There are 12 Continuing Education Units included with this course.
*** This course is not approved for NBCC CE Credit.
Together with the 12 Steps and 12 Laws, Life Recovery 301 provides the ideal companion course for a comprehensive training program. The 12 Gifts of Life Recovery describes how to take clients beyond sobriety and direct them to pursue exceptional lives that are rich and full of God’s gifts. By integrating recovery principles into every facet of life, counselors and caregivers can better understand the biblical path to authentic transformation.
- LRC 301: The Gift of HopeIn this first presentation, Dr. David Stoop and Steve Arterburn will unpack the elements of the first gift in Life Recovery: Hope. Hope is a special gift that allows a person to find the strength to carry on through the recovery process.
- LRC 302: The Gift of PowerThe Gift of Power can only be obtained once an individual has realized they are powerless, and God is all-powerful. Relapse happens when those in recovery believe that they do not need the power of God to help them anymore. Thus, it is vital to remain “plugged in” to the ultimate source of power – Jesus.
- LRC 303: The Gift of CharacterThis presentation discusses the benefit of developing character and how this encourages growth in the person as a whole. This gift is who an individual is – the very soul of a person, and it is considered one of the greatest gifts. Discover what character is, its importance in life recovery, and what character is not.
- LRC 304: The Gift of ClarityThe fourth gift in the Life Recovery process is the gift of Clarity. This gift is primarily based on truth. Without truth there is no clarity. Join Steve Arterburn as he teaches the foundations of the gift of clarity and how anyone working through the Life Recovery process can obtain it.
- LRC 305: The Gift of SecurityIn succession of the steps, the Gift of Security is the fifth gift in the Life Recovery process. This gift is evident in the life of an individual who has character and has created clarity in all aspects of life. With clarity comes security. The ultimate source of security is Jesus, but the security found in church and community is also a powerful tool for an individual.
- LRC 306: The Gift of AbundanceThe opposite of the gift of abundance is a life of scarcity. Due to situations in our lives, or messages we receive from our culture, we tend to become victims of this life of scarcity. We can learn to accept God’s gift of abundance by having a generous spirit.
- LRC 307: The Gift of WisdomThe gift of wisdom is available to everyone and it is a gift we can ask for and then receive. Impulsivity keeps us from wisdom, but a wise person will respond rather than react impulsively. There are three types of wisdom: common wisdom, religious wisdom, and godly wisdom.
- LRC 308: The Gift of Self-ControlSelf-control is one of the most evident aspects of an individual’s life, yet it can be the most difficult traits to attain in the life of an addict. This presentation looks at the gift of self-control and how this gift emerges. By realizing who the Higher Power is and allowing Him to be the “battery” that energizes self-control, one can begin to actualize the gift in real life situations.
- LRC 309: The Gift of CourageCourage is an important aspect of life, and the gift of courage is absolutely necessary for the recovery process. Many situations in life require courage, but only the gift of courage allows an individual to do the necessary things in times of fear.
- LRC 310: The Gift of HappinessHappiness is often misunderstood. In this presentation, Dr. Stoop uncovers why the constant pursuit of happiness is the opposite of receiving the gift of happiness. This gift cannot be sought after, and the changing of circumstances cannot deter the gift of happiness away, nor do changing circumstances create a greater need to “chase” after the gift.
- LRC 311: The Gift of SerenityMost individuals have read the serenity prayer. In the process of Life Recovery, this prayer is seen as more than a poetic piece on a better life. The Prayer of Serenity is seen as a goal. This prayer perfectly outlines the Gift of Serenity by discussing what true serenity should look like in the life of an individual.
- LRC 312: The Gift of PeaceThe final gift in the 12 gift series is the gift of peace. Peace is the gift that Christ himself stated that he wanted to leave us with. Peace, the absence of conflict, leads to harmony, a healthy life, and character building. Without peace, an individual experiences conflict, shame, disconnection, and poor health.