Category Archives: Science

Is Sex Addiction Real?


Check out this great video by NBC Left Field, featuring Floyd Godfrey MAPC, LPC, CSAT. Floyd is the Executive Director of LifeSTAR Mesa Arizona. We always hear about sex addiction when a celebrity gets caught doing something they’re not supposed to. … Continue reading

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Pornography, Sex, and the Pleasure Systems in the Brain


Dopamine.  That’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in recovery circles for pornography /sex addiction.  Why is this tiny endocrinological, neurochemical compound such a big deal? It’s a big deal in recovery because it affects the part of … Continue reading

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How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds


We are all looking for a simple tool that leads to significant shifts in our behavior. The 5 Second Rule, created by Mel Robbins, is one such tool. If you’re interested in learning how to change your life in 5 seconds, take … Continue reading

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“Protecting Children from Pornography: How to Equip Parents”- Fresno Seminar for Mental Health Professionals & Students (June 18th)


On June 18th, CAMFT (Central San Joaquin Valley Chapter) is hosting a seminar called “Protecting Children from Pornography:How to Equip Parents“. This seminar is presented by Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C, who specializes in sexual addiction treatment and presents often to … Continue reading

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“Vote for Love, Not Porn” in Today’s Fresno Bee


I am grateful to announce that my article called “Vote for Love” is in today’s Fresno Bee (click here to read it online). May it deepen people’s awareness and inspire action. Please help us spread the word! I invite you … Continue reading

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This is Your Teen’s Brain On Porn


At our recent YouthSTAR Parent Night, I shared a clip from this excellent video (below), teaching parents about the impact of pornography on the teenage brain. This short documentary includes some valuable information regarding the neuroscience of pornography addiction (among other … Continue reading

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The Key to Profound Power, Productivity, & Performance


What if the key to profound power, productivity, and performance was our efficiency in  relaxing, resting, and recharging? This concept is both counter-intuitive and counter-cultural. The popular path is laden with distraction. We chase cortisol. We cut sleep. We  burn out. But the … Continue reading

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