1 minute read

Unplugging from Porn: Wilderness Therapy for Porn Addiction

Last Updated: May 10, 2021

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

Episode 141

[powerpress]

Wilderness Therapy for Porn Addiction

Some teens and youth are becoming so entrenched in pornography, they need a radical break from it. On today’s program we interview therapist Matt Bulkley, the Executive Director of STAR Guides, as wilderness therapy program for youth struggling with porn addiction.

Show Notes:

0:43 – Matt talks about what wilderness therapy is how it is used in cases of porn addiction.

3:26 – Is wilderness therapy “overkill” for teens struggling with porn?

5:40 – Matt’s talks about his psychotherapy work with the youth.

7:54 – What does the emotional or psychological damage of porn addiction look like?

9:27 – Matt talks about why wilderness can be helpful for youth.

12:30 – Matt talks about the track record of success of wilderness therapy.

14:02 – Matt talks how wilderness therapy impacts a youth’s mindset about technology in general.

15:38 – What role do parents play in the STAR Guides program?

17:03 – What is the cost of STAR Guides?

18:18 – What are the sizes of the boys’ and girls’ groups in STAR Guides? Are there any demonstrative differences between the groups?

20:45 – Get more information about STAR Guides and unplugging from technology.