Healing From Porn Addiction

Healing From Porn Addiction

This 12-week online or in-person course is designed to help people right-size their relationship to pornography and learn how to stop porn addiction. While many people watch porn, compulsive porn use can leave people feeling out of control, unable to have healthy sexual relationships with people in real life, or struggling with sexual dysfunctions, such as difficulty achieving orgasm, Erectile Dysfunction, or Early Ejaculation. For many, pornography and masturbation can be a contained source of pleasure and fun, and for others, a porn addiction can lead them to places in their lives that go against their values or intimacy goals. This course combines education, self-exploration exercises and real-life skills to guide each person toward a plan for effective redirection, alternative coping skill building, and the restoration of self-defined, healthy intimacy.

Who Can Benefit From The Healing From Porn Addiction Program

This course is for people who believe their relationship with pornography and masturbation has become unhealthy or has led to negative consequences in their lives relationally, sexually, physically, professionally, financially, spiritually, or legally. It is up to each person individually to decide if porn has become a problem in their life or has become a porn addiction, and whether or not taking action can help to reset their relationship to emotional, physical and sexual intimacy.

What Specialty Topics Are Addressed?

In this course, participants will hear how to identify the line between healthy and unhealthy porn use (unique for each person), identify the underlying feelings and triggers that compel compulsive porn use, establish alternative methods of coping, explore the impact of porn addiction and masturbation on the mind and body, as well as in relationships, identify the possible impacts of porn on changing fantasies and arousal patterns, reduce shame, and regain control over your sexual thoughts and behavior. This porn addiction recovery course examines the cognitive, physical and emotional aspects of compulsivity, and helps people become experts on their own mind, body relational and sexual experience.

Establish Plan for Healthy Sexuality

Learn to Redirect Your Thinking

Create a Plan for Alternative Coping Strategies

Learn Improved Communication Skills

What Specialty Topics Are Addressed?

In this course, participants will hear how to identify the line between healthy and unhealthy porn use (unique for each person), identify the underlying feelings and triggers that compel compulsive porn use, establish alternative methods of coping, explore the impact of porn addiction and masturbation on the mind and body, as well as in relationships, identify the possible impacts of porn on changing fantasies and arousal patterns, reduce shame, and regain control over your sexual thoughts and behavior. This porn addiction recovery course examines the cognitive, physical and emotional aspects of compulsivity, and helps people become experts on their own mind, body relational and sexual experience.

Establish Plan for Healthy Sexuality

Learn to Redirect Your Thinking

Create a Plan for Alternative Coping Strategies

Learn Improved Communication Skills

Benefits Of The Healing From Porn Addiction Program

Break the cycle of porn addiction and compulsive masturbation

Sexual thoughts and behavior that feel outside your control can lead to shame, fear, obsession, and loneliness. Interrupting the cycle of compulsivity is the first step to helping you redefine your relationship to sexuality and making a source of joy, connection, and pleasure, instead of pain and secrecy. Learning the signs of porn addiction can help start this process.

Understand yourself and your arousal template

One of the unintended consequences of compulsive porn use, sometimes called porn addiction, is that it can lead people down a path of imagery that they do not understand or never found arousing previously. Examining your arousal template can help you get a sense of your authentically preferred fantasies, so you can move forward into a healthy relationship to sexual fantasies or learn how to redirect yourself away from any fantasies that do not serve you.

Reduce shame and start feeling better about yourself

Feeling out of control, especially as it relates to sexuality, can leave people feeling broken, weak, alone or ashamed. Through this porn addiction recovery program, you will learn how to eradicate shame, build resilience, self-esteem and confidence, and build healthy relationships, with yourself and others.

Re-invigorate your sexuality with real-life partners

Compulsive porn use can throw a big wrench in sexual satisfaction with partners in real life and can causes numerous intimacy issues, due to its tendency to impact cognitive arousal, result in the desensitization of sexual organs (from compulsive or rigorous masturbation), cause feelings of disconnection between partners, or cause difficulties in orgasmic potential. Changing the relationship you have to porn and masturbation can help you feel more sexually satisfied with yourself and partners, and welcome you back into a more conscious and embodied experience.

