- Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
- There will be no cross talk please. Cross talk is when 2 individuals engage in dialogue, excluding all others. Each person is free to express feelings without interruption.
- We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix” another.
- Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group!
- Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered group.
Celebrate Recovery Groups Can/Will Not…
Celebrate Recovery Small Groups Can:
- Provide you a safe place to share your experiences, strengths and hopes with others who are going through the “Principles” in a Christ-Centered recovery.
- Provide you a leader who has gone through a similar hurt, hang-up on habit that will facilitate the group as it focuses on a particular Step each week. The leader will also keep Celebrate Recovery's “FIVE RULES.”
- Provide you with the opportunity to find an accountability partner or sponsor.
- Encourage you to attend other recovery meetings held throughout the week, if available.
Celebrate Recovery Small Groups Will Not:
- Attempt to offer any professional clinical advice. Our leaders are not counselors. We will provide you with a list of approved counseling referrals.
- Allow its members to attempt to fix one another.
Rules and Why’s
Other Focus: 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.
- RULE 1: Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
- RULE 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.
Breaking Confidentiality: 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.
- RULE 3: Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group.
- GOALS: Celebrate Recovery is a safe place.
Cross-Talk: 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.
- RULE 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.
- RULE 5: Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.
- GOALS: Listen respectfully to what others choose to share.