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The Twelve Principles Retreat: Honesty Principle
Join us for the upcoming Twelve Principles Retreat Series featuring Dr. Patrick Carnes, Carver Brown, and special guest speaker Dr. Claudia Black. This retreat is made possible by the works of the American Foundation for Addiction Research.
Friday, March 6
4pm – 5pm – Registration & Reception
5pm – 7pm – Reception & Opening Remarks by Dr. Patrick Carnes
7pm – 9pm – Small Group Check-Ins
Saturday, March 7
9am – 12pm – Principle Six (Honesty) Workshop by Dr. Patrick Carnes
12pm – 1pm – Lunch (not provided)
1pm – 3pm – Carver Brown and special guest speaker Dr. Claudia Black
3pm – 5pm – Small Group Session
5pm – 7pm – Dinner (on your own or with small groups)
7pm – Small Group Session
Sunday, March 8
8:30am – 11am – Small Group Session
11am – 12pm – Spiritual Send off
Early Bird Discount (20%) ends February 13th!
Register Today by calling (480.488.9413), faxing (480.488.9373), or registering online!
The normal commitment has been for participants to register in increments of one year (4 retreats). You may continue to register for multiple retreats, but the option to register for just Retreat 6 is available for $500 until February 13th!
Hotel and travel expenses are not included in the fee. Meals are provided when noted. The Twelve Principles Honesty Retreat will be located at the Hotel Valley Ho in Old Town Scottsdale. They have provided us a group nightly rate of $299. Please book your hotel as soon as possible and mention you are with the Twelve Principles Retreat at time of booking.
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.
ABOUT DR. CLAUDIA BLACK
Claudia Black, Ph.D.is a renowned addiction author, speaker and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. She designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, addiction and correctional services as well as speaking in public forums about addiction and recovery. Since the 1970′s Claudia’s work has encompassed the impact of addiction on young and adult children. She offers models of intervention and treatment related to family violence, multi-addictions, relapse, anger, depression and women’s issues. Her writings and teachings have become a standard in the field of addictions.
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