FREE! RECOVERY COURSE
The 10-week recovery course that provides a safe place
to explore life-controlling issues
and allow them to be transformed
by the hope of Jesus Christ
WHO IS IT FOR?
6.30pm to 9.30pm
for 10 weeks
What is it?
FREE! is a 10-week recovery course that provides a safe place to explore these issues and allow them to be transformed by the hope of Jesus Christ.
Who is it for?
It is open to anyone who is struggling with an addiction, compulsive behaviour or other destructive habit, or anyone who wants to learn more about them.
If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, gambling, self-harming, over-eating or some other compulsive behaviour that is spoiling your life, the course content could help you. If you are not sure that you are addicted or compulsively using something in an unhealthy way then read on - if you are experiencing a number of the following characteristics, it may be time to look for help:
Spending a lot of time thinking about alcohol, drugs, pornography, food or some other mood-altering pastime; looking forward to using, planning life around using or planning for specific times of abstinence
Using in private; secretive use; feeling an urgency for the first use of drink/drugs/pornography etc
Using for effect
To obtain a lift, feel or buzz to change thoughts, feelings or behaviour.
Hiding the alcohol or drugs to ensure a readily available supply; planning money matters carefully in order to buy drink or drugs
Using more than planned
No guarantee of what will happen after the first drink or drug. You intended to just have one line of coke, a couple of drinks, spend only fifteen minutes on a porn website, or eat just one chocolate biscuit and then found you could not stop
Feelings of hurt or remorse
Feeling bad about your behaviour – the things said or done; the hurt that may have been caused to others
Able to use more than others. Beginning to need more to get the same effect
Loss of awareness that conversations or events ever took place
Finding excuses to use
My partner upset me, the boss is impossible, I have a tough life, I feel down and need cheering up, I feel anxious and stressed, I feel vulnerable.
Breaking promises to yourself and others that you will drink, use drugs or look at porn less or even stop altogether
Geographical escape - believing that a new start in a new job, in a new house, in a new country will help
Avoiding family and friends. Particularly while looking for opportunities to use. Progressively avoiding activities that do not include the use of alcohol or drugs
Early morning shakes
Needing the alcohol or drugs to function
Tendency to cross addict
Using something else compulsively, particularly when trying to control your ‘medication’ of choice
Despite progressively damaging consequences and repeated serious concerns of others
If three or more of these characteristics are in evidence, there may be an addiction problem.
The course begins and ends on the following dates
3 January to 1 March 2019
25 April to 27 June 2019
5 September to 7 November 2019
9 January to 12 March 2020
The group meets for 10 consecutive weeks on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Missed the beginning? Never mind you are welcome to come along to any of the sessions
All Souls Clubhouse
141 Cleveland Street
Closest tube stations: Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines), Regent's Park (Bakerloo Line) or Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines)
Closest train station: Euston
Closest buses: 18, 27, 30, 88, 205, 453, C2
A light meal is provided (for a small donation), alternatively you are welcome to bring your own supper
If you would like to come or refer a friend please ring/text John on 07703 682080 or Sally on 07860 717621. You can also email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Or just show up on the night. We look forward to seeing you there
We provide an environment for you to learn to know the Christian God, who, if you want Him to, is able to transform your life. Even if He is someone you are not ready to get to know yet, come along and discover that there are principles that can really help in your fight to overcome your addictions.
If you are currently participating in any therapy or counselling, we would recommend that you contact your counsellor or therapist before attending to see whether they are happy for you to participate in a programme at this stage.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
This course should be mandatory for every Christian. The community built through the course is what church is really about, being authentic, real, honest and surrendering to Christ in our humility and brokenness. No pretence. There is so much freedom to be found through this course.
This course is come as you are. No fingers pointed. Made me cry when I got home as I had never felt something so real like this before. Discrete prayerful realness.
This is a great course to understand and become aware of addictive behaviour and how to overcome those addictions so you can live in freedom.