Hope & Freedom offers numerous Three-Day Intensives that are tailored to the specific recovery needs of clients. Intensives are offered for both men and couples. For men in recovery from compulsive sexual behavior who are in a committed relationship, it is strongly suggested that the intensive work be done as a couple.
Are you tired of your compulsive sexual behavior? Have you tried to stop many times before and been unsuccessful? Have your lies and addictive behavior damaged your relationship to the point where you wonder if it will survive?
We believe that sex addiction need not bring an end to marriage. If there is a willingness on the part of the sex addict and the partner to give themselves wholeheartedly to the recovery process, we believe that most marriages can not only survive but can thrive in recovery. Our treatment process is different from some others in that a stated goal of our process is to restore the marriage relationship.
Three-Day Intensives are not for everyone. Intensives are not a three-day cure. There is no such thing. They are designed to be three days of hard work that will help you get to the root of your addiction, strip away barriers to recovery, and put your life and relationship on the road to recovery. These three days of concentrated and demanding work address issues that may otherwise take a year or more of therapy for equivalent results.
This program is very rigorous. In fact, it may be the most rigorous short-term treatment program of its kind. We are very selective in accepting couples into this program because we want to make sure a Three-Day Intensive is the appropriate treatment choice.
If you are looking for an easy fix to a problem that you have developed over many years, keep looking. This program is not for you. We work only with highly motivated individuals and couples who are ready to do whatever is necessary to put an end to all acting out behaviors once-and-for-all and engage in the difficult but rewarding process of rebuilding their relationship.
Intensives consist of a combination of individual sessions and couples sessions. We have sessions each morning and each afternoon. Assignments are given to work on each evening. Additionally, there are mandatory 12-step meetings that the couple attends each evening. As the name implies, the three days you spend at Hope & Freedom will be intense.
We only have a limited number of spaces available for intensives. To be considered for an intensive you must complete an application by clicking on the link at the right. Completing this application does not obligate you in any way. It does help us determine if an Intensive is right for you.
If you are married, we will only consider you for an Intensive if you come and work as a couple. A major focus of our work is on seeing relationships restored. We cannot do that unless we have both partners present.
Please ask your partner to complete an application after you are through. Once we receive both applications we will set up a teleconference where Dr. Magness will personally review your applications, take you step-by-step through a Three-Day Intensive schedule, answer your questions and then conduct your screening interview.
You will be told whether or not your applications have been approved by the end of that teleconference.
The focus of these Intensives will be on:
Equipping the sexually addicted person with the tools he/she needs to develop new thought and behavior patterns to counter what is often a long-standing pattern of addictive dysfunctional behavior. Many of our clients are able to stop all compulsive and addictive sexual behaviors permanently. This is our goal and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve that goal.
The second focus of Intensives is to lead couples in a process that can ultimately lead to restoration of trust in the relationship.
During the Intensive, a significant part of our work will be with you. Initially, the work will be helping you deal with the trauma that you have experienced due to your partner’s acting out. Additional work with you will center on helping you define, develop, and maintain healthy boundaries, empowering you within the relationship, determining what you need to feel safe in the relationship, and helping you develop a long-term plan for taking care of yourself. We will also lead you in a process that is designed to lay a foundation upon which trust can be rebuilt. A significant focus of our intensives also includes developing intimacy on an emotional, physical, and spiritual level. Part of our focus on the last day of the intensive is on the subject of healthy sexuality, how to move toward it and embrace it.