The Recovery Course
When: Every Thursday from 28th September 2017 to 11th January 2018
Time: 7pm until 9.30 pm
Where: St Swithun's Church, Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3ED
What is The Recovery Course?
The Recovery Course is a Twelve Step programme albeit one that focuses on all kinds of addiction from alcohol and drug dependency through to gambling, sex addiction, pornography, self - harming and eating disorders. It is designed to bring freedom to people who struggle with addiction or any compulsive behaviour.
The Recovery Course differs from a typical Anonymous Fellowship in that it is designed to enhance our recovery work by integrating texts from the Bible with the Twelve Steps. Guests are positively encouraged to join Anonymous 12 Step Fellowships in conjunction with The Recovery Course.
Who is it for?
The Recovery Course is open to anyone struggling with any sort of addiction or any compulsive behaviour that is spoiling one's life, such as using drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling and self-harming to name just a few. The course is a good starter for those completely new to recovery as well as those whom have been in recovery for years, but would like to take a fresh look at the steps from a Christian perspective.
Format of the course
The course runs once a week for 16 weeks. A typical evening starts at 7pm for food, which is then followed by a 15/20-minute talk and then discussion in single-sex small groups for around an hour. The evening ends at 9.30pm. Each week there is some simple 'Coursework' that helps each participant to explore each of the 12 steps in a deeper way. Nobody has to do the 'Coursework', but it's fair to say that the guests who throw themselves into this are the ones who profit the most. The Coursework is entirely for the guest's benefit and no one else gets to see it; it is completely private.
Family Recovery Group
We recognise that addiction often has a wider impact than the individual concerned - particular the wider family. Each Thursday evening, in the Tudor Hall, there is a meeting for family members to come and share their experience and offer support and encouragement to one another.
How to register