A Transformative Intensive Experience

This is a trauma and task centered four-day intensive that utilizes Dr. Patrick Carnes’ theories of sex addiction and treatment. Held on June 1, 2 and 3rd and June 9th the intensive is designed for men who are experiencing problematic, compulsive sexual behavior causing disruption to their lives. Also benefiting from this experience are men who are in active recovery and want to acquire additional tools to support their continued recovery. The intensive is LGBTQA inclusive.

Modalities of treatment include extensive group process, experiential exercises, mindfulness, art and equine therapy. Homework and nightly activities are included to encourage introspection and deepen the healing experience.

The intensive is limited to six men, allowing for individual and personal attention. Participants will leave the intensive with both the foundation and the necessary ongoing recovery plan necessary for long term sobriety. This intensive weekend is equivalent to the benefit of months of therapy. 

During the intensive, clients will explore:

• The neuroscience behind compulsive sexual behavior
• The addictive cycle, including obsessions and rituals
• Their trauma history and personal acting out behaviors
• Their arousal template
• How denial manifests to support sexually compulsive behavior

• Addiction interactions
• Family-of-origin
• Compulsive sexual behavior as an intimacy disorder
• Sobriety and which behaviors trigger relapse
• Preventing relapse
• The 12 steps and why they are necessary
• Building a community of support

Intensive Location

The Emerson House in LaPorte Indiana

Utilizing a holistic approach to treatment we believe that your surroundings influence your experience. With that in mind the intensive will take place at the Emerson House a 30 acre country retreat an hour outside of Chicago in LaPorte, Indiana. Included in the cost of the intensive are lodging (rooms are private with balconies and private baths) all meals and snacks. Using seasonal ingredients, meals are prepared by a private chef and served family style, allowing participants to sit in community and enjoy a delicious, original menu. The Recovery Start Kit, all required reading materials and assessments are also included.




Michele Day

LCSW, CSAT, Executive Director of Chicago Center for Sexual Wellbeing.


Eric Connor

LCPC, CSAT, Founder of Recover Restore Counseling

Facilitated by sexual behavior and addiction experts, Eric Connor, LCPC, CSAT, Founder of Recover Restore Counseling and Michele Day, LCSW, CSAT, Executive Director of the Chicago Center for Sexual Wellbeing, the intensive will run from 12 pm on Friday June 1st to 3 pm on Sunday, June 3rd. The last session will be held on Saturday, June 9th from 9 am to 4 pm in Chicago. The final session is designed to help further facilitate community, a support network and cement ideas from the previous weekend.

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Cost for this intensive is $2,500.00. A deposit of $500.00 is due at the time of registration and the remaining $2,000.00 balance is due by May 15th, 2018.

To register for this transformative experience, contact Michele Day, LCSW, CSAT via telephone or email to reserve your spot. or 773.251.7316. Upon receiving the deposit and prior to the intensive clients will complete a thorough assessments including a Sexual Dependency Inventory and a Trauma assessment.