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The Path to Healing: Find Lasting Freedom Starts Here
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The Couples Recovery Kit — Virtual Course*
Are you and your partner struggling with problematic sexual behaviors, feeling trapped in a cycle of despair, and longing for a life marked by trust, healing, and genuine connection? The pain you're experiencing may seem insurmountable, but there's a path to recovery and lasting happiness.
Your Journey to Healing Begins Here
► Rebuild Trust and Intimacy: The Couples Recovery Kit empowers you and your partner to break free from the grip of problematic sexual behavior and rekindle trust and intimacy. It's your lifeline to a brighter future filled with lasting happiness.
► Overcome Despair Together: Say goodbye to the cycle of despair and turmoil. This kit provides the tools and support to wake up each day with renewed purpose, saving your relationship and your family.
► Rediscover Genuine Connection: The weight of addiction can suffocate not just your well-being but also trust and intimacy within your relationship. Our guidance helps you break free, fostering hope, healing, and authentic connection.
► Empower Your Transformation: You are not defined by compulsions. The Couples Recovery Kit equips you with the power to change, rebuild self-confidence, and rediscover joy and fulfillment in life.
What's Inside the Couples Recovery Kit
- I Can Stop Program: This program is your roadmap to overcoming problematic sexual behaviors. It includes 30 comprehensive lessons with videos and 30+ downloadable worksheets.
- I Must Heal Program: For partners healing from betrayal trauma, this program offers 30 comprehensive lessons, videos, and 40+ downloadable worksheets.
- Expert Guidance: Access to invaluable resources including digital copy of "Stop Sex Addiction" and "Real Hope, True Freedom" by Dr. Milton Magness and Marsha Means, along with our new Professional Digital Resource Library.
- Couples Blueprint: Daily and weekly exercises to deepen your connection and rebuild trust.
- Recovery Points System: Utilize our innovative and proven Recovery Points System to keep your recovery and healing a top priority.
- Mobile App: Watch your courses anytime, anywhere on your mobile device.
- Online Community: Engage in a thriving community providing unwavering support and accountability on your journey to growth — coming 2024!
Don't let addiction and betrayal define your future. When you commit to healing together, you'll strengthen your bond, foster open communication, and cultivate empathy. You'll rediscover intimacy, joy, and fulfillment in your relationship and personal lives.
The Couples Recovery Kit is your lifeline to hope, freedom, and a love that can flourish once again. Invest in your relationship's well-being today and begin your transformative journey.Get Started
I Can Stop: 30-Day Solution to Sex Addiction — Virtual Course*
Are you ready to reclaim your life from the grips of addiction? In the I Can Stop: The 30-Day Solution to Sex Addiction course, we provide you with the essential tools, guidance, and support to embark on a transformative journey toward lasting recovery.
What This Course Has In-Store
► Hope and Freedom: This course is your lifeline to hope and freedom from compulsive sexual behavior. It offers you a brighter future, right from day one, and a pathway to lasting recovery that extends throughout your lifetime.
► A Fresh Start: Proven ways to break the cycle of guilt and shame. This course empowers you to wake up each day with a renewed sense of purpose, ready to save your relationships, your family, and everything that truly matters to you.
► Overcoming Despair: The weight of problematic sexual behavior can be suffocating — impacting not only your well-being but also trust and intimacy within your relationship. With our guidance, you can break free from this cycle and rediscover a life filled with hope, healing, and genuine connection.
► Reclaim Your Life: You are not defined by your addiction or compulsions. This course equips you with the power to change, regain self-confidence and self-worth, and rediscover joy and fulfillment in life.
- Comprehensive Lessons: Gain access to 30 comprehensive lessons, including 30 videos and 30+ downloadable worksheets. These lessons provide a deep understanding of addiction and strategies to deal with intrusive thoughts and visual threats.
- Expert Guidance: Benefit from expert guidance on building your Personal Recovery Plan, a roadmap to your successful recovery.
- Recovery Points System: Our innovative Recovery Points System helps you track your growth, stay accountable, and achieve sustainable sobriety.
- Digital Resource Library: Access a digital resource library with dozens of tools to aid your recovery journey.
- Mobile App: Watch your courses anytime, anywhere on your mobile device, providing flexibility and convenience.
- Companion Workbook: A companion workbook, organized by lesson, helps you track progress, reflect on your recovery journey, and apply course concepts to your life.
Take charge of your life, prioritize your well-being & family, and break free from the grip of unhealthy sexual behaviors. Begin your journey towards lasting recovery and a brighter future today.Learn More
I Must Heal: Healing from Your Partner’s Sex Addiction — Virtual Course*
Are you exhausted from concealing your inner turmoil behind a facade of strength? Do you yearn for genuine change? It's time to harness the power of healing and embark on a transformational journey toward a future filled with trust, intimacy, and profound connections.
Discover The Transformation
► Empowered Healing: I Must Heal: Healing from Your Partner’s Sex Addiction offers you unwavering support and the essential tools to take command of your healing process. It's your pathway to rebuilding trust, safety, and lasting happiness.
