Resources

Local to Northern Utah:


Group Counseling Programs:
*Addo (in Logan)
Address: 40 West Cache Valley Blvd, Suite 3C Logan, UT 84341
Phone: (855) 229-2336

*Lifestar (Brigham City, Ogden)
Address: 120 N Main St, Brigham City, UT 84302
Phone: (801) 814-6561

CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapists):

HERE is a great list of questions from the S.A. Lifeline website to help you decide if the therapist you may be considering is qualified to help you.

12-step Groups:

*LDS supporting an addict: 1. current schedule (there are phone-in options!) 2. manual
*LDS addiction: 1. current schedule (there are phone-in options!) 2. manual
*Healing Through Christ: 1. No current local meetings 2. manual ($3.99 digital copy; $15 printed)
*S.A. Lifeline: 1. current schedule (there are online options; FYI: I have been told the women's Bountiful group is more pro-divorce/divorced supportive) 2. Manual

Body Work: (trauma can be stored in the body)

*Corey Sondrup:
Chiropractor.  He is trained and certified in an entire slew of healing techniques, such as EMDR, a technique proven to help with PTSD.  Since he is a chiropractor, these visits can be run through insurance!
Address: 1117 Country Hills Dr, Ogden, UT 84403
Phone: (801) 476-1752

*Emily Christensen:
Massage Therapist/Energy Kinesiologist LMT
Address: 9 W Forest St Brigham City, Utah
Phone: (435) 279-6906

*Katy Willis
Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy (QNRT)
Address: 9 W Forset St. Brigham City, Utah
Phone: (435) 339-3274

*Yoga classes:

Here is some thorough info on yoga. Particularly, read what it says under "Yoga and Mental Health Disorders." Almost 70% of individuals with a partner/spouse with a pornography or sex addiction experience most of the symptoms of PTSD (see Kevin Skinner, Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal, page 7). Check out the link to understand how yoga can help you if you struggle with symptoms of PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress. Also, 77% of individuals with a partner/spouse with a pornography or sex addiction turn to distracting coping mechanisms such as oversleeping, overeating, excessive internet use, social media, and alcohol at least half of the time (Skinner, Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal, 31). Check out the article to see how yoga can help with this as well.

Be Still Services yoga classes:
Update: All of my yoga classes are currently on hold. Thanks for understanding! <3 These are taught by yours truly in northern Utah.  I am trained in Kundalini Yoga & currently training through Backpocket Yoga for Hatha yoga with my eye on further Kundalini training 2019.  I will be listed through Yoga Alliance this fall.  I am also a certified Karma Kids Yoga teacher plus anticipate training for Yoga Therapy for kids with special needs in 2018. Families need to heal from sex addiction and betrayal trauma. Kids can be affected too by these dynamics in their homes and yoga can be a powerful tool to counter that!

Backpocket yoga classes:
Sariah is an amazing, amazing teacher with experience in yoga therapy and working with women experiencing betrayal trauma! You can subscribe for access to her pre-recorded yoga classes. You can choose to pay a small monthly fee or be billed yearly instead or a one-time fee for unlimited life time access. Check out her classes HERE.

Online Resources:

*Trauma Assessment:
You can take a free trauma assessment put together by Dr. Kevin Skinner (and others?) HERE.  This assessment will generate a result of low, low-moderate, moderate, moderate-high, elevated for each one of the 5 areas of PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). About 70% of those who are sexually betrayed by a partner experience most of the symptoms of PTSD.  A moderate result simply reflects that a person is experiencing the common symptoms of trauma whereas lower or higher than moderate demonstrates experiencing fewer or more symptoms than the other participants.  Consider seeing a qualified therapist who understands trauma with scoring “moderate-high” in two or more areas. One area of “elevated” means a person should seek out qualified and specialized professional help (CSAT---Certified Sex Addiction Therapist).

*Podcasts:
Jaylynn and Bryson (therapist, wife, and husband)
Betrayal Trauma Recovery (woman with personal experience and founder of the non-profit Betrayal Trauma Recovery)

*Betrayal Trauma Recovery (Pay with your HSA---Health Savings Account--- for these services!)
Interactive webinars, topic based groups, coach led Facebook groups, and individual sessions with trained and certified betrayal trauma coaches.

