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  • 00:31

    Rob Ekno Part 2: "12 step Phenomenom-Does it really work?"

    in Christianity

    Join me again today for as we talk with Rob Ekno, Radio Host of "The God Show" in Los Angeles, California on the 12 Step Phenomenom.   Last week proved to be helpful for so many of you, and so I know you will enjoy the spiritualty piece as we delve deeper into the 11th step.  Rob will continue with his life story and the miracles he has experienced while he continues to "walk out" his recovery, and how it saved his life.  He will talk about how it works, and how applicable it is as a spritual practice for anyone. I know you will enjoy this show, it's inspiring and encouraging to hear how God works in us, and through us. 

  • 00:58

    Jeff Foote Author of "Beyond Addiction" non 12 step rehab opens in upstate NY.

    in Self Help

    Jeff Foote from CMC in NYC opens a non 12 step rehab in upstate NY. Join Host Monica Richardson for a 1 hour show. Dr. Foote is a nationally recognized clinical research scientist who has received extensive federal grant funding for his work on motivational treatment approaches. Dr. Foote has worked in the addiction treatment field as a clinician and researcher since the late 1980’s, and has developed a unique motivational treatment approach that incorporates principles of group treatment as well as research-based principles of human behavior change. Previously, Dr. Foote was the Deputy Director of the Division of Alcohol Treatment and Research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC, as well as a Senior Research Associate at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) in NYC. Dr. Foote also served as Chief of the Smithers Addiction Treatment and Research Center as well as Director of Evaluation and Research between 1994 and 2001.

  • 00:23

    Rob Watson Schools Rick Perry on 12 Step Program to End Homophobia

    in LGBT

    June 2014, governor Rick Perry (and potential GOP 2016 presidential candidate), linked homosexuality with alcoholism.  In August 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury for abuse of power.

    We welcome back Rob Watson, to share insights on a letter he wrote to Perry titled: A Gay Dad Offers Gov. Rick Perry a 12-Step Recovery Program for His Homophobia Problem.  As you may guess, this letter went viral.

    In the final few minutes of the show, you'll hear Rob read his letter to Perry.  Share this letter with anyone who you believe suffers from homophobia.

    Follow Rob on Facebook, Twitter, Evolve =, LGBTQNation, The Next Family and Out In Santa Cruz.

    To appear on this show, or to host a segment on this show, click to contact Soul, your host to schedule an interview.

  • 00:31

    Rob Ekno: "12 step Phenomenon-Does it really work?"

    in Christianity

    Join me today as we talk with Rob Ekno, Radio Host of "The God Show" in Los Angeles, California.   Hear is life story and the miracles he has experienced while he continues to "walk out" his recovery.   Listen to his experinece of the 12 step program, and how it saved his life.  He will talk about how it works, and how applicable it is as a spritual practice for anyone. I know you will enjoy this show, it's inspiring and encouraging to hear how God works in us, and through us. 

  • 00:30

    Are you on track in your 12 Step program?

    in Health

    This week Ned, Dan, and Debbie review the first six steps of the 12 step program and help you decide if you are on track.

    Step One: We admitted that we were powerless over drugs/alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable.

    Step Two: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

    Step Three: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understand Him.

    Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

    Step Five: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

    Step Six: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.



  • 00:55

    Special Guest: Dr. John Kelly - The Science of 12 Step Facilitation

    in Lifestyle

    What Does Science Tell Us About The Effectiveness of 12 Step Treatment and Other Mutual Help Organizations In Addiction and Recovery? 

    The most widely recognized 12 Step recovery organizations globally are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.   Most people who seek to get and stay sober are referred to a 12 Step recovery program at some point, and some people resist attending based on fear, shame, or the idea that 12 Step programs “don’t work”. 

    Even within the 12 Step recovery community there is discussion, sometimes, about the effectiveness of these programs. Statistics are thrown around –both for and against – but what does the science say?  How effective are these programs?

    On this episode, we are honored to have Dr. John F. Kelly as our guest.  Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) and the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH.

