The Healing Wisdom of the 12 Steps Workshop

The Healing Wisdom of the 12 Steps: A Universal Approach

12 Steps – All Traditions

By popular demand – we are now offering this course with weekly live sessions for questions and answers, discussion, and group interaction.  

Join us for this special offering of an in-depth exploration of the 12 Steps from a non-secular, universal perspective. The healing wisdom of the 12 Steps has helped millions of people all over the world engage in a way of living that provides freedom from their sufferings and rediscover their worthiness and value. They have helped people overcome addictions, co-dependency, trauma, and a multitude of other afflictions.

All too often, many people are unable to access the profound wisdom and healing of the 12 steps due to the Judeo-Christian language and the early twentieth-century context in which it was originally written. In this course, John Bruna will provide access to these transformative steps by integrating them with the latest scientific research, contemporary language, and a variety of spiritual and philosophical perspectives.

Some comments from our last workshop

The longer I’m clean, the more I seek out opportunities to enhance my recovery with loving kindness for myself and others. Discovering the Way of Compassion Recovery Resources community has been an added gem to my recovery toolbox.  John has a way of weaving mindfulness, compassion, and empathy into the 12 step workshops, retreats, and daily meditations that are so beneficial during these challenging times, navigating life on life’s terms. -Merri M.

Thank you for sharing with us the deep wisdom you’ve learned over the past 30+ years. It’s like you ladle out your experience, strength, and hope to us in amounts we can digest…your deep sea of intense self-examination, study, doing the work guides me in new ways to heal. And probably most of all the love you show by how much you give of yourself to us. I have so much gratitude for you. Love and Thank you, Salli

It was very helpful to feel a part of a group trying to move forward on a path for living rather than just “12 stepping” I felt it brought Buddhism, Mindfulness, Psychology & Philosophy under one umbrella. That helped me feel a “part of something bigger” rather than “working on issues of myself” Thank you to all. – Anonymous testimonial from our feedback form.

Course Details

This is a 10-week online course offered with live sessions on Sunday late afternoons/early evenings, depending on your time zone. All proceeds will go to the Way of Compassion Foundation. John is donating his time.

Course structure: Participants will receive access to videos and step assignments each week. On Sunday’s we will gather for live discussion and processing step work.

Cost: By donation. The suggested donation is $100 ($10 per session). You may offer more or less. We want everyone to be able to attend regardless of their ability to pay.

*This course is recorded so you can participate at times that are convenient for you.

Dates: Sundays, beginning March 28th through June 6th


  • 3 pm – 4 pm Pacific Time
  • 4 pm – 5 pm Mountain Time
  • 5 pm – 6 pm Central Time
  • 6 pm – 7 pm Eastern Time

Register: To register use the donate button below. If you would like to pay by check, email Rachel,

*Registration is limited to the first 100 people.


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