Emotional Sobriety: The Next Step in Recovery

By Allen Berger & Thom Rutledge

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Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholic's Anonymous, wrote in 1952, "If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root some unhealthy dependence and its consequent demand." Wilson suggested that if we could identify and continually surrender these unrealistic and unrecognizable demands, that we may then be able to accomplish what he imagined to be recovery's next frontier - something he called emotional sobriety.   Flash forward 70 years, and join psychotherapists and best-selling authors Thom Rutledge and Dr. Allen Berger, who have taken up the mantle of exploring Bill Wilson's new frontier. Welcome to Emotional Sobriety.

Episode Date
Connection/Hope/Identity/Meaning/Empowement
Jun 03, 2024
Never Judge Your Earlier Self by What You Know Today
May 27, 2024
Spiritual GPS
May 20, 2024
Any Way You Slice It (Cheerio to London!)
May 12, 2024
Make Plans, Don’t Plan the Results!
Apr 29, 2024
So Worth It
Apr 21, 2024
Courage to Change
Apr 14, 2024
Dream Come True
Apr 08, 2024
Party Guy
Mar 25, 2024
Getting the Help
Mar 18, 2024
Unity = Love
Mar 11, 2024
"The Experiment" with Sara Stromberg
Mar 04, 2024
Passing It On
Feb 26, 2024
Está Bien
Feb 19, 2024
"Fear of Economic Insecurity Will Leave Us"
Feb 12, 2024
Little Surrenders
Feb 05, 2024
It All Adds Up
Jan 29, 2024
Tending Our Gardens
Jan 22, 2024
Our Way of Life with Herb K.
Jan 15, 2024
To Crush and Not Be Crushed
Jan 08, 2024
Moving Beyond Our Challenging Year
Dec 31, 2023
Happy Happy, Joy Joy
Dec 25, 2023
The Dubious Importance of "Being Right"
Dec 11, 2023
Adapting to the Unexpected
Dec 04, 2023
What Aren’t We Thankful For?
Nov 26, 2023
On the Rocks
Nov 19, 2023
“There Ain’t No Easy Cancer”
Nov 06, 2023
New Recovery From Trauma and PTSD
Oct 22, 2023
Recovery in Poetry with Janine McJannett
Oct 16, 2023
Daily Practices on Recovery's Frontier (with Patrick McAteer)
Oct 09, 2023
Oh, the Places We’ll Go (with Joe C.)
Sep 25, 2023
Emotional Sobriety in Residential Treatment
Sep 17, 2023
It’s Never Too Late
Sep 10, 2023
Awakening Our Truest Selves
Aug 30, 2023
Surviving and Thriving in Motherhood with Celeste Yvonne
Aug 14, 2023
Self-Esteem and Emotional Sobriety with Roger Andes
Aug 07, 2023
Recovery's Paradoxes
Aug 03, 2023
Keeping Cool with Carol Carter
Jul 17, 2023
Change Calls the Tune We Dance To
Jul 09, 2023
Let Fear Be Your Teacher
Jun 26, 2023
Emotional Sobriety & Self-Respect
Jun 12, 2023
Every Life Is Worth a Novel
Jun 05, 2023
Depression's Long Game
May 29, 2023
Freedom at Cost
May 21, 2023
Shifting to the Best Possible Attitude
May 01, 2023
A New Way of Making Amends
Apr 23, 2023
When the Road Meets the Rubber
Apr 15, 2023
When the Rubber Meets the Road
Apr 10, 2023
True Acceptance
Apr 03, 2023
The Decision Maker
Mar 27, 2023
Emotional Sobriety, Stewardship & Service (Part Two)
Mar 20, 2023
Emotional Sobriety, Stewardship & Service (Part One)
Mar 13, 2023
A New Perspective on Failure
Mar 06, 2023
Authentic Values
Feb 27, 2023
Ripple Effect
Feb 19, 2023
“Maddiction” with Joe C.
Feb 13, 2023
Radical Honesty
Feb 05, 2023
Practice Makes Practice
Jan 30, 2023
Philosophy over Psychology with Tom Potash
Jan 23, 2023
A Spiritual Path Through Emotional Sobriety
Jan 16, 2023
Living Consciously with Roger Andes
Jan 09, 2023
Meditating on the New Year with Herb Kaighan
Dec 30, 2022
More Will Be Revealed with Joe C.
Dec 19, 2022
Higher and Friendly Powers with Dr. Peg O’Connor
Dec 12, 2022
Our Inner Civil War
Dec 05, 2022
The Importance (and Difficulty!) of Our Daily Practice
Nov 28, 2022
Thanksgiving Survival Guide
Nov 23, 2022
The Holidays: Come As You Are
Nov 14, 2022
Between Wisdom & Discipline
Nov 06, 2022
Thom & Allen at the ICSAA
Oct 30, 2022
Making the Most of Fellowship & Support
Oct 23, 2022
What Progress Am I Making?
Oct 16, 2022
Room for All
Oct 09, 2022
Living in the Moment
Oct 03, 2022
A New Self-Esteem
Sep 26, 2022
Secular Recovery with Joe C.
Sep 19, 2022
Managing Anxiety with Gina Ryan
Sep 11, 2022
Emotional Sobriety at Work
Sep 03, 2022
What Love Is
