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Two sex addicts in long-term successful recovery are ALSO world-class mental health professionals who specialize in porn and sex addiction recovery. Drawing on 40 years of combined personal and professional experience, Mark and Steve get RAW and REAL about HOW to overcome addiction, heal betrayal trauma and save your marriage. If you're struggling with addiction—we get it. Recovery is hard. We've been there. We'l help you take the fight to your addiction like never before. If you're married ...
 
Do you wonder what stimulates your happy brain chemicals- dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, endorphin? Answer your questions with these lively conversations between Loretta Breuning and real readers of her book, Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels. Still have more questions? Read the book and be a guest on the show yourself! Contact Dr. Breuning and learn more about her work at the Inner Mammal Institute at: InnerMammalIns ...
 
Increase your emotional intelligence, strengthen your self-worth and self-esteem, and learn to make decisions that are right for you. This is the show for your best mental health and well-being. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, fears, stress, obsession, panic, or any relationship challenges like emotional abuse or family issues, this show will empower you to honor yourself and get into alignment with what's most important in your life. If positive thinking feels like denial, tune in ...
 
Talk Taboo is a fun and informative podcast brought to you by The Women Against Taboo Foundation and your host Taylor Stafford. The mission of the podcast is to continue to reduce sexual stigmas, educate our listeners about various topics related to sexual taboos, hear from victims about their experiences, as well as from experts in the sexual health industry. There will also be a segment where you can get all of your sex questions answered! Go to https://www.womenagainsttaboo.org/podcast-ta ...
 
Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, & nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen's expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, & optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer's disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, & psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuros ...
 
Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert alo ...
 
Conversations that shed light on the deeper issues beneath porn addiction, sex addiction, & all unwanted sexual behavior, and help for those enduring the devastation of sexual betrayal this causes. Get equipped to find freedom & healing beyond what you think is even possible. New episodes release every 2 weeks! Find additional resources at Living-truth.org.
 
Learning to overcome my porn use was the greatest challenge of my life and my marriage. It had rocked my self confidence, tainted all of the most important experiences of my life and become the impossible challenge I was forced to live with as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here you'll learn about the struggle, how to overcome pornography use, and where to find additional resources to become a self mastery expert. At some point I took a step away from all the 12 ...
 
Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider ...
 
Welcome to the Divine Intervention Show podcast! Here you will learn about all the amazing guests and show subjects for the Divine Intervention Radio Show. "Divine Intervention" is an interview show that features intriguing people who have experienced the hand of God in amazing ways. Divine Intervention was created and produced by Daniel and Sahani Fazzina with the purpose of encouraging believers, spiritual seekers and skeptics alike that Jesus is alive, and is still performing miracles and ...
 
Hang out with aging hipsters Ian MacDog, Anand Bhatt, The Millenial Grrl (Kayla Lynch) and me, Earl Epstein! Have a laugh. Cringe, groan and raise a brow occasionally as we try to keep the wheels from falling off the show! Talk about chemistry! A middle-aged Jew, a Scotsman, and an Indian guy - lifelong buddies who forgot to grow up - and a Carribean millennial girl with attitude. We laugh about our bizarre lives, the latest news, rumors and trends (and annoy some pretty unusual guests. in t ...
 
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Although we can't quite believe it, this is PBSE's 100th Episode!!! Thank you to all our listeners who made this possible! It would never have happened without YOU! In this episode, we talk about a SUPER important part of recovery and healing--HOW do we find HOPE in the midst of the immense struggle of addiction and the deep pain of betrayal trauma…
 
This week during one of my coaching sessions my client said to me, “how do I keep up my motivation so I don’t keep going back to pornography and how do I choose an important enough why that will keep me motivated?” This question is one that I think a lot of people struggle with, so I wanted to take some time and talk about the differences between t…
 
Sometimes life can take you in a direction you don't want to go. But you don't always have to end up with the bottom-of-the-barrel results you may get. It might take some planning and some scary steps, but there is a way to alter the course of your life for the better. If life is a bit too complex, it might be time to correct your course and find a…
 
Do you have trouble with interpersonal relationships? Have you been told you're a bit too harsh, critical, intense, or overbearing? This week, the Savvy Psychologist will help you focus on a communication skill designed to help you have more effective communication in your relationships. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out…
 
