November 10, 2017
Bob Reese, PhD talks about
‘The 13th Step’
to Alcoholism Recovery
Book challenges recovering alcoholics, addicts to thrive in life
Few books on addiction address maintaining recovery, much less thriving in recovery. Bob Reese, PhD wanted to share his personal story to better understand how recovering alcoholics and addicts not only maintain recovery but go on to thrive in life. It prompted him to write The 13th Step: Thriving in Recovery. The term 13th Step is inspired by his continued psychospiritual development after joining the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
The book tells Reese’s story in three parts: The Drinking Years; The Beginnings of a Sober Life; and Thriving in Recovery. It is in large part autobiographical, and includes stories from his 25 years in the NFL. The life experiences that he shares are for the purpose of showing the insidious nature of alcoholism; the challenges faced by those seeking sobriety; the changes and difficulties needed to stay in recovery; and the eventual ability to thrive in recovery.
In the epilogue, Reese describes some of his research with the Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) and International Quit & Recovery Registry (IQRR), which is dedicated to learning from success in addiction recovery. It is his hope that information and understanding obtained from this registry can help more of the “sick and suffering” to recover so that they not only maintain recovery, but they also learn to thrive.
“I want readers who are in recovery to understand that they can do more than survive - they can thrive,” Reese says. “I want those readers who are not in recovery to better understand the courage it takes to maintain recovery and that they can also use some of the same techniques to improve their lives.”
The 13th Step: Thriving in Recovery
By Bob Reese, PhD
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 446 pages | ISBN 9781524697693
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 446 pages | ISBN 9781524697716
E-Book | 446 pages | ISBN 9781524697709
Available at AuthorHouse Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Bob Reese is a goodreads author.
Develop the Winner’s Mentality:
5 Essential Mental Skills for Enduring Success
Develop The Winner's Mentality is the culmination of Bob Reese’s journey from being an NFL athletic trainer where he initially treated bodies like Newtonian machines, through his incorporating the mental aspects of healing – mind-body medicine – to working solely with the mental facets of performance enhancement. He has distilled the commonalities of the best-known success experts, blended it with the core principles of sport and performance psychology, and integrated those with the tenets of the energetic universe. From that he developed what he has determined as five essential mental skills for enduring success. In Develop the Winner’s Mentality, Bob teaches these skills in an easy to comprehend fashion and shares stories – some humorous, some poignant – of NFL players have used these skills for their own successes.
Forewards by Pete Carroll and Ahmad Rashad
The Impact of a Mental Skills Training Program for Enhanced Performance on a Varsity Intercollegiate Volleyball Team: A Case Study Program Evaluation of an Educational Intervention
PPTs from Seminar Presentation
- 2009_Seminar PPT_JCHS_Distance v OnLine
- 2011_Seminar PPT_PCA-ACA_iClicker & VO-PPT
- 2012_Seminar_NGH_Addictions Wkshp
- 2013_Seminar_3rd IPPA_Thriving in Recovery Workshop
- 2013_Seminar_NGH_Wallowing in Positivity
- 2016_Seminar PPT_TEACH_VO-PPT-Using Technology
- 2018_Keynote_Addiction Conf_San Diego_13th Step_091818
Academic Posters & Poster Handouts
- 2011_Poster Handout_2nd IPPA_Teaching Forgiveness ..
- 2013_Poster Handoutl_VT CIDER_TDs-Hit or Miss
- 2015_Poster Handout_4th IPPA_More Thriving..
- 2017_Poster Handout_5th IPPA_Length of Recovery..
Interventions, Techniques, & Exercises
- Gratitude Interventions_Letter-3 Blessings-Journal
- Snap it 1 & 2
- AutoGenic Training_Compassion Meditation
- COMPASSION Loving Kindness Meditation
- Paper Clip Experiment
- Savoring Assignment
- Shields Up
- The following can be found in The 13th Step: Thriving in Recovery
- Feelazation (pp. 290-292)
- Hold a Space for Healing (pp. 319-320)
- Letting Go (pp. 316-317)
- Go To Your Room (Teaching Visualization (391-392)
- Self-Talk Cycle (285-286)