Facing the Shadow [3rd Edition]: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery


Facing the Shadow [3rd Edition]: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery Author Patrick Carnes
ISBN-10 0985063378
ISBN-13 9780985063375
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Gentle Path Press
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For all addicts a moment comes when they realize they have a problem There is sudden claritythe insight that life has become unmanageable That moment however is fragile It is easily lost to craving and denial People struggling with sex addiction find the old refrains creeping back into their thinking My situation is different This will all blow over People are over reacting to my behavior Or This is hopeless I m just too perverted to change If any of those thoughts occur to you you are exactly where you should be notes Dr Patrick Carnes in the introduction to Facing the Shadow Starting with those gentle words he guides readers through a series of reflections and exercises that pierce denial and light the path to healing from sex addiction Facing the Shadow used by thousands of therapists with their clients is based on the thirty task model of recovery from addiction that forms the basis of Carnes s work This newly revised and expanded edition takes readers through the first seven of those tasks including specific performables that are built in to the exercises The model also supports Twelve Step recovery programs Patrick Carnes PhD is a therapist speaker trainer and author whose books include Out of the Shadows Understanding Sexual Addiction A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps Contrary to Love Helping the Sexual Addict and Don t Call It Love Recovery From Sexual Addiction

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