Statistics show that 9 out of 10 men and 3 out of 10 women today could be disempowering themselves and ruining their relationship due to the psychological effects porn use has on the brain.
Week 1: The Truth About Porn
The Negative Effects Porn Has On The Brain
Motivations For Quitting & The Dark Side of The Industry
What About Social Media? How Does It Connect With Porn Use?
How The Use of Pornography Affects Your Relationship
In this week's module we uncover the hidden and "not-talked about" side-effects of porn use that could be destroying your relationship. Porn affects the brain in the same way as any hard drug. We dig into the science and studies on the impacts it has on the brain (perfect for the skeptics who don't want to quit)! Because porn has become socially acceptable, most people are not correlating the constant stress and unhappiness in their relationship to porn use or social media, but the effects on the brain are huge! If you or your partner are using pornography it is impossible for it to not be affecting you and your relationship. For anyone to quit an addicting habit, the pros have to out-way the cons and the decision has to come as an authentic inner choice of free will - our goal is to make this choice easier to make on your own. In this module, we also dive into the motivation and benefits that come from quitting. We talk about social media, how it can become just as addicting for similar reasons, and what the porn/social media use is really masking psychologically.
Week 3: Breaking the Cycle
4 Videos + BONUS Video
Accountability & Strategies For Quitting Porn Use
Strategies For Healing the Root Reasons Behind Porn Use as a Couple
Strategies For Healing Partner's Wounds & Triggers
Rewiring The Brain For Healthy Dopamine Regulation
BONUS VIDEO: 5 Agreements to Avoid Arguments Around Triggering Subjects
In this week's module you will move on from the past, give up resentment, and move into gratitude for your partner and your life together with new strategies to help you navigate the healing process. This module is all about how to break the bad habits coming between you and how you can support and show up for each other along the way. We will cover the power of choice within our perspectives, accountability, compassion, & forgiveness. You will learn how to talk about pornography use, social media, and all related triggers from an empowered, compassionate place rather than a reactionary, defensive place. You will develop strategies for going through the recovery processes as an individual and as a couple, identifying symptoms and side effects of nuero-chemical down-regulations, and what to do about withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and relapses.
Mat and Ash are internationally recognized holistic healers and contemporary teachers of Self-realization. Known as The Yoga Couple, their fresh outlook on holistic psychology, yoga philosophy, spirituality, and meditation is down to earth and accessible for all. Their mission is to bridge the gap between Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy especially when it comes to navigating relationships. They are the authors of The Inner Work, creators of Positive Affirmations to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind on itunes, as well The Inner Work podcast hosts. Together they reside on Big Island, Hawaii where they host healing retreats, personal transformational immersions, and teach mindful living.
Mathew Micheletti graduated from high school at age 15 to begin his college studies. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Psychology at 19 years old, he worked in inpatient psychiatry for a year before heading into naturopathic medical school in Arizona. It was there that he met the three colleagues who would change the course of his life forever. A Yogi, a former Buddhist monk, and a Hindu. Through them he was introduced to the eastern philosophies of Self-realization. Mathew was inspired to then leave medical school to further his studies of consciousness and the mind. At 23 years old, seeking to further understand and learn how to best heal the mind, he enrolled into a Master's program to become a family therapist. Still unsatisfied with the limited attention academics gave to understanding consciousness, Mathew immersed himself into full time study of research on consciousness and enlightenment conducted by Dr. Hawkins, M.D, PH.D. Mathew has since trained in the YogaWorks method under Alexandra Crow and has gone on to teach at studios and festivals across the United States with his wife Ashley. Together they now live on the big island of Hawaii.
Ashley Cottrell began practicing yoga at age 16. Growing up with a mother severely addicted to narcotics, inspired Ashley to investigate spirituality and alternative healing early on in her life. By twenty, Ashley began studying to become a yoga educator with her mentor Kathleen Santor. She continued her search for truth and wisdom at UNLV studying eastern philosophy and religion, while simultaneously teaching yoga therapy under the direct guidance of Dr. Alissa Wampole, OMD. Wanting to bring the light of yoga to "Sin City", Ashley opened her first yoga studio, Modo Yoga LV by age 25, and her second studio Evolution Yoga by age 26. She has since trained under teachers such as Ted Grand, founder of Moksha Yoga, Annie Carpenter, founder of SmartFlow, Aileen Epstein Ignadiou, founder of the Iyengar Yoga Center, and has taken special interest to studying the work of George Feuerstein PH.D Indologist - Founder of Traditional Yoga Studies. Besides being one half of The Yoga Couple™ with her husband Mathew, she is also the co-founder of Spirit Woman, an organization committed to educating women about their moon cycles and blood cycles. Ashley's mother, Lisa, has now been sober for over six years due to the healing powers of yoga and alternative medicine.