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Spirituality in Twelve Step Recovery: The Many Paths to Spiritual Fitness
June 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Twelve Step recovery programs challenge participants through the Eleventh Step to “seek through prayer and meditation to improve their conscious contact with God as they understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will and the power to carry that out.” The literature points out that recovering people have “tread innumerable paths” in this process. This presentation will encourage participants to clarify their personal understanding of a Higher Power, examine the quality of their relationship with that Power, and explore vehicles to build their conscious contact.
Presentation Slides – June 2019
“Identify Your Higher Power“ handout
Audio recording June 2019.
Video recording June 2019.
Related reading suggestions:
- Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. New York, New York, 4th Edition, 2001.
- Bill W. Robert Thomsen, Harper and Row, New York, New York, 1975.
- It Works How And Why. Narcotics Anonymous World Service, Van Nuys, California, 1993.
- The Language of The Heart, “God as We Understand Him: The Dilemma of No Faith.” The A.A. Grapevine, New York, New York, 1988.
- Narcotics Anonymous. Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Chatsworth, California, 6th Edition, 2008.
- Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous. Ernest Kurtz, Hazelden, Center City, Minnesota, 1979.
- Recovery Spirituality, Ernest Kurtz and William White, Religions, www.mdpi.com/journal/religions, 27 January 2015.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. New York, New York, 1953.
About the presenter:
About the presenter:
Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, Sp.A., CADC
Jerry Fouchey has extensive experience in the field of education as an administrator, facilitator, strategist, teacher and practitioner in the areas of educational administration, curriculum, instruction and staff development, and has played leadership roles in many initiatives in various public school districts. After serving several years as a Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center Counselor and later as an Outpatient Therapist, Jerry Fouchey currently serves as a Lifestyle Medicine Therapist and didactic group facilitator for Dawn Farm. He earned his BS, MA, and Sp.A. from Eastern Michigan University, has received additional training in substance use disorder prevention and treatment procedures, and is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC). Jerry was instrumental in the development and implementation of Dawn Farm’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Lifestyle Medicine programs.