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Behind the Mask of the Sexual Harasser

Highlights Sexual harassers come across as cocky and powerful. The principle of subpersonalities can help us see and understand the part of the harasser that acts in inappropriate ways. These different subpersonality of the sexual harasser usually feels insignificant...

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I Behaved Like Harvey Weinstein

Highlights The allegations against Harvey Weinstein include multiple accounts of sexual harassment, even sexual assault. Craig reflects on ways he has acted like Harvey Weinstein. This situation should force all men to look at our own behavior How have we violated...

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Partner of Sex Addict Shares Her Secret

Highlights Sandy discovered her husband of 34 years had been having affairs Even though Sandy is a registered psychotherapist, she couldn’t fully care for herself. She found the help and support she needed through support groups and personal therapy Now she is making...

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3 Labels Better Than “Sex Addiction”

Highlights We need labels that help us move beyond “sex addiction” and “porn addiction.” Other labels are important because “addiction” is limiting. Two important issues are intimacy and authenticity. Acknowledging the nature of your behavior is as important step...

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Interview with a Mindful Porn Addict

Highlights Sex is not a topic of conversation in most modern homes, which leads to a great amount of guilt and shame around unhealthy sexuality Online porn can get its hooks in us and it’s hard to break free Mindfulness can help you regain control of your life and...

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Am I Addicted or Do I Have A Relationship Problem?

Highlights What’s the difference between addiction and relationship problem? When does compulsive porn use become an addiction? Two examples help illustrate why the ‘porn addiction’ label is not helpful Am I Addicted or Do I Have A Relationship Problem? This is an...

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Interview With a Young Christian Ex-Porn Addict

Highlights Craig interviews Joseph, a young Christian who is an ex-porn addict Joseph’s porn use started around age 12 and escalated during early teens Sex is often not a topic of conversation in the homes of young porn users Joseph found help and is creating a great...

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Mindfulness Will Set You Free

Highlights What is the Mindful part of The Mindful Habit System? Mindfulness is essentially being in the present moment, on purpose, without judgement. Two kinds of mindfulness, in-the-moment and practice. A simple exercise of practicing mindfulness can increase your...

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Goal Setting For Addicts In 2017

Life is full of challenges and in order to succeed we must embrace them. In this episode of “Sex Addictions and Porn Afflictions,” Craig Perra, certified professional coach and Founder of the “Mindful Habit System to End Compulsive Behavior, talks you through how to set realistic goals for your 6 major life areas.

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The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

Highlights Just not doing ‘the thing’ is not enough All negative behavior is a result of our unmet needs We need to create a personal infrastructure that shifts our energy and focus The Opposite of Addition is Connection To break a habit, you have to make a habit. You...

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