The Behavioral Health department and SASP grant invites you to attend the weekly Wellbriety Working Lunch, facilitated by John Soap! The Wellbriety meetings are virtual and free, and can provide you with a support group to help you on your journey to recovery. For further information about what these meetings entail, please view the provided flyer.
Wellbriety Working Lunch will take place on Thursdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm, starting next week, May 27th. Follow the link below to access the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Brendan McIntyre (SASP Coordinator) at email@example.com.
Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 18.104.22.168 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 801 887 957
Or dial directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 22.214.171.124##801887957
Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps The medicine wheel and 12 Step program was developed to provide a culturally appropriate 12 Step program for Native American people. This program was developed by White Bison, based upon teachings of the Medicine Wheel, the Cycle of Life and the Four Laws of Change. How the Process Works The Medicine Wheel and 12 Step program is designed in a series of modules that enable people to meet their individual needs. Participants watch a video that explains Medicine Wheel teachings and apply them to their lives. In addition, participants share their insights and experiences in a talking circle. They also learn how to mind map their own innate knowledge around these teachings and then apply that knowledge to their daily lives and decision making processes. For those working through the program in a group setting (i.e. Circles of Recovery) very strong social and emotional bonds are created that help the individuals who participate to develop trust, autonomy, and other healthy feelings and thought patterns that will help them to grow emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Focus The focus of the program is on character and values. Thus each of the 12 Steps is presented from the perspective of the value that it reflects. Step 5: Integrity Step 6: Willingness Step 7: Humility Step 8: Forgiveness Step 9: Justice Step 10: Perseverance Step 11: Spiritual Awakening Step 12: Service Step 1: Honesty Step 2: Hope Step 3: Faith Step 4: Courage Teachings of the medicine wheel The Medicine Wheel is an ancient method for teaching important concepts about truth and life. Many Native American communities use a Medicine Wheel, although the colors and the symbols are different depending upon the culture. The purpose is the same in each culture. These teachings, when applied to one’s life, have the power to influence significant change in attitudes, behaviors, values and intent. The Elders have shared a series of Teachings based upon the Natural Order of the way things should be. These are sometimes referred to as the “original instructions.” These important Teachings are included in the Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps: 1.) 4 seasons of change 2.) 4 laws of change 3.) 4 directions of growth 4.) 12 principles for healthy living 5.) Reclaiming Our Power 6.) The 12 steps of recovery 7.) Nature's Way: Principles, laws, and Values 8.) Cycle of Life 9.) 8 feelings for healthy development 10.) Comfort Zones 11.) The Two Thought System: Love and Fear 12.) The medicine wheel 13.) The laws of the unseen world.