The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

He shows how to recognize when traumatic bonding has occurred and gives a checklist for examining relationships. This is a book you will turn to again and again for inspiration and insight, while professionals will find it an invaluable reference work. In the betrayal bond patrick carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships, why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful.

He then provides steps to safely extricate from these relationships. All these relationships share one thing: they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power. Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds--chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them.

. Divorce, hostage negotiations, litigation of any type, kidnapping, family and marital systems, domestic violence, employee relations, incest and child abuse, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding.

Don't Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction

His books are  changing the lives of  thousands!""I lost three marriages, all because of affairs. I became suicidal because of multiple intense  involvements. I spent money on sex when I  needed it for children's clothes. I  lost promotion opportunities and a special  scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex  life.

Every day they face the possibility of  destruction,   jobs, dignity, risking their families, fiances, and health. Here is a ground-breaking  work by the nation's leading professional expert on  sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of  more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts  in the first major scientific study of the  disorder.

Patrick carnes is a creative,   pioneering, and courageous human being. They come from all walks  of life: ministers, executives, therapists,   politicians, physicians, blue-collar workers. Most grapple with other addictions as well,   but their fiercest battle is with the most  astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in  America: sexual addiction.

Carne's research with  recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and  co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome  their compulsive behavior. Positive, don't call it love is  a landmark book that helps us better understand  all addictions, hopeful, their causes, and  practical, and the difficult path  to recovery.


Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

Mending a shattered Heart shows the reader that they do have options. Even if the partner makes the decision to leave the relationship, there are things they can do to help them in their own recovery and make sure this never happens again. This second edition of the book includes a new focus on the impact of the trauma when a partner discovers his or her partner is cheating and what to do about it.

If they choose to stay in the relationship, they can work toward repairing the damaged relationship along with their own recovery. All the material in mending a shattered Heart is provided in a question and answer format that delves into essential information including therapeutic and practical information that the partner can use right away.

Readers have an opportunity to explore whether the person they are in a relationship with is simply behaving badly or truly suffers from a disease called sex addiction. Knowing the difference and knowing what to do about it can be transformational. Author and editor, should i stay or should i go?, how do i set boundaries and keep myself safe?, including, stefanie carnes brings together several leading experts in the field of sex addiction and family therapy to guide the reader through an assortment of difficult questions, What Does It Mean if My Partner Has Shown an Interest in Minors? and "What should I tell the kids?" Each of these topics are tackled in individual chapters producing a comprehensive guide that offers readers expertise on how to begin the painful road of mending a shattered heart.

What is unique about mending A Shattered Heart is that it offers such inspiration and promise for the partner of a sex addict. Most of these types of stories focus on the person doing the “cheating”, not the partner who is left behind. The media goes wild when politicians and celebrities being caught “cheating” on their spouses are exposed in public.

The Internal Tasks - Recovery Zone, Vol. 1: Making Changes that Last

The work sets the stage for recovery tasks 8-13, providing readers with a practical approach to recognize the underlying emotional causes that perpetuate the addiction cycle. However, stopping the behavior is not enough to stay in recovery. True recovery is achieved by learning to cope with difficult situations and emotions.

Gentle Path Press. Recovery zone, volume one picks up where Facing the Shadow leaves off, guiding readers to begin working tasks eight through thirteen of Dr. This book helps readers understand that true recovery is achieved by learning to cope with difficult situations and emotions. Stopping addictive behavior is the only way to start recovery.

. Readers will learn how to live optimally in their Recovery Zone. Dr. Patrick Carnes' innovative thirty-task model. Patrick carnes helps readers know how to deal with difficult affective states and guides them to a place of resilience so they can decide what is important in their lives.

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. Out of the shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment.

. With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Sex is at the core of our identities. Gentle Path Press. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.

And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.

The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships

In the betrayal Bond, Dr. Some really great books just keep getting better!For seventeen years The Betrayal Bond has been the primary source for therapists and patients wrestling the effects of emotional pain and harm caused by exploitation from someone they trusted. Divorce, litigation, incest and child abuse, domestic violence, kidnapping, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding.

Dr. Carnes also gives a clear explanation of the bond that compels people to tolerate the intolerable, and for the first time, maps out the brain connection that makes being with hurtful people comparable to 'a drug of choice. Most importantly, carnes provides practical steps to identify compulsive attachment patterns and ultimately to change or end them for good.

