It takes courage to recover. In the beginning it's courage to face the problem, attend support meetings, talk to others, and engage in the recovery process. As the addiction layers peel off of you or your loved ones, more courage is needed. Courage to come out of denial, face yourself, take responsibility, and change your behavior. The deeper you go, the more courage you need. Courage to grieve your losses, accept and love yourself, dream again, and trust again. At every step courage is essential.

How do you do it??
  • When you're exhausted, burnt out, and frustrated, how do you find the courage to keep going?
  • When new layers of denial fall off and awareness builds, how do you find the courage to accept reality?
  • When recovery becomes stagnant, when what you've been doing doesn't seem to get the results you want, how do you find the courage to level-up your recovery?
How do you build that type of courage? How do you sustain it?

That is what the Courage Conference is designed to help you with! Come join women from the greater Salt Lake area and learn about courage.

This event is for you if:

  • You need more courage in your life!
  • You are a sex addict wanting to expand your recovery circle and support!
  • You are the partner or relative of a sex addict wanting to join with other women recovering from sex addiction.
  • You want to learn from CSAT therapists about finding courage to own your story!
  • You are a member of a recovery community looking to support women in recovery from sex addiction.


Date: February 24, 2018 • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Miller Conference Center
9690 South 300 West, Sandy, UT
Cost: $99, includes catered lunch
Early Bird Registration: Only $89 if you register before February 1, 2018

Courage Conference Presenters

Choosing Courage

Amy Smith, Worth Recovery Founder and Host of the Worth Recovery Podcast
Amy Smith is a gifted educator and has spent over fifteen years teaching, training and developing curriculum materials for learners of varying ages and backgrounds. After decades of acting out and living in sex addiction, Amy choose bottom and began recovery in 2011. With a strong desire to help dispel shame and build hope in the lives of women recovering from sex addiction, Amy founded Worth Recovery,, home of the Worth Recovery podcast. In addition to the podcast, Amy offers recovery coaching and recovery events focused on supporting and connecting women in addiction.

Courage to Face Yourself and Own Your Story

Jackie Pack, LCSW, CSAT-S, CMAT and Jon Taylor, LCSW, CSAT, CMAT

Jackie is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor. She has worked in a variety of outpatient settings including working with court ordered drug and alcohol teens, community mental health and sexual trauma survivors. Jackie is also certified as a Multiple Addictions Therapist and has been trained in EMDR and EFT. She is the clinical director of Healing Paths, a therapeutic clinic forced on the treatment of pornography, sexual addiction and intimacy disorders.

Jon is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified sex addiction therapist. He loves working with individuals and couples when we are diving into their stories and learning what is important to them and transforming suffering into meaning. Working through his own story has been deeply healing and he bring that experience into his work with others.

Jackie and Jon host the "Thanks for Sharing" Podcast where they focus on all things addiction, relationship, and trauma. You can learn more about Jon and Jackie here.

The Courage Council

All of us face times in our lives that require great courage. This council is made up of four women who found the courage to face these difficult moment in their life and have lived to tell about it. They will each take a few moments to talk about their story, some of the struggle they found themselves, and how they built the courage they needed. They will also take questions from the audience.
Kamie - The Courage to Fully Commit
Many different things bring us to recovery. Our stories are all unique in that way. And once we're here at the gateway of recovery we have a choice to make, will we engage fully in the process? Kamie is going to share her experiences that led her to fully engage in the process of recovery, what exactly that means and how she continues to stay committed.

Taralie - The Courage to Let Go of Relationships
Relationships are hard. We all know that. And as we come into recovery, we start to really learn just how these relationships are effecting us. Taralie will be sharing her experience in letting go of her marital and other dysfunctional relationships throughout her recovery. She will speak to the fear and denial that she lived in for so long that kept her in these relationships and how developing a relationship with her Higher Power has helped her show up as a functional adult in relationships.

Shannon - The Courage to Accept Loss
Shannon will be sharing her experiences around the courage it has taken to accept her life was not what she thought it was and with that, she wasn't what or where she wanted to be. And with that acceptance comes loss, the loss of illusions, of the fantasy of a perfect relationship, the loss of control, loss of people we love, loss of the idealized version of our families, and the dreams we had for ourselves or for our children. It takes courage to feel and grieve these losses and allow ourselves to feel both joy and sorrow as we accept recovery.

Chelsea - The Courage to Redefine Yourself and Your Beliefs
The recovery process demands rigorous honesty of us. In getting really honest with ourselves, we sometimes find out things about ourselves that we don't like, or we find beliefs we've been clinging to that aren't serving us anymore. It takes a lot of courage to examine and challenge ourselves and our beliefs to become more congruent.


9:00 - 9:30am Registration
9:30 - 10:00am Choosing Courage
Amy Smith, Worth Recovery
10:00 - 10:30am Building Your Support Circle
Group Activities
10:30 - 11:30am Courage Council, Part 1
11:30 - 11:45am BREAK
11:45 - 12:30pm Choosing Courage Continued
Amy Smith
12:30 - 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm - 1:15pm Courage Counts
Group Activities
1:15 - 2:00pm Courage Council, Part 2
2:00 - 2:15pm BREAK
2:15 - 4:30pm Courage to Face Yourself and Own Your Story
Jackie Pack and Jon Taylor

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

One of the First Events of it's Kind!

There are many women out there drowning in shame about their addiction and behavior and they don’t have a support circle to turn to. Maybe they get the courage to attend a 12-step recovery meeting, and walk into a room full of men. Where a man sees a room full of other people like him, a woman does not. Where a man feels the loneliness and shame subside, a woman usually does not. It is the mission of Worth Recovery to unite women together on all sides of addiction.

Help shed the shame of addiction by joining us in January!

Early Bird Prices Until February 1, 2018


Date: February 24, 2018 • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Miller Conference Center
9690 South 300 West, Sandy, UT
Cost: $99, includes catered lunch
Early Bird Registration: Only $89 if you register before February 1, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions & Additional Information

Is this event affiliated with 12-step recovery groups?
No.  Worth recovery is not affiliated with any 12-step recovery programs.  Though we believe thoroughly in the 12-steps of recovery and use them in our work, we do not endorse, affiliate with, or represent any S-fellowships including, but not limited to, AA, SA, SLAA, SAA, RCA, or any Anon groups.
Do I have to be seeing a therapist in order for this to helpful?
Not at all!  This event will be helpful no matter what stage of recovery you're at.  If you're just beginning, this will be great to get you connected with women and experience what it is like to work with a therapist.  If you're a a bit more experienced, this will give you some concrete tools in order to build better relationships and how to move your recovery forward.  Either way, you'll hear some solid ideas and learn some concrete tools to help you stay engaged in the struggle.
Are there scholarships or discounted tickets available for those in need?

Yes!  Yes, there are!  There have been generous therapists and therapy clinics in the area, that have donated funds to make scholarships available to women in need.  Please contact us directly at or for more information.  We want as many women as possible to be there and don't want money to stand in the way.

What if I have more questions?
Awesome!  Email your questions to We'll get back to you as soon as possible.