**Our next "Getting Started Workshop" begins on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Contact us to get registered**
The Treatment Process
The LifeStar program is a group therapy program designed to provide men who struggle with pornography and sexual addiction with the tools and support to find hope, healing, and lasting recovery.
Our innovative group therapy program teaches men how to stop destructive behaviors, re-establish trust with loved ones, and live a life that reflects their most important values. Effective and long-lasting recovery is more than temporarily stopping the behavior. Effective therapy addresses the underlying issues in creating a permanent, long lasting recovery.
To accomplish this objective, the LifeStar program is divided into three phases of treatment. Highly trained licensed therapists lead each group and phase of LifeStar.
Why Group Therapy?
Group therapy may seem like the last thing you'd want to do when dealing with something as embarrassing as a pornography or sexual addiction.
An African proverb states, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." You've already tried to conquer this addiction on your own. Usually for years. We encourage you to try something different and join together with other individuals who are working through the same struggles.
Brene Brown once said that "to be healed, we have to be seen." This particular struggle thrives in secrecy and darkness. Letting others support you is the best way to heal from this. Whether you're the one struggling or a betrayed partner, letting yourself be seen in a safe and confidential group setting may be just the thing you need to take your healing to the next level.
Our groups aren't like the ones you see in movies. Our groups are educational, supportive, and facilitated by trained professionals who make sure the group is uplifting, challenging, and moves forward toward deeper healing.
Our approach isn't just about sobriety and stopping the behaviors that are causing you problems. We believe that the opposite of addiction isn't just sobriety. It's connection. A group therapy approach is like a "classroom for connection." You get to experience what it's like to share without shame. You get to practice using your voice to say what you think, ask for what you need, and share things that you would never be able to share anywhere else without fear of judgment.
Partners who have been betrayed also need group support to help them cope with the overwhelming feelings of isolation, rejection, embarrassment, and confusion they experience upon discovering their husband's secret behavior. Being in the company of other women who understand what you're going through is therapeutic and helps bring order to chaos.