Editorial Reviews

This workbook is a perfect companion to Susskind’s book It’s Not About the Sex and guides the reader toward healing wounds underneath sexually compulsive behavior. The psychoeducational components help demystify and destigmatize sexual compulsivity in a non-pathologizing, shame reducing way. I highly recommend this book to therapists as well as to those who would like to begin or continue their healing journey.

― Joanne Barron, PsyD, Co-founder, Trauma and Beyond Center

Co-author, Intergenerational Trauma Workbook: Strategies to Support Your Journey of Discovery, Growth, and Healing

Susskind has written an excellent companion workbook which strongly complements his innovative book It’s Not About the Sex. The integration of these two books will help readers better understand how sexual compulsivity, trauma, shame, and insecure attachment occur together.

― Philip J Flores, PhD, ABPP

Author, Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Susskind’s workbook It’s Not About the Sex is a significant addition to the field of trauma and attachment. The action steps are relevant for many of us to ponder, and his compassion both as a human being and Brainspotting therapist shines through in his personal stories. This workbook offers a clear path toward healthier intimacy.

― Pie Frey, PsyD

Senior Brainspotting Trainer and Consultant

Susskind’s common sense, easy-to-digest style makes this companion workbook accessible to all. Answering his thoughtful questions, I found myself exploring new ideas. Read it, complete it, and recommend it to others!

― Katie Griffin, LPC, CGP, AGPA-F

Consultant, Private Practice

The It’s Not About the Sex workbook is an inspirational guide to healing trauma. Andrew is a master at communicating the concept and then taking you through the journey of self-discovery through purposeful practices. His thought-filled gentleness comes through each page as his words hold the sacred space for you to explore. This beautiful workbook is filled with a multitude of rebuilding principles that come from years of experience and dedication to helping others move from brokenheartedness to connection.

― Terra Holbrook LCSW, CADC, CSAT

Founder of SeaGlass Intensives and TerraVista Retreats

Brimming with insightful suggestions to encourage self-exploration, this practical, insightful and compassionate workbook provides a well-illuminated path toward greater insight into the origins and purposes that help explain why some people find unhealthy sexual behavior patterns so hard to break. Filled with useful information and action steps, this book allows the reader to co-author a deep examination of how the totality of a person’s unique life experience helps make sense of compulsive sexual behavior patterns that otherwise may seem to defy comprehension. Anyone who reads this book will surely come away with greater self-awareness and a healthier connection to self and others that will go a long way to insure that compulsive sexual behaviors are a thing of the past.

― Bill Herring, LCSW, CSAT

Developer, Problematic Sexual Behavior Framework

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