Written by a former sex addict who specializes in counseling people who suffer from sexually compulsive behavior, Breaking the Cycle presents a step-by-step plan to enjoying a life of productivity and purpose. You can free yourself from the powerful, compulsive urges that may have damaged your career, finances, or relationships with friends and family. The exercises in this book will show you how to regain control of your life and build meaningful intimate connections with others.
—Harville Hendrix, author of Getting the Love You Want
Internationally recognized sex therapist, educator, lecturer, and author of The Sexual Healing Journey, Wendy Maltz offers proven strategies for healing from porn addiction. Boldly addressing a debilitating problem that no one likes to talk about, The Porn Trap provides help and hope for addicts and their partners. Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of Men’s Sexual Health, calls this essential guide to overcoming the problems of pornography, “groundbreaking…the best book on the market to help compulsive porn users and the people who love them to confront and change this destructive pattern.”
Bad ideas lead to good people dying. Not because ideas kill, but because bad ideas die-hard and these ideas form the hot beds for addictions to thrive. Addictions kill People dont realize they have killer ideas floating around in their heads. However, if you attempt recovery from addiction and achieve sobriety, you will quickly run into these bad ideas. Certain bad ideas must die so sobriety can live.
Examples of Bulletproof thinking that counteract bad ideas:
Bad Idea: Staying sober has little to do with the shape you or your life is in. Just use your program and you will be okay.
Bulletproof Idea: The better shape you are in, the better your recovery program will work for you.
Bad Idea: What you feel is what is real.
Bulletproof Idea: Thoughts are as important as feelings to sustain recovery.
Bad Idea: Pain can kill you.
Bulletproof Idea: Pain cannot kill you. What you do about pain can.
Nothing dies harder than a bad idea! Bulletproof Recovery gives you the keys and step-by-step direction to cure stinking thinking and stay sober from any addiction. The formula is based on this fact: addiction thrives in the lives of people who take poor care of themselves. Chapter 6, The Seven Highly Successful Keys To Sustained Sobriety, starts to fill your recovery tool box. Your thinking changes with chapter 8, From Selfish to Self Care and gets you ready To Prevent Relapse, Put Yourself In Hospital and Stay There (chapter 10). In chapter 13, you learn You Cant Cure an Addiction, But You Can Outgrow One and chapter 15 gives you insight into Balance: Living In the Eye of the Hurricane.
Be good to yourself. Get Bulletproof Recovery and stop addiction forever!
Illustrated with compelling stories from a range of cults and totalitarian systems, from religious to political to commercial, the book defines and analyses the common and identifiable traits that underlie almost all these groups. It focuses on how charismatic, authoritarian leaders control their followers’ attachment relationships via manipulative social structures and ideologies so that, emotionally and cognitively isolated, they become unable to act in their own survival interests. Using the evolutionary theory of attachment to demonstrate the psychological impact of these environments, and incorporating the latest neuroscientific findings, Stein illustrates how the combined dynamic of terror and ‘love’ works to break down people’s ability to think and behave rationally. From small local cults to global players like ISIS and North Korea, the impact of these movements is widespread and growing.
This important book offers clarity and a unique perspective on the dynamics of these systems of control, and concludes with guidance to foster greater awareness and prevention. It will be essential reading for mental health professionals in the field, as well as policy makers, legal professionals, cult survivors, and their families, as well as anyone with an interest in these disturbing groups. Students of social and developmental psychology will also find it fascinating.