Next Step Recovery – Dare To Go Deeper!

As Dr. Jane Galloway states on her website, “We’re all recovering from something.” So, what is your “something?” How long have you been trying to recover from “it?” Whether your drug of choice is a toxic relationship or substance abuse Dr. Jane Galloway may be able to help you in this VIDEO Podcast Article. Dr. Jane Galloway’s fifteen-minute interview is posted at the bottom of this work for your viewing and learning pleasure.

If you are reading this article congratulations! You have accomplished stage-one of your recovery, whatever it may have been, but, especially if it concerned addiction. And, if you are still working through the stages, welcome and continue reading.

Recovery of any kind involves stages. Something as simple as getting over a cold or as complex as overcoming addiction can take similar stages. The cold virus is always out there, as are drugs and alcohol. When we have been stress it is easier to succumb to these illnesses. Then we must be successful at integrating the necessary stages to embrace wellness.

Now, what is next? Dr. Jane Galloway is here to share her expertise and answers with you.

As a Visionary leader, recovery educator, and author, Dr. Jane Galloway has personal experience of traveling the 12-Step Path as a person in recovery, teacher, counselor, and minister for over three decades. Her journey and a clear template for supporting Stage Two Recovery with body, mind, spirit tools are the is the basis of her book, The Gateways- The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality, published by Sacred Stories Publishing and available on Amazon and other booksellers worldwide.

Dr. Jane Galloway is also the Founder of T.R.I.B.E. Transformation/Realization/Inspiration/Belonging/Expression

As a guest on the Kat Kanavos Show Video Podcast Dr./Rev. Jane Galloway shared some important information about what she defined as “Next Step Recovery.”

 “After Stage One Recovery, and a dedicated working of The Steps should be a launch into a lifelong process of integration of body, mind, and spirit beyond “illness” and toward ever-expanding wholeness.” Dr. Galloway says.

Too often we are defined by our illness which becomes a crutch that slows us down in life.

As Dr. Jane continues to explain, “Too many people get stuck on the bridge back to recovery and use AA as a crutch or substitute for real life. It’s a recovery program! So the goal is to recover and then learn tools for living that translate into full life.”

To continue for years to define oneself by illness or by one’s past is the antithesis of real recovery. Strength-based recovery pulls forward the strengths of a person and develops those.

For Stage One Recovery, “the rooms” which are part of Alcoholics Anonymous known as AA are amazing and transformative. Whether or not a person has the disease of addiction, there must be respect for all humankind alike if true happiness will ever exist. It is taught in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous how to begin down this path. But, once all of the Steps have been worked, and some stability and restoration to sanity and purpose are established, it is time to conquer new developmental goals. To continue for years to define oneself by illness or by one’s past is the antithesis of real recovery. Strength-based recovery pulls forward the strengths of a person and develops those. To courageously delve into causative issues is so very important. Addiction is a symptom of deeper traumas, and core wounds are persistent if not treated. The Gateways offers comprehensive support for Next Stage Recovery.

As a person in long time recovery, Dr. Jane Galloway has developed a real appreciation for the spiritual depth of the 12- Steps as the spine for a lifelong path of psycho-spiritual growth. She makes a real distinction between recovery and spiritual paths of the 12-Step path, and culture of AA building upon the expansive spirituality of the AA founders.

The Gateways- The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality incorporates psycho-spiritual teachings from depth psychology, world religious traditions, body-mind healing modalities, and indigenous wisdom- along with concrete practices and humor to support a full life.” In other words, dare to go deeper in your next step recovery, because that is the answer to the question, “What is next?”

Please enjoy the Video Podcast Interview with Dr. Jane Galloway:


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Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos
Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is the award-winning author of Surviving Cancerland, and co-author of Dreams That Can Save Your Life. She’s a three-time cancer survivor, and co-publisher/editor of WEBE Books Publishing. Her dreams diagnosed her illness as seen on Dr. Oz, Doctors, NBC News, American Express Open, in Newspapers and magazines. She’s a Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul, TV/Radio Host/Producer- Dreaming Healing on DV7Radio/TV Network, Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod™, Kat Kanavos Show, Internationally Syndicated Columnist in BIZCATALYST 360°, Dream Columnist in Positive Tribe Magazine, and Desert Health Magazine, Keynote Speaker, Performance Coach who taught Special Ed & Psychology @USF, and Lecturer who promotes patient advocacy and Spiritual guidance. She is co-author to the inspiring books; Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change and Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

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  1. Kathleen Okeefe Kanavos Amazing work! Very informative. I felt as if she was talking to me. I’ve been struggling to get out from under the heaviness of this chronic pain illness I’ve had my entire adult life. I’ve wondered will I ever get better? Will I get my life back? Now I have some hope.

    • Valerie thank you so much for your comment. Dr. Gallow was speaking to you and I’m so glad you now have hope.

    • Valerie!! So happy to hear from you, And the answer is YES!! You will get your life back. I honestly recommend the method of step by step recovery in my book, The Gateways- The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality. You will find a lot of tools to support your inner walk, and the shedding process, which is part of Steps 4-9 and is also a component of the Native American Blessing Walk. Sometimes we have things to shed we didn’t even know we were holding, and pain is a result of stuck energies.
      Also take a look at my website at for some good videos and blog posts.
      Sending you many blessings.

    • Thank you for your comment Raissa. I agree, this is indeed an important topic and Dr. Galloway does an excellent job of addressing it.

    • Hi Raissa! Thank you for your comment. This is something that we can all address together by encouraging a bigger vision for a full and engaged life beyond stabilizing I hope you will go to and sign up for news and gatherings. Keep growing and passing it on!!!

    • Dr. Galloway. Welcome! And thank you so much for joining into the conversation with us here and sharing your wisdom with BIZCAT readers.