A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Principles

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-26
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Renowned addiction expert Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., author of A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps, outlines twelve guiding principles to help those in recovery develop an essential skill set for life.

Author Biography

Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., is the author of A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery,, which has sold over 300,000 copies and is now available in an expanded and updated edition. He has written more than twenty other books, including Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred and the best-selling Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: From Steps and Rules to Principles and Recipesp. 1
Prologue: The Neuroscience Behind the Twelve Principlesp. 9
Making Sensep. 17
Principle One: Acceptance: What are my limits?p. 21
Principle Two: Awareness: How do I know what is real?p. 43
Principle Three: Spirituality: Am I loveable to God and others?p. 59
Principle Four: Responsibility: Who am I?p. 77
Principle Five: Openness: How do I trust?p. 101
Creating Congruencep. 119
Principle Six: Honesty: What must improve?p. 121
Principle Seven: Courage: What risks must I take?p. 147
Principle Eight: Commitment: How am I responsible?p. 163
Principle Nine: Responsiveness: What is integrity?p. 179
Growing Visionp. 193
Principle Ten: Trust: How do I live not knowing outcomes?p. 195
Principle Eleven: Meaning: What is the purpose of my life?p. 209
Principle Twelve: Generativity: How do I pass it on?p. 227
Living Into the Principlesp. 245
The Twelve Principles Day by Dayp. 247
Problem Solving with the Twelve Principlesp. 253
Epiloguep. 263
Appendicesp. 265
Twelve Steps with Twelve Principlesp. 265
Twelve Step Support Group Informationp. 267
Recovery Resources from Dr. Patrick Carnes and Associatesp. 271
Bibliographyp. 273
About the Authorp. 277
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