Neglect: The Silent Scream
Neglect is often discussed in conjunction with other forms of child abuse and lacks definition; for many, I believe, it is not given its due. It is perhaps the hardest form of abuse to describe and ma...
Rebuilding Trust After Sexual Betrayal
By John Parker, MS, LMFT, SATP, CSA Trust is a funny thing; it disappears in an instant and yet takes what seems like an eternity to rebuild, especially after sexual betrayal. When sexual addiction wa...
The Spirit Equine Workshop
Three-day Spirit Somatic Equine Workshop…the exhale.
So much of our lives are spent doing for others; doing to understand; being there from a place of integrity and love, powered by this passion th...
Building a Recovery Tribe with Senior Fellow Jenni Schaefer
While building a tribe can be scary at times, like other things in recovery, it can also be exciting. Our best friends were once strangers, ones we probably met because we weren’t staring at our scree...
When Sex Addiction Has Turned Your World Upside Down, What Do You Do?
By Maia Pellegrini, LMSW, CSAT-Candidate
Workshop Facilitator, Rio Retreat
People who identify as sex addicts and partners of sex addicts are often pessimistic about salvaging a relationship after...
Authentic Intimacy: A Solution for Love Addiction
The desire for a relationship to work out is discouraging when it starts to unravel due to barriers in communication, sexual intimacy, and varying idiosyncrasies. There are solutions, and it isn’t a f...