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In this episode of Back Porch Chats, Vince and Jeanna talk to Serge Prengel who looks at the science behind 12-step programs in his book, The Proactive Twelve-Steps: A Mindful Program for Lasting Change.

Serge is certified in Focusing, Core Energetics, and Somatic Experiencing. His work draws from Systems-Centered theory. He is a co-founder of the Integrative Focusing Therapy training program and the author of four books.

Episode Highlights:

  • How as a person not in recovery got involved in recovery work.
  • How the 12-step program can sometimes be self-shaming.
  • Examples of Serge’s rewording of the steps and why he reworded it.
  • The spirit of the steps.
  • The science behind trauma and addiction.
  • Fear of feelings.
  • Working the steps using Serge’s book.

To contact Serge Prengel or learn more about Integrative Focusing Therapy, go to:


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