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Carol the Coach knows that the trauma of betrayal that occurs when loving a sex addict is huge. How do you heal and live with the person who has betrayed you? Listen as Carol the Coach interviews Hope Ray who is an expert in treating partners. She has studied a model called Complex Partner Trauma that helps partners work through the pain of betrayal. This is an opportunity to feel encourageed about living with a Sex Addict and finding the hope to stay true to yourself and deal with the pain of loving a sex addict.
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Dieting and weight loss typically mean deprivation especially when food and social meals also satisfy emotional desires and entertainment purposes. However, once an individual has attained a healthy metabolism, healthy muscle to fat ratio (BMI-Body Mass Index), quality sleeping, regular activities, and an easy as well as conscious food selection, then social eating, eating for entertainment or delight or even the periodic emotional eating does not typically cause weight gain problems. So, lets configure weight loss programs which actually promote a good metabolism along side periodic emotional eating moments. Dr. Carol Francis, author of over 10 books with "If You Can't Stop Eating, Maybe You're Hungry: Reset Your Cravings" and "Evolving Women's Consciousness: Dialogues with 21st Century Women" are two books most related to weight loss and conscious living related to eating. Dr. Carol Francis can be contacted at drcarolfrancis.com or at 310-543-1824 as a Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child Therapist and Certified Medical Hypnotherapist, practicing in Los Angeles Beach Cities communities.
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Carol the Coach will be interviewing Paul Hartman who has 30 years of treating clients and their partners. Paul will be speaking about his double mission. First is helping the addict get sober, stay sober, and progressing to deeper recovery. That includes healing past and present trauma wounds, exploring family of origin issues, accessing emotions that may have been repressed or stuffed, reducing shame, claiming self esteem, and living life as a functional adult. His second mission focuses on the couple. He believes the original relationship wounded by sexual betrayal cannot be healed. Even when both partners want to preserve the relationship, the wounds are too deep and the old relationship must be allowed to die. The good news is that if the addict establishes consistent, relapse free sobriety and the partner chooses to believe that partner is a new person in recovery who is honest and trustworthy, they can create a brand new relationship together. With willingness, help, and hard work over time; the new relationship can be better than anything they have ever had together including going back to a time that predates the addiction.
Have you considered the journey the Lord has set for you. Through the good and bad seasons. He has been there even when you thought you were all alone. the vally was dark and deep, the mountain claim was more than enough. The top seemed unreachable. but you made it.... Did you look down and see how far you had climed and wow, another mountain another season another moment. Well congratulations. His strength, his grace, his love is still carrying you through. Don't get too comfortable He has only just begun. He is the journey you are the one he invited to accompany him. The Joy is knowing he chose you. Hang in there He will make it. For you.
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There are all sorts of ways to heal the wounds that contribute to sexual addiction. Tonight Carol the Coach will be interviewing Tom Prah who will be speaking about RIM which is a technique and scientific method of re-generating images in memory and re-scripting the experience to heal.
RIM initially began as a synthesis of techniques that access the subconscious mind directly-Somatic Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Interactive Guided Imagery has continued to expand and evolve. Originally, the acronym RIM stood for Deborah Sandella's Ph.D RN. book Releasing the Inner Magician so it could be conveniently referenced as a research intervention for people suffering with stress relatied illnesses and condition, Her study found that RIM significantly decreased the symptoms of stress-related illness and significantly increases one's quality of life.. As it has evolved into a scientific method, the meaning of RIM has become both: Re-generating Images in Memory and Re-creating the Inner Movie.
Tom has been using this successfully with individuals who suffer from Sexual Addiction.
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Carol the Coach will be interview Eric Gentry, PhD who is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress.
Eric will be speaking about the hope for addicts, survivors of trauma amd the addicted survivors of trauma. He will be talking about how trauma effects the brain. He also believes that atttachment trauma may be the true cause of most addictions.
If you or your paartner has suffered from PTSD, or addiction, you will really benefit from seeing the relationship of addiction and trauma!
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Fat to Fearless® system created by Asher Fox is far from a quick fix-change-your-diet, journal-what-you-eat, get-some-more-exercise, or fad weight-loss book. This 400-page manual and guide book is a full-on assault on the subconscious that requires from 8 to 12 weeks to do, if followed as directed. Every chapter is filled with illuminating information about how our subconscious minds can sabotage us and the very specific methods to transform it into an ally.
