Browsing Category Addictions

Has MindGeek hijacked your sexuality?

May 27th, 2019 @

In this era of high speed Internet access and constant connection the Ancient Greek aphorism to ‘know thyself’ matters more than ever. You may well ask why this matters. It matters because in today’s digital age many of us are being influenced in our choices and tastes in ways that were unimaginable even only a […]

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Category : Addictions & Blog & Health & Wellbeing & Porn & Sexuality

You Are Not a Sex Addict

May 9th, 2019 @

Our culture is obsessed with sex. Sexual images and suggestive messages can be seen everywhere we look. Yet, human sexuality is poorly understood and something we rarely talk about. Instead, we get caught up in pseudo scientific debates about whether sex addiction is a brain disease or not. It can be too easy to pathologise […]

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Category : Addictions & Blog & Lonliness & Mood & Porn & Sex Addiction & Sexuality & Trauma

An Alternate View of Stress

February 19th, 2018 @

Is stress permeating through every aspect of your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of work, home and social life? Is stress getting in the way of living the life you want? Perhaps you’re not alone. Feeling stressed is an automatic human response to an external threat. When our brain senses danger, the […]

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Category : Addictions & Blog & Depression & Featured & Mood & Parenting & Stress Reduction & Workplace

Is Your Online Porn Use Spiraling Out Of Control?

November 1st, 2017 @

So you’ve tried many times to limit or control your porn use. You stop. You feel good for a bit and in control of things. Your concentration returns as well as your focus. You may be off it long enough to start feeling more connected to other areas of your life. Then something happens and […]

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Category : Addictions & Blog & Featured & Porn

Check out ‘The Secret Lives of Sex Addicts’

August 10th, 2017 @

Sex addiction made it into the pages of the newspaper again this weekend with an article appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald titled, ‘The Secret Lives of Sex Addicts’. Just the title of the article highlights the difficulty we have as a society coming to terms with this growing trend. The fact that it remains […]

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Category : Addictions & Blog & Sex Addiction & Social Media

Research finds porn addicts brain activity mirrors that of drug addicts.

June 16th, 2016 @

Society and the media often portray addiction as a behavioral choice that a person could change if they really wanted to. This reinforces the commonly held view that quitting an addiction is simply a matter of willpower alone. If you are suffering with addiction you may also judge or view your behaviour through such a […]

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Category : Addictions & Blog & Featured & Porn & Secrets & Sex Addiction