You said that we have to respect the decision of those who want to continue with their homosexuality. Have you ever worked with people who were forced to continue their therapies?
No, we do not accept such people in our consultations. If there are parents who bring their children with that intention, then we work with them but not with the children. It is a family issue that concerns the entire family. If parents make the change, the children will too. Hence this book.
Could you explain briefly what your therapies consist of? Are they focused only on homosexual and bisexual groups?
Briefly, there are three steps to resolve an unwanted attraction. The first is to discover, identify, and understand the root causes of that tendency. Then to resolve, heal, and embrace each of those causes. The third is that gay men have to be cured by heterosexuals. That is, to feel loved, to be accepted as they are; and it is the same in the case of homosexual women, who must perceive that straight women appreciate and love them unconditionally. When this step is made, the homosexual feelings are reduced and heterosexual feelings begin to appear.
By our human condition, we all pursue a full life with meaning. Don’t you think this is the ultimate reason for trying new ways to achieve our goals?
Attraction to the same sex is a result of family issues, environment, and temperament. Second question: no one chooses to have a same-sex attraction: they are the result of wounds and the need to be loved. People have to have hope to move from attraction to the same sex to becoming heterosexual, because change is possible. This is the freedom of choice: to continue on this path or to explore the path of the possibility of change. It depends on you.