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Are you looking for Qualified Pornography / Sexual Addiction Counseling in Utah County, Utah? Kathy Kinghorn is the only Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist in Utah County. She has been trained by Dr. Patrick Carnes, a world-renowned leader in sexual addiction, specifically in the treatment of sexual addiction. She can help you and your family find recovery!
- Recovery from Pornography / Sexual addiction is possible.
- Viewing Pornography causes damage to the soul (body and spirit) and destroys relationships.
- Qualified counseling is an integral part to understanding the addiction and finding recovery.
- Addiction is a disease that requires treatment.
- Honesty is always the best policy.
- Sexual sobriety means having no form of sex with self or with anyone other than the spouse.
Please do not wait another day. Contact Kathy Kinghorn to begin your path to recovery!
Questions to ask when qualifying a therapist.
- Question. What do you believe are the effects of the use of pornography?Answer. Pornography use is destructive to the individual and all relationships of the user.
The advent of the internet has changed the world as it applies to pornography distribution and its related effects.
- Question. Do you believe that pornography use can be classified as an addiction?Answer. Yes. Current research demonstrates that the measurable changes in the brain are very similar in “chemical addictions” (drugs, alcohol) and ‘natural addictions’ (pornography, gambling, and food).
- Question. Do you believe that recovery is possible?Answer. Yes. It takes time and must be maintained.
- Question. If so, in your estimation, what elements are required for recovery?Answer. Come Out of Hiding -Given the nature of addiction, it will be impossible to actually quit the behavior without the assistance of others. In secrecy, you may think you can overcome the addiction by willpower alone and may go for extended periods of abstinence. At some point, however when the stress is right, isolation returns, and old patterns are rekindled and acting out in the addiction is inevitable. The addiction may lie dormant for months in some cases depending on the resistance, but it will return if the person is not in full recovery. He Restoreth My Soul Donald L. Hilton Jr., MD Safe Environment-Recovery is a lifestyle change. Activities, relationships or environments that expose a person seeking recovery to “triggering” circumstances greatly increase the chances for “slips” and relapse. Every effort must be made to “stay safe” by avoiding entertainment with sexual content as well as all known sexually triggering environments. Appropriate measures must be taken to insure safe use of the internet. SA Lifeline Foundation Steven Croshaw
Education -”The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” Herbert Spencer
“We give them a lot of reading to do in the sex addiction area …filled with successful recovery biographies, … We want them to be “world experts” on the nature of sex addiction, its genesis, its course, and helpful treatment procedures.” Dr Victor Cline
Counseling – “Sex and porn addictions require therapists with special training in these areas for patients to have a good chance of recovery. Anyone now seeking professional help will need to check very carefully the background experience of any therapists that they might chose to treat them. What you are looking for is a “sex addiction therapist” from any of the mental health healing disciplines who has a good track record in treating this problem and personal values that are reasonably congruent with the patient’s values.” Dr Victor Cline
Involve ecclesiastical leader(s) “By this shall ye know if a man repenteth of his sins; behold, he will confess them and forsake them.” Doctrine and Covenants 58:43
“Confession is a prerequisite to forsaking and helps others know of their sincere repentance.” He Restoreth My Soul Donald L. Hilton Jr., MD
Take refuge in God “We admitted we were powerless over lust, and our lives had become unmanageable.” (Step1) “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him” (Step 3) White Book Sexaholics Anonymous “Step Three calls for affirmative action for it is only by action that we can cut away the self-will which has always blocked the entry of God … into our lives.” – Twelve and Twelve, pp. 34-35
12 Step –“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.” “No one seems able to stay sober and progress in recovery without participating in the fellowship of recovery” White Book, Sexaholics Anynomous
“In addition to having a competent qualified sex addiction therapist the patient will also need to attend regularly-(90% of the time) for two years or longer-weekly meetings of Sexaholics Anonymous (or other similar 12-Step support group)”. Dr Victor Cline
“When we receive the truth we will be saved by it. We will not be saved merely because someone taught it to us, but because we received and acted upon it.” Joseph F. Smith
There is an attractive healing atmosphere in confidential, anonymous 12-step meetings when someone is transparent and self-revealing at depth. Vulnerable and like a child, we take the supreme risk of exposing the truth about ourselves, dark as it may be. We speak of our weakness because that’s where we’re hurting, and THIS becomes the point of our identification with each other, the point of true union. Once this single ray of truth and light shines in a meeting, it finds ready reception and response in the others present. Honesty is catching; we’re learning to walk in the light.” White Book, Sexaholics Anonymous
Breaking the chains of sexual addiction requires complete honesty, giving ones heart to the effort and a lot of hard work.
Ultimately breaking the chains of addiction comes through the power God (Higher Power). 12 Step reinforces that reality.