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ERIC Number: ED414137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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The Twelve Steps Experientially.
Horne, Lianne
Experiential activities provide each participant with the ability to see, feel, and experience whatever therapeutic issue the facilitator is addressing, and usually much more. This paper presents experiential activities to address the 12 steps of recovery adopted from Alcoholics Anonymous. These 12 steps are used worldwide for many other recovery programs and substitutions are made, replacing the word alcoholism or alcoholic with addiction or addict. The 12 steps are presented, along with the principles behind them: honesty, hope, faith, courage, integrity, willingness, humility, brotherly love, discipline, perseverance, connection with God, and giving back to others. Experiential activities are described that promote reflection on and understanding of each of these principles. As a training exercise, these activities provide opportunities for participants to encounter the same kinds of feelings experienced by people in recovery in the course of working the 12 steps. (Author/TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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