From Darkness to Light: The First Step in Handling Shame is Managing Secrets

From Darkness to Light: The First Step in Handling Shame is Managing Secrets

Jeffrey J. Ford, MS, LMFT

The fist step in a healthy recovery makes a big difference, and it starts with disclosure. If disclosure is done in a healthy way, it can help an addict learn to manage shame throughout the recovery process. Dispelling darkness and shame with light and accountability is the surest way to come out of hiding in a connected way. Participants will learn the steps of disclosure and also who the most important people to disclose sensitive information to. 

Jeff Ford received his BS in Psychology from the University of Utah and his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Jeff is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He has contributed to the field by publishing articles about the practice of marriage and family therapy and regularly speaks throughout the community on the topics of pornography, marriage, and addiction. In addition to his clinical practice, he has been an instructor of psychology and adolescent development on a university level. Jeff specializes in working with individuals and families struggling with sexual addiction.

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