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  • Join the Facing the Shadow Workshop

    Are you ready to transform your life and embark on a journey of healing and recovery from sexual addiction? Look no further than the Facing the Shadow Workshop, hosted by Sano Counseling Center. 

    This intimate workshop, facilitated by Dr. Joey Pham and a certified co-therapist, offers a unique opportunity to jumpstart your recovery in a private and supportive environment.

    What Is the Workshop About?

    The Facing the Shadow Workshop is a five-day retreat-style program held in a private area of Irvine, CA. Limited to only eight participants, this workshop ensures a personalized and focused experience for each individual. 

    Throughout the workshop, participants will receive all the necessary materials and workbooks, while engaging in:

    Meet the Facilitators

    Dr. Joey Pham, a Clinical Psychotherapist and certified sex-addiction therapist, along with a certified co-therapist from Sano Counseling Center, will guide you through the transformative journey of the workshop. With their expertise and compassionate approach, you can feel confident that you are in safe hands throughout the entire process.

    The Workshop Program

    Our workshop begins with a gentle start, allowing participants to get to know one another in a comfortable living area. Whether you choose to sit on the couch, chairs, or prefer yoga mats and blankets on the floor, we want you to feel at ease. Dress comfortably, as there will be opportunities to move around during exercises, both indoors and outdoors.

    As we embark on this journey together, each day will begin with a grounding meditation, setting the intention for your healing process. While sharing personal experiences is not mandatory, our small group size allows for one-on-one support and a safe space for those who choose to share.

    Location and Logistics

    The workshop will take place in a private location in Irvine, California. The exact address and directions will be shared with confirmed attendees to maintain privacy and security.

    What You’ll Learn

    During the Facing the Shadow Workshop, you will gain valuable insights and learn practical tools to support your recovery journey, such as:

    • Breaking free from destructive patterns
    • Overcoming obstacles that hinder your recovery
    • Implementing tools to jumpstart your recovery
    • Creating a treatment plan for long-term success
    • Building a strong support network
    • Facing and addressing your shadow

    Workshop Topics

    Throughout the workshop, we will delve into a range of topics, including:

    • Understanding the addictive system and differentiating between first order and second order change
    • Exploring your personal shadow through inventory exercises
    • Cultivating mindfulness and integrating mindfulness techniques into your daily life
    • Utilizing the trauma egg to facilitate transformative change
    • Addressing challenges in your sobriety journey and identifying recovery essentials through the creation of your personal craziness index
    • Developing a sexual health matrix and exploring the effects of physiological flooding on conflict resolution
    • Creating your mirror of desire and understanding your personal arousal template
    • Constructing a relapse prevention plan, including fire drill plans, abstinence, and boundaries

    Intensive Therapy and Aftercare

    For individuals seeking additional support, Sano Counseling Center offers intensive therapy sessions and therapeutic aftercare before and/or after the workshop. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact the Sano Center at 562-252-9796.

    The Facing the Shadow Workshop offers a transformative experience where you can begin your journey of sexual addiction recovery with expert guidance and a supportive community. Don’t miss this opportunity to take a significant step towards healing and regaining control of your life. Contact us today to reserve your spot and embark on this life-changing workshop with Sano Counseling Center.