Has anyone used Candeo?
By dazed
11/13/2009 1:17:18 AM
I just came across a website program that looks promising (albeit a little expensive, but so is counseling)[1]

I'm curious if anyone has gone through the program about how it helped.



"I have not gone through their program, however I have gone through their mini course. I think it's a good site. I t kind of bugs me though that people try making money off of other peoples problems and addictions. I'm sure it would help, but reading a book ((every young man's battle)) and blogging on this site has probably helped me out a lot more... Still you can do the mini course, and receve email updates which do help, especialy the email updates, they provide good advice every time..."
posted at 07:17:34 on November 13, 2009 by Gondor44646
"Funny that you should post this, Dazed. I was going to ask the exact same question two days ago, when I came across the site for the first time. I'd love to know if anyone has been through their program.

I did some quick research about it and found they have a free podcast available at the iTunes store. I think I'll listen to that before deciding to pay for their program.

Also, I noted that the three founders are most likely all LDS. One is an adjunct BYU instructor, one comes from Draper, UT, and the third one talks like he is LDS, too."
posted at 08:29:04 on November 13, 2009 by BeClean
"I agree, I really don't like the fact that people are trying to make money off of other people's problems. Counseling feels different, and I feel like counselors deserve to be paid for their time. I agree, this website has helped a ton. Also I really have gotten a lot out of my 12 step meeings, all which are free."
posted at 11:28:25 on November 14, 2009 by adrastos
"I haven't tried the program but I have listened to all the podcasts and tried their free introductory program. They helped me for the first time see what this problem is all about. I am currently sitting at 101 days and am soooo grateful for that. I really feel like this time is different and partly because I think I understand that porn is a chemical addiction and it wasn't that I just want to look at women it was the chemical I thought I needed to deal with the stresses of life, etc.

Now I have been working at changing my thinking so that I deal with problems in a much more healthy way. I agree there are many methods of coping and many are free. Blogging/journaling is a very helpful thing for me. Also, mentally exercising the way that I think about women and removing the objectifying of women that I have so deeply ingrained in my thinking.

I don't fault them for charging for their service. I think the work they do is good, and I hope they continue to be successful in helping people like me."
posted at 18:05:13 on November 15, 2009 by aug7change
Been there found success    
"I have been through the program. I have found success personally, but you have to keep up on the practice or it will be less effective. If you stop before you finish or when you need it than it's a waste. But it has never been a waste for me. Infect it replaced my therapist. I say go for it. And stay the course."
posted at 00:40:46 on June 28, 2011 by Anonymous
"I think it is important to note that you can engage in Cognitive Behaivor Modification (which is what Candeo is) until you die, and you will never be healed until you decide to apply the principles of the atonement. The twelve step program makes that happen.

The components of Recovery are: Education (Candeo can help with this), 12 Step (SA or PASG), Qualified Counseling (Individuals who have a proven track record with Sexual addiction). Each of these efforts require rigorous honestly. You can't sit in front of a computer and do work sheets and think you are going to overcome this addiction. It just can't happen. You have to come out in the open and connect with real people who are also struggling with this addiction.

Also, I don't think that Candeo offers anything for the afflicted spouses. She needs recovery almost as much as you do."
posted at 14:08:17 on July 20, 2011 by Anonymous
"I'm not sure about it, I'm trying to find answers about it. I think if 12 step works for you, fine, but IMHO 12 step programs are cults. If you ask to many questions you get shunned. But hey "keep coming back, it works if you work it." If that works for you."
posted at 18:18:50 on December 27, 2011 by Anonymous
I completed Candeo 2 years ago    
"Candeo was a huge help to me. It is way more involved than the mini program. Your spouse gains free access to all of the programs and can be one of your support helps. It costs about $50 a month and takes about 4 months to complete. Considering all the frivolous things I have spent money on, this was money well spent. This should not be a substitute for lds arp, but would be a great supplement."
posted at 02:33:10 on December 28, 2011 by Ilmw

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