I'm excited to get to present at the 2018 International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals Symposium!
Please join us for this public special presentation on women and sex/porn/love addiction coming up at the annual conference for the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals - IITAP - on Friday May 4th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm - in Phoenix, AZ!!! It features Erica Garza, Charlene deGuzman, Marnie Ferree and myself on a panel discussion. We will get to hear from Erica what it's like to receive international media attention as the author of her memoir "Getting Off" about her sex and porn addiction journey to recovery. Also, we will watch an exclusive screening of clips from Unlovable, a film about love addiction recovery, written and starred in by Charlene deGuzman. The event is FREE, thanks to Iitap and sponsors Center for Healthy Sex and Gentle Path at The Meadows! Panel is facilitated by Alexandra Katehakis from CHS. I hope to see you there!
Come join us to focus in depth on what Intentional Recovery looks like from sex, love and other addictive processes. Four experts will discuss their views on Healing Our Sexuality, Leveling Up Our Recovery, Healing Our Relationships, and dealing with Trauma Repetition to empower recovery.
Presentation at 2016 Seattle Trauma and Dissociation Conference: "Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Care"
TOPIC Of TALK: "Extreme Abuse and Addictions: Touchpoints for Transformation"
Friday, 10:45 am – 3 pm
Part I: “Extreme Abuse 101: An Overview” 10:45 am - 11:45 am
This hour will include a definition of Extreme Abuse (EA) with examples divided into three categories: Pedophile-Porn Rings (PPR’s), Occult-Themed Abuse (commonly called “Ritual” or “Ritualized” Abuse), and Deliberate Trauma or Technical-Based Dissociation (DT-TBD), sometimes referred to as “Mind Control.” Practitioners will be given a tool for self-care when working with these extraordinary, yet often intense, clients.
Part II: “Extreme Abuse and Addiction: Connections and Transformation” 1 pm - 3 pm
Research has shown that the more abuse someone has suffered, the more likely they will be coping with overlapping addictive patterns. Part Two will explore how to assess EA survivors for the presence of addictions, particularly the harder-to-see problems with finances, time management, relationships, and sexuality. Both “acting out” and “acting in” or deprivation/avoidance patterns will be explored. Participants will be given a tool to help survivors self-define “sobriety” and help practitioners offer support and accountability.
The second hour will include a panel presentation of EA survivors in 12-step addiction recovery who will discuss how they first recognized their addictions, how their trauma related to their compulsive patterns, and what has worked to guide them on a path to healthier choices. They will share how therapy and 12-step addiction recovery can work together to strengthen the healing process.
Books will be on sale at the Exposition Hall during the three day conference.
More info available at https://igdid.org/
Whether you're new to sex addiction recovery or been trudging the road for awhile, staying
ENGAGED IN THE STRUGGLE takes commitment, courage, and dedication. Join us for this
full day workshop where you can learn what you need to help you stay fully
ENGAGED IN THE STRUGGLE!
● Three CSAT presenters
● Mindfulness, Trauma & Boundaries
● Connect with women in recovery
ALL genders welcome! Catered lunch included!
I will be selling my memoir Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities from 9:30 through lunch. $99 Registration (early) or $119 full price. Hope to see you there!
More information and tickets available at www.worthrecovery.com
Please join me* for a reading from Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities with a focus on the theme of sponsorship, and a talk about the vital role sponsorship plays in recovery from addictions.
Snacks and socializing 5 - 6
Talk and book reading 6 - 7
*Special guest storyteller: Leilani Sprout (my mom!)
Come help me celebrate a dream come true at the launch party for the print version of my memoir, Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities!
I'll be reading, selling books hot off the presses (this photo is a proof copy that just arrived), and thanking everyone and their mothers for helping this long time vision become a reality. My own mom and dad and sister will be there! Light refreshments served. I hope you can made it!
Hear Staci interviewed by Carol the Coach, about her new memoir, Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities.
For more info, visit the Hope-Strength-Recovery Radio Show website, at
e-book now available for on Amazon and iBooks!