CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY & RECOVERY IOWA PRESENT
August 21 - 23, 2023 | Embassy Suites Hotel | Des Moines, IA
Kathie G Short
People coming to AA usually have preconceptions of the Twelve Step Program and when first introduced to reading the Big Book the word "God" appears causing a positive or negative reaction. Some find comfort but in general many feel they have been abandoned by God, punished by God or have no belief in A God. Alcoholics Anonymous has a Twelve Step Program that is open to all, with the solid belief that each person finds their Higher Power or God of their understanding.
There is no judgement of anyone's beliefs but encouragement and love by the fellowship of the program. We learn "We can't do it alone" and learn to live life "One Day At a Time" through the principals of the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts using fellowship, meditation, daily self care and multiple pathways of recovery. The beautiful spiritual experience that develops brings peace and serenity so necessary for continued recovery.
Kathie was born in Waterloo, Iowa and moved to the Gulf Coast when she was twelve and her father accepted a position at Tulane University.
She has a degree in accounting, is a licensed all breed dog judge for the United Kennel Club, past District Governor for Rotary International, has worked in the medical field for over twenty three years and is a CCAR Recovery Coach and trainer. She found her ""fit"" in life when she began her recovery in 2010. Her passion is working with people in recovery and giving back what she has been been so freely given.
Kathie began her training in 2016 under the direction of Carver Brown, obtained her Recovery Coach credentials and completed her Recovery Coach Train the Trainor the same year.
She served on the board for Memorial Hospital Gulfport for eleven years and was an advocate for Memorial Behavior Health and worked with Pine Grove Hattiesburg to help get people into recovery programs there and other institutions.
Kathie formed an AA Group (Stepsisters) to offer encouragement to women in recovery and now is able to use her CCAR training to offer multiple pathways of recovery which she refers to as the ""next life steps"" Her goal is to assist women and also men to maintain recovery after leaving recovery houses, hospitals, university programs, prison and 12 Step programs.
Alcoholics Anonymous: A Spiritual Connection