The Storm of Sex Addiction: Rescue and Recovery

The Storm of Sex Addiction: Rescue and Recovery

by Connie A. Lofgreen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985761806
Publisher: Lofgreen, Connie A.
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 590,465
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Connie is a marriage and family therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska. She is the creator of STARPRO® (Sexual Treatment and Recovery Program)—a specialized treatment program for sex addicts, their partners and families. Lofgreen has over thirty years of successful relationship and trauma counseling experience, including extensive work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is an organizational consultant and trainer in clergy sexual ethics, a certified EMDR practitioner, and a specialist in conducting group therapy. Lofgreen received a degree in Sociology from Kansas State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Her experience, communication skills, and practical knowledge make Lofgreen a sought-after speaker for workshops and presentations.

Table of Contents

Part I The Storm 1

1 The Storm of Sex Addiction-An Epidemic 3

2 The Storm is Surging-Forces Driving the Epidemic 15

3 Sex Addictions-Disorders of Intimacy and Intensity 29

Part II Lost in the Storm 37

4 Making of an Addict-Attachment Loss 39

5 It's All in the Past Now, Isn't It?-Trauma Lingers 51

6 Escape Routes-Neuropathways of Addiction 63

7 Internet Sex Addiction-Lightning Strikes 69

8 Anatomy of the Storm-The Addict's Dark Cave of Distorted Reality 81

9 The Storm of Companion Addictions 91

Part III Surviving the Storm 101

10 The Path of Recovery-A Hero's Journey 103

11 Excavating the Authentic Self-Is Anybody In There? 113

12 Evacuate or Ride Out the Storm?-The Partner's Dilemma 131

13 Clergy and iPorn-Sex Addiction in the Faith Community 143

Part IV Facing The Storm 153

14 In the Path of the Storm-Looking Out for Your Family: part I 155

15 In the Path of the Storm-Looking Out for Your Family: part II 167

16 Strategic Initiatives Toward a New Era 181

Endnotes 193

Resources 197

Recommended Reading 198

Acknowledgments 201

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