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Lessons From The Stage in Recovery

Transforming Lives With The Power of Theater

A breakthrough experience in Narrative Therapy


Jesse Wilson, CEO of Lessons From The Stage in Recovery and Tell The Winning Story, and Alan Henley, author of Being a Human Being

"When you take off your mask, you set the stage for your greater story to begin..."

- Jesse Wilson

The Lessons From The Stage in Recovery workshops are designed for the client to discard old, destructive ways of thinking and to step into new and powerful roles through the timeless tools of the theater. Gaining self-understanding, they will be empowered to re-frame and release “the old story” with compassion and forgiveness and learn how our greatest obstacles can be our greatest teachers as they begin the process of stepping into a new story.

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“As an owner of a treatment facility specializing in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, it is critical to stay up to date on the most effective and cutting edge advancements in behavioral healthcare. Recently, I have felt that there was a large gap in the methodologies and approaches available to treat the core of addiction. Much is done to combat the effects of addiction as well as to look at some of the outside stimuli that addicts often encounter throughout their lives, but there has been little advancement in the treatment of the internal motivation that all addicts deal with which drive them to pick up alcohol and drugs and continue to use in the face of overwhelming consequences.

Lessons From The Stage in Recovery fills that void by providing a safe and creative format for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to look inward and challenge the internal dialogue that each of them experience throughout their lives. Participants report that this offers them the ability to understand their motivation and tendency to abuse drugs and alcohol in a way they were not able to before, which creates a lasting impact by building a strong foundation to change the way they view themselves.”

– Shawn Henley, Cofounder and Administrator, Red Rock Recovery Center, Denver, CO

Lessons From The Stage in Recovery workshops, clients in recovery will experience:

❯ An Awakening Into The Value of Conflict— How to ‘Flip the Script’
❯ State-Changing Improvisational Exercises Designed To Help Separate “The Person From The Disease”
❯ Working With The Mask-- Stretching Into Your Natural Presence
❯ The 4 Essential steps To Writing and Performing The Monologue To Gain A Powerful New Vision of Your Life
❯ How To Consistently Break Through Self-Limiting Patterns, Beliefs and “Old Ideas” to Live Your New, Greater Story
❯ The Restoration of Spirit Through Self-Expression and the Healing Arts

Partnered with Henley’s Being A Human Being, clients in recovery will learn:

Lessons From The Stage in Recovery helps you discover your life, find your true voice - or recover it if it got away from you.

  • An In-depth Understanding of the Forces and Motivations that Occur Beneath the Surface of All People
  • The Core Issues of Addiction
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  • How To Deconstruct The Old Story and How “The False Mask” Came Into Being
  • The Powerful Roles of Instincts, Emotions, Perspectives, and The Ego
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Combining this interactive teaching with exercises from the theater creates a perfect “cognitive/emotional” pairing and a radical breakthrough experience for clients on their pathway to recovery.

Lessons from the Stage in Recovery workshops are customizable and available at a recommended minimum teaching schedule of 3 days

In addition to working with people in recovery, Lessons from the Stage in Recovery workshops are available for staff training and professional development for therapists, counselors, and coaches

About Jesse Wilson

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Communications Specialist, TEDx Speaker, and Juilliard Theater graduate Jesse Wilson, MA, presents Lessons From The Stage In Recovery, an accessible, creative, and engaging model developed from working with at-risk teenagers in correctional facilities in Colorado.

About Alan Henley

Born in New York City and a resident of Colorado for over 20 years Alan Henley, BS Pharm, has worked in the field of healthcare and recovery for over 30 years. Originally written as a curriculum for high school students, his book is intended to convey important information about self-understanding that he felt was not readily available in our educational system.  His diverse sources and influences include:

  • Krishnmurti, Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle, Alcoholics Anonymous, Neale Donald Walsh, Wayne Dyer, and Thich Nhat Hanh

The Lessons From The Stage in Recovery experience can be customized to focus more specifically on Creativity and Personal Expression, Emotional Connection and Effective Communication.

Jesse Wilson is available for One-on-One Coaching, Keynote Presentations, Retreats, and Seminars.