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Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction Paperback – February 13, 2020
"Intuitive and insightful. Capparucci encourages readers to think beyond their immediate circumstances to their childhoods, in order to better understand their struggles." –BookLife
If you have been battling a sex/porn addiction you understand how frustrating it can be to fail time and time again. This book provides a new and proven treatment method that will empower you to take control and finally manage your addiction. The key is understanding the road to recovery from a sex/porn addiction goes through your childhood. Why? Because it’s your inner child who is running the show. The Inner Child Recovery Process has proven successful with a large majority of clients in my counseling practice. It has changed the lives of many individuals who felt helpless and hopeless due to their addiction. And it can do the same for you. Endorsed by many leaders in the sex/porn addiction field, the Inner Child Recovery Process is a game changer and can be the solution you have been seeking when it comes to breaking free from your sex and porn addictions.
Robert Weiss Ph.D., LCSW, author of Sex Addiction 101, Prodependence,and other books
"Going Deeper is about seeing your unwanted sexual behavior as a clarion call to heal the underlying heartaches in your story. A seasoned clinician, Eddie Capparucci has learned that self-destructive behaviors are correlated to the emotional pain and trauma that continues to haunt the inner child. Rather than developing strategies and techniques to manage your behavior, you are invited to something better: to connect with and strengthen the child within you."
Jay Stringer, Psychotherapist and author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing
"Too often, when dealing with sexual addictions in men, we remain focused on the symptoms of the acting out behaviors rather than peeling back these external layers to uncover the wounded inner child within.Eddie Capparucci has done a masterful job of exposing the key emotional triggers that lie at the root of most men's sexual addictions. With grace and clarity, Going Deeper will help men understand and respond to these triggers in practical, redemptive ways. I highly recommend this book to both the men who struggle with sexually addictive strongholds and the people who love and care for them."
Jonathan Daugherty, Founder & President of Be Broken Ministries
Eddie Capparucci has hit the nail on the head with this book. He goes directly to the core issues of why people seek comfort from sex addictions and pornography. By describing the nine reasons why men abuse sex, he stresses the importance of healing the Inner Child whose legitimate,unmet needs to create chaos and addiction in adult life. This is a valuable and practical read on an issue that has reached epidemic proportions with the advent of the internet."
Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D., Clinical Director,Trauma Clinic do Brasil; author of Healing the Folks Who Live Inside
"Eddie Capparucci is a steady guide in the rocky terrain of navigating sexual addiction and the examining the foundations of its origins. What a fabulous resource for folks to begin to look deeply at how their story shapes their sexuality. Thank you,Eddie, for providing this map and showing us the way toward liberation and healing."
Andrew J. Bauman, author of The Psychology of Porn
From the Author
The road to recovery from this addiction goes through your childhood and I have seen that play out constantly with my clients. I enjoyed writing this book and identifying the 9 children who impact sex/porn addiction because I know it is going to bring freedom to many men and women who have tried numerous times to defeat their addiction.
Be sure to check out the website associated with the book. innerchild-sexaddiction.com
- ASIN : B084Z66BZR
- Publisher : Independently published (February 13, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 169 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8615681899
- Item Weight : 9.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,063,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2021
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Strange, I know, to quote Burroughs, author of "Naked Lunch," in a review of a book about sexual addictions, but here we are. Eddie Capparucci's "Going Deeper" is a manual for men who have sex addictions, designed to help them understand the roots of their sickness, and how to combat it successfully.
In order to accomplish his task, Capparucci delineates the different kinds of inner child that various men with addictive personalities have at their core. The inner child, in Capparucci's formulation, seems to function like an unconscious id, grievously wounded in the past and seeking out hollow pleasures in order to escape the hard work of self-reflection and personal improvement.
All of the men who saw Capparucci for therapy seemed to use pornography as kids as a means to escape situations in which they felt stressed beyond their limit, or neglected by absentee parents. In the most extreme cases, these children were victims of extreme sexual abuse themselves. Their precocious interest in pornography would later bloom into encounters with strippers and escorts and more serious extramarital affairs.
Each chapter contains insights on the various compulsive behaviors these men engaged in, treating the "why" behind the seemingly unmotivated, spontaneous acts sought for no reason more complex than an adrenaline rush. After the "why" comes the "how" portion, in which Capparucci gives advice and techniques on how to conquer one's sexual addiction. Each chapter also contains a worksheet exercise that allows the recovering addict to formulate, in their own words, why they do what they do, and how they might learn to stop doing it. As with AA, some of the language has a tinge of the religious about it, but the areligious and atheist can easily substitute a more generic "higher power" for "Jesus," or "God," when they are mentioned.
The book also does a good job of considering the plight of women who love the men dealing with their illness, which makes it ideal for partners and spouses who want to first understand what ails their loved one, and second, learn why they should not take the addiction as a personal affront to their sexual desirability. For as all sex addicts know, it's not really about sex. Especially when it seems to be about nothing but.
Recommended, in combination with more formal therapy, either individual or group.
The metaphor of the inner child sounds like something from the Dr. Phil show, but there is a lot of truth to it as Eddie explains in the book. Have you ever wondered why your addiction sneaks up on you out of nowhere and takes the reins, making you act out all of a sudden? Have you ever wondered why you can see clearly the negative consequences of your actions, but still can’t stop doing them? Eddie explains the reasons for these and the path to change them.
Usually I am a fast reader, but I could not take this book in one sitting. I had to ponder over it chapter by chapter, over several days. No matter who you are and what your background is, I believe there’s something in this book to help you recover from your addiction.
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Author is influenced by his religious upbringing ,which does not negatively effect the content, just ignore it if you dislike it ! When the author writes about sex addiction, just replace "sex" with any addiction you might have !
Addictions (working,sport, reading,internet, shopping, sex ,coffee..) affect ANYONE, not only your wife around you !
Take a notebook while reading this book and write down any wisdom, realisation coming out of you ! Become a proactive therapist yourself when reading self-help books !
If interested here some books :
Recommended books : Robert Jackman Healing your inner child #.
Jasmin Lee Cori The emotionally absent mother #
And any parenting books like Between parent and child from Haim G. Ginott and others for deeper understanding what was going wrong in the way you were parented !
It's a journey, it needs many years to heal, but it's possible , have perseverance and never give up to become a better ,more conscious person ,be well my fellow being :)