Los Angeles Couples Workshop
Sex Addiction, however manifested, rocks and unsteadies relationships at their very foundation. When the secrecy and double life is discovered, what is revealed becomes a betrayal trauma to the core of the partnership, uncovering the intimacy disorder for all involved. The person loved and cared about seems to be living a hidden life unknown to the spouse or partner – the world feels turned upside down. “Feeling exposed” seems an understatement for all. The betrayed partner is overwhelmed with what to do next.
For couples feeling they wish to start again and heal from the past, a Couples Workshop Intensive can provide the needed support to navigate the rougher seas which prevent such progress. For those partners who know they will not be continuing in coupleship, however, will still be in relationship as parents, find this experience full of new information and healing, useful toward moving forward in their co-parenting of children. Most importantly, how to discuss the potential changes with your kids in a manner that avoids creating more disruption in the present and moving forward.
Couples experiencing this deeply emotional crisis find it helpful to work with an experienced professional who can guide them safely in this experience. Toward that goal, Seeking Integrity Los Angeles is offering a specialized three-day relationship workshop for spouses and partners to explore new tools for communication and boundaries, and develop a roadmap for healing, in which both can work toward their agreed upon goals in the relationship.
This intensive couples workshop utilizes several modalities, such psychoeducation, experiential work, and group processing, while also attending to key roadblocks each individual brings to their experience.
This intensive retreat is facilitated by renowned couples therapist and sex addiction therapist Paul Hartman, LMFT:
Paul Hartman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in addictions and their impact on relationships. He has trained and worked with the most prominent addiction therapists in the country, including Dr. Robert Weiss, Dr. Patrick Carnes, Pia Mellody, and Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, among others. For the past 20 years, his work has centered on sex addiction and its impact on relationships. Currently, he works with groups of addicts, betrayed partners, and couples in intensive relationship workshops presented throughout North America and the United Kingdom.