Emotional Trauma

Trauma can be a single event or a series of traumatic events that are repeated over time causing an individual to become overwhelmed with painful, frightening or loathing emotions. Over the last few years, the definition of psychological trauma has been broadened to include traumatic experiences such as physical abuse, sexual abuse and verbal abuse. Trauma survivors may have experienced emotional childhood trauma in the form of an abusive parent or loved one. This type of abusive trauma may take the form of demanding, demeaning verbal attacks, or it could be in the form of physical or sexual abuse.

Emotional Trauma and Sex Addiction

Gentle Path at The Meadows treatment program is designed to treat and work with complex issues related to emotional trauma and sexual addiction.

Childhood Trauma - When childhood trauma is not resolved, these fundamental issues carry over into adulthood, setting the stage for further trauma.

Depression/Anxiety - Often expressed as persistent unhappiness, hopelessness, and the loss of interest and/or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities, depression can seriously impact the quality of one’s life, if left untreated. Depression can be caused by a number of factors with most cases involving some type of trauma. Individual suffering from anxiety disorders often experience intense, sustained anxiety and nervousness. A panic disorder is marked by recurring, unpredictable panic attacks. Various issues arising from panic/anxiety disorders include a sense of sadness, low motivation, substance abuse and health problems.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - is an anxiety disorder that stems from life-threatening events or psychological trauma. Individuals who experience sudden, unprovoked, and disturbing memory flashbacks or have repeated nightmares might be suffering from PTSD.

Sexual Anorexia - is a pathological loss of "appetite" for romantic-sexual interaction, often the result of a fear of intimacy to the point that the person has severe anxiety surrounding sexual activity and emotional aspects (i.e. an intimate relationship).

Trauma survivors may have experienced emotional childhood trauma in the form of an abusive parent or loved one. This type of abusive trauma may take the form of demanding, demeaning verbal attacks, or it could be in the form of physical or sexual abuse.

No matter what the type of childhood trauma, the negative impact on the victims is deep and lasting. While one person may find the ability to cope with a traumatic event, another may develop addictions and other behaviorial issues in order to cope.

Help For Men

Trauma survivors may have experienced emotional childhood trauma in the form of an abusive parent or loved one. This type of abusive trauma may take the form of demanding, demeaning verbal attacks, or it could be in the form of physical or sexual abuse.

An essential component of the Gentle Path at The Meadows treatment program is the Survivor’s Workshop. Using the pioneering work of Senior Fellow Pia Mellody, the workshop allows patients to explore the origins of their self-defeating behaviors. Patients learn to release painful emotions and heal themselves from the shame, neglect or abandonment they have experienced in the past.

No matter what the type of childhood trauma, the negative impact on the victims is deep and lasting. While one person may find the ability to cope with a traumatic event, another may develop addictions and other behaviorial issues in order to cope.

Gentle Path at The Meadows

Gentle Path’s men-only atmosphere, allows patients to drop their facades and invites them to work through the shame and pain that drives their sex addiction.

Located in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for men with complex issues surrounding pornography and sex addictions.

We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility with 28 beds, providing the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to men suffering from sexual addictions. We are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high quality care, and treatment. Patients can be assured they will receive outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows.

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