Holidays and ceremony

Debra05Well here it is… After Thanksgiving and bearing down on Hanukkah and Christmas.  More opportunities to be challenged, social and remain sober. As newly sober folks the more opportunities we have to stand in our strength and test our new bottom lines.

Family and friends gift us with many opportunities to flex our sober muscles.  They will offer us sweets, drinks or to step out and have a smoke.  They do not see or know any of these events as problematic and therefore, time and again we have to decline these offers with as much heart as we can.

We do not have to have substances as a challenge to have our sobriety severely tested.  Just the stress of loved ones expectations can be enough to open our back door to the addictive behavior.  Once our back door is open it takes a team of horses to keep us from bolting through.  We may be keeping our agreements but we emotionally eat things that are legal without any consciousness and proceed to fill the void that is our addiction pit.  We want everyone to be happy at the holidays and therefore, codependent behavior rules the day.

In APP, we know that ceremony is the way that we exercise our sober muscles and create more resiliency to life’s challenges.  We have one of the strongest ceremonies set for our December gathering.  This ceremony comes just in time for the challenges ahead.  There are many details to put into place so that each of you have all that you need.  You will want to coordinate your efforts and step out of self focus to ensure success.

We will gather both physically and electronically at 7 pm on Wednesday December 2nd to celebrate our recent successes and plot our journey for our next ceremony.  Remember that 7 pm AZ time is 6 pm California time at this time of year.  Here is the link for the google meet up meeting.  https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/NHNvbjlvcTB0cG1uMHNibHI0MDA5dGQyMG9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ._8d34cc1h84pkcb9h88sk2b9k6kskcba16opj0b9p7524ae9l68rjggi56c?authuser=0

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I have been sober…

I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

Stacy

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2016-08-08T00:02:50-07:00

Stacy

I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

What did the APP give to me?

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Deborah

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2016-08-08T00:13:18-07:00

Deborah

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Why APP?

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why?

I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

Deanna

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2016-08-08T00:13:42-07:00

Deanna

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why? I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

I highly recommend…

I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

Steven

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2016-08-08T00:14:14-07:00

Steven

I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

In April of 2011…

In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

Dave

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2016-08-08T00:14:33-07:00

Dave

In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

Thanks to APP…

Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

Tim

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2016-08-08T00:14:56-07:00

Tim

Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

In my experience…

In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!

H.R.

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2016-08-08T00:15:16-07:00

H.R.

In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!
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