Jerri Jorgensen explains how Desert Solace’s inpatient treatment program was designed to help pornography addicts change habits and mindsets to hasten recovery.
Jerri Jorgensen, co-owner of addiction recovery center Desert Solace and pornography addiction specialist, explains the need for parents to discuss adult websites with their children.
With Internet-connected devices everywhere, it’s more important than ever for parents to have conversations about adult imagery and pornography with their kids according to addiction specialist Jerri Jorgensen.
Jerri Jorgensen, co-owner of recovery facility Desert Solace, discusses the circumstances and mindsets that can lead to pornography addiction.
Jorgensen is no stranger to the paths that can lead to pornography addiction. After helping her husband in his recovery from pornography addiction, the couple has gone on to found Desert Solace, an addiction recovery inpatient facility specializing in pornography and other addictions.
Jerri Jorgensen from Desert Solace explains how helping her husband into addiction recovery prepared the couple to open Desert Solace, an addiction inpatient facility in St. George, Utah.
A very popular and effective therapy method used for treatment of those suffering from addiction involves horses. Equine Assisted Therapy and Equine Assisted Learning (the difference is whether a licensed therapist is involved in the process or not) are relatively new to the mental health community, but the results are impressive.
Mark Jorgensen is the founder and executive director of Desert Solace, a sex addiction and pornography addiction treatment center located in St. George, Utah. He has seen these results first-hand. “Equine therapy is amazing!” says Jorgensen, “anyone who has been around horses has recognized not only their power and beauty, but also the ability of these animals to tune in to human emotion.”
A new kind of therapy called Equine Assisted Therapy is quickly become one of the most popular and effective methods of therapy used today. At the Utah-based sexual addiction treatment center Desert Solace, equine assisted therapy is utilized during the recovery process for a few reasons.
Although pornography has been present in magazines and other visual mediums for decades, the last 10 to 15 years has seen an industry explosion due to the invention of the internet, according to Mark Jorgensen, founder and CEO of the Utah-based pornography addiction recovery center Desert Solace.
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Over the past few decades pornographic addiction has risen to an all-time high. For married couples, this can be a very slippery slope as to what you may find offensive, and what you are willing to accept. In the past ten years thanks to the internet, pornographic videos and images have become readily accessible and even free to view.
It has been argued that due to the increase in available pornographic media, husband’s sexual expectations have also heightened in lieu of the fictitious films they are viewing. Here in lies the problem; real women in real life generally do not engage in the act of sex the same way that men see in in fantasy pornographic material.
Pornography addiction affects a marriage deeply. When a man becomes addicted to pornography he is training his body to become aroused to visual stimulus. As the addiction takes hold he requires more and more specific visual images in order to be satisfied. If he notices a tiny imperfection he can discard the image or video and move onto the next one. These trends are not conducive to real life sexual encounters. The pornography addict often loses the ability to become aroused unless he visualizes pornographic images. This sexual disconnect is extremely hard to bear, and may cause emotional distance between a couple. Addicts also suffer from a host of emotional problems, such as a short temper, or low self-esteem. These emotional problems serve to drive the couple even further apart.
It gets better.
Pornography and sex addiction are both terrible burdens on a relationship. Trust is broken, feelings of betrayal abound, and it feels like the world is slipping out from under you. There is hope. It is possible for a couple to recover from addiction.
The first step towards healing is to fully acknowledge the problem and any false beliefs. Pornography addiction is a type of obsessive-compulsive cycle. This compulsion is often reinforced by several false beliefs. One false belief is that the addicted member is basically a bad, unworthy person, rather than just someone who has made mistakes. Another is that no one can love the addicted person as they are. It is also common for addicts to believe that their needs will not be met if they have to depend on others, and that sex is their most important need. Acknowledging these beliefs makes it possible to over come them.