There are plenty of situations where an addict spouse wants to have sex all the time. There are situations where the spouse suffering from betrayal trauma does not feel safe having sex with their sexually addicted spouse, even when that spouse is in successful recovery. But what about a situation where a spouse is yearning for the healthy connectio…
 
Three Men in the Battle leaders answer questions about the men they lead which were submitted by women who have experienced sexual betrayal. The Living Truth Podcast sheds light on the deeper issues beneath porn addiction, sex addiction, & help for those enduring the devastation of sexual betrayal this causes.…
 
When I meet with a client for the first time during one of my free consults, I often hear this question asked in a variety of ways. “Is this going to help me eliminate my pornography struggle?“ What they are usually looking for is a confirmation that the work I do with people is going to be the very last thing they need to solve their pornography s…
 
There's always someone that's harder to deal with than most other people in your life. And when you have to deal with them, do you have all the self-empowerment tools at your disposal to get through the interaction unscathed? Whether you do or not, practice makes perfect. This is a jam-packed episode filled with your practice steps to self-empowerm…
 
Never been to therapy before? The common beliefs about therapy that you take for granted might not be true. This week, The Savvy Psychologist breaks down the truth behind 8 common myths and misconceptions about therapy. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for …
 
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses child sexual abuse and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Today’s conversation is with Jennifer Nielson, creator and Founder of The Dig, a program developed to help people become emotionally resilient and reclaim their lives from trauma. Throughout this conversation, Jennifer discusses how her …
 
A PBSE listener recently sent in a situation and question— He has been in recovery and "clean" for a year. At one point during that year of recovery, his wife admitted to having an affair while he was in recovery. His question is—"How do I help my wife trust me again while I'm also having trouble trusting her?" - Why does "mutual betrayal" happen??…
 
This week Darcy and I discuss the talk given by Brad Wilcox in General Conference. It struck us as exactly the right tone to take with our own processes of eliminating pornography from our lives. If you have struggled with pornography and are working to quit, then this is the podcast for you. Check us out at zachspafford.com.…
 
I learn about the nervous system from fire-walking chiropractor, Dr. Josh Handt. THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new way…
 
Coping with the holidays is stressful enough without the continued threat of COVID. Here's how to approach Thanksgiving 2021 whether you're celebrating with family or by yourself. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Join the conversat…
 
We know—the title of this episode is INSANE!!! But it comes from an actual question sent in by a PBSE listener— My partner and I are STUCK. We have been separated for almost a year now but living together for financial and child reasons. I have told him that he has to break up with his affair partner before I will agree to couples counseling. That …
 
Kristin continues the discussion about Divorce with Dignity with Gaelyn Rae Emerson. When we first get married, nobody imagines that the loss and pain of divorce will become their reality. But when a marriage dies there can still be a redemptive ending for the individual who chooses to fight for their own healing. Gaelyn shares practical ideas for …
 
The cue, response, reward system of habit creation can also be used to intervene when our habits don't align with who we want to be. Here is a simple process that you can use every time to intervene when your brain offers you the chance to view pornography. If you are looking to eliminate an unwanted porn habit, this is the podcast for you. Learn m…
 
If you know that a difficult or even toxic person in your life is not doing the best they can to show up in a way that tells you they're at least trying to improve themselves in some way, maybe they are not capable. At least, not at this time. And sometimes we have to see people for who they are today, not who we or they believe they will become to…
 
Have you ever felt like trauma changed the way your brain worked? You're not wrong. Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, walks through how trauma affects brain development and our natural responses to danger. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more…
 
In today’s episode, guest Drew Boa shares how pornography has impacted his life and what he’s doing now to help other men quit porn through Husband Material, the recovery organization he founded. Listen as Drew talks with podcast host Garrett Jonsson about how childhood sexual trauma, early exposure to adult material, and other experiences througho…
 
Here's a question from a PBSE listener— I am a recovering sex and porn addict working on my recovery and trying to reconcile with my wife and heal our marriage. She is constantly asking questions as too why I looked at porn and web cams and also commented and looked at women with lust. I struggle to answer this question in a way that satisfies her …
 
