Understanding Sexual Compulsivity
May 1, 2021 • $99 per person
Online Workshop Presented by Michelle Mays, LPC, CSAT-S
This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of sex addiction and sexually compulsive behaviors as well as best practices for treatment and recovery.
Michelle Mays, LPC, CSAT-S will present Foundations for Recovery: Understanding Sexual Compulsivity via live video stream on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM Eastern.
Special Note: As an added benefit to those with scheduling conflicts or living in other timezones, registrants will receive private extended access to the recording for a period of 2 weeks following the workshop date.
One of the first things individuals and couples dealing with sexually compulsive behavior need is information. They want to understand what is happening and what to do about it.
The compulsive individual is seeking to understand why they do the things they do and why, despite often making great efforts they have been unable to stop. How does the process of recovery work and how is that different from all the ‘willpower’ based attempts they have made in the past?
Betrayed partners have similar questions. Is this really an addiction? What does that mean? What is driving these behaviors? What does recovery look like? Is long-term sobriety possible? Can our relationship survive this?
Both individuals are, at the core, asking the same very important question.
“Is there hope?”
Who Should Attend this Workshop?
- Individuals struggling with compulsive sexual behavior, who need information and support to transform their understanding of the healing process.
- Partners of those struggling with compulsive sexual behavior, who need a thorough understanding of what drives cheating behavior and what the path to recovery looks like.
- Therapists, pastors, friends and family members who are working with or supporting those impacted by sexually compulsive behavior.
- Define sexual addiction and compulsivity.
- Explore the 3 systems that drive compulsive sexual behavior: the brain (neurochemistry), the emotions (affect regulation), and our ability to securely connect to others (attachment).
- Identify the thought distortions and self-manipulation that create the ‘double life’ of the cheating partner and manifest as gaslighting behaviors.
- Understand how to establish sexual sobriety and identify sexual health goals.
- Outline key steps and stages in the recovery process.
About the Presenter:
Michelle Mays, LPC, CSAT-S is the Founder of PartnerHope.com and the Center for Relational Recovery, an outpatient treatment center located in Northern Virginia. She has helped hundreds of betrayed partners and sexually addicted clients transform their lives and relationships. Michelle is the author of The Aftermath of Betrayal and When It All Breaks Bad and leads the field in identifying and crafting effective treatment strategies for betrayed partners.