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Best Way To Do The SEP? And how to incorporate Alan Gordon's program?

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by donavanf, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. donavanf

    donavanf Well known member

    I'm about to start the SEP for the first time.

    Couple of questions, how do I incorporate Alan Gordon's program? I know that it IS being incorporated, but I don't wan't to wait to do the SEP till then. I've listened to a bunch of Alan's audio transcripts and they have helped me greatly.

    Would you recommend me doing the SEP first, Alan's second, or vice-versa, or both at the same time.

    Lastly, do I have to start the SEP on a Monday? My OCD says yes but my intuition just says, "Start Any Day", just start!
  2. MellieV

    MellieV Peer Supporter

    Hi Donovanf! I'm not really sure what the difference between Alan Gordon's program and the SEP is, so maybe someone else could clarify for the both of us (Probably Walt). I thought the SEP was part of Gordon's two part recovery program, but maybe I'm wrong.

    Anyway, I can totally relate to the compulsion to start on a Monday, but it really doesn't matter. I found myself spending more than one day on certain "Days," plus there will inevitably be days over the next few weeks where you are forced to skip a day for whatever reason. I'd follow your intuition and start any day that you feel ready!

    Good luck!
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  3. donavanf

    donavanf Well known member

    Thank you! I wish you much luck as well. :)
  4. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    I tend to advise people to do Alan's program before the SEP, because he suggested that doing that might be a good idea. His logic is that his program gives people skills to be kinder to themselves. With all of the journaling in the SEP, it may be helpful to have those skills under your belt.

    With that said, everyone is different, and I'd love to hear other's perspectives on the question.
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