This new workbook assists men healing from unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). The person in recovery may share these exercises/assignments with his therapist, minister/rabbi, mentor, friend or support group members. It contains over 80 practical exercises that address every aspect of the healing process:
- Behavioral Changes
- Cognitive Restructuring
- Same-sex wounds
- Opposite-sex wounds
- Family Issues
At last, a practical and therapeutic workbook that will bless everyone's journey into manhood. This is an excellent resource for individuals and groups.
Praise for Practical Exercises
"At last a practical and therapeutic workbook for all men who wish to heal from unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). Phelan's Practical Exercises will bless the struggler in his journey into manhood, and those who accompany him. This is a long needed resource in the arsenal of tools to help men reclaim their healthy masculine soul." —Richard Cohen, M.A., Author, Coming Out Straight, and Gay Children, Straight Parents Director, International Healing Foundation
"This book is a wonderful hands-on approach to recovery from same-sex attraction. It is full of incisive exercises by a professional who knows what he is talking about. Each exercise is designed to deal with one of the problems that are bound to come up for people going through recovery. These include "Fixing boundary violations" (handling mothers that are too intrusive); "Confront the abusers" (writing letters which may or may not be sent); and "Assessing your percentage of sexual addiction" (a helpful chart that helps users evaluate and manage their addiction). A much needed resource!" —Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D., Author, 101 Therapeutic Successes Director, The Living Center, New York City
"Challenging, insightful exercises that will assist men around the globe who wish to grow out of unwanted same-sex attraction and recapture their God-given heterosexuality."
—Elaine Silodor Berk, Co-Director, Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH)
"This book fills a void for all therapists in the mental health field because, if used in combination with one's usual therapeutic efforts, it will enable an approach near the therapeutic skills of Same-Sex Attraction Therapists themselves. With this workbook, therapists can almost do what it takes training to do. It is an understatement to call it a 'welcome addition' to the mental health treatment of the homosexual disorder."
—Samuel A. Nigro, M.D., Child, Adolescent Psychiatrist, Cleveland Heights