Treating Pornography Addiction

The Essential Tools for Recovery
(Complete Collection)

Dear friend,

Are you tired of trying to overcome a porn addiction? How do you kick the habit? Recently I read that 70 million Internet uses will view some form of online sexual pictures or videos this year. If only 5% are addicted that would mean that 3.5 million people need help for porn addiction. Recently I received a plea for help from a man who simply couldn’t stop on his own. In describing his challenges he wrote, “I used to have a very strong work ethic and intense drive. Now I procrastinate whenever possible so I can look at porn. I find myself waiting til the last minute for everything. I also used to be regarded as a very caring husband and friend. Now I have trouble showing anything but frustration and anger.” My heart goes out to him, his wife, and the thousands of others who fight this battle every day.

A few years ago a friend of mine asked me to help him with a growing problem that he was experiencing. He was spending many hours each week counseling young men who were struggling with a porn addiction. These were good men who had become trapped in the web of addiction. They had been full of energy and excitement, but with the heavy weight of a porn addiction their internal fire was going out.

Unfortunately, when pornography addicts want to change, they don’t know where to turn or how to get help. If you are at this stage, please let me help you. I have developed three CDs and a workbook to help you develop the skills to change. Remember the old adage, “If we fail to plan we plan to fail.” You can succeed with the right preparation, knowledge, and skills. With the right preparation and learning, you can heal from a porn addiction. As a professional therapist, I have spent a lot of time considering the process it takes to change. I have come to believe that change is possible for all addicts. I see many of my clients succeeding.

Many porn addicts begin wondering if they can ever quit. They wonder what it takes to change and if they have it in them. They have tried over and over to quit only to find themselves trapped again. One man, when describing his porn addiction, said, “I’ve known that I was addicted to pornography for many years but have always believed I could control it myself. I always fail at controlling it. I tell myself several times per week that I need to not look at it anymore, but I always go back.”

With the advent of the Internet, pornography has become one of the fastest growing and most easily accessed “highs” to which someone can become addicted. Our society has no idea how devastating this addiction really is and what it will become. Those who are trapped in this addiction do know. They have feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. They are afraid to seek help because it is embarrasing. They are good people wondering where to get help for their porn addiction.

In a classic book, “Changing for Good” the authors describe six stages in change. These stages are:

  • Precontemplation–During this stage the addicted person doesn’t believe they have a problem. They believe that they can handle things on their own. At this level the addicted person sees no need to change their behaviors.
  • Contemplation–This is the place where change starts. Those who have a porn addiction start seeing the consequences of their actions. They may have been caught and realize that they may need help. This stage can last for weeks, months, or even years.
  • Preparation–The preparation stage is the time where individuals start thinking about how they are going to change. They develop new strategies or plans. Their planning gives them hope that change is possible. They truly want to make the changes that lead to long-term success. During this stage they develop new tools and awareness so that they can break out of old patterns and habits.
  • Take-Action–During the taking action stage, the plans made in the preparation stage are implemented. This is when new patterns and habits start to be formed. For the addict, this is an exciting time because they can see a difference in their life. Energy and excitement return to the addict’s life.
  • Maintanance–Once action for change has taken place, the next big step is maintaining the growth and change that has occurred. During this stage it is important to continue growing and developing in other areas of life. The key of maintenance is learning to replace old habits with new productive ones.
  • Relapse Prevention–The final stage is developing effective relapse prevention strategies. The fact is that most addicts relapse at some point in the recovery process. However, with effective relapse prevention strategies, long-term change is possible.

I have personally seen my clients change when they understood these stages and learned the tools they needed. Sadly, most who struggle with pornography addiction stay in the precontemplation stage until they have hurt themselves and others with their addiction. Others live in the contemplation stage trying to determine if they want to change or keep their addictive behaviors a little longer.

We at Treating Pornography Addiction, want to provide the best tools and resources to individuals struggling with a porn addiction. When you learn the steps you need to take to change you will gain a new hope and excitement in your life. You will realize that you don’t have to live with the heavy burden of pornography addiction.

“Unfortunately most people keep trying the same strategies to overcome their pornography addiction and they end up with the same disappointing results.

