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Loving Parents _____ 10. Happy Childhood _____ 11. Safe Touch _____ 12. Intimacy Pain From Fear: _____ 1. Fear Of Death _____ 2. Fear Of Loss _____ 3. Fear Of Abuse _____ 4. Fear Of An Abuser _____ 5. Fear Of Trauma _____ 6. Fear Of Violence Pain From Being Judged In The Past Or Present: _____ 1. For Your Race _____ 2. For Your Gender _____ 3. For Your Sexual Orientation _____ 4. By The Church/Judgmental Pastors _____ 5. For Being An Addict _____ 6. For Not Being Perfect _____ 7. By Your Parents _____ 8.
Becoming honest with others and ourselves about our addiction. 3. Making amends to those we have harmed in the past with our behavior. 4. Attending AA/NA/Celebrate Recovery meetings every week so we can ask for help and receive support from other recovering alcoholics/addicts. 5. Forgiving ourselves for not being perfect. 6. Making a commitment to getting our lives in order – legally, financially, personally, and in relationships. 7. Reconnecting with our goals for the future. 8. Taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
6. If I have sex with enough people, I will feel better about having been abused. -No, the more promiscuous I become, the worse I will feel about myself. Process Questions How healthy were my past sexual experiences? How do I feel about the way I have expressed myself sexually? If I expressed my sexuality in an unhealthy or addictive way, what would I like to change? What steps could I take to quit my unhealthy sexual behaviors? (Go to a 12-step meeting, work on sexual abuse issues, journal about my feelings, take medication for depression or anxiety, talk to a counselor, change my beliefs about sexuality, etc…) How will stopping my unhealthy sexual behavior improve my self-esteem?