What Does Family Recovery Look Like?
When you attend a 12-step meeting for the first time, you will probably hear a phrase to “put the focus back onto yourself“.
What does that mean?
How can I possibly work on myself when my loved one is suffering?
It all seems so confusing…
Join us this November to learn practical, actionable steps you can take to start your own personal journey of recovery. We know that recovery is necessary for the entire family. If we expect our loved ones to quit habits that harm them and others, what are we doing to change our unhealthy habits? 12-Step recovery and Ignatian Spirituality help us heal our relationships to God, self and then others. It is important that we learn to order and heal our familial relationships, and create an environment that aids recovery for our addicted loved ones, by healing ourselves first. We will specifically focus on Steps 6 & 7 from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which involve the concept of ‘dropping the rock’ or letting go of outdated survival skills that no longer benefit us. Join us as we continue our journey towards achieving personal freedom.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted. The retreat will occur simultaneously with another silent retreat. Activities will be separate; meals will be shared in the dining room.
Jean Heaton is the distinguished author of “Helping Families Recover from Addiction: Coping, Growing and Healing with 12-Step Practices and Ignatian Spirituality” who leads this retreat. She is also a blogger, speaker, teacher and a workshop leader. Jean shares her personal experiences, strength and hope with others at www.jeanheaton.com.
To discuss alternative payment arrangements or financial assistance for those in hardship, please call 404.255.0503. Please note that we cannot reserve your space in the interim. Thank you for your understanding.