Sheri Laine

Tweet Summer days can be so VERY humid, sticky and hot. My patient “B” had the worst breakout on her face after wearing make up on one such day. She usually can’t use anything but the gentlest of hypoallergenic products on her skin. Her schedule was very full, and she was unable to get an …
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Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Tweet Joe, a 32-year-old gay man, abuses meth while he compulsively looks for and engages in anonymous sex in bathhouses and other sex-focused venues – often for days on end without even pausing to sleep. Recently he was fired from his job for repeatedly failing to show up. Marie, a 20-year-old college student, has gotten …
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John Lee

Tweet WHY OVERCOMING PASSIVITY IS SO IMPORTANT The Half-Lived Life tackles the ever-increasing problems passivity presents to individuals, groups, and families and does so without shaming those whose lives may be less than what they’d hoped. As you recognize your passivity and begin to understand and address it, you are building the foundation necessary to …
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Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Tweet Recognizing the Pain For spouses and partners of sex addicts, it’s not the extramarital sex itself that causes the most pain. Instead, it’s the betrayal of relationship trust – the lying, the secrets, and the ongoing deceit. For a healthy, emotionally attached primary partner this experience of profound and usually unexpected betrayal can be …
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Double Trouble: Cross- and Co-Occurring Addictions

June 19th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Addiction - (Comments Off)
Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Tweet With cross-addiction, addicts switch from one problematic substance/behavior to another. If they can’t use one substance/activity to escape and dissociate from life, they’ll use another. For instance, Marie is an active alcoholic who occasionally feels bad about her drinking and sobers up. But any time she stops drinking, she binge eats, numbing out with …
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Understanding Porn Addiction (and the Role of Technology)

June 6th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Addiction - (Comments Off)
Rob Weiss Sex Addiction Expert

Tweet Pornography addiction is one of the most common forms of sexual addiction. It is not unusual for porn abuse to be coupled with compulsive masturbation and/or various forms of non-intimate partner sex such as webcam sex, sexting, anonymous sex, casual sex, affairs, use of prostitutes, exhibitionism, voyeurism, etc. That said, porn addiction is often …
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Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, TEP, is the Director of the New York Psychodrama Training Institute and the Program Development for Breathe Life Healing Centers and executive editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She serves on the board of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and is the author of 15 books. Dr. Dayton is the creator of the Internet's first interactive self-help website, www.emotionexplorer.com. Learn more at www.tiandayton.com.

Tweet (Note, continued training along with streaming video available on “The Workshop” on the www.tiandayton.com membership site) Relationship trauma is the kind of emotional and psychological trauma that occurs within the context of relationships. We are biologically wired to seek close and ongoing connection. It’s nature’s way of insuring that parents stay committed enough to …
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John Lee

Tweet A man turns into a father all at once-no warning, no preparation, no classes. Many women start turning into a mother in her early childhood. After all, she spends many hours pretending that she’s holding a baby, feeding it, changing its diapers, and nurturing it. Her doll is her someday child. At the dinner …
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John Lee

Tweet U.S. Journal Training, along with Counselor, is pleased to welcome John Lee, M.A., as our newest contributing blogger! John Lee is the best-selling author of The Flying Boy: Healing the Wounded Man, and has written over twenty books, including his latest release which will be out in January, The Mother-Son Dynamic. John’s highly innovative work in …
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