Sex therapist Dr. Carol Clark discusses the different ways to treat sex addiction, such as sex addicts anonymous groups, sex therapies, individual therapies and changing one's entire lifestyle.
How to Treat Sex Addiction On behalf of tvlesson.com, I'm Dr. Carol Clark, a sex therapist with drcarolclark.com. In this next clip, I'm going to tell you how to treat sex addiction. Sex addiction is such an overpowering addiction, the compulsions, the obsessions are so incredibly overpowering that we need to bring every weapon in our arsenal to combating this. And we do that through the sex addicts’ synonymous groups, the 12 step groups, individual therapy, group therapy and changing ones entire lifestyle. That sounds overwhelming, I know. And that’s why we do it one day at a time. But what you need to do is begin making lifestyle changes that involves spiritual, mental and physical activities. Every day do something spiritual. It doesn’t have to be religious. It can be meditation. It can be yoga. It can be looking at the sunset or the sunrise. Do something physical. Get out in the sunlight. Go for a walks. Go for a swim. Join the gym. Do something that helps you get in touch with your body and feel good about yourself and breaks you out of the addictive thinking. And then do something mental. And that can be doing puzzles, or having an intellectual conversation with someone with whom you can feel connected. Challenge yourself mentally. Do hobby, hand-eye coordination can be really healing by being fully present in some activity. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be a simple as a paint my number activity or building a birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks. But being fully present while you're working on something creative is very healing. And then at the end, you have the sense of accomplishment. And so day by day, you're doing something for your recovery. And that’s how we treat sex addiction. On behalf of tvlesson.com, this has been Dr. Carol Clark. Thank you for watching.