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VICIOUS TO VIRTUOUS (V2V) FREE ONLINE RECOVERY PROGRAMME FROM SEX AND PORN ADDICTION - Module 6 Common Triggers for Sex Addiction and Porn Addiction - Part B - Emotions and their role in the addiction spiral

Emotions and their role in the addiction spiral You may remember from module 2 and 3 that in the V2V model of sex and porn addiction that the addiction spiral is powered by triggers including emotions.  So its worth exploring the role of emotions and in particular trying to understand your own version of experiencing them as a core strategy in managing sex and porn addiction and attaining sustained recovery. What do we know about emotions? Well we know that they are probably unique to humans and are often categorised into 8 groups each of which is a constellation of similar emotions.. Read More

Don't Allow Coronavirus To Be Your Next Excuse for Using Porn

Here is a list of 'flow' type activities that I often give to clients when they say they have no hobbies or get bored and instead turn to porn.  Even with the restrictions imposed during the Coronavirus period you can see there is still 80% of things we can still do!  You can see from my list only a few things are crossed off.  Flow is a word used to describe an optimal or peak experience.  If you can master regular use of good flow experiences then you will have one of the most potent weapons against addictive behaviours on your side.  By achi.. Read More

Sex addiction - basic guide.

Sex and porn addiction can include excessively indulging in one or a combination of some of the following most often in secret: Porn – on/off-line images and film On-line chatting, sexting and dating via 'hook-up' apps Use of regular dating sites when already in a good relationship On-line use of sex workers such as web cams or sex chat lines Sexual encounters with strangers – physical and by phone/texting Multiple secret relationships/partners when in a commited relationsip Affairs – brief and over-time Masturbation used compulsively/excessively .. Read More

What men do instead of talking.

Too many of my clients who come to me for sex addiction and porn addiction treatment do so because they can't talk.  They can't talk to their partners, friends, family members or professionals who are trained to listen about the things that are bothering them. The result? Surprise!...they turn to escape-like behaviours to ward off the worries, stresses and other psychological toxins they have stored away for many years.  Ultimately, these behaviours make things worse and bring them to some sort of shove, or crunch point where the dire consequences of the behaviours motivate t.. Read More

VICIOUS TO VIRTUOUS (V2V) FREE ONLINE RECOVERY PROGRAMME FROM SEX AND PORN ADDICTION - Module 6 Common Triggers for Sex Addiction and Porn Addiction - Part A - Events

Recapping on the previous 5 modues is a good starting point. Key to the recovery journey is the idea that you are going to be working at 2 level at the same time.  Firstly, you are working on stopping the behaviours (this is the 90 days abstinence from sexual acting out so that you can shake off the dopamine dependency) and getting back control over your brain and behaviours.  Secondly, you will be starting to work on what is beneath the apparent need for reliance on acting out behaviours such as sex addiction.  Here you will be loking at the fundamental causal factors which nee.. Read More

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