Aug 28, 2022
Neutralizing Fear
Aug 14, 2022
Recovery 2.0 with Tommy Rosen
Aug 07, 2022
Getting Disappointments to Work for Us
Jul 31, 2022
Overcoming Disappointments
Jul 23, 2022
Integrating Role Models
Jul 17, 2022
Nihilism and Perfectionism are "Kissing Cousins"
Jul 10, 2022
Defeating Nihilism
Jul 04, 2022
Finding Inner Peace
Jun 29, 2022
Bonding with Dad
Jun 20, 2022
Adding Self to Intimate Relationships
Jun 13, 2022
Love vs. Dependency
Jun 06, 2022
Milestones in Early Recovery
May 30, 2022
Grief and Flexibility
May 16, 2022
Mother's Day
May 08, 2022
Navigating Marriage (Part One)
May 02, 2022
Showing Up for Ourselves
Apr 25, 2022
Therapeutic Improv with Brian Lutz
Apr 17, 2022
Conflict Resolution: Taking Emotional Sobriety into Traffic
Apr 11, 2022
Practical Solutions to Challenging Perfectionism
Apr 04, 2022
Episode Forty-Five: Perfectionism is a Destructive Belief System
Mar 28, 2022
Episode Forty-Four: Emotional Sobriety as Philosophy (Part Two)
Mar 20, 2022
Episode Forty-Three: Emotional Sobriety as Philosophy (Part One)
Mar 06, 2022
Episode Forty-Two: Summarizing “12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety”
Mar 01, 2022
Episode Forty-One: Busting Shame with Dr. Shawn Horn
Feb 21, 2022
Episode Forty: Paddling Your Own Canoe
Feb 14, 2022
Episode Thirty-Nine: Jefferson Ross and "Southern Currency"
Feb 07, 2022
Episode Thirty-Eight: Holding Onto Ourselves in Relationships (Part Two)
Jan 30, 2022
Episode Thirty-Seven: Holding Onto Ourselves in Relationships (Part One)
Jan 24, 2022
Episode Thirty-Six: Allen’s Sponsor (Part Two)
Jan 17, 2022
Episode Thirty-Five: Allen’s Sponsor (Part One)
Jan 10, 2022
Episode Thirty-Four: Living a Purposeful Life (Part Two)
Jan 03, 2022
Episode Thirty-Three: Living a Purposeful Life (Part One)
Dec 27, 2021
Episode Thirty-Two: Healing Through Forgiveness (Part Two)
Dec 20, 2021
Episode Thirty-One: Brian Cuban on Recovery & Self-Hate
Dec 14, 2021
Episode Thirty: Healing Through Forgiveness (Part One)
Dec 06, 2021
Episode Twenty-Nine: Perfectionism and the Holidays
Nov 29, 2021
Episode Twenty-Eight: Breaking the Bonds of Perfectionism
Nov 22, 2021
Episode Twenty-Seven: Discovering Novel Solutions
Nov 14, 2021
Episode Twenty-Six: Living Life on Life’s Terms (Part Two)
Nov 08, 2021
Episode Twenty-Five: Living Life on Life’s Terms (Part One)
Nov 01, 2021
Episode Twenty-Four: Accepting What Is
Oct 25, 2021
Episode Twenty-Three: Recognizing the Problems in Our Relationships as Opportunities
Oct 18, 2021
Episode Twenty-Two: "Sober Enough" with Joe. C
Oct 12, 2021
Episode Twenty-One: Realizing That Nobody Is Coming
Oct 02, 2021
Episode Twenty: Knowing It’s Not Personal (Part Three)
Sep 26, 2021
Episode Nineteen: Knowing It’s Not Personal (Part Two)
Sep 20, 2021
Episode Eighteen: Remembering and Recovering from 9/11
Sep 12, 2021
Episode Seventeen: Knowing It’s Not Personal (Part One)
Sep 06, 2021
Episode Sixteen: Discerning Our Emotional Dependency (Part Two)
Aug 30, 2021
Episode Fifteen: Discerning Our Emotional Dependency (Part One)
Aug 23, 2021
Episode Fourteen: Living Life Consciously
Aug 15, 2021
Episode Thirteen: Waking Up From Our Sleepwalking
Aug 09, 2021
Episode Twelve: Asking for Help, Taking What’s Helpful, Leaving What’s Not.
Aug 02, 2021
Episode Eleven: Exploring Emotional Sobriety (Part Three)
Jul 26, 2021
Episode Ten: Exploring Emotional Sobriety (Part Two)
Jul 19, 2021
Episode Nine: Exploring Emotional Sobriety (Part One)
Jul 12, 2021
Episode Eight: Being Stuck and Getting Unstuck
Jul 05, 2021
Talking to Our Inner Child (A Rutledge "Nutshell")
Jul 04, 2021
Episode Seven: The Value of Flexibility
Jun 28, 2021
How to Separate From Our Inner Saboteurs, Part Two (A Rutledge "Nutshell")
Jun 24, 2021
How to Separate From Our Inner Saboteurs, Part One (A Rutledge "Nutshell")
Jun 22, 2021
Episode Six: Learning to Separate From Our Inner Saboteurs
Jun 16, 2021
Episode Five: Grief & Celebration
Jun 06, 2021
Episode Four: Taking Things Personally (Part Two)
May 31, 2021
Episode Three: Taking Things Personally (Part One)
May 24, 2021
Episode Two: Support in an Emotionally Sober Recovery
May 18, 2021
Recovery's Next Frontier
May 10, 2021