We sit down today with Craig Cashwell, PhD. to talk about his research and practical application into the nature of spiritual bypass. Dr. Cashwell looks at how we either move toward or away from emotionally or psychologically difficult spaces- the use of spirituality or religion being one of the ways we can either move toward or away.
We have the fortune to sit down with Alex Katehakis again (we interviewed her in Episode 64) to talk about her new book Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan.
Jon and Jackie take a look at the merging of two separate people and cultures when a new relationship is formed. In this episode, we explore some of the gifts recovery gives us prior to "feeling the pull" to enter new relationships.
Maia Szalavitz is one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs. She is co-author of Born for Love and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, both with Dr. Bruce D. Perry. Her book, Help at Any Cost is the first book-length exposé of the “tough love” business that dominates addiction treatment. She writes for TIME.com, VICE, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Elle, Psychology Today and Marie Claire among others.
Jackie and Jon examine the often confusing and arbitrary "relationship stages" we all expect to go through in every single one of our romantic relationships. We will take a look at questions like:
We recently received an email from a listener who is a male partner of a female sex addict. He rightly observed that there are some special challenges in healing in those circumstances.
We welcome Amy Smith with Worth Recovery on again (You can hear her on Episode 58) to talk about our joint venture One Layer Deeper. We are excited to announce these weekend intensives focused on taking your relationships in recovery one layer deeper.
We talk with our friend and returning guest Mari Lee about current affairs and why so much emotion is evoked around large issues like #metoo, politics, guns, and the like.
“And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations.
They're quite aware of what they're going through.