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Author Birchard, Thaddeus.

Title Overcoming Sex Addiction : a Self-Help guide
Published Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (191 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Part I: Preliminary readings; 1 Introduction; About this book; Using this book; A word about ambivalence; Developing the reflective self; Immersion; Getting connected; Concluding words; Introductory pillar; 2 Cognitive behavioural therapy; Exercise: the urge diary; 3 Sexual addiction; 4 Supernormal stimuli; 5 Shame; Defining shame; Shame and sexual addiction; Defences against shame; Healing shame; 6 Neuroscience; Introduction; Addiction as a biological drive; Brain chemistry; Changing our brains; 7 Attachment
Exercise: provisional sex planRecap of tasks for week 4; Pillar for week 4; Week 5 Family of origin; Exercises; Exercise 1: trauma egg; Exercise 2: shame museum; Recap of tasks for week 5; Pillar for week 5; Week 6 Cycle of addiction; Introduction; Dormant phase; Precursors; Seemingly unimportant decisions; Triggers; Build- up; Point of inevitability; Acting out; After-effects; Reconstitution; Example; Exercise: cycle of addiction; Recap of tasks for week 6; Pillar for week 6; Week 7 Exiting the cycle; Exercise: exit strategies; Recap of tasks for week 7; Pillar for week 7
Review of the tasks for the preliminary weekPart II: 10-week recovery programme; Week 1 Core belief and formulation; Introduction; Uncovering your core belief; Making a formulation; Recap of tasks for week 1 of the recovery programme; Pillar for week 1; Week 2 Values clarification; Your value system; Exercise: values clarification; Recap of tasks for week 2; Pillar for week 2; Week 3 Harmful consequences and worst case scenario; Exercises; Exercise 1: list of harmful consequences; Exercise 2: worst case scenario; Recap of tasks for week 3; Pillar for week 3; Week 4 Provisional sex plan
Week 8 Cognitive distortionsExercise: cognitive distortions; Recap of tasks for week 8; Pillar for week 8; Week 9 Personal history; Exercise: preparing a written history; Recap of tasks for week 9; Pillar for week 9; Week 10 Relapse prevention; Exercise: relapse prevention worksheet; Recap of tasks for week 10; Pillar for week 10; Part III: Ancillary readings; 8 Internet pornography; 9 Quirky sexual practices; 10 Cross addictions and comorbid disorders; Introduction; Cross addictions; Mood problems; Conclusion; 11 Group work; Conclusion; Resources; General; Online pornography; Paraphilias
Women and sex addictionLove addiction; Gay men; Sex addiction and the clergy; Resources for partners of sex addicts; Twelve Step programmes; Sex addiction recovery services; Bibliography; Index
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Subject Cognitive therapy -- Popular works.
Sex addiction -- Treatment -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317390547