Do I Have OCD? What It Means to be Obsessed or Fixated and How to Get Help

In these unsettling pandemic times, many are questioning their mental health. OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – is a condition gaining more attention. Some people find they can’t stop thinking about an event or behaviour that is starting to disrupt their life. But what does it really mean to experience OCD and how do you… Continue reading Do I Have OCD? What It Means to be Obsessed or Fixated and How to Get Help

How to Treat ‘Sex Addiction’: The Role of the Therapist

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Is sex addiction really a legitimate mental health problem or just an excuse for sleeping around? That was the question Tom Tilley used to open the Hack Live Sex Addicts programme shown on Australia’s public tv broadcaster the ABC this week. I’m sure a lot of viewers were hoping to get a handle on their… Continue reading How to Treat ‘Sex Addiction’: The Role of the Therapist

Sex and Performance Anxiety: Listening to the Body to Quieten the Brain

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Erectile dysfunction. Body Dysmorphia. Sex and Porn Addiction. The common factor is they all involve a man’s relationship with his body. Sensations in our bodies can tell us not only what we are experiencing but what we need to do to feel comfortable. The trouble comes when we forget to listen to them, or don’t… Continue reading Sex and Performance Anxiety: Listening to the Body to Quieten the Brain

Are You Man Enough? Does Masculinity Therapy Work for Porn Addiction, Anger and Violence?

Porn Addiction recovery groups for men sound like a good idea. Telling your story to a supportive audience has been demonstrated as an effective way to gain more influence over your life. But what about challenging men to be more manly? Is this kind of ‘masculinity therapy’ really in the interests of men trapped by… Continue reading Are You Man Enough? Does Masculinity Therapy Work for Porn Addiction, Anger and Violence?

Treatment for Pornography: From Disease Model to a Response by Men

Treatment for Pornography Addiction often focusses on the act of watching pornography and assistance to try to reduce the ‘behaviour’. But if such an approach doesn’t work, what are the alternatives and why don’t we hear more about them? I’ve been working with concerns about addiction to pornography for a number of years now. When… Continue reading Treatment for Pornography: From Disease Model to a Response by Men