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The Twelve Principles Retreat: Generativity Principle
Join us for the upcoming Twelve Principles Retreat Series featuring Dr. Patrick Carnes and Carver Brown. This retreat is made possible by the works of the American Foundation for Addiction Research.
Friday, August 26
4pm – 6pm – Registration & Reception
6pm – 7pm – Opening Remarks by Dr. Patrick Carnes
7pm – 9pm – Small Group Check-Ins
Saturday, August 27
7:30am – 8:30am – Optional 12-Step Meeting
8:30am – 9am – Breakfast
9am – 12pm – Principle Twelve (Generativity) Workshop by Dr. Patrick Carnes
12pm – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – 3:30pm – Speaker: Carver Brown
3:30pm – 3:45pm – Break; Light snack
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Optional dinner or small groups
Sunday, August 28
8am – 9am – Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 11am – Small Group Session
11am – 12pm – Spiritual Send off
Early Bird Discount (20%) ends August 19th!
Register Today by calling (480.488.9413), faxing (480.488.9373), or registering online!
Meadows Outpatient Conference Center 19120 N Pima Rd. Suite 125 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Hotel and travel expenses are not included in the registration fee. Meals are provided when noted.
Hotels in the area:
• Fairmont Scottsdale Princess:
This AAA Five-Diamond resort boasts four award-winning restaurants, a wellness spa and two 18-hole championship golf courses.
• Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains:
Newly renovated and adjacent to TPC golf course. Facility includes a restaurant, pool and fitness center.
ABOUT DR. PATRICK CARNES
Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., is the primary architect of the Gentle Path treatment programs for the treatment of sexual and multiple addictive disorders. He is author of Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (1983), the first work designed to help addicts deal with their sexual compulsions, and to examine the tangled web of trauma, love, addictive sex, hate, and fear often found in family relationships. He pioneered the founding of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals which specializes in the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist program. This has evolved into a network of local, regional, and residential programs which specialize in this work. An internationally recognized speaker and author on sexual addiction, sexual trauma, multiple addictions and recovery issues. Follow Dr. Patrick Carnes on Facebook and Twitter: @drpatrickcarnes
ABOUT CARVER BROWN
Carver Brown is the Alumni Coordinator for Pine Grove Behavioral Health. He also facilitates the Back to Basics program that has become a tremendously successful 12 step experiential workshop. Carver Brown’s passion for the recovery community can be clearly seen through his enthusiastic and humorous style of presenting recovery principles.
GOALS OF THE WEEKEND RETREAT
Dr. Carnes has expressed three main goals for this retreat:
- To preserve and expand our understanding of The Twelve Steps and learn the Principles behind the steps as they are played out through the five dimensions of daily living which include: lifestyle, work, money, sex, and intimacy.
- Helping individuals enhance their recovery program in ways that supports new life skills, and gain tools to help achieve their personal goals of living a life that models sanity, serenity, focus, balance and harmony.
- The final goal is to provide means and support to the American Foundation for Addiction Research (AFAR). To find out more about AFAR please visit www.addictionresearch.com.