Especially for Men – Video Series by Dr. Earl Wilson
Dr. Earl Wilson is a retired psychologist, counselor, university professor, author, speaker, and pertinent to this series, he is a recovering sexual addict. Earl has been successfully in recovery for 26 years. This series is personal, practical, and very valuable because the information presented not only comes from Earl’s training and years as a therapist, but also from his own personal experience. Earl vulnerably shares his journey with the prayer that it will offer hope, encouragement, and steps toward recovery and freedom for many who are enslaved by pornography & other sexual addictions.
Even though titled Especially for Men, this series can also be useful for spouses or female addicts who want to better understand the process of healing that the addict must go through to be whole again.
*Because there is some very descriptive language, these videos are not appropriate for children.
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In this series Especially for Men, I want to share with you some things that I’ve learned in the hopes that you’ll learn some things, too, and will be encouraged in your own journey of recovery. I believe it’s important for us to walk with someone for a while to determine what they’ve found that’s useful. I’m sharing a very personal part of my life with you to give you that opportunity.
The Process of Recovery
What does the process of recovery look like? Not every journey’s the same, but there are elements of the journey that each person has to deal with. In this segment, I will talk about the process of getting started and how that began to impact my emotions.
Embracing the Process
In this session, I share some of the feelings I had and some of the activities that were involved in the process of recovery for me. So many of the things I told myself were not the truth. I was challenged to look at the thinking errors that were dominating my life.
Staying on Course
What does it take to stay on course? In this session, you will learn about some of the external and internal restraints that can help provide the support structures so needed for this journey.
People who are caught dealing with pornography or having affairs are often asked the question, “What were you thinking”? In this session, we take a closer look at thinking errors — learning to recognize, evaluate, challenge, and replace them.
“I’m not being defensive!” Have you said that before? Being defensive means you’re being self-protective. Are there better ways to respond? I’ve found that the more defensive I am, the less I grow. Here are some practical suggestions to help us grow.
This is a very important topic as we deal with the impact of sexual addiction on our lives. Denial means that the person has not accepted the fact or will not admit the fact that they are under the control of something dangerous. Normally that involves some form of chemical interaction — hormones, adrenaline, or a substance found in drugs or other things. We’ll look at two common reactions when we are confronted and how we can move beyond to freedom.
Do you want help in rebuilding trust? In this session, I discuss 6 key areas to focus on in the process of rebuilding trust. It may be shocking to discover that in the process of rebuilding trust, words don’t count for anything! What does?
Are there dangers in living fantasy? Can you really take it or leave it? What things are affected? I offer 5 ways to help you move out of fantasy.
What are my expectations? Aren’t I entitled to some pleasure? What happens when I feel entitled? What impact do my actions based on my feelings of entitlement have on others? I suggest 3 helpful insights that will hopefully bring enlightenment to entitlement.
Moving to Light
During this wrap-up session, I share some of the things that I have found to be most important in my life, and I hope that they will be a source of direction and encouragement to you, as well.
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