12 Steps to Spiritual Awakening?

Addictions UK Sponsored Conference

12 Steps to Spiritual Awakening?

Tuesday May 21st 2013


St Antony’s Priory, working in partnership with Addictions UK and Addictions North East, are hosting aconference in Durham which will explore the relationship between Spirituality and the 12 Step Programme.

The 12 Step Programme is internationally well known in its use for the treatment and management of addictive behaviour and increasingly people are now using it to enhance their spiritual wellbeing too.

Our main Speakers for the day are Fr. Colin Carr OP and Simon Stephens, Director of Casework at Addictions UK. Workshop Leaders include Jeanette Blakemore, an interfaith Minister exploring different understandings of ‘Higher Power’ and two people sharing their experiences of 12 Step facilitation.

St Antony’s Priory anticipate there will be high interest in this day especially with people who work in the field of spirituality, mental health, have an interest in addictive behavior or are interested in the 12 Step Programme. We would like participants to come from a wide cross section, so booking will be allocated to allow a balanced cross section of applicants.

Please book by Friday May 10th and know that we are limiting the day to 50 people. To book a place contact Fiona Fidgin fionaf@stantonyspriory.co.uk or phone 0191 384 3747

Addictions UK is the leading provider of Home Based Addictions Treatment in the UK.

Simon Stephens Director of Casework said,  “We are pleased to be able to sponsor this Conference along with Addictions North East.  We hope that there can be a thorough debate at the Conference … The 12-Steps Programme is not just for people who believe in a Religion or a Traditional God”

The Conference will be held at St Antony’s Priory, 74 Claypath, Durham DH1 1QT
9.30am – 5.00pm.

Further information and booking form from:
Fiona Fidgin   (Tel: 0191 384 3747)
St Antony’s Priory, 74, Claypath, DURHAM DH1 1QT
Or email: fionaf@stantonyspriory.co.uk

Programme Details
Registration tea / coffee
10.00 Welcomes
10.10 Fr Colin Carr
What are the 12 Steps? A Christian point of view
Conversations and questions
11.10 Break
11.40 Simon Stephens, Head of Casework for Addictions UK
Scientific position and compulsive behaviours
Conversations and questions
12.40 Small group conversation
1.15 Lunch
2.00 Workshops
3.00 Workshop repeat
4.00 Plenary – where do we go from here? What do we want? Need? Where are the gaps? What has struck you the most? What are you taking away with you?
4.30 Closing comments.

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