Healing Workshops for Couples and Partners

The Oak Centre regularly conducts 3-Day Couples Workshops and 3-Day Partners Healing Workshops. 

1. Couples Healing Workshop

This workshop has been designed for couples where one (or both) are struggling with sex addiction and associated sexual acting out behaviour.

For the next couples workshop dates please contact via email or phone.

Who should attend?

  • Couples where one partner is struggling to overcome sexual acting out behaviour
  • Couples where one partner is struggling to cope with his or her partner’s sexual acting out behaviour
  • Couples who desire to:
    • Clarify their decision about staying versus leaving the relationship
    • Learn about the role of trust in a relationship
    • Increase their understanding of the underlying factors of the acting out behaviour
    • Gain an understanding of the “relationship recovery” process
    • Learn the Do’s and Don’ts when dealing with sexual acting out behaviour within a relationship
    • Develop healthy sexuality that improves “connectedness”
    • Improve the quality of intimacy in their relationship
    • Improve the effectiveness of communication in their relationship
    • Learn new coping strategies, including how to manage their emotions in healthy ways

2. Partners Healing Workshop

This workshop is designed for those individuals who are struggling to deal with the “after affects” of their own partner’s sexual acting out behaviour.

For the next couples workshop dates please contact via email or phone.

Who should attend?

Individuals who desire to:

  • Understand how they have been impacted by their partner’s sexual acting out – including emotional, physical, spiritual and social
  • Develop and maintain healthy “boundaries” that provide protection and empowerment
  • Learn to manage the feelings that are often associated with partner’s sexual acting out behaviour. This may include a range of feelings including betrayal, shame, anxiety, depression, rejection, abandonment, anger, confusion and self-doubt
  • Take control of their own healing process by gaining the knowledge and skills needed
  • Learn to make empowered choices regarding your future

The Workshops will be facilitated by John Larkin, Founder and Director of The Oak Centre and associate counsellor, Lauren Hedley.

John is the only Australian who is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), having graduated from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (refer IITAP.com).

John is also a Certified Trauma Therapist, having completed his training with Pia Melody at The Meadows in Phoenix, USA.

John also holds Post Graduate and Master’s Degree qualifications in counselling from the University of Canberra, Australia.

Lauren Hedley, an associate counsellor with The Oak Centre, will facilitate several components of the workshop agenda and has a particular interest in the relational trauma that usually affects partners of sex addicts. Lauren holds a Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling from the University of Canberra, Australia.

More Information   

To obtain further information about these unique workshops, please call Lauren Hedley on 0448 966 281 or email info@sexaddictionhelp.com.au