Are you prepared to receive information that will remake the person you have become? Here is what people are saying about the information available on these CDs:

“I was very skeptical when my bishop asked me to go to counseling. I thought I could do it on my own. I didn’t realize how much pornography had been impacting me. What was really cool was that once I learned these tools, I regained my hope. I am excited again. I want to thank you for giving me hope. I know I still have work ahead, but I know I have the right tools now. Thank you!”

– Aaron–California

“You know I didn’t realize how far down the path I was. I had given in so many times I didn’t consider how my actions were taking me from my family and my work. I really like your approach. You seem to understand the difficulties of recovery, but seem to keep me focused on the fact that I can win this battle. The awareness you have given me along with the tools really helps. Thanks.”

– Tim–Utah

“My hope is back. I feel like a new person. You have laid the foundation for my change. My wife and kids are trying to get used to having their dad back. As for me, I know that I am still going to have challenges, but I really do see light at the end of the tunnel.”


Why am I struggling so much to overcome this pornography addiction?

I am often asked why pornography addiction is so hard to overcome. The answer lies inside of you where chemicals are released when you view pornography. These chemicals are extremely addictive and they are always available–your body produces them at will.

In order to understand the powerful effect of pornography on the mind, you have to consider that the mind records everything it sees. If you have looked at pornography, those images can be replayed in your mind anytime. Therefore, learning to stop those “replays” is crucial if you are going to win this fight.

In the “Treating Pornography Addiction Workbook”, you will find a chapter that describes how the process of addiction develops in the mind and how it can be deactivated. This description is extremely helpful for those seeking to break their patterns of addiction. One therapist who has worked with addictions for years read this chapter and said “I love this. I need to give this to everyone I work with who is dealing with an addiction. With the understanding they receive from this they will have the most helpful tool I could give them in fighting their addiction.”

If you want help, the tools are available right here.

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If you are looking to change, help is available. Our educational CDs and workbook can help you change. They will help you in the preparation, taking action, maintanence, and relapse prevention stages. In the first two CDs you will learn:

  • How pornography impacts your mind
  • How your addiction developed
  • How to break the pattern of viewing pornography by understanding yourself and your body
  • How to re-write your mind scripts so that you don’t turn to pornography
  • How to create a game plan that works for you
  • How to heal from the shame and guilt you feel
  • How to utilize your inner voice in the recovery process

This information will help you in the preparation stage of the change process. The next CD offers relapse prevention strategies to help you maintain the changes you have made. In this CD you will learn:

  • The key elements that prevent change and contribute to relapse
  • How to utilize your personal beliefs and values to win the battle
  • The most important tools for preventing relapse
  • How others are succeeding in overcoming their porn addiction (addiction pornography)

Finally, the workbook offers an in-depth understanding into the following areas:

  • The creation of a pornography addiction (addiction pornography)
  • How to assess your level of addiction
  • How to activate and deactivate addictive behaviors
  • The steps to change for good
  • The key principles that lead to a new life of recovery and hope
“What Does It Cost?”
Counseling, Groups, Lost Productivity USD/year
Counseling 3 sessions @80 per hour $240
Group 12 sessions at $30 $360
Money spent on Pornography 50% don’t spend money on porn while those who do avg. $50-100 a year (as reported on my site) $50-100
Lost Productivity (retake classes, missed job advancement). $500-1000 minimum
Family and relationship problems Too Much
Total Cost without Lost Productivity and Family Issues >$650
Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools For Recovery Costs a Small Fraction of What It Is Worth.

Overcome Porn Addiction

When you purchase this product, you are taking charge of your life. These CDs and workbook will provide you with answers to many of the questions you have been wondering about. You aren’t alone. There is help available and you can join the hundreds of others who have benefitted from this material.

Our work has taught us that you can prevent a lot of pain by seeking help. If you would like to learn the essential tools for overcoming a pornography addiction and prevent a lot of pain, you can get help today.

“Don’t wait to get help. Gain the tools you need to make a permanent and lasting change in your life. We will provide you the information you need to make these changes.”


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You can overcome this addiction. Let me help you. Get started today.

