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Eight-in-ten Americans believe in a Higher Power, according to the Pew Research Center. But only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.

Previous Pew Research Center studies have shown that the share of Americans who believe in God with absolute certainty has declined in recent years. At the same time, the share saying they have doubts about God’s existence – or that they do not believe in God at all – has grown.

The search for a Higher Power – or a God of one’s own understanding – isn’t new to those in recovery from addictive disorders. And spiritual questioning is common among people who have experienced various types of adult and childhood abuse.

To explore some of the spiritual dilemmas we all face, New Leaf Center is hosting a new five-part workshop series Accessing Your Own Wisdom: An Exploration of Spiritual Discernment and Resilience.” Whatever one’s spiritual traditions and practices, this program helps participants explore two aspects of spirituality:

  • How to determine the right thing to do
  • How to bounce back from adversity

Meditations and guided imagery created by world renowned speaker and author Dr. Patrick Carnes will be featured. And workshop facilitator Jackie MacKay, M.A., LMHC, NCC, CSAT will blend these with introspective exercises designed to deepen one’s mastery of a spiritual skill set.

The workshop series will begin on May 15, 2019 and run for five consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. through June 12, 2019. To register, call New Leaf Center at (407) 644-8588.