A show about Judaism and sexuality with certified sex therapist Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus and Rabbi Dov LInzer, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. Moderated by Sara Rozner Lawrence. Founded by Jewish Public Media. Produced by Billy Procida.
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Today, Carol the Coach is interviewing Laney Knowlton who has worked in the field of sex addiction for over a decade years. She has developed a model for couples called Coupled Recovery. It uses similarities between the trauma cycle and the addiction cycle to create a common language for addicts and partners, creating a foundation for connection throughout recovery, which starts with emotional safety. This approach is meant to be used in conjunction with individual recovery work. Current models in the field tend to focus on either the addict or the partner. The differences between approaches can make it difficult for partners to see if addicts are working towards recovery, understand the work they are doing, and feel safe in recovery. At the same time, the work that partners do to heal themselves and the relationship is not seen and understood by the addict, and sometimes even left out of the recovery process, making it much more difficult for partners to heal.