These are situations and relationships of incredible intensity or importance lend themselves more easily to an exploitation of trust or power. Carnes presents an in-depth study of these relationships; why they form, who is most susceptible, and how they become so powerful. This new edition includes: new science for understanding how our brains can make a prison of bad relationships New assessments and insights based on 50, 000 research participants A new section utilizing the latest findings in attachment research and narrative therapy to concretely rewrite and rescript bad experiences A redefinition of the factors contributing to addictive relationships Gentle Path Press.


Boundaries After a Pathological Relationship

I found her tips for discovering, recording and keeping your personal boundaries extremely helpful. My eyes have seen the light. Identifying and setting clear boundaries is vital for survivors and for anyone who wants to become more confident, improve relationships, and prevent victimization. This book is small, but mighty.

I am going to recommend it to the facilitators in the divorce support group I am attending. This small book was full of tons of useful information. Boundaries will help you do all of these things. Find your courage. So thankful I came across this quick, but powerful read. This concise and powerful book is filled with practical wisdom and useful tips.

Having separated myself from an 8 year long destructive marriage, and reading many, many books on the topic, I so appreciate the wisdom I found in this writing. It would protect a person from repeating the selection of another abuser if a past relationship was abusive. It gets to the heart of the matter of personal boundaries.

Live in an authentic way. The best manual on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim again - I know the subject too well.

Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts

Of Justice. Lee, ma, lmft, csat is a licensed marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret life as a sex addict, the result can be devastating. She is also certified through iitaP International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals as a Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor.

Mr rodriguez resides in Iowa City, IA. In addition, she is a respected writer, compulsive sexual behavior, speaker and presenter on women’s issues, and leads workshops and weekend intensives for women in the areas of co-dependency, trauma, communication, self-image and esteem. Carnes is a licensed marriage and Family Therapist, an AAMFT clinical member and approved supervisor.

Facing that heartbreak is what this book is all about. Mr. Dr. Using Dr. He is also a technical consultant with the Office for Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance Center U. S. 2011. Gentle Path Press.

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love

Facing heartbreak Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts. Facing love addiction: giving yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love --The Love Connection to Codependence. In this revised and updated version of facing love Addiction, bestselling author of Facing Codependence and internationally recognized dependence and addiction authority Pia Mellody unravels the intricate dynamics of unhealthy love relationships and shows us how to let go of toxic love.

Through twelve-step work, and mellody’s fresh perspective and clear methods work to comfort and motivate all those looking to establish and maintain healthy, and journal-keeping, exercises, Facing Love Addiction compassionately and realistically outlines the recovery process for Love Addicts, happy relationships.

Gentle Path Press.

Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred

Patrick carnes begins by defining sexual anorexia and demonstrating how it and its parallel disorder, neglect, often arise from a background of childhood sexual trauma, sexual addiction and compulsivity, and other forms of abuse. Carnes explores the numerous dimensions of sexual health, examining key issues which must be addressed and resolved for recovery to proceed.

Gentle Path Press. Woven throughout the book are stories of recovery which illustrate sexual healing principles, model new behavior, and support motivation for change. A first-time examination of sexual anorexia, an extreme fear of sexual intimacy and obsessive avoidance of sex, by the acknowledged leader in the treatment of compulsive sexual behavior and recovery.

Author Dr. Sexual anorexia enables those suffering from this disorder to recognize that sex need not be a furtive enemy to be fought and defeated but, instead, a deeply sensual, fulfilling, passionate, and spiritual experience that all human beings are innately entitled to. Facing love addiction: giving yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love --The Love Connection to Codependence.

Facing heartbreak Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts. Utilizing extensive research and elucidating case studies, exploring intimacy, Carnes develops concrete tasks and plans for restoring nurturing and sensuality, building fulfilling relationships, and creating healthy sexuality.

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

Robert weiss offers us the first fully new paradigm in over 35 years for helping those who love and care for addicts. Instead, we acknowledge the trauma and inherent dysfunction that occurs when living in relationship with someone whose life is failing and keep moving forward. When treating loved ones of addicts and other troubled people using prodependence, we need not find something "wrong" with them.

Validating a caregiver's painful journey for what it is opens the door to support them in useful, non-shaming ways. An attachment-focused model, prodependence recognizes that no one can ever love too much, nor should anyone be pathologized for whomever they choose to love as is often the case. Facing heartbreak Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts.

Facing love addiction: giving yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love --The Love Connection to Codependence. Helping people take incremental, positive steps toward intimate healing is what Prodependence is all about! Gentle Path Press. With prodependence, Dr. Do you love an addict? do you sometimes feel like their addiction is your fault? Are people calling you codependent? If our treatment toward loved ones of addicts alienates them, it's time we change our approach.

Prodependence informs caregivers how to love more effectively, but without having to bear a negative label for the valuable support they give.