Wishing you the best,

Dr. Kevin B. Skinner, LMFT

p.s. You can listen to an audio sample of the parent’s guide

p.s. If you, your spouse, a child or another family member is dealing with a pornography problem, the contents of these CDs will help you fight the battle step by step. Regarding these CD’s one religious leader said, “There are many books out lately, but I believe none come close to being able to learn from the CD’s and workbook together. We need these tools in order to help those trapped in pornography fully recover and to salvage and foster marriages. I have not found any other product that compares to the benefit of what Dr. Skinner has created.”

One man who recently purchased this product said, “Thank you. Your teachings and help are aiding me through a once deep addiction as well as giving me the opportunity to help some friends go through it too. I will never be the same.”

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Addiction and Intimacy - Article

Why Addictions are Intimacy Killers
(PDF Download)

Dr. Skinner has written a special report that addresses how addiction influences intimacy in relationships. In this article you will learn:

  • How addiction prevents intimacy
  • How you can increase intimacy while decreasing the addictive behavior
  • How to increase the intimacy in your relationship while overcoming an addiction

The human heart desires intimacy. Addiction is what happens when we give up hope for intimacy. Our entire civilization is built upon the need for love and acceptance—the need for intimacy. As you apply these principles you will learn more about yourself and relationship intimacy. Addiction is something you CANovercome: Intimacy is something you CAN achieve.
The charge for this article is $5.00 regularly $19.95.

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A Spouse's Guide - Treating Pornography Addiction

A Spouse's Guide to Helping a Partner Caught in Pornography Addiction
(MP3 Download)

Do you have a cheating spouse who cares more about pornography than he or she does about you? I am constantly receiving emails from men and women who have a spouse trapped in pornography and they do not know how to help. If you are reading this page, you are likely dealing with a relationship in which your partner has been cheating on you and is likely involved in pornography.

The other day I was talking with a woman who had been married for 30 years. She found a lot of pornography on her ex-husbands computer after she had learned that he was having an affair. She was devastated and looking for answers to why he would leave her and their daughters. The answer is hard to understand. Her husband developed a pornography addiction and had began acting out his fantasies with other women. Her cheating spouse had transformed his pornography addiction into an affair.

If you are like most individuals who are dealing with a cheating spouse you are likely emotionally frustrated, worried, afraid, hurt, and/or angry.

Over the past few years, I have heard many gut wrenching stories from clients who have come into my office distraught with their spouse who has become addicted to pornography or who have become involved in sexually-oriented chat rooms.

They tell stories of not being sexually intimate for weeks, months, or years at a time. They express deep hurt and rejection because they don’t feel desirable anymore. They ask questions or make statements like:

How could he or she have done this to our family?


What is wrong with me? I must not be good enough for him or her.

If you are like most people who have a cheating spouse you have many questions. My desire in creating this webpage is to provide you information that will help you through this challenging time.

In an effort to provide answers to the many questions I have received over the years from spouses who have a cheating partner involved in pornography, I have created a series of MP3s titled, “A Spouse’s Guide to Helping a Partner Caught in Pornography Addiction”. These MP3s cover the following areas:

  • Emotional phases you can expect to go through now that you have learned about your spouse’s behavior.
  • Learn the key elements of disclosure—what you should be looking for and what you can expect—you may want to listen to this section with your spouse.
  • I will teach you how to understand and assess your spouses involvement in pornography (is it just pornography? Or are there other addictive behaviors involved?). You will also be given ideas to help you determine the likelihood of whether your spouse will change or not.
  • Learn the common mistakes spouses make when trying to help.
  • The next section will focus on your role as a spouse. Most spouses simply do not know how to respond when they find that their partner is viewing pornography behind their back or are involved in online sex. Learn how to be helpful but not overly involved.
  • Finding good professional help—Learn what questions to ask when looking for a good therapist or group.
  • Methods to help yourself heal.
  • Characteristics of couples who do well in the recovery process.

If you are lost and wondering how to respond to your spouse’s pornography addiction, I highly recommend you purchase this product.

In addition, I would recommend that you sign up our monthly newsletter. Each month in the newsletter I have devoted a section to marriage and pornography addiction. I try to help partners and spouses who are trying to cope with their cheating spouse’s pornography addiction.

You can listen to this CD today. All you need to to is purchase today and you will instantly be able to download this hour long CD. Normally this CD sales for $24.95, but today you can listen to it for $9.95.

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This is a collection of MP3s from “Treating Pornography Addiction” that focus on helping you handle your spouse's pornography addiction. They will be immediately available for download after payment.

