- 7 p.m., Friday, April 28 to noon, Sunday, April 30
Center City, MN
In 1956, Bill Wilson answered a call for help from a member of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) fellowship who was depressed and searching for a solution. Bill penned a letter discussing what he had learned about himself over his then 21 years of sobriety—insights and solutions that constitute a fourth legacy Bill left to those in recovery. This retreat will unpack Bill's writings about emotional sobriety, focusing on what it is, how we can integrate it into our lives, and what interferes with it.
This is the third year this retreat is being offered. Past participants' feedback was overwhelmingly positive about the nature of the program and the atmosphere Dr. Berger creates to discover new possibilities in recovery.
Allen Berger, PhD, is a psychotherapist who has written extensively about the experience of recovery, emotional sobriety, and the psychological forces operating within the Twelve Steps. He is author of 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends, 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone, and 12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery.
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