In this interview, Andrea (Andi) talks about being a single woman who, for the last three years, has struggled with and begun to eliminate pornography. If you are someone who needs help with pornography, please set up a free consultation at zachspafford.com/workwithme.By Zach Spafford
 
Some people will lash out and rebel when they feel like they aren't being heard, or they're holding something back from the past. They swallow anger, sadness, and more, and that can turn into depression or the ultimate expression of bad behavior. Children are experiencing the world for the first time, pushing boundaries, and figuring everything out…
 
Early experience shapes your relationship with money in surprising ways, explains “Anatomy of Money” founder Deborah Fryer. (DeborahFryer.com) THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscr…
 
Have you ever questioned if monogamous relationships made sense for you? This week, the Savvy Psychologist explores other relationship styles where all parties involved are happy, healthy, and ethical. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology ti…
 
In this episode, Mark and Steve respond to a listener who asks a very important question about one of her spouse's favorite pastimes—watching female professional wrestling. While this sounds pretty straight forward, there is a LOT to consider here! I caught [my husband] watching women’s wrestling and a very inappropriate video of the same. More tha…
 
The age of the smartphone has created an unprecedented problem for society: limitless access to pornography. For the first time, young adults are coming to age after a lifetime of exposure to pornography, resulting in porn addiction, relationship problems, erectile dysfunction, and paraphilias (abnormal sexual behaviors). In this episode, we'll exp…
 
Kristin discusses Divorce with Dignity with Gaelyn Rae Emerson. When we first get married, nobody imagines that the loss and pain of divorce will become their reality. But when a marriage dies there can still be a redemptive ending for the individual who chooses to fight for their own healing. Gaelyn shares practical ideas for how to process and le…
 
Sometimes we're stuck with someone that doesn't have our best interest in mind. Not only that, they may even have a not-so-pleasant plan to make us miserable. What do you do with the toxic person that doesn't want to, or can't, change? Is there hope when you're in what seems like a no-win situation?By Paul Colaianni
 
Have you ever dealt with an uncomfortable or difficult situation? They can be hard to deal with, but this week the Savvy Psychologist gives you 7 tools to I.M.P.R.O.V.E. the moment and cope with hard times. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty Tips. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the newsletter for more psycholo…
 
Trigger Warning: This discussion includes explicit discussions of sex acts, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, eating disorders, suicide ideation, and drug use that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Today’s episode is with former porn performer Deanna Lynn. Deanna experienced childhood neglect and sexual abuse that led he…
 
In this episode, Mark and Steve respond to a PBSE listener's sincere inquiry about HOW to move through his defensiveness in response to his wife's legitimate trauma triggers. Here's his message and question to PBSE— I am a sex and love addict, I have found that I perceive my life in negative defensive ways. When my wife pulls away from me for menta…
 
This podcast is for Latter-day Saints (LDS) who want to overcome pornography and create the life they want. It's hosts teach you how to retrain your brain to completely quit pornography. If you are excited to move past your unwanted porn habit, this is the show for you. For more information on how to overcome porn please visit, zachspafford.com. To…
 
It can get tiring trying to do the right thing, be the right person, and say what you're expected to say. On top of that, when you try, it can sometimes feel as if the world has turned against you, and now you're a lone ranger tackling all the challenges on your own. Can you catch a break from this? Is there a way you can show up where the world do…
 
Video confidence coach Janie Peters chats with me about overcoming fear of speaking live on video. THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can blaze new trails to your happ…
 
Have you noticed that you get enough sleep, but you're still not feeling rested? Sleep and rest are not the same thing, and sleep doesn't provide all of the different kinds of rest we need. Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Pyschologist, looks at 7 different types of rest and what you can do to feel rested. Read the companion article on Quick and Dirty…
 
In this episode, Mark and Steve take on a PBSE listener's question about her husband's "claim of not being able to remember the details of his previous disclosures to her. Several months after he finally came clean and told her "everything," he backtracked and denied ever disclosing those things. Here's her description of the situation— Since then,…
 
How do i keep the wolves from coming back. Don’t judge who you are in that conversation - allow for neutrality in thoughts Someone can be beautiful or sexy without making it mean anything about you. Focus on what actions you want to take next Allowing the thought to be there Drop the judgment of what your brain offers you. Stop believing a thought …
 
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