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A Parent's Guide - Treating Pornography Addiction

A Parent's Guide to Helping a Child Caught in Pornography Addiction
(MP3 Download)

Help your child overcome a pornography problem. This audio download is an hour long and is designed for parents who do not know where to turn or what to do. Learn how you can help your child. Many parents simply do not know how to respond to a teen struggling with pornography. In this recording, you will learn specific steps to help you give your child direction and assistance.

This audio will be downloaded as an MP3 so you can listen to it right now. Normally it sells for $24.95, but you can listen to it today for $9.95.

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This is a collection of MP3s from “Treating Pornography Addiction” that focus on helping your child overcome a pornography addiction. They will be immediately available for download after payment.

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Personal Guide - Treating Pornography Addiction

The Essential Tools for Recovery
(MP3 Download)

Treating Pornography Addiction (3CD’s) package is available for download. These three CD’s are the first three hours of educational information that Dr. Skinner has prepared for his client’s and others seeking help. The first two hours discuss how to develop a plan and prepare to succeed. In the last hour, Dr. Skinner discusses powerful relapse prevention strategies. These three hours are like sitting down with Dr. Skinner in a therapy session. He originally recorded them for his client’s so that they could review what he had covered in their therapy sessions. Now they are available to everyone who wants to get started in the recovery process.

You will want to listen to these CD’s over and over so that you can remember all of the information that is available. It is best to take notes of what you learn. The content has helped hundreds of individuals in their battle with pornography.

Get started in your recovery today!

*After purchase these MP3s will be downloadable as a single 208 Mb file.

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Strengthening Recovery Through Strengthening Marriage

Healing from Pornography Addiction
(Audio CD)

The discovery of a pornography addiction in a committed relationship often sends a couple into a confusing world of mistrust, disorientation, and insecurity. Join Dr. Kevin Skinner and Geoff Steurer, both licensed marriage and family therapists and specialists in treating pornography addiction, as they compassionately address common questions and dilemmas faced by couples throughout all stages of recovery.

In this six part series for couples, you will learn effective strategies for addressing the addiction and the relationship. Discover the keys to rebuilding trust and intimacy, and gain a long-term view of recovery.

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Treating Pornography Addiction - Book

The Essential Tools for Recovery
(Paperback Book)

Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery is for individuals who want to begin the recovery process. It is filled with exercises and specific solutions that if implemented will help you heal.

Regarding this book, Dr. Jack Ayre said, “I know of no other product that so carefully and professionally walks a sincere addict through the process of facing the challenge and working methodically through the condition.”

Here’s what others are saying about this book as found on

A Practical, Working Guide to Breaking the Chain of Addiction, January 15, 2007

Reviewer: Brenda Purvis –

I highly recommend this book to counselors or individuals seeking practical methods of dealing with pornography addiction. Dr. Skinner’s does a great job of describing the drivers and nature of the problem and his approach outlines doable steps toward recovery. It is the best book on the subject I have seen. We are now recommending it to individuals in our counseling practice with good success.

A great supplement to works by Patrick Carnes!!!, December 22, 2006

Reviewer: Nicholas the Pilgrim (Washington State) –

This is another excellent book in the literature of recovery from sexual addictions. While the title states it’s about “Treating Pornography Addiction,” the material here will be helpful, and encouraging, to anyone dealing with any number of sexual, lust and love-related addictions.

While the author, Dr. Kevin B. Skinner, makes abundant use of the work done by Dr. Patrick Carnes and his colleagues, Skinner provides some additional insights that are either not covered by Carnes, or are presented in a different manner. While I would highly recommend the many helpful titles written by Carnes, I believe that Skinner provides a much-needed supplement to that body of literature.

One of the things that stands out in Skinner’s book here is his clear description of the chemical reactions that take place within an individual as one contemplates and moves toward his or her object of lust (usually pornography), which frequently results in acting out. Just the awareness of the drug effect of this disease should be enough to make many individuals more guarded when those initial thoughts of lust, or temptation, get started. Skinner provides the tools to develop an alternate plan when those temptations arise.