You will discover the three ways the subconscious subverts every effort to change - The Critical Gateway, the Reticular Activating System (R.A.S.) and the Inner Critic
How to lure these systems into supporting you in your campaign to regain control over your life
How the Inner Critic and the Inner Child are locked in a shouting match for your attention
How the pain-pleasure balance is critical to getting to and sustaining a healthy weight
How the hidden belief systems from childhood affect your relationship with food and your body today, in ways you can't imagine!
How there is one question that moves you to action: Have You Suffered Enough?
How to search out and identify those hidden, mostly subconscious programs that have you trapped in the weight gain/weight loss cycle-and you just don't know why.
Dr. Carol Francis, Clinical Psychologist and Marriage, Family & Child Therapist for over 38 years has helped individuals with complex issues which individuals, couples, parents and children face. She can be contacted at drcarolfrancis.com.
How precious it is to remember, honor and cherish those in our family, our friends and all those who have held high the country we live in and the Flag of the USA. To those who have given their lives, to those who have been wounded, to those who have served our country. To those who are still active and all veterans. Moms and dads who have sacrificed time and prayers on foreign soil and here at home. We dedicate this broadcast on the Voice of Joy to you and yours. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for protecting us. Forgive us when we take for granted our freedom as citizens of the USA. God Bless America and God bless you.
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Carol the Coach will be interviewing Craig S. Cashwell one of the co-authors of Shadows of the Cross. This book focuses on sex addiction recovery for Christian men and women. Often, Christians who struggle with sex addiction live the ultimate "Jekyll and Hyde" existence, being active in their church communities even as they hide their addiction. The Christian church, in general, struggles to address issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way, which further supports the hidden nature of the addiction. For these men and women, spirituality and sexuality have become compartmentalized. Recovery, then, must involve the integration of healthy spiritual beliefs and practices with healthy sexuality. Shadows of the Cross used in conjunction with Dr. Patrick Carnes's book Facing the Shadow provides a roadmap for this healing journey.
Shadows of the Cross provides an early spiritual focus to recovery while addressing issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way using Biblical scripture to encourage long-term recovery. Shadows of the Cross offers unique guidance on spiritual practices such as Christian meditation, contemplative reading, solitude, confession, study, and prayer. This book was written specifically for the subset of those in recovery who self-identify as Christian.
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After 38 years as a psychotherapist, Dr. Carol Francis notes that couples, parent-child relationships, business settings, romances, and daily conversations can be loaded with manipulations which are both helpul and harmful. In this program, we make it more clear when we are manipulating or influencing each other in a positive way (as with Andrew Carnegie's "How to Win and Influence Friends") and when emotional manipulators cause serious damage.
Emotional manipulators are individuals who try to defeat, over-take or control others by using emotionally entangling techniques. Starkely, these types of manipulations keep people in abusive relationships with violent spouses, sickening parent-child abuses, or bullying at work or in romantic relationships which turn very controlling and/or violent.
Of course, we all influence each other and in fact parents, teachers, bosses, marketing companies and advertisements can positively learn the art of manipulating their circle to create amazingly positive outcomes or connections. But emotional manipulators are typically geared to oppression, bullying, dominating, undermining, exerting some power, or bleeding a person's finances or gaining sex on demand, even rape.
This podcast, one of many on this topic, helps listeners recognize the importance of 1) self-respect, 2) self-knowledge, 3) differentiaing kindness from manipulation, 4) being clear on personal vulnerabilities that give manipulators access to your emotional bank account and more.
Dr. Carol Francis, Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in the Los Angeles Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, San Pedro - can be reached at drcarolfrancis.com for help or comment.
Hope Ministries serves those who need a place of encouragement and hope. Men, women and children are served through this organization.. When life seems impossible to deal with, Hope Ministry has the resources to help. Many from this organiation will be giving more information about Hope on the Voice of Joy Ministry.. Please call in if you have input, a testimony or are in need of more information. Volunteers are needed. Join in and be blessed. Thank you for your being a part ofd the Voice of Joy Ratio Ministry.
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