Although the porn industry continues to be a multiple million-dollar industry, many marriages, relationships, and lives continue to be negatively impacted by it year and after year. Porn addiction can be summarized as a continuous action to view others doing a sexual act and using that person for their own self-gratification/pleasure. Through porn use you devalue the other person and yourself. This has a direct impact on what you believe love is, what healthy relationships look like, and makes it more challenging to live selflessly in relationships; with your spouse, significant other, and your dating life. There are a variety of reasons why porn is being viewed and if you are wanting to stop you are not alone, you are not a lost cause, there is hope, and freedom is possible.
At ABL Counseling I find that many view porn to fulfill deeper desires for relational connection and cope with negative beliefs about self and previous negative experiences in life. Our thoughts/beliefs impact how we feel and play a role in determining our actions so once our thoughts and beliefs change transformation begins. My goal is to help you uncover when and why this addiction began, create a plan to involve more healthy habits, establish strong community, and ultimately change your belief system so you never have to view it again. If you really want to change I would be glad to walk with you on this journey.
All of use have experienced trauma on one level or another from Little T trauma’s(bullying, harassment, emotional abuse) to Big T trauma’s(sexual abuse, life threatening experiences, or physical abuse). Whatever has impacted you and caused emotional turmoil and heartache you are not alone. Often times we compare with others that, “well what I went through was not as bad as….” However, this tends to invalidate challenges we have faced leading to unresolved emotional pain and negative beliefs of self or others.
At ABL Counseling I will listen and empathize with your experiences and help you uncover the deeper wounds surrounding your trauma/s. I will create a plan with you and walk at your pace through this healing journey. From these traumas we have interpretations which are thoughts or beliefs. These beliefs will impact how we feel and determine what actions we take so once our thoughts and beliefs change to truth, transformation takes place. So you will be empowered with tools to start the healing journey and learn ways to reframe the experiences you have been through with truth based thinking so you can live your life more freely.
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