Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery

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Dr. Carnes broke new ground with Out of the Shadows. Facing the Shadow continued that pioneering spirit as the first book to take techniques used by thousands of people recovering from sex addiction and show, step by step, how to break free of this disease and live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This second edition adds timely material on cybersex and new science about arousal. This work sets the stage for the recovery tasks at hand, and then provides practical, easy-to-follow exercises specifically designed ...

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Overview

Dr. Carnes broke new ground with Out of the Shadows. Facing the Shadow continued that pioneering spirit as the first book to take techniques used by thousands of people recovering from sex addiction and show, step by step, how to break free of this disease and live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This second edition adds timely material on cybersex and new science about arousal. This work sets the stage for the recovery tasks at hand, and then provides practical, easy-to-follow exercises specifically designed to help understand and address them. You'll learn:

  • Why denial is so powerful and what can be done to break through it
  • How to face the consequences of your behaviors using recovery principles
  • How to respond to change and crisis due to addiction
  • How to manage life without dysfunctional behavior
  • How spirituality affects recovery
  • What to disclose and to whom
  • How does sex addiction start and what does an addict need to know
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What People Are Saying

Vicki Pevsner
"One of the great addiction researchers of our time, Dr. Carnes has been able to turn science into practical tools of recovery."
-Vicki Pevsner, CEO, Pine Grove Recovery Center
Ralph Earle
"With innovative new research and experiential, reflective materials, this practical workbook will serve as an excellent tool both for the general public and therapists. Patrick Carnes remains the guru of the sex addiction field."
-Ralph Earle, Ph.D., Author of Lonely All the Time
Ralph Earle, Ph.D.
Pat Mellody
"This workbook is typical of Patrick's work; it's innovative, practical, clearly written, and infused with wisdom acquired through much time and experience working in this field."
-Pat Mellody, Executive Director, The Meadows
Claudia Black
"Facing the Shadow is an exciting "hands-on" process in which to experience healing. It will challenge the reader and offer the opportunity to embrace recovery."
-Claudia Black, Ph.D., Author of It Will Never Happen to Me
Claudia Black, Ph.d.
Robert Weiss
"This book should be primary reading for anyone seeking to understand addiction in the twenty-first century."
-Robert Weiss, MSW, CSAT, Author of Cruise Control
Robert Weiss, MSW, CSAT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982650523
  • Publisher: Gentle Path Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 103,611
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Patrick Carnes: Dr. Patrick J. Carnes is a internationally known speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He is currently Senior Fellow and the director of the Gentle Path Program at the Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ. He is author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (1992), Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict (1989), The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships (1997), Open Hearts (1999), Facing the Shadow (2001), In the Shadows of the Net (2001), and Clinical Management of Sex Addiction (2002).
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