► Renewed Hope: Discover the tools to truly bid farewell to the relentless dread of your partner's betrayal. Rediscover hope, healing, and authentic connection in your life.
► Overcoming Despair: Acknowledge your overwhelming emotions, broken trust, and seemingly endless struggle to safeguard your relationship and well-being. This course offers the solution to break free from this agonizing cycle.
► Reclaiming Your Life: Regain your inner strength, confidence, and connection to your own needs. Release the burden of betrayal and reconstruct intimacy. Rekindle your ability to trust and thrive in your relationships.
- Comprehensive 30-Week Course: Access 30 meticulously crafted lessons, including 30 insightful videos and 40+ downloadable worksheets — designed to be your guiding light on your healing journey.
- Partner-Specific Insights: Gain profound insights into your partner's addiction and its impact on you. Learn how to regain control and recover, whether or not your partner joins you on this journey.
- Expert Guidance: Benefit from expert guidance to understand the trauma of betrayal and how to reclaim your life from its devastating effects.
- Recovery Points System: Utilize our innovative and proven Recovery Points System to keep your recovery and healing a top priority.
- Digital Resource Library: Access a treasure trove of tools to support your healing from betrayal trauma, all at your fingertips.
- Mobile App: Seamlessly watch your courses on your mobile device, providing you with the flexibility to engage with the program whenever and wherever you choose.
- Companion Workbook: A companion workbook, structured by lesson, empowers you to track your progress, reflect on your healing journey, and apply course concepts to your life.
Empower yourself to heal, whether your partner's ready for change or not. Prioritize your well-being and equip yourself with the resilience and tools needed to navigate the pain of betrayal.Learn More
What People Like You Have to Say About Hope & Freedom University…
"It was a wonderful experience. Very emotional, extremely exhausting (mostly emotionally), and very helpful in identifying my own personal recovery needs. It was also extremely enlightening for me [in] regard to my husband's recovery needs. In previous counseling experiences I have been left out of my husband's recovery completely. Being involved and understanding his recovery process helped me feel closer to him…. This was a turning point in my own journey."
- RM, Healing Partner
"I'm looking forward to the 3 month check in. I see it like a random drug screen- with which I am well familiar. Once I figured out just how sick I was, those kept me safe from myself for 5 years. Once I was able to get it figured out, like training wheels, I can navigate through life without alcohol. When I finished my dental board probation period I heard of other guys who relapsed and they were tested in their offices immediately. That's how I see the check ins. That kind of accountability is very helpful for me. I can see coming back for years to come (if not for a lifetime). [My wife] said she no longer feels like she has to sleep with one eye open. It was exhausting."
- PC, Recovering Addict
"[What helped me most was] understanding how the brain and chemicals in the brain work for addiction ... and normal people. [The Intensive was] very emotional and mentally draining but also helped me see my addiction from my wife's perspective, feel a spiritual renewal also, very anxious to come back and be sober for 3 months."
- LJ, Recovering Addict
"[The Intensive] was wonderful to be able to be open and unafraid and to be heard and understood. It felt like a very safe place where surgery on the heart could take place. To be able to have someone look underneath the cesspool of our life and flush it out in the open was painfully good. I did not want to leave and go back into the real world and try to figure out how to move forward alone. It was a very good experience for me. Thank you for the work you do. It is a wonderful ministry and I will be forever grateful for being able to learn under you."
- FD,Healing Partner
"This was life transforming for my marriage. I think that while we may not have had the level of severity in terms of our issues as some couples, I was at a point of feeling like we needed something dramatic to get us on track. Your program was certainly that! It was like rebooting a computer, scrubbing it and reinstalling the programs after being infected with a virus."
- LG, Recovering Addict
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How You Can Start Healing With Us
Discover Your Path to Healing
Your journey to healing starts here. Our tailored programs provide the tools you need to work on your unique journey to recovery. Take the first step towards understanding yourself, your relationships, and the path to healing.
Embrace a transformational journey with our comprehensive programs, expert guidance, and a supportive community. Begin to regain control of your life, rebuild trust, and rediscover intimacy. Remember, this is just the beginning of your healing journey.
Thrive in Lasting Restoration
As you progress through our programs, engage with our community, and leverage our tools, you'll witness significant positive shifts in your life and relationship. Rediscover genuine connection, rebuild trust, and cultivate lasting love. Your commitment to this ongoing work will lead to lasting restoration and happiness.
Continue to Seek
These programs are a great start to begin your path to recovery — but they aren’t the end-all solution. We recommend you use the course as a precursor or supplement to the necessary mental health work with a professional with one of our recovery-based 3-day Intensives. To learn more about our recovery-based intensives, click here.
