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Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame

Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame

Author: George N. Collins with Andrew Adleman
$45.00(NZD)  inc GST
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Description

Sex addicts live with a compulsion they just can’t shake—an inner voice that compels them to seek pornography, pursue sexual encounters with strangers, and do everything they can to gratify the sexual urges that won’t go away. But people with sex addictions can learn to enjoy lives of productivity and purpose and develop true intimate connections with others.


Breaking the Cycle helps readers learn to identify the triggers and compulsive thoughts that keep them trapped in the cycle of addiction and offers skills for countering those thoughts instead of simply caving to them. By drawing on their deepest values and ideals, readers find the strength to separate their true selves from their obsessive thoughts. Gradually, using exposure techniques, readers develop resistance to their former triggers and make sex addict behavior, and then the addictive thoughts themselves, a thing of the past.

Reviews

'Collins' take on the mental obsession leading to physical addiction and subsequent negative consequence is pure poetry for the troubled romantic soul. Even if you are NOT an addict, you will find this book a useful GPS to navigate new neighborhoods of abnormal thinking in people you know or will encounter someday. On a personal note, I am honored to be mentioned and I am grateful he didn't abbreviate First Thought Wrong even one time. Thank you, George, for taking First Thought Wrong from sexual to helpful, hopeful and safe.' --Mark Lundholm, internationally recognized stand-up comedian and creator of "The Recovery Board Game" and the DVD series "Humor in Treatment""

Author description

George N. Collins, MA, is founder and director of Compulsion Solutions, an outpatient counseling service in San Francisco Bay. A former sex addict himself, Collins is a professional member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health and is recognized as an expert on sexually compulsive behavior.


Andrew Adleman, MA, is a writer and book editor in the greater Los Angeles area. He has formerly worked in the movie industry and as a psychotherapist.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781608820832
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : New Harbinger
  • : October 2011
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 616.85833
  • : 224
  • : VS
  • : George N. Collins with Andrew Adleman