WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM AN INTENSIVE?

what can I expect from a sex addiction intensive?

"I basically felt like a piece of dirt the first day and half of the second. I didn't feel that I was getting any help until after I passed the polygraph test.  It was like a roller coaster of emotions. From the gut wrenching disclosure process, to seeing hope and possible healing in [my wife’s] eyes. It has been one of the most emotional times of my entire life.  I think everything ran like a well-oiled machine. I really didn't know what to expect going into the Intensive, but I want to thank you for helping to put our marriage back on the right course."  AM, California
Three-Day Sex Addiction Intensives are psychotherapy sessions designed to get to the heart of your issues quickly.  You'll receive concentrated focus and together, push for resolution that is both achievable and lasting. You can expect an Intensive to be—well—intensive! As the name implies, Intensives are designed to dig deeply into issues that have contributed to your present situation. Revelations of additional sexual behavior, long-held secrets, trauma from childhood, and other issues are common during Intensives. Strong emotions are often the result.

For this reason, you can expect to experience a wide range of emotions during the Intensive. You may find yourself reconnecting with past wounds and trauma that bring a flood of emotion to the present. Couples attending Intensives together often become aware of deep-seated emotions that make it very difficult to be in the same room with their partner during the three days.  Our goal is to help you to process the pain and emotions in a safe and healthy way.  
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daily schedule for couple's intensives

Daily Schedule Intensives for Couples (except for Couples Communication Intensive)

Morning
  • One session for primary client
  • One session for the partner 
  • A double session for the couple
Afternoon 
  • One session for primary client
  • One session for the partner 
  • A double session for the couple
Evenings 
  • Attending area 12-step meetings 
  • Doing assignments in preparation for sessions the next day

daily schedule for men's intensive

Morning 
  • Two double length sessions
Afternoon 
  • Two double length sessions
Evenings 
  • Attending area 12-step meetings 
  • Doing assignments in preparation for sessions the next day
Houston Accommodations for Intensives
You are encouraged to stay in one of several hotels that are within easy walking distance of the Hope & Freedom office. A list of area hotels within walking distance will be sent to you once you have booked your Intensive. If you live in Houston, you are also encouraged to stay in a nearby hotel in order to give your full attention to the content of the Intensives. (Meals and lodging are at the discretion and expense of the client.)

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accommodations in Houston for your intensive

You are encouraged to stay in one of several hotels that are within easy walking distance of the Hope & Freedom office. A list of area hotels within walking distance will be sent to you once you have booked your Intensive. If you live in Houston, you are also encouraged to stay in a nearby hotel in order to give your full attention to the content of the Intensives. (Meals and lodging are at the discretion and expense of the client.)
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