In the continuation of the series on the 12-steps of recovery, Amy discusses Step 6:  Were entirely ready to have God remove these defects of character.  Behind every character defect is a character asset.  Amy talks about how our strengths, either overdone or underdone, create these character defects and how we need to create a vision of what it is we want to be.  

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In this celebratory episode, Amy reflects on the lessons she has learned from being in recovery for 5 years!  FIVE YEARS!  With special guest, Dr. Aaron C. Glade, Amy's first therapist in recovery, she discusses those first few months of therapy and what it is like to begin recovery. 

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In the continuation of the deep dive into the 12 steps of recovery, Amy concludes her discussion on Step 5 with "It Works When I Work It!"  In this episode, Amy provides concrete actions that she completed to work Step 5 in her life and shares some of the changes that resulted because of her work.  It really does work when we work it!

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In the conclusion of the two-part series on BIG emotions, Amy continues her discussion with special guest Jon Taylor, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT,. Learn concrete techniques and strategies to help you work through the BIG emotions that come when we stop acting out our addiction. Take the two-week emotion identification challenge by downloading the worksheet at the Worth Recovery Website.

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We've learned that self-assessment isn't enough and we must share and admit the exact nature of our wrongs with other people in Step 5.  Who are these people we share with?  Listen to Amy discuss the three people we must admit to and how it helps us move forward in our recovery with this continuation of the deep dive into the steps of recovery. 

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In response to listener questions, and with special guest, Jon Taylor, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT,, Amy discusses the BIG emotions that flood our lives after we stop acting out our addiction.  Why are they there, How do we recognize them, and How do they manifest, are the topics of part one of this important series. 

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What is the difference between admitting I was wrong, and admitting the exact nature of my wrongs?  Though the difference is subtle, it makes the difference in stopping our behavior and changing the way we interact with others.  When we can dig deep and find the exact nature of our wrong, we understand the motive and character defects that we are acting on.  This understanding helps us find more constructive ways to get our needs met in healthy ways.  Listen to Amy use examples from her own life and learn how to peel away the action and find the exact nature of your wrongs. 

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In the continuation of the Slips and Falls episode, Amy discusses how we recovery from a slip.  What do we do when we blow past the trigger and find ourselves in the current of the riverbed.  How can we slow the river down and find a way out?  We create space for a slip autopsy.  Learn what that is by listening now!  The worksheet referenced can be downloaded at www.worthrecovery.com. 

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So you've finished your moral inventory from step 4.  You're obsessed and consumed with what you have done in the past, how you have felt and the harms that you've caused. Now what do you do?  Amy describes the dark thinking that Step 4 had brought and the relief she found in working Step 5.  Reflection is the key!

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