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Support Groups for Partners of Sex Addicts

Betrayal Trauma Support Group

This support group for partners of sex addicts is designed to help you share and process your heartache surrounding your partner’s struggle with sexual addiction.

This 12-week Zoom or Telephone support group for partners of sex addicts is designed to help you share and process your heartache surrounding your partner’s struggle with sexual addiction. It meets weekly for an hour and a half on Zoom or conference call line. Join your facilitator and three other women each week as you work through and process Marsha Means’ workbook, From Betrayal Trauma to Healing & Joy. This group and the workbook provide a place to process your pain and the many other emotions you are dealing with; helps you learn what detachment is and how to use it to help you heal; teaches you healthy self-care; equips you with numerous tools for healing and empowerment; and imparts understanding of several other topics partners need help with, including, among others, boundaries, forgiveness, reconnecting with yourself, and starting again, whether you are alone or with your husband. Due to our focused training in trauma, we are able to add an extra focus on understanding trauma and processing trauma.

This group meets every week for 1½ hours for 12 weeks.

NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE DISPLAYED IN NEW YORK TIME ZONE.

The price for this support group is $540.

You pay ZERO to start and after ONE WEEK you have the following payment options to choose from:

Price is $45 a week for 12 weeks = $540.00.

Pay in full or 3 monthly payments of $180.00.

Or $90 twice a month for 3 months.

No Payment is required to register. Payments are due one week before the group starts.

Date

April 26, 2021 (Monday)

April 26, 2021 (Monday)

Time

1:00pm – 2:30pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Coach

Coach Katherine

Coach Jodi

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Please, do not pay until one week before group starts.

Payment Plans

Healing though Joy

Using the Life Model principles introduced in From Betrayal Trauma to Healing & Joy, this group combines neuroscience, attachment theory, and Biblical principles to take us further in our healing. 

This is a level-2 group that helps you build on the foundation of healing you laid in From Betrayal Trauma to Healing and Joy

These groups provide a deeply healing way to resolve unhealed trauma, whether that trauma is from childhood or from our partner’s sexual addiction, or from both. Using the Life Model principles introduced in From Betrayal Trauma to Healing & Joy, this group combines neuroscience, attachment theory, and Biblical principles to take us further in our healing. Together we give our brains what they need to help us heal. And as we do, something truly amazing happens: our hope, our peace, and our joy increases! Experiencing God, loving one another, and bearing each other’s burdens will become richer and more natural as you learn more about receiving and giving life. Join us and find healing from unresolved trauma in your life. This process cannot, and does not, happen in isolation. It takes community. As we encourage and love one another, we provide the opportunity to turn that important corner towards healing, hope, and joy!

This group meets every week for 1½ hours for 12 weeks.

NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE DISPLAYED IN NEW YORK TIME ZONE

The price for this group is $540.

You pay only after a week of starting your group.

You have the following payment options to choose from:

Price is $45 a week for 12 weeks = $540

Pay in full or 3 monthly payments of $180

Or $90 twice a month for 3 months. 

 

Effective Boundaries

Because of your partner’s addiction, you may be feeling like a helpless victim with no control over your life, until you learn and use effective boundaries. Coach Carin.

 

 

How to Create & Use Effective Boundaries with Coach Carin.

In her book, “Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts,” Vicki Tidwell Palmer says: “Your greatest source of strength and safety comes from your practice of good self-care through the use of effective boundaries — knowing how they work, how to create them, and what to do when they’re broken.”

The devastation sexual betrayal brings to your life can leave you feeling like a helpless victim with no control over your situation. Being part of this group discussion, you, the partner will be supported and have an opportunity to share, receive and respond in a safe place. Honest and vulnerable interactions between members and the facilitator dissolve the isolation and shame you’re struggling with. You will evaluate the health of your relationship with the addict, and change unhealthy marital dynamics. You will learn how to create good and healthy boundaries.

You will gain insight in your reality and how to own it. You will learn to identify your needs and wants, and how to communicate them in a healthy way. You will discover you have personal power, and learn to use it to eradicate victimhood and stop the chaotic dance. You will end ultimatums and unsuccessful attempts at control by learning to make requests that lead to clarity and bring resolutions. You will learn how to deal with broken boundaries.

Join us for a group discussion every week, and learn skills that can transform all your relationships, including your marriage if you are still with your partner, and lead to healthier communication and a happier lifestyle.

This group meets every week for 1½ hours for 12 weeks.

 $45 a week for 12 weeks = $540.

Pay in full or 3 monthly payments of $180.00.

Or $90 twice a month for 3 months. 

It requires the purchase of Vicki Palmer’s Moving Beyond Betrayal available on Amazon.

NOTE: ALL TIMES ARE DISPLAYED IN NEW YORK TIME ZONE.

For questions, please contact carin@acircleofjoy.com.

Men Support Group

How You Can Help Her Heal: Earning your wife’s trust after destroying it will never be easy, but you can learn and grow the emotional intimacy skills required to be the man she needs. Coach Marsha Means.

As any married sex addict knows, helping a betrayed partner heal can take a lifetime, and it can feel hopeless. Most women who’ve lost trust give up the idea of ever feeling it again. However, this group, which uses the workbook, ­­Help Her Heal­, creates hope by helping a man understand his wife’s needs, and learn how to meet those needs by changing himself. Working through this workbook together with a group of men, facilitated by Marsha Means, you will learn a great deal to help you become a much better husband. And you will learn how to meet your wife’s needs for empathy and true intimacy, by changing yourself.

Earning your wife’s trust after destroying it will never be easy. But with help and support, you can make great progress in achieving that hard-earned goal. This group will not only give you hope, it will help you become the kind of man your wife longs for you to be. If you need help and support in becoming the man your partner can someday trust again, I invite you to join us on that journey.

This group meets every week for 1½ hours for 12 weeks.

Price is $45 a week for 12 weeks = $540.00.

Pay in full or $90.00 twice a month for 3 months or 3 monthly payments of $180.00.

Couples Support Group

Emotional Intimacy Couple’s Group: This group works through An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples, and gently guides you and your partner into the deep water of secure, safe, communication and attachment. Coach Marsha Means.

Marriage is, at its heart, about your connection. Just as a well-loved infant develops a deep, secure bond with his primary caregiver, so too do life-partners form deep, secure attachment bonds. Or at least that’s the way our Creator designed it. On your wedding day, you as a bride most-likely assumed the two of you shared a secure bond you could count on for the rest of your life; fully believing your husband would always be there for you. Then entered your discovery of his sex addiction. And possibly his intimacy anorexia—and  secure attachment was shattered.Open Sans’,serif;”>Where are the two of you in rebuilding your attachment bond? Does your husband struggle with intimacy avoidance or intimacy anorexia? Does he stop short of letting you all the way into his private world out of fear or lack of intimacy skills? Building on the skills learned in the men’s group, You Can Help Her Heal, this couple’s group will work through An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us.With Marsha’s help, the group and the workbook will gently guide you and your partner into the deep water of secure, safe communication and attachment. The content of the workbook is based on Dr. Sue Johnson’s three decades of clinical research with couples.

This group meets every week for 1½ hours for 16 weeks.

Price is $45 a week per couple for 16 weeks = Total $720.00.

Pay in full or $90.00 twice a month for 4 months or 4 monthly payments of $180.

Meet the Coaches

Our coaches are passionate and experienced people who are here to support and guide you.

Marsha Means

Marsha Means

Coach Katherine

Coach Katherine

Coach Jodi

Coach Jodi

Coach Carin

Coach Carin

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