Recovery of any kind involves stages. Something as simple as getting over a cold or as complex as overcoming addiction can take similar stages. The cold virus is always out there, as are drugs and alcohol. When we have been stress it is easier to succumb to these illnesses. Then we must be successful at integrating the necessary stages to embrace wellness.
As Dr. Jane Galloway states on her website, “We’re all recovering from something.”
If you are reading this article congratulations! You have accomplished stage-one of your recovery, whatever it may have been, but, especially if it concerned addiction. And, if you are still working through the stages, welcome and continue reading.
Now, what is next? Dr. Jane Galloway is here to share her expertise and answers with you.
As a Visionary leader, recovery educator, and author, Dr. Jane Galloway has personal experience of traveling the 12-Step Path as a person in recovery, teacher, counselor, and minister for over three decades. Her journey and a clear template for supporting Stage Two Recovery with body, mind, spirit tools are the is the basis of her book, The Gateways- The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality, published by Sacred Stories Publishing and available on Amazon and other booksellers worldwide.
Dr. Jane Galloway is also the Founder of T.R.I.B.E. Transformation/Realization/Inspiration/Belonging/Expression
As a guest on the Kat Kanavos Show Video Podcast Dr./Rev. Jane Galloway shared some important information about what she defined as “Next Step Recovery.”
“After Stage One Recovery, and a dedicated working of The Steps should be a launch into a lifelong process of integration of body, mind, and spirit beyond “illness” and toward ever-expanding wholeness.” Dr. Galloway says.
Too often we are defined by our illness which becomes a crutch that slows us down in life.
As Dr. Jane continues to explain, “Too many people get stuck on the bridge back to recovery and use AA as a crutch or substitute for real life. It’s a recovery program! So the goal is to recover and then learn tools for living that translate into full life.”
For Stage One Recovery, “the rooms” which are part of Alcoholics Anonymous known as AA are amazing and transformative. Whether or not a person has the disease of addiction, there must be respect for all humankind alike if true happiness will ever exist.
It is taught in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous how to begin down this path.
But, once all of the Steps have been worked, and some stability and restoration to sanity and purpose are established, it is time to conquer new developmental goals. To continue for years to define oneself by illness or by one’s past is the antithesis of real recovery. Strength-based recovery pulls forward the strengths of a person and develops those. To courageously delve into causative issues is so very important. Addiction is a symptom of deeper traumas, and core wounds are persistent if not treated. The Gateways offers comprehensive support for Next Stage Recovery.
As a person in a long time recovery, Dr. Jane Galloway has developed a real appreciation for the spiritual depth of the 12- Steps as the spine for a lifelong path of psycho-spiritual growth. She makes a real distinction between recovery and spiritual paths of the 12-Step path, and culture of AA building upon the expansive spirituality of the AA founders.
“The Gateways- The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality incorporates psycho-spiritual teachings from depth psychology, world religious traditions, body-mind healing modalities, and indigenous wisdom- along with concrete practices and humor to support a full life.” In other words, dare to go deeper in your next step recovery, because that is the answer to the question, “What is next?”
Please enjoy the 15-minute Video Podcast Interview with Dr./Rev. Jane Galloway.
About the Author: Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is a VIDEO Podcaster, a three-time Breast Cancer Survivor, and Dream Expert as seen on Dr. Oz, DOCTORS, NBC, & CBS. Her Divine Dreams diagnose her illness. Kat was an R.H.BLOCH Cancer Hotline Mentor, a Participant for Duke University’s Dr. Larry Burk‘s Breast Cancer Dream Research Program. They co-wrote, Dreams That Can Save Your Life. She is a Syndicated Columnist, TV Producer/Host and award-winning Author/Lecturer who promotes patient advocacy and connecting with Divine Spiritual-guidance through Dreams. “Don’t tell God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big your God is.” Learn more @ www.KathleenOKeefeKanavos.com
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