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Lewiston SJRMC 6:30 PM Meeting

April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Lewiston SJRMC, Conf. Rm B2
415 6th St
Lewiston, ID 83501
David Wood

Lewiston Idaho

Monday 6:30 PM  SJRMC, Conf. Room B

415  6th St., Lewiston, ID 83501

Leader: Dave W. 509-780-7323;


The Monday night meeting at the SJRMC provides a valuable service in Lewiston. In a city full of bustling energy like Lewiston, life for nervous persons can be isolating and uncomfortable. There is a stigma attached to having an emotional or nervous disorder that makes people who are introverts want to avoid going to meetings and social gatherings. That’s why Recovery can be a blessing for people who are prone to having “lowered feelings” about socializing. RI Discovery Meetings are condensed, and especially well suited to giving newcomers a compact overview of the Recovery Method.

Recovery meetings offer reassurance through fellowship with friendly people who have similar problems and who have found a way to live a more peaceful life. These weekly meetings are a safe place to voluntarily express feelings and fears without being judged. People who attend meetings regularly find understanding of each other’s feelings and the kind of pressure that exists living in a high-pressure environment. Fellowship with caring group members provides nervous persons with encouragement to keep trying.

Newcomers find acceptance and emotional support that may be lacking at home, school or work. Many meetings conclude with a “Mutual Aid” session where newcomers can pose questions or problems, and ask for “takeaways,” which are suggestions and spottings from the Recovery Method that might help. Mutual Aid sessions are always non-threatening and allow veteran Recovery practitioners to encourage newcomers to study and practice Recovery skills, and keep coming back regularly to weekly meetings.

This meeting is an example of how the Recovery Method is successfully transferred from leader to leader down through the years. Each new leader benefits from the experiences and mastery of skills of the previous leader, and if they are lucky, other members who have consistently been coming will help support the new leader during times of transition. Although Dr. Low’s methods and practices have been operating in a standardized manner for more than 75 years, Recovery as an organization has gone through many phases and changes of corporate leadership.

That is often the case of individuals who stick with Recovery as they go through phases and changes in their personal lives. Dr. Low’s spotting tool of “Phasic, not Basic” would seem to apply here. Life is a watercourse way, and our sense of well-being often goes through phases, like a running stream. As nervous persons, we may go through periods where we are restless, self-conscious, confused or even overwhelmed by fears, tempers and symptoms. Then other times we gain self-confidence through self-help and go through a phase of we feel better, and smile a great deal about the changes we’ve seen happen in our lives. Dr. Low’s theory about how to keeping a consistent program going as we pass through these phases is:

  1. Study his writings;

  2. Practice spotting skills consistently and when you seem to need them most; and

  3. Attend meetings regularly, and as often as you need them.

Lewiston is fortunate to have a weekly meeting you can attend, but don’t forget to check the corporate website ( for information about telephone and online meetings. Keep checking back periodically here, at, for updates, blogs, and announcements about meetings and seminars near you. And don’t forget, if you travel on vacation or for business, you can find Recovery meetings in cities throughout the country and abroad.

This RI group invites newcomers who suffer from emotional or mental challenges, sleeplessness, restlessness, being tired all the time, inability to concentrate, overwhelming tenseness, panicky feelings, shortness of breath, sweats, trembling sensations, confusion or overwhelming feelings of anger, resentment and isolation. Recovery practitioners soon find a sense of peace in their lives with a return to self-leadership and a basic sense of being in control. For more information, contact

Dave W. 509-780-7323;

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