*Bloom For Women ($10/month)
Monthly subscription gives access to: educational videos; live classes; blog posts, articles, ebooks, videos, chat sessions, and podcasts designed by professionals and enhanced by community members. It also offers yoga and connection to other women within the Bloom community.

*Soul Hunger Course ($49 for this 8 week online course)
I cannot speak highly enough about this course!!!  If you want to understand how to make the Atonement personal, then this course will give you a huge step in that direction.  These are pre-recorded classes, so go at your own pace. 77% of those who have been through the sexual infidelity of a partner admit they turn to avoidance activities such as over-eating, over-sleeping, drinking, internet surfing, etc. at least half of the time in order to stop thinking about what the spouse did (Kevin Skinner, Treating Trauma from Sexual Betrayal, 31).  Jaci masterfully teaches how to abide in Christ instead of turning to those things that will only temporarily fill us.

*Mindweather 101 Course (free)
I just started this course, so I will come back and fill in more info/update once I have completed it.  This course was put together by 35 individuals, both professionals and those with personal experience.  It was created to educate individuals about the newest information available on mental health relating to the emerging research about the neuroplasticity (molding or changing) of the brain. It also about teaching mindfulness, or being more aware of self, others, and our surroundings in this moment.

*LDS Hope & Healing: (free)
Blog, forum, and other information for LDS women.

*Body Image Breakthrough Course  (free)
Jaci Wightman's created this course off of her book, Body Image Breakthrough. Many, many women inaccurately connect their husband's addiction with their physical appearance and/or sexual performance. Although Body Image Breakthrough wasn't written from a betrayal trauma specific perspective, I read it as I was in my beginning stage of healing. I believe it stemmed the tide on body image issues for me from my husband's infidelity/addiciton.

*Tell your bishop and/or stake president about Light Boxes.
This is a non-profit organization that can help you bring free care packages to women battling betrayal trauma (or facing other types of traumatic events) to your congregation or community.

My Top Reads for Wives of Sex Addicts:








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Resources for bishops or clergy:

*The LDS Church has a beta website for betrayal trauma! There is even a separate page for those who just found out. It is extremely well done!

*Counseling Resources. My Stake President says this isn't a new website; however it is only available to Ward and Stake Council Members, so it's new to me with now having access. :) It gives a good overview and hopefully creates compassion and awareness for leaders. You have to login into lds.org in order to access it.

*Bishops' Resource This is what I put together for our stake fall 2017. It has the best and most up-to-date information I am aware of from both leading professionals in harmony with the gospel and also what I have learned from my own personal experience from betrayal trauma and working with other women in their own healing processes. The original document was almost 50 pages of information and resources; some information has been removed from the original document in this copy (I had permission to use copyrighted info in our local copies, but haven't heard back about keeping the info in a viral copy). The purpose of the document is for clergy to be aware enough of betrayal trauma to create safety for the women, empower the women by connecting them with resources, and understand the potential role they can play as a member of their long-term support team---especially for their spiritual healing needs.

*Be sure to check out THIS beautiful non-profit to bring Light Boxes (care packages) to your congregation and area. HERE is our stake's Christ-centered spin-off for $9.24/box.

The following resources are not in the Bishops' Resource document yet:

*Read the First Presidency's letter and the policies on how to respond and prevent abuse HERE. 

*Do's and Dont's for Bishops counseling with a betrayed spouse from LDS Family Services HERE. 

*Dr. Kevin Skinner's TedeX talk; a basic overview in understanding betrayal trauma HERE. I believe it goes hand-in-hand with ministering efforts. We have to learn how to sit with others in their pain rather than reacting to what they share in ways that can create secondary trauma.

*And THIS Ensign article, "When Pornography Hits Home---Wives and Husbands Both Need to Heal."
*Episodes 7 & 8 of the Illuminate Podcast would be extremely helpful to understand betrayal trauma.
*Episodes 9 & 10, also of the Illuminate Podcast, discuss full disclosure. Couples who intend to stay married benefit from seriously considering a full disclosure and clergy can at least encourage it or even be involved in the process as they are prepared to successfully support it.


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