The Twelve Steps of Recovery
Told as Stories
“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, both groups and individuals. I am confident that this work will be another tool in helping people open doorways to hope and healing.”
—Martin Hutchison, Pastor, Community of Joy Church. www.joyfilled.com Founder, Camden Community Garden, www.GrowCamden.com
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For the first twenty-five 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 and was hired as an addictions counselor for the therapeutic community at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Now Executive Director at the Recovery Resource Center in Salisbury, she works as an educator, a performer, and a counselor.