182 episodes

I'm Amy, a recovering sex addict. This podcast, Worth Recovery, is my way of giving back and adding a woman's voice to sex addiction. I share my own recovery experiences and thoughts as I continue to keep myself on the road of recovery.

Worth Recovery Amy Smith

    • Health & Fitness

I'm Amy, a recovering sex addict. This podcast, Worth Recovery, is my way of giving back and adding a woman's voice to sex addiction. I share my own recovery experiences and thoughts as I continue to keep myself on the road of recovery.

    Episode 181: Can’t vs. Won’t

    Episode 181: Can’t vs. Won’t

    Do you feel stuck?  Sometimes, during my 10 year sobriety journey, I have felt very stuck and very upset about being stuck.  In this episode, I talk about how sometimes we keep ourselves stuck.  Not all the time, but sometimes we are our worst enemy in what we are willing to do for our own recovery.  You're not stuck because you can't, you're stuck because you won't.  

    • 30 min
    Episode 180: Believing is Seeing - 10 Years Sober

    Episode 180: Believing is Seeing - 10 Years Sober

    Today, December 2, 2022, I celebrate 10 years sober.  In this episode I talk about some of the thinking that had to change for me to achieve this accomplishment and how believing is seeing when it comes to our recovery.

    • 32 min
    Episode 179: Worth Reading - The Four Agreements

    Episode 179: Worth Reading - The Four Agreements

    Continuing our Worth Reading series, I share one of the books that was fundamental to my mindset work.  I was struggling with my people pleasing behaviors when my therapist recommended this book.  In this episode, I share the pieces of this book that had the most influence on me.
    The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
     

    • 43 min
    Episode 178: Dimensions of Courtship - Part 2

    Episode 178: Dimensions of Courtship - Part 2

    In this second part, we continue our discussion about the 12 dimensions of courtship including intimacy, touching, foreplay, intercourse, commitment, and renewal.  These later stages of courtship are some of the hardest things we do in relationships.  These dimensions come from "Facing the Shadow" a workbook on sex addiction from Dr. Patrick Carnes.  

    • 40 min
    Episode 177: Dimensions of Courtship, Part 1

    Episode 177: Dimensions of Courtship, Part 1

    The goal of sex addiction recovery isn't sobriety.  Sobriety is a tool we use.  But the actual goal of sex addiction recovery is that you have amazing relationships! Relationships that bring renewal and energy to your life!  Relationships that fill you and become an asset to you.  These types of relationships require an understanding of what Courtship is and the different dimensions that courtship can follow. 
    Thankfully, Dr. Patrick Carnes has outlined these dimensions and given us a pattern we could follow to help us learn new skills.  Using these dimensions I discuss where we can sometimes get stuck and what skills we need to get ourselves unstuck as we work to improve our relationships.

    • 33 min
    Episode 176: Models of Addiction

    Episode 176: Models of Addiction

    For decades we've been viewing addiction through the disease lens.  Before that, it was a moral failing.  What is next as we increase our knowledge and understanding about what addiction exactly is and how it starts in our lives?
     
    In this episode I share how my view of addiction has changed over time and how I gauge what is helpful in my own recovery from addiction.

    • 36 min

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