Another thing that stands out in this work is Skinner’s emphasis on reducing shame when an individual succumbs to the temptation to act out. He spends a great deal of time encouraging the recovering addict to learn from each slip and to discover ways to prevent similar slips in the future. There is great encouragement in knowing that recovering addicts are bound to slip up on the road to recovery, but as long as things are learned from each experience, and effort is made to avoid a repeat, all is not lost. One is actually moving in the right direction.

Skinner offers a lot of practical advice. He spends a couple of chapters on the importance of keeping a journal. He is very specific in the types of information, and most importantly the level of honesty, that one puts into a journal. One chapter is devoted entirely to a sampling of an individual’s journal over the course of seven months of recovery. To follow this individual’s road to recovery is enlightening, and encouraging. It also helps to reinforce many of the principles Skinner makes earlier in the book.

It is my impression that any reader struggling with this type of addiction, or someone close to such an individual, would benefit from reading this book. By all means, read the books by Patrick Carnes, but add this one to the list. Dr. Skinner also provides some additional tools and information on his web site at his GrowthClimate web site.

This book has helped many people to understand the basic concepts of how to recover from a pornography problem. It will help you as well

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Dealing with Your Partner's Sexual Addiction

Help your partner (and yourself) through their sexual addiction
(5 Part CD Series)

If your partner is struggling with a sexual addiction and you are feeling like your life is out of control, you will want to listen to Dr.’s Skinner, Knowlton, and Manning discuss how they have helped hundreds of women and couples through this difficult time. This is a five part series of educational content to help women who are dealing with their spouses’ sexual addiction.

This content includes the following topics:
Part #1: Am I going Crazy?
Part #2: Taking the Right Stand– How Should I Respond?
Part #3: Stages of Healing
Part #4: Finding Inner Peace in Times of Trial
Part #5: Your Relationship: Now What?

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Professional Training - Treating Pornography Addiction

Training Professionals to Help Others Overcome Pornography Addiction
(4 Part Online Course)

This is a private class for professionals who work with individuals and couples who are seeking help for a pornography related issue.

Below you will find information about the times and topics that will be covered in this six hour training.

Training Outline:
1. Friday the 11th of March from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (MST)– Topic: Motivating the Addicted Brain

During this 1 ½ hour presentation we will be discussing how to motivate individuals who are dealing with addiction. The research indicates that the addicted brain is easily hijacked and becomes sensitized to the chemicals in the brain. We will talk about how to use this information to motivate an individual who is feeling stuck.

You will learn:

• Why you have to assess motivation before you try to implement change strategies
• How brain plasticity can be used to motivate
• How to help individuals engage in motivating themselves

2. Friday the 18th of March from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (MST)—Topic: Rewiring the Addicted Brain

The process of rewiring the addicted brain is not easy, but when properly understood it can be exciting to individuals who are trapped in the clutches of pornography. In this presentation, you will learn valuable steps on how to rewire that addicted brain.

You will learn:

• How the right information can help rewire the addicted brain
• A three step process on how to rewire the brain
• A proven approach to rewiring thought patterns

3. Friday the 25th of March from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (MST)—Topic: Addiction and Intimacy (Part 1)

Addiction prevents intimacy. This statement is especially true in couples who are dealing with pornography addiction. However, the extent of the influence on the marital relationship has come through anecdotal evidence. In this discussion, we will analyze the results from one of the largest studies that assessment pornography from both partner’s perspective. The focus on this part of “Addiction and Intimacy” is to highlight the pain that pornography creates for both men and women.

You will learn:

• How pornography influences the thinking and emotions of those trapped in it
• How pornography influences the partner’s of those trapped in pornography
• How to assess a couple’s needs early in the therapy process

4. Friday the 1st of April from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (MST)—Topic: Addiction and Intimacy (Part 2)

Working with couples who are attempting to put their lives back together after the discovery of a pornography problem is very challenging. Not necessarily because the couple doesn’t want to work out their marriage. The problem most couples face is the constant reminders and triggers that both partners face in the recovery process. This discussion will focus on helping the couple understand the challenges that they will face and aid them in the healing process. The end goal is to help them discover true intimacy.

You will learn:

• How to help couples discuss pornography without it becoming a knock out fight
• How to help couples develop a healthy approach to their sexual relationship
• How couples can heal by creating a deep and meaningful connection

subtitle: Training Professionals to Help Others Overcome Pornography Addiction
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