GUIDELINES AND WHY’s
Concentrating on others needs and problems. Analyzing their motives and behavior. Asking questions of others. Telling stories about what he/she did
NEGATIVE RESULTS: Helps us avoid our own issues. Makes us observers, not participants. Puts a safe (and lonely) distance between ourselves and others.
1: Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
2: We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix” one another.
GOALS: Work on self. Share personal needs, feelings, ideas and problems. Allow time for all those who need share.
Telling outsiders what was said or done in group. Gossip disguised as a prayer request.
NEGATIVE RESULTS: Violates trust and safety. Makes members afraid to share risky material.
3: Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group.
GOALS: Celebrate Recovery is a safe place.
Interrupting people, asking questions, having a dialogue with one other member of the group.
NEGATIVE RESULTS: Members fear that they won’t be able to finish sharing, that their ideas are not valued, or that they won’t get a chance to speak.
4: There will be no cross-talk please. Cross-talk is when two individuals engage in a dialogue, excluding all others. Each person is free to express feelings without interruption.
5: Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.
GOALS: Listen respectfully to what others choose to share.