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Resources

Sexual Addiction

Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST)

Information about Sex Addiction

Books

Out of the Shadows - Patrick Carnes

Sexual Anorexia - Patrick Carnes

Facing the Shadows - Patrick Carnes

Don't Call it Love - Patrick Carnes

Shadows of the Cross - Patrick Carnes

In the Shadows of the Net - Patrick Carnes

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction - Mark Laaser

Contrary to Love - Patrick Carnes

Sex Addiction 101 - Robert Weiss

The Porn Trap - Wendy Maltz

Cruise Control - Robert Weiss

Going Deeper - Eddie Capparucci

Sex Addiction - Paula Hall

Understanding and Treating Sex and Pornography Addiction - Paula Hall

Your Brain on Porn - Gary Wilson

Treating Sex Addiction - Kevin Skinner

Attachment

Experience in Close Relationships (ECR) 

Books

Attached – Amir Levine

The Power of Attachment – Diane Poole Heller

Homecoming – John Bradshaw

Running on Empty – Jonice Webb 

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents – Lindsay Gibson

Attachment Theory Workbook – Annie Chen

Attachment – Christina Reese

 

Trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences

What is Somatic Experiencing?

The Wisdom of Trauma

Books

Waking the Tiger – Peter Levine

Healing Trauma - Peter Levine

In an Unspoken Voice – Peter Levine

The Body Keeps The Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk

Seeking Safety – Lisa Najavits

Trauma and Recovery - Judith Lewis Herman

It Didn't Start With You - Mark Wolynn

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving – Pete Walker

Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing – Cornelia Elbrecht

It’s not me: Understanding Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation – Anabel Gonzalez

Healing Developmental Trauma - Laurence Heller

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity - Nadine Burke Harris

Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing - Suzanne Methot

What Happened To You? - Oprah Winfrey

Somatic Psychotherapy toolbox – Manuela Mischke-Reeds

What Happened to You - Stephanie Foo

Addiction

Books

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - Gabor Mate

Chasing the Scream - Johann Hari

The Biology of Desire - Marc Lewis

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain - Marc Lewis

The Globalization of Addiction - Bruce Alexander

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction - Maia Szalavitz

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything you know about Drugs and Society - Carl Hart

Addiction as an Attachment Disorder - Philip J. Flores

Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions - Russell Brand

 

 

Relationships

Books

The Betrayal Bond – Patrick Carnes

Love and Addiction – Stanton Peele

Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships – Kelly McDaniel

The Emotional Incest Syndrome - Patricia Love

Sexual Anorexia – Patrick Carnes

Hold Me Tight – Sue Johnson

Co-Dependent No More – Melody Beattie

Getting the Love You Want – Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt

Emotional Sobriety – Tian Dayton

Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for designing and celebrating your sexual health plan – Alexandra Katehakis

The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman 

 

 

Betrayal Trauma

Betrayal Bond Index Test (BBI)

Books

Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal - Kevin Skinner

Intimate Deception - Sherri Keffer

Facing Heartbreak (work book) - Stefanie Carnes

Mending a Shattered Heart - Stefanie Carnes

After the Affair - Janis Spring

Moral Injury

What is Moral Injury?

Canadian Moral Injury Guide

Support Groups

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group

Complex PTSD and Childhood Trauma Recovery Group

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families

In the Rooms - online community for individuals in recovery to connect and attend meetings together

Refuge Recovery - Buddhist-oriented non-theistic recovery program that does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery

Life Ring - Abstinence-based, anonymous organization dedicated to providing a safe meeting space where you can experience a non-judgmental recovery conversation with peers. 

SMART Recovery - Science-based approach emphasizing self-empowerment and self-reliance. Support for individuals struggling with addiction/harmful habits and their loved ones

She Recovers - women supporting women and non-binary individuals in recovery from life's challenges

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous 

Sex and Porn Addicts Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous - Christian-focused

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Porn Anonymous 

Porn Addicts Anonymous

Recoveries Anonymous - recovery from a pornography addiction

Support for Loved Ones

Recovering Couples Anonymous - couples support for those recovering from betrayal and committed to their relationship

COSA - 12-step recovery program for those whose lives have been affected by compulsive sexual behaviour (for partners and family members)

S-Anon - 12-step program providing support for family & friends of sex addicts

Co-Dependents Anonymous - support for people with a desire for healthy and loving relationships

Al-Anon - support for loved ones of those struggling with problematic alcohol use

Nar-Anon - support for loved ones of those struggling with problematic substance use

Support for First Responders and their Families

Boots on the Ground - peer support helpline

Vancouver Island Beyond the Blue - support for law enforcement families

Operational Stress Injury Social Support - peer support for CAF members, veterans, and their families

Support for Operational Stress Injury Program - peer support for current and retired RCMP members and employees

Veterans Affairs Assistance Program - 24/7 professional mental health support for veterans, former RCMP members, their family members and caregivers

Ambulance Paramedics of BC - resources for paramedics and their families

BC Professional Fire Fighters - specialized services for emergency workers and healthcare professionals

 

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