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📒Gayellow Pages 37 2015 2016 ✍ Frances Green
✏Gayellow Pages 37 2015 2016 Book Summary : Please check our website for the latest monthly update (free) and details to buy the annual print edition. We are a directory of resources (business and organizational) for LGBTQI USA, sold in gay-friendly bookstores since 1973 and available online (updated monthly) at no charge. Canada online only at present. "The most reliable Gay print source in the Gay community. I've been using it since the 1970s." -- Dr Charles Silverstein, author of 'The Joy of Gay Sex'.
📒Gayellow Pages Usa 34 2012 2013 ✍ Frances Green
✏Gayellow Pages USA 34 2012 2013 Book Summary : A directory of resources (business and organizational) for LGBTQI USA, sold in gay-friendly bookstores since 1973 and available online (updated monthly) at no charge. "The most reliable gay print source in the gay community. I've been using it since the 1970s."NDr. Charles Silverstein, author of "The Joy of Gay Sex."
📒Sobering Wisdom ✍ Jerome A. Miller
✏Sobering Wisdom Book Summary : Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step program now provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and undergoing profound personal transformation. Yet thus far it has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers, despite the fact that, like philosophy, the program addresses all-important questions regarding how we ought to live. In Sobering Wisdom, Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants offer a unique approach to the Twelve Step program by exploring its spirituality from a philosophical point of view. Drawing on a variety of thinkers from Aristotle to William James and from Nietzsche to Foucault, as well as a diverse range of philosophical perspectives including naturalism, Buddhism, existentialism, Confucianism, pragmatism, and phenomenology, the contributors to this volume address such questions as the relation of personal responsibility to an acknowledgment of powerlessness, the existence of a "higher power," and the role of virtue in recovery. Ranging in tone from deeply scholarly to intensely personal, their essays are written in an accessible way for a broad audience that includes not only philosophers, theologians, and psychologists but also spiritual directors, health professionals, and addiction counselors. Perhaps most important, the book is also conceived for those involved in Twelve Step programs whose lives are being transformed by the experience.
📒Anonymous Christians ✍ Herbert E. Hudson
✏Anonymous Christians Book Summary : This book explores the relationship of clergy to Twelve Step programs. Field research of pastors in the Florida Keys found that they are unsure if addiction is a disease or a sin, and whether the Twelve Steps are based on Christianity. Lessons learned include the validity of both traditional Twelve Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Christ-centered programs such as Celebrate Recovery, the coherence of sin and disease explanations of addiction, and the significance of modern addiction theory. The specific outcome of this study is the development of a course syllabus for clergy on addiction recovery through Twelve Step philosophy.
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📒Learning The Language Of Addiction Counseling ✍ Geri Miller
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📒Six Essentials To Achieve Lasting Recovery ✍ Sterling T. Shumway
✏Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery Book Summary :
This book offers six guiding principles that are key to lasting recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It will help you understand why they're important, how they relate to the Twelve Steps, and why they work.
Anyone who has recovered from addiction to drugs or alcohol knows that getting sober is only the beginning. Working the Steps, patching life back together, and living sober are where the real work lies. While the Twelve Steps provide a program of lifelong recovery, recovery experts Sterling Shumway and Thomas Kimball have identified six essential values, or principles, that reinforce the Steps and that are key to achieving lasting recovery:
- • Hope: A reawakening after despair; to live with greater confidence
- • Healthy Coping Skills: Managing the pain and stress of life
- • Sense of Achievement and Accomplishment: Moving beyond the limits of addiction toward personal goals
- • Capacity for Meaningful Relationships: The positive support and connection with family and peers
- • Unique Identity Development: The emergence of a unique positive identity
- • Reclamation of Agency: The internal knowledge that you have choices in your behavior
Using their research, personal stories, and guided journals and exercises, Shumway and Kimball thoroughly unlock these complex principles for recovering addicts and their families, and provide practical steps for applying them to a long-term recovery program.