Living the Values Behind the 12 Steps
A 12 Step Principles Group meets on the phone every Thursday night 9 PM EST. Moderated by Allan Katz, M.S., CRC, Associate Sex Addiction Counselor
Allan Katz, who monitors the group, has a Masters Degree in Counseling and is an Associate Sex Addiction Counselor. For the past 5 years he has manned the GYE hotline in the U.S. for those struggling with relationship issues around sex and internet addiction. Allan began the first phone group on GYE on July 8, 2008. Click here to see some replies Allan sent to people by e-mail and on the GYE forum.
Working the 12 steps can take us to a place of safety, sanity and serenity. But the 12 steps are the beginning of the journey, not a destination. Over time, as our recovery deepens, we need to internalize and practice the PRINCIPLES that are suggested by the Steps ever more. Principles require a higher level of thinking and learning than any rule, because a principle requires reflection and mindfulness. The 12 principles also help us integrate the many different areas of the brain. It lays the foundation for what is a life-long process and journey. Just like learning a new language, principles help you make the steps as common to us as simply speaking,
Topics will include Acceptance, Awareness, Spirituality, Responsibility, Openness, Generatively, Meaning, Trust, Responsiveness, Commitment, Courage and Honesty.
By participating in this group you will discover what are your limits, how you know what is real in your life, are you loveable to G-d and others, Who are you and how do you begin to trust yourself and others.
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This group uses the NEW book by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., A Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles, based on his classic best seller, A Gentle Path through the 12 Steps.