Does it feel like your life lately has been changing for the worse? Are your sexual habits the common thread between everything that’s going wrong? Do you desperately try to keep anyone from finding out? For many sex addicts, who cheat on partners they care about, compromise relationships that are important to them or watch porn so excessively that it cuts into time they should spend working or meeting their obligations, behaviour like this isn’t a choice. It’s a disorder.
The negative consequences of sex addiction hurt you and those around you. And since abstinence is not realistic for most people, it is very difficult to self-treat. Triggers can’t be entirely avoided, because we are surrounded by images and messages about sex on a regular basis. However, at The Dawn, we offer effective treatment options that can be used to combat this addiction and take back your life.
Sex addiction can come in many different forms such as:
People with sex addiction may stop engaging in recreational, social or work-related activities because of excessive time spent fantasising about, pursuing, engaging in or recovering from sex.
Other behavioural signs of sex addiction can include:
At The Dawn, our highly certified clinical team is specialised in treating this complex disorder. We believe in taking the time to get to know you and providing you with a high level of personal attention. That is why we like to keep things small: we limit our number of clients at any one time to 25. Your therapy groups will typically consist of around eight to ten people, and our low staff-to-client ratio means you’ll have plenty of one-on-one support. Our friendly team members are available at all times of day, every day of the week, so you’ll never have to feel alone when facing your challenges.
There are many advantages of inpatient rehab for sex addiction. A key component of effective addiction is being removed from your triggers and negative influences – being away from the people, places and situations that trigger this behaviour makes it easier for you to keep the focus on your recovery. Inpatient rehab also provides 24/7 support and supervision, so you can always ask for help when you need it. And, in residential rehab, you’ll have access to a wide variety of therapy options, such as experiential therapy groups, exercise, meditation, massage therapy and recreational outings.
The Dawn offers a comprehensive sex addiction treatment programme that’s tailored to your requirements to give you the best chance of recovery. We use a holistic and non-religious approach that people of any cultural background can use and relate to. Our Twin Pillars treatment model is designed to create the ideal balance between rehab and wellness; work and relaxation.
Our counselling approach focuses on rehabilitation and gives you the tools you need to overcome your undesired behaviour. We utilise evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and the 12 Steps to help you correct negative thinking patterns, deal with your emotions from a place of calm and build relationships that will support your recovery. You will receive intensive individual and group therapy, as well as a customised relapse prevention plan and structured online aftercare support to help you prevent relapse and maintain the practices you learn in rehab.
Through our robust wellness programme, you will develop the mental strength and key tools you need to build a better future. Therapies we use to support your development and encourage your well-being include:
These work together to reduce your stress, improve your health and help you process emotions that come up in your counselling sessions in a non-damaging way.
Shame and secrecy are hallmarks of sex addiction – but that shouldn’t stop you from getting the help you need. Here in Thailand, you’ll be at a safe distance from your home community, and you can approach your therapy work without the extra mental burden of worrying about your confidentiality. We are strictly non-judgmental: you will finally feel free to talk about your concerns in both one-on-one and group therapy.
You’ll enjoy the peace and quiet that our idyllic riverside sanctuary offers, and each day will be completely dedicated to restoring your wellness. And, you will have the opportunity to make the most of your trip to Thailand by exploring Chiang Mai on our weekend excursions.
The Dawn is Asia’s leading addiction rehab and mental health retreat that focuses on healing on all levels.
We aim to make our admissions process as simple and clear as possible. Our dedicated team is always here to help 24/7.
We believe in healing the whole person. You will receive intensive psychotherapy, but meditation, relaxation, and recreational activities will all play an important therapeutic role in your treatment. Here’s an example of what a typical day looks like at The Dawn: