Item description for A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery by Patrick J. Carnes...
Overview Exercises, inventories, and guided reflections take readers through the Twelve Steps, teaching them to be kind to themselves during the recovery process.
Publishers Description Revised Edition.
Carnes offers us exercises, inventories, and guided reflections for those of us facing the daily challenges of attaining or maintaining an addiction-free lifestyle.
This revised edition of A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps is a treasure chest, a rich and powerful resource for anyone working a twelve-step program. Carnes is a gifted teacher and leader in the addiction recovery field. Wendy Maltz, M.S.W., Sexual Healing Journey
This unique, non-threatening workbook emphasizes common themes at the heart of all Twelve Step fellowships...an especially clear explanation of what "working the program" means. Claudia Black, Ph.D., It Will Happen to Me
The revised A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps gets my highest recommendation. It is a wonderful guide to the journey to restoration and healing. Marilyn Murray, M.A., Prisoner of Another War
To get through difficult times, we need good friends, wise mentors and compassionate recovery programs. Pat Carnes and his twelve-step guide have been all of these to me, personally, and more. A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps Revised Edition is a principle guide to following the path of the many stages we encounter daily. Brenda Schaeffer, Licensed Psychologist, Loving Me Loving You and Is It Love or Is It Addiction
A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps has already helped thousands and promises to help many more. Mark R. Laaser, Ph.D., The Secret Sin: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
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Patrick Carnes: Dr. Patrick J. Carnes is a internationally known speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He is currently Senior Fellow and the director of the Gentle Path Program at the Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ. He is author of "Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction" (1992), "Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict" (1989), "The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships" (1997), "Open Hearts" (1999), "Facing the Shadow" (2001), "In the Shadows of the Net" (2001), and "Clinical Management of Sex Addiction "(2002).
Patrick J. Carnes currently resides in the state of Minnesota. Patrick J. Carnes was born in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery?
A Gentle Path Throught the Twelve Steps May 10, 2008
I am new to the 12 steps, and have found this book extremely helpful in getting to know myself,, something I have avoided for 60 years.. It has especially been helpful for a co-dependent of a sex/love addict. I really have not known what my part in the partnership was.. this book has helped me see what I need to work on myself.. I thought it was all "his fault".. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to grow personally and spritually.
A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps May 9, 2008
This book has been helpful in developing a lecture on Spirituality. It is an excellent resource for people in the early stages of recovery.
Good workbook; helpful Apr 27, 2008
The book is very helpful. The only concern that I have is that it tends to reiterate the need for a sponsor. Although a sponsor is greatly helpful in going through the steps...I wouldn't want anyone to quit doing the work just because they haven't had the courage to get one yet.
Don't go into recovery without me! Mar 8, 2008
This book really is the gentle path out of addiction - works well with all 12-step groups. I also recommend "The Craving Brain".
A Gentle Path Through The Twelve Steps Oct 2, 2007
This book is an excellent resource for guiding someone through the twelve step process or for working the twelve steps as part of an individual recovery program. Each step requests detailed information which encourages the participant to dig deep into ones core beliefs, thoughts, and feelings as they pertain to themselves and the subject matter. I would recommend this book to anyone contemplating or interested in the 12-step process of recovery.