Welcome to episode 08 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Duane Osterlind. In this episode, Duane talks about the issues around sex addiction, how to recognize it, stages of recovery and what a healthy sexuality looks like afterwards.
As co-founder of NOVUS Mindful Life Institute, Duane Osterlind’s vision is to provide comprehensive care for individuals struggling with process addictions in the utmost confidential, comprehensive and caring environment to ensure clients feel safe and accepted with anticipation that recovery is possible.
Duane has over eight years of experience as a therapist helping individuals find hope and healing. He received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. He has also trained with Patrick Carnes, P.hD., a leading expert in the treatment of sexual addiction issues and author of “Out of the Shadows”. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the Society of Sexual Health (SASH). MFT#44567
Duane’s clinical focus is on treating individuals and couples struggling with process addictions using a mindfulness and task centered approach. He facilitates the Men’s Sexual Addiction Process Group and well as a DBT group for individuals struggling with anxiety and depression.
In this episode, you will hear:
- If people should identify hyper sexual disorder as an addiction
- Recognizing and distinguishing someone with a diverse sexuality to sex addiction
- Looking at the compulsive nature of sex addiction
- The three main domains which identify people struggling with sex addiction
- Changes in the frequency of acting out behaviour
- Gender differences
- Distinguishing the difference between love and sex addiction
- Links between chemical and sexual addiction
- Difficulty in forming deep relationships
- The different stages of recovery
- The need to have more than just a couple of therapy sessions
- The process of healing through other group members
- Going through abstinence and becoming ready for a relationship
- What healthy sexuality looks like after addiction
- The three circle plan and its use in therapy