We all struggle with something. Often, we have thoughts or behaviours that prevent us from enjoying life to its fullest extent: low self-esteem, lack of confidence, fear, anger, control issues, boundary issues, and more. These are not only damaging to us as individuals, but they can often be difficult to talk about and seek help for.

STEPS provides a friendly and safe environment to address the challenges that life can throw, in a positive and affirming way. The 12 step course gives an opportunity to share, hear from others and learn new ways of thinking in order to overcome difficulties whilst surrounded by a supportive community.

Our next STEPS course will run online weekly from 5th February 2024. If you would like to find out more, we recommend you sign up for our free online Introduction Session:

Monday 22nd January, 1-2pm

Monday 22nd January, 7.30-8.30pm

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Who is the course for?

STEPS is for anyone who wants to work through an unhelpful thought or behaviour pattern in their lives. The course is open to people of all faiths and none – so you don’t need to have a Christian faith to benefit from the 12-step process, although we do reflect on the principles using a biblical narrative.

How is the course structured?

STEPS is based on three tools: the films, the book and the group. Each week we will watch a short film in our own time (20-25 mins), prepare our reflections based on the questions in the book, and then come together as a group on zoom to share our thoughts confidentially. Everyone is invited to share, but no one is forced.

How much does it cost?

The Introduction Session is free, and if you decide to sign up for the course it costs £15 plus postage to buy the course book, or £18.99 for the digital course book.

When is the course being run?

Both courses will run weekly from Wednesday 19th April until 12th of July 2023. The lunchtime group is from 1-2pm and the evening course is from 7.30-8.45pm – so choose whichever time suits you best. Step 5 will be held on Saturday 20th May, 9.30am-12.45pm. There will be some breaks throughout the course.

Will I have to share with strangers?

You can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable within the group. We have found that as the weeks go by, participants become more at ease and courageous in sharing their reflections. Your group will be guided by facilitators who ensure the group guidelines are kept: that no one gives advice, or comments on others’ reflections. It is simply a safe space to share.

To learn more about STEPS, and to find out how to run your own course, head to the STEPS website.

Jo's story

Listen to Jo's story of finding freedom through the STEPS course.

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