Addictions and Life Recovery Coaching

September 15, 2016 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Steve Arterburn
David Stoop

In exploring the 12-step model of recovery, it is important to take a look at the origins of addiction and its treatment providers. Addiction can be categorized as either dependency on substance or a certain behavior/process. No matter how an addiction is categorized, the 12-step model is applicable and biblical teaching can be applied. Participants will become aware of best practices in coaching clients through each of the 12 steps.

Training Modules
Session 1: Admitting Powerlessness and the Unmanageability of the Problem; The Role of Faith in the Restoration of Sanity; The Decision and Willingness to Surrender
Session 2: Life Assessment: A Fearless Moral Inventory; Admitting One’s Wrongs; Allowing God to Remove Character Defects
Session 3: Removing Inadequacies: The Humble Request; Making the List
Session 4: Making Appropriate Amends
Session 5: Continuing the Personal Inventory; A New Level of Intimacy
Session 6: Living and Relaying the Message

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
1. Investigate the historical origins of the characterization of addictions and their treatment
2. Integrate biblical teaching to addiction treatment and the 12-step model of recovery; explore the spiritual considerations of the recovery model
3. Explore the crucial role of a coach in the 12-step recovery model
4. Investigate the need for a helper’s self-evaluation and sharing throughout the coaching relationship
5. Discuss the role of a coach in helping clients through steps, including confession, restitution, and making amends
6. Gain an understanding of awareness and its common factors and contributors that affect it as the first step in the recovery process