30 Free Life After Lust Audiobook Codes: What Could I Do With Them?

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I have a great problem. Can you help me? I was given 30 free audiobook codes for my new audiobook and I don’t know what to do with them….yet.

Here are some ideas I have:

  1. Give one audiobook to 30 people in 30 different countries to help spread the hope of recovery worldwide (Who knows, maybe this will help the book get translated?)
  2. Give the audiobook to those who would benefit from it but cannot afford it (how could I find them?)
  3. Give the audiobook to those who would benefit from it but cannot read it (those who are blind or visually impaired or have ADHD – how could I find them?)
  4. Give the audiobook out in exchange for Audible & iTunes reviews (I have zero iTunes reviews and 4 Audible reviews now)
  5. Give the audiobook to participants in my online Life After Lust recovery groups (I’m dreaming those up now – they are not yet created)
  6. Give the audiobooks to my students in the next SATP cohort (my class begins in 2 weeks!)
  7. Give the audiobook to participants in our upcoming Phase 1 intensive in Sacramento or to future participants in my Life After Lust Workshops

What creative ideas do you have? I want to leverage this gift to help the most people possiblesharing this life-changing resource with others.

Feel free to email any ideas to me at forest@forestbenedict.com or comment below.

Thanks for you help!

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

 

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Three Small Favors: Help Spread the Hope of Healing

3 Small Favors

I have three small favors to ask. I’ll be honest, it’s hard asking for something more after receiving so much of your generous support. But there is something you can help with that I can’t do for myself. So, I’ll ask anyway, trusting that if it fits for you, you’ll help out, and if it doesn’t fit, no worries.

I just received word that the Life After Lust audiobook is now live online. This is a long-awaited milestone worth celebrating! THANK YOU all for your support and encouragement in helping me reach this goal. Now, I could use your help in one of three ways:
1) Listen to these audiobook samples and share this link with others
2) Write a short review on one of the audiobook sites below to help others see the value of the new Life After Lust audiobook (you could even copy your previous review from Amazon)
3) Share any of the following links with your networks (you never know who needs the hope of healing):
iTunes (search Life After Lust in app)
Will you help me launch the hope of healing across the internet? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Every seed we scatter matters.
In deep gratitude,
Forest
Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

A Day of Change: Leading Men Into Life After Lust

 

LAL Workshop Testimony

The 17 men I met up with this weekend were in for the surprise of their lives. To be honest, I don’t know what they expected but what I was prepared to share was not how to avoid porn or how to stop lying to those they loved. This first Life After Lust Workshop was aimed at giving them what I thought they needed, not necessarily what I assumed they wanted. My aim was to heighten awareness on how to change, connecting them with their strongest resource for recovery: their very selves.

The content prepared was potent and powerful, aimed at challenging their beliefs, teaching them tools, and calling them up to create a new life. The day that ensued was life-changing. That’s what one man shared with me when it came to a close.

In 5.75 hours we adventured through the Mindset, Mastery, and Mission sections of my book, doing 12 exercises (from visualizations, to writing, to experiences), listening to 9 tracks from the new Life After Lust audiobook, and watching 8 videos (including VLOG and inspirational/educational videos).

This was one of the most meaningful days of my life. Living in a season of my deepest inner work to date, I felt at ease, leading the men deeper into themselves and into their awareness that real change was possible. I’m so proud of those men for the bold steps they took that day. I savored the moment, now I savor the memory, wondering when I’ll get to share this valuable content again.

I will never fully know what ripple effects resulted from that day. What I know for sure is that big, beautiful seeds were planted. One participant contacted me a couple days after the event sharing how he started running after months of passivity and was infused with the new mindset that he is responsible for the reality he creates.

He shared, “Your seminar is already causing me to think about my future, who I want to be, and being able to take care of myself. The biggest thing for me was owning my choices, owning my mistakes, and realizing that I have the ability and the power to choose something different for myself. And that if I wanted something good, it’s going to take some work. That is a big mental shift that I needed. I’m actually trying to live a little bit differently. I already feel different. I feel stronger and more capable, at least on the inside. Also, the workshop helped me summon the courage to work through my bitterness from a past relationship and move on. So, thank you! Your stuff is helping me out already so I just want to let you know that.”

Hearing how he was impacted infuses me with satisfaction and joy. It is a very real validation that the healing path I am on is packed with ever-explanding affects on others. The higher I grow, the further I can go with anyone willing to follow.

I wonder where this workshop will want to go next. It will soon be in Sacramento again. And I have a feeling in the near future I’ll have a female workshop. I’m already dreaming up ideas for that.

The course I’ve created here can impact the world. For now, I’ll get back to writing, waiting for the next invitation. Who knows? Maybe my next workshop will be with you.

Future create LAL Quote

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

The Potential to Change: Join Us In Just 3 Days

The potential to change

Fourteen years ago, I drove to Sacramento for a recovery event that changed the course of my life. This Saturday, I am leading a recovery event in Sacramento that could change the course of many other men’s lives. In just three days I will share stories and strategies from my book Life After Lust that have strengthened myself and many others in recovery. This event will bring hope to those caught in addiction, those long in recovery, and those just wanting to connect with themselves and grow.

I am SO excited!