Deepen your capacity for emotional and sexual intimacy

Examining your relationship to sex, porn and masturbation can open you up to a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships. With this knowledge, you can begin to share yourself more intimately with others and see the depths of your relationships with others grow; enhancing a sense of connection, trust, and safety.

Develop a relationship to sexuality that is aligned with your value system.

For some people, porn addiction has hijacked their value system, and they find themselves watching material that is not aligned with what they envision for their own sexual health. Changing their relationship to pornography is the first step to re-envisioning a relationship with sex that is aligned with their own values.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is porn bad?

The decision to watch porn is a personal decision, and only the person watching it can decide if it is harmful for them. Visual erotica has been a part of the human experience since the early days, however, with advancing technologies (i.e., the internet) the way many people interact with pornography has changed as is how their brain processes the visual stimulation. There are concerns about some of the content in porn, an absence of consistent safer-sex messaging, and concern about how the images depicted can impact people’s relationship to others, and result in the objectification, exploitation, and unrealistic expectations of others, etc. Partners can feel insecure in the presence of porn, or betrayed, and this can lead to disconnection in relationships. And for others, porn can be a fun and healthy addition to an already satisfying and healthy relationship. In short, porn is not the problem, per se. Consider your relationship to it, and its impact on you and your relationships, in order to decide how much of it and what kind, if any, is healthy for you.

How do I know if I have a porn addiction?

Compulsive consumption of porn leads to negative consequences in a person’s life. If your relationship to porn has resulting in relationships ending, reduced productivity at work or loss of income, legal ramifications, medical or physical consequences, spiritual or existential crises, disinterest in real-life sexual encounters, sexual dysfunctions, etc., then you may want to consult a professional to help you decide if porn addiction has become a problem for you. A well-trained professional will not tell you that you are or are not a porn addict, they will help you make decisions about the role and impact of porn in your life and discuss porn addiction symptoms.

Is porn addiction real?

There is significant controversy amongst mental health professionals about the validity or sex addiction or porn addiction. The World Health Organization classified compulsive porn use as an impulse-control disorder, falling under the umbrella of a Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder. However, some professional reject the idea of sex or porn addiction, noting it is a thinly veiled effort to shame and restrict people’s sexuality. Modern Intimacy is a sex-positive and inclusive organization and maintains a position that porn consumption is a personal preference, and only if someone believes it to hold negative consequences in their life, is it something to be addressed.

My partner watches a lot of porn, is that okay?

If it does not leave either of you uncomfortable or with concern, then it’s probably not a problem to watch porn. However, if it makes you uncomfortable or is a secret, hidden or vengeful behavior, then it is causing a problem in the relationship, so it may be something you want to address with your partner. They may decide that they are not going to change their relationship with pornography, despite your concerns, and that will be information for you to take into consideration about whether or not the relationship is right for you. Working with a PACT trained couples therapist can help you work together to stay connected, and working with an individual therapist can help you make sense of your boundaries, options, and needs, to ensure you are in a relationship that works for you.

My porn use is out of control and I have been watching content that is illegal. Can this program help?

This porn addiction recovery program can be a helpful start for you to get support, education and resources to help curb illegal behavior. In some states, mental health professional are mandated reporters with regard to disclosures of illegal pornography, so be sure to discuss the limits of confidentiality to understand your rights. Please contact [email protected] to set up a consultation to learn if this porn addiction recovery program can serve as a satisfying condition of any court diversion program or mandated treatment requirements.

How does this program teach how to stop porn addiction?

This program is strategically designed to help you over the course of 12-sessions, so you can learn how to examine your relationship to pornography, sexuality, yourself, and others. It will offer you insight into how your brain and body have been impacted by porn, and the role that pornography and masturbation play in your life. This program can offer you structure to begin taking back control over your sexual thoughts, desires, and behaviors so you can create a satisfying sex life, break free from shame, and reach new depths in your relationships with others.

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