Distilling Hope: 12 Stories To Distill The 12 Steps by Beth OhlssonDistilling Hope: 12 Stories To Distill The 12 Steps by Beth Ohlsson

Distilling Hope: 12 Stories To Distill The 12 Steps

byBeth Ohlsson

Paperback | October 1, 2017

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“Old stories are universal and want to be told.  To bring those stories out into the world as a vehicle for navigating sobriety and recovery is a glorious thing.
I was hired to be an addictions counselor for the therapeutic community at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Susan Gordon encouraged me to tell them stories. I thought she was crazy, but I trusted her judgment and told them stories. The impact those stories had on those men changed my life. I worked in addictions for 15 years, taking those stories with me to very agency in which I worked.  The women at the Center 4 Clean Start in Salisbury, MD were every bit as receptive to story as the men who were in jail.”
            --Beth Ohlsson
 For the first 25 years of her professional life, Beth Ohlsson was a theater teacher in Frederick, MD. Meliss Bunce, a resident artist working with her students, suggested that Beth become a storyteller. After coaching by Donald Davis, Susan Gordon, and a Master’s Degree under Joseph Sobol, Ohlsson began telling stories professionally ...
Title:Distilling Hope: 12 Stories To Distill The 12 StepsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1624911056

ISBN - 13:9781624911057

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Editorial Reviews

Stories are powerful.  They teach.  They transform.  They make truth accessible. They open doorways to explore life in deeper ways.  Veteran Storyteller, Beth Ohlsson has provided us with a powerful work in Distilling Hope.These stories lead us on a path toward recovery and hope. You will find yourself sitting on the edge of your seat, fully engaged in each story.  As you read, you will be prodded to think about your life.  You will identify with characters and situations in the stories in ways that will shed light on where you are on the road of recovery.  Coupled with the stories is a workbook section that will allow you to do deeper work as you engage the story where it intersects with your life.  This section is well done too! As a pastor, I can see how this powerful work can be useful to people from all walks of life and in many settings, from groups to individuals.I am confident that this work will be another tool in helping people open doorways to hope and healing.