I love how life gives us opportunities like this to turn our pain into purpose. As I creatively and strategically prepare for this event, I am both grateful for this opportunity and excited to plant powerful seeds that I trust will sprout into amazing fruit that will impact the world. Who knows, maybe some of these men will catch a glimpse of the hope of recovery, master what they learn, and someday lead others into healing and a changed life. It may sound unbelievable but I’ve seen such miracles. I’ve lived such miracles. If you want to see what potential is packaged in a handful of hours, join us this Saturday in Sacramento. I look forward to meeting you there, in just 3 days.

Click here to sign up (If you can’t make it this time, sign up here for announcements of future events)

**** PS: The Life After Lust Audiobook will make it debut at this event and be available in some venues this Saturday as well!

 

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

 

Are You Anti-Porn? If So, Join US!

The Anti-Pornography Movement Revised (paid)

I INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY MOVEMENT GROUP if you’re committed to protecting your world, your home, and your heart from pornography. This is a great group for exchanging resources and encouraging one another in the fight for love, recovery, and human worth.

“May we rouse to the reality of porn’s attack before we wake to the devastation of an addicted generation.” -Life After Lust, p 189

Join us!

The Anti-Pornography Facebook Group

 

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

Audiobook Release Date & Venues

LAL Release Date

GREAT NEWS! Today I received the official release date of the Life After Lust Audiobook: June 9!

It will be available online in the following 28 venues:

24symbols

Audible, Amazon, Apple (may be later than June 9)

Audiobooks.com

Downpour

eStories

Google Play

Hummingbird

Instaread

Kobo

Libro.FM

Nextory

NOOK Audiobooks

Otto

Playster

Scribd

3Leaf Group

Baker & Taylor

Bibliotheca

EBSCO

Follett

hoopla

Mackin

Odilo

Overdrive

Perma-Bound

Wheelers

The audiobook turned out amazing (click here to listen to an audio clip) . I know it will inspire you, giving you great hope for recovery.

Will you help me get the word out?

Stay tuned.

 

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

 

Paying Attention to Our Pain

Pay attention to your pain quote LAL

“Something is under the surface, can you feel it? You’ve sensed it many times, yet still don’t know what it is. You keep moving forward, keep staying busy, keep ignoring it, keep pretending everything’s fine. But it’s not. Something is unsettled inside but you’re too busy to feel it. It’s moments like this when addiction whispers messages like “escape there” and “run here.” And all of this is for what purpose? To keep running, keep escaping, keep distracting? This is the cycle of disconnection from self. For some, this pattern was learned at a very young age. For many, this pattern is instinctual.

Stopping and turning toward yourself, connecting with what is inside, and being kind toward whatever is hiding in the shadows of your soul requires great courage. This is scary, uncharted territory. Yet, for those who never take this risk, distraction becomes their drug of choice. Self-neglect and self- abandonment continue as the self-defeating norms.

Yet some of the most profound moments in life will be those times when you stop, see your pain, feel the surfacing emotions, and respond with care, compassion, and nurturance. This is tending to your wounds. This is attuning to the cries of your heart.”
-Life After Lust, pages 118-119

May we all pay attention to our pain.

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

A Day of Recovery & Healing from Sexual Addiction & Betrayal Trauma (Sacramento, June 9)

A day of recovery and healing

If you’re struggling with sexual addiction or betrayal trauma, I invite you to join me in Sacramento on June 9 for A Day of Recovery & Healing. I have the privilege of co-leading this life-changing new event with my colleague Leslie Haws, LMFT, CSAT, for recovering individuals and couples.

The event will be split into two tracks. I will lead the Life After Lust Workshop, combining strategies from my book with exercises aimed at strengthening recovery and clarifying a vision for a hopeful future. Leslie Haws will concurrently present to the partners, sharing information and tools critical for healing from betrayal trauma.

Supercharge your recovery in a confidential setting with 6 hours of meaningful experiences, powerful lessons, and mind-altering information.

The cost of the workshop is $120/Person and $219/Couple.

Workshop is June 9 from 9:00am-4:00pm (with a lunch break).

Will you please help us get the word out about this important event?

To reserve your spot, follow the directions on this simple Day of Recovery & Healing Registration Form. Click here for additional information.

Don’t miss this exciting new event! We hope to see you there.

 

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

The Sex Addiction Controversy: Staci Sprout Interviews Gary Wilson Tonight at 5pm

Alignment quote LAL

Today’s live episode of Sex Addiction in the News features two bold leaders who are actively living in alignment and speaking up for the cause of sex addiction recovery: Staci Sprout and Gary Wilson. I invite you to watch here with me at 5pm PST as these leaders focus on the following topics:

  • The differences between problematic porn users and addictive porn users
  • The sex/porn addiction controversy (and harassment of educators about sex/porn addiction)
  • Who Gary recommends viewers check out to learn more in addition to Your Brain On Porn
  • What it’s like to have a Ted talk with almost 10 million views

This will be an incredible and informative episode you won’t want to miss. I am grateful for Staci & Gary and their active and consistent stance for truth. Please join me in sharing the news of this upcoming episode with others.

Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP, author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. Please follow Forest on the following platforms: NewsletterYoutubeBlogTwitterFacebookInstagram, and Pinterest, and SHARE this valuable content with others. Thank you!