Resources to Get You Started on Your Recovery & Healing Journey
Stop Sex Addiction by
Dr. Milton Magness
In the midst of crisis, there’s an opportunity for transformation. Stop Sex Addiction by Dr. Milton Magness extends a lifeline of hope and freedom to those dealing with problematic sexual behavior. It helps recognize the pain and challenges while firmly asserting that sex addiction is treatable. Through diligent effort and a robust recovery program, it is possible to break free from destructive behaviors, mend relationships, and embark on a rewarding journey of recovery.
Stop Sex Addiction is your guide to finding a way out of the darkest tunnel, offering a glimmer of hope and the promise of true freedom from the clutches of addiction.
Real Hope, True Freedom by Dr. Milton Magness & Marsha Means
Sex addiction is a daunting challenge, impacting not only the person struggling but also their loved ones. Our book, Real Hope, True Freedom — co-authored by Dr. Milton Magness and renowned partner expert Marsha Means — is a beacon of guidance and understanding in this difficult journey. Filled with in-depth information, compassion, and over 160 answers to pressing questions on sex addiction, this essential guide offers solace and actionable insights.
Dive into Real Hope,True Freedom to uncover profound insights and compassionate wisdom that can illuminate your path through the complexities of sex addiction.
Welcome to Hope and Freedom University — let me tell you how we began…
In late 2012, a deeply discouraged couple came into my office after being told by a different therapist they should walk away and divorce because their marriage was likely irreparable. At the time, they didn't even know the term sex addiction. Candidly, it was a relatively new term for me as well.
That led me to find Dr. Milton Magness and his practice, Hope and Freedom Counseling Services in Houston, TX. We quickly inquired about the 3-Day Intensive option with a long-term program approach. I offered to walk alongside them and support them in their journey if they were open to making a commitment to the program.
Treating this couple became a defining moment in my practice. In fact, it spawned the treatment of hundreds more in my office and the desire to devote my practice to helping couples like them.
I go to the darkest places, find a source of hope and light, and guide them on their journey to healing and wholeness. I’ve dedicated my career to bringing restoration to couples ravaged by the effects of sexual addiction and training clinicians to do the same — so we can reach as many as possible!
As soon as I found Hope & Freedom and Milton Magness, I knew this treatment model was different and something that offered real hope and true freedom to couples whose relationships were at risk of complete devastation.
Over the years, I have used this treatment model and have seen Hundreds of couples not just salvage their relationship — but, in many cases, have healed, restored, and developed a closeness that they weren’t sure was possible.
You deserve hope and freedom, too — because it’ll bring healing and restoration for you. Perhaps one day, you too will be able to share it with others and experience the gift of introducing it to those in need the way I have.
MTSC, LCMHCS, CSAT-S, CHFP
President & Executive Director
Hope & Freedom Counseling Services
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What is Sex Addiction?
Uncover the truth about sex addiction, from its various names to its prevalence in society. Understand that you're not alone, and there is hope for change. Discover why addressing sex addiction is crucial and take the first step towards a healthier, happier life.
Wondering how to know you have a problem? Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you struggle when trying to stop and find you can't? Not sure? Try to stop for 7 days and see how hard it is.
- Do you hurt people you love with your behavior but keep doing it anyway? Has anyone you loved ever expressed concern?
- Do you hide your behaviors because if others knew you would feel bad?
Certified Hope & Freedom Practitioners
Discover a network of outstanding, highly skilled therapists with extensive training in sexual addiction treatment. They’ve also completed the extended training in our CHFP program and scored at a superior level in the comprehensive exam. These therapists have also participated in many 3-day intensives — and spent a significant number of additional hours in one-on-one training personally with Dr. Magness, Hope & Freedom founder, and Tina Wehner, Hope & Freedom president.
Whether you're seeking therapy in California, Charlotte, Dallas, Nashville, Orlando, or beyond — our experts offer comprehensive approaches that encompass education, individual therapy, and group support. Take the first step towards a healthier, happier life.
Sex Addiction Recovery Timeline
Everyone’s timeline for recovery is different, but moving through recovery typically happens in 4 phases.
Survival Phase: This initial stage, lasting 6 months to a year or more, is for newcomers, those who've faced relapses, or crises related to addiction.
Stability Phase: Starting around 6 months into recovery and lasting at least a year, this phase is about establishing sobriety, routines, and support networks.
Sustaining Phase: Beginning 18 months into recovery and lasting a year or more, this phase focuses on deeper recovery tasks and enhancing healthy sexuality.
Freedom Phase: Achieved after 2.5 years or more, this phase signifies long-term recovery, balancing life, and addressing specific concerns.
To learn more about the recovery timeline, what recovery means, and what it may look like, click below.
12-Step Sex Addiction Groups
Explore 12-step sex addiction groups and fellowships to find strength and understanding on your path to recovery. These supportive communities, vetted by our team, offer hope, healing, and a network of people who have walked a similar path. Take the first step towards transformation and freedom.
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*Disclaimer: These programs are not a replacement for the necessary mental health work with a professional and specifically are best used in preparation for or in conjunction with one of our recovery-based intensives with a Certified Hope & Freedom Practitioner. To learn more about our recovery-based intensives, click here.