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Sexual Health Resources

Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants By Samuel L. Perry

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships By David Schnarch PhD

She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman (Kerner) By Ian Kerner

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life By Emily Nagoski Ph.D.

Subject: Preparing and Protecting Youth (and Marriages) from Pornography - Online Class Summary: Preparing and Protecting Youth (and Marriages) from Pornography and Navigating Masturbation: Effective tools, skills, and approaches to self-mastery (CBT). This online class is much more than a warning about the dangers of pornography and general insights. You will learn from Daniel Burgess LMFT, effective and specific approaches to addressing pornography usage and masturbation and why certain approach fail. This online class is ideal for parents, couples, individuals, and LDS church leaders.* Why do so many repeat undesired behaviors with pornography, masturbation, and sex? Even after years of treatment, support groups and supportive family/friend/leadership. In Daniel’s work with youth, adults and guiding parents and LDS leaders he saw this repeated pattern. But the solution always seemed to be the same… do more of the same! Additionally, he notice a profoundly concerning problem among those who were “successful” with treatment programs. Their intimate/sexual relationships were often negatively affected. This issue has been overlooked or avoided by many professionals in the field and the individual, at risk of relapse. But there is a better way. A more effective way to teach youth, to foster lasting and sustainable success without negatively effecting one’s sexual health. In this online class, Daniel will detail the process and specific tools he uses with his clients and the methods he provides parents and leaders to support their loved ones. These approaches avoid the “Hawthorn” effect of many recovery programs and create sustainable lasting results. *Age Appropriate: These topics affect people of all ages and it is imperative that we prepare and educate youth to navigate these difficult issues before they are exposed to external sources. Therefore, Daniel will be talking bluntly, respectfully and using anatomically correct terms, and descriptive language around sexual health, pornography and masturbation. While Daniel professionally and personally believes it’s important to provide this content to youth. he also recognizes and respects that each parent and youth have their level and definition of age-appropriate content. To accommodate any concerns parents might have with the content of this event, he will be recording the class if you as the parent wants to review the presentation prior to showing their youth viewing it. Duration: 120 Minutes Presenter: Daniel A. Burgess MA, LMFT




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