    Dr. Kelly will discuss with us how 12 Step recovery groups impact an individual’s recovery from a scientific perspective.   How well do these programs work?  Is there a difference in their effectiveness for early versus long-term recovery?  Are they more effective following a treatment program?  What studies have been done to demonstrate “success” rates of 12 step group members, and how exactly is “success” defined in this environment?

    If you participate in a 12 Step recovery program, are considering participating or believe they don’t work but are curious to learn more, this show is for you.  


  • 01:01

    Divorce Recovery: The 12-Step Method

    in Relationships

    Dating coach, Sandy Weiner of Last First Date, speaks with Micki McWade, divorce support group leader, psychotherapist specializing in divorce and relationships, parent educator and Collaborative Divorce coach. Learn about her successful 12-Step Divorce Recovery program. 
    Please email questions in advance: sandy@lastfirstdate.com

  • 01:06

    Manifesting Your Life Purpose In The New Energy

    in Spirituality

    Topic:  Manifesting Your Life Purpose

    Description:  “Our beliefs create our reality.” We will address how and where our belief patterns are interfering with the ability to manifest everything we need in our lives today...... "The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams at once..to any degree that you possibly can"......Notes From The Universe

  • 00:28

    Joe Herzanek discusses Step 6 of a 12-Step addiction recovery program.

    in Health

    This week Joe Herzanek discusses Step 6 of the addiction recovery program called the 12 Step program:

    Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

    How can I become ENTIRELY READY to have God remove my defects? How does doing Step 6 help to recover from drug and alcohol addiction? Why do so many rehabs use the 12 step program for drug treatment? Why are the 12 steps so key to your recovery from addiction? Step 6, this week on Recovery Now!

    Visit Drug-Addiction-Support.org for more information to help you understand addiction and addiction recovery.

  • 01:31

    Twelve Steps From a Woman’s Perspective—A Deeper Wisdom, with Anne Wondra

    in Spirituality

    Most people have heard of 12-step programs and have an opinion and perspective about them. Words are heard differently by women, especially women who understand or have experienced control-based patterns in language, acts, and systems. What is empowering to one, is not to another. Therefore, if we look at the original 12 steps, which were written by a man, from a woman's perspective, we may find them more empowering than they traditionally feel. On Friday, March 13, noon PT/3 p.m. ET/8 p.m. UK, Purpose Talk Radio guest Anne Wondra, of WonderSpirit Coaching, will talk about why this is and how we can empower ourselves to use those 12 steps and overcome anything that no longer serves our lives. 

    "I first heard of and met author Patricia Lynn Reilly at a bookstore event in 1996, shortly after my own awakening about perspective, words, control systems, and how women experience and hear words very differently," Anne says. She later read the book A Deeper Wisdom: Twelve Steps From a Woman's Perspective which she now is using as a basis for presentations and the interview on PTR.

    Anne dances with life and spirit in ordinary life; she's a soul coach, writer, life coach, mystic, and muse;  a connector and creative life re-story-er, teacher, travel partner and retreat speaker.

    Each Friday at 12 noon PT/3 pm ET/8 pm UK, host Cindy Freeman and her guests bring insights and ideas to help you grow in your Soul path. Cindy's guests are live their life with a purpose and are willing to share with listeners how they got there and how others might benefit from their experience. Join Cindy live or archived to explore this area. Check out more information at Purpose Talk Radio or join the Facebook conversations Purpose Talk Radio Conversations.


  • 00:25

    Burgundy Briefcase: SYPP Author Roberta Burton

    in Books

    Roberta Burton, an author by heart, lives in Tallahassee where she writes novels birthed from her clinical psychology and marriage and family therapy degrees. She writes to show readers how they can change regardless of how messed up they think they are.  Burton's award winning “The Do It Yourself Project” appeared in the Seven Hills Review and in Life Lessons: Writings from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FSU. Burton's poetry has appeared in The Florida State Poetry Association's anthology.  Other interests include award-winning watercolors, martial arts healing, and alternative health medicine. She has been a voracious reader since childhood when her mother stopped reading too soon. “The Burgundy Briefcase is my way of sharing what I have learned, as a therapist and as a human being, about living life on life's terms.” 

    For Info: www.askdrlee.me