Individuals and spouses struggling with the effects of pornography and sexual addiction often hold on to beliefs and practices which keep them “stuck” in unhealthy thinking and behavioral patterns. For decades 12-Step recovery programs have taught the concept of Surrender as a powerful force in moving forward in creating freedom and long term recovery. Explore this critically important, yet sometimes difficult to understand process of “letting go.” Please note that this session will include principles of mindful living with some focus on Judeo/Christian and other spiritually based practices and traditions.

This session was part of the Utah Coalition Against Pornography Conference in Salt Lake City on April 18, 2015.

Dan Gray is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in addictions counseling and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. He maintains a busy private practice, lecturing regularly and providing training and consultation to numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations throughout the country. He is the clinical director of the LifeSTAR Network program, which provides help for individuals and couples who are dealing with problems related to sexual addictions and compulsive behaviors. He co-authored and edited Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leaders and Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors. Dan is married and the father of four. He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, biking, and anything outdoors.

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