make this course part of your rewiring process.
- There are patterns to your compulsive processes. The great things about patterns is that you can change them. The brain likes to get locked into certain patterns for the sake of survival. Once you understand your patterns, you’ll be more equipped to interrupt them.
- Your sexuality is something to be embraced, not feared. It is not uncommon for someone in your shoes to have developed a sour taste in their mouths for their own sexuality. This isn’t because you’re defective. This happens because you have utilized your sexuality in ways it wasn’t intended to be used. At one point in time, this may have helped you; but, in your adult life, it has been harmful to your and/or others. This course will help you see there is light at the end of the sexual shame tunnel….and it is there for you to enjoy!
Who Is Teaching the Course?
This course will be lead by, licensed therapist and a certified sex addiction therapist, Joshua Nichols.
What Materials Will Be Utilized?
How Many Can Participate?
This group is limited to 10 participants. Given that this course is discussion format and only an hour long, keeping it smaller allows for better overall experience.
What Platform Will Be Used for Video Conferencing?
Zoom will be the video conference platform of choice. Prior to each individual class, you will be emailed a link to join in the discussion. This class will be discussion format; however, level of participation is completely up to you. You will have the option of whether or not you wish to turn your video and/or audio on. If you are NOT the “participating type” and would prefer a lecture, then please contact us for other options as spaces are limited.
What Can I Do to Prepare?
A small portion of our first meeting will be dedicated to introductions, course overview, and general questions. In effort to maximize the time dedicated to content, all participants are highly encouraged to have worked through chapter 1 of the Facing the Shadows workbook. This is NOT mandatory given that some books may not have arrived or you simply have not had enough time since the arrival of your book and the start of group.
How Much Does It Cost?
The full cost of this course is $195.00. This is our first time offer this course ONLINE, which is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you attend all 6 classes, this average out to $30.00 per class, which is a 50% discount of our regular Breaking Ground course.
Is This Considered “Group Therapy?”
No, this course is psycho-educational ONLY! Since this is NOT a therapy group, you will NOT be considered an active client of Family Solutions Counseling.
How Do I Sign Up?
Click here to register for this course.
This group is designed for men who are struggling with compulsive behavior (example: sex/porn, gambling, drugs, alcohol, eating, etc.). Trauma, even in it’s subtlest of forms, is often a driving force for people who act compulsively. This course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9 p.m. for 10 weeks.
If you have discovered that your spouse/partner has been acting out compulsively with sex and/or porn, then this course may be exactly what you need. You likely feel terribly wounded, chaotic, and that your world has been turned upside down. This course has been specifically designed for women in your situation. Over the 8 weeks of attending this course, you will create new order in the midst of chaos, establish appropriate boundaries, be empowered through self-care, and gain more insight into your pain in effort to know your path for healing. Spots are limited, so sign up today!
There are many ways our bodies and minds respond to our experiences with trauma. Remember that trauma can be very subtle. It doesn’t have be big events or tragic situations (e.g., natural disasters, child abuse, etc.). Trauma can also be experienced very covertly, such as, emotional neglect, peer rejection, sudden change (e.g., moving schools; divorce). When we experience trauma, it leaves a deep emotional wound. Our way of dealing with these wounds is through compulsive behavior, which can even lead to addiction for some. Until these wounds are properly tended to, the wounded is likely to continue to cope with life in the compulsive ways they are familiar with. That is where this group comes in.
The purpose of this group is to help MEN who have acted out compulsively in ways which most likely resulted in creating a deep wound to the couple relationship. During these 10 weeks, you’ll dive into these difficult life experiences under the direction of a licensed therapist, in effort to help you apply the proper medication so that these wounds can begin healing.
Most of the paperwork will be provided to you and discussed on the first day of group. However, if you are NOT already a client at FSC, then we request that you fill out the Group Intake Form and return promptly to FSC so that we can better determine whether or not this group will be a good fit for you. Please fax the thoroughly completed form to 405-242-5345. You may also drop it off or mail it to: Family Solutions Counseling | Attn: Breaking Ground Group | 10400 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite A | OKC, OK | 73120.
The total cost of this program is $750.00, which averages out to be $60.00/1.5 hr session (if you attend all 10 sessions). We do require you to pay a $250.00 down payment to reserve your spot in group. Once group begins, you can pay the remaining balance in full, or you can split the payments into 2 more payments of $250.00/month, beginning the second month of group. No refunds shall be issued if request is made within one week of the start date.
FULL | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6-8pm (8wks EOW) | FULL
5 Spots Left | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 7:30-9pm | 5 Spots Left
Please contact us to inquire about this group, including questions related to FEES, PAYMENT PLANS, SCHEDULE, etc.