Build HOPE for Recovery!

Join women from the Salt Lake City area to learn about Trauma, Resilience, and Boundaries!

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Recovery from addiction is a STRUGGLE! Whether you're new to recovery or been trudging the road for awhile, there are always new things to learn, new insights to gain,and new connections to be made. Staying ENGAGED IN THE STRUGGLE is not the easy path. It takes commitment, courage, and dedication. Join us for this full day workshop to learn about boundaries, trauma, and mindfulness to help you stay fully ENGAGED IN THE STRUGGLE!

Connect with women from your local area who are also working recovery!

This event is for you if:

  • 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 Trauma, Boundaries and Mindfulness!
  • You are a member of a recovery community looking to support women in recovery from sex addiction.


Date: January 21, 2017 • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Miller Conference Center
9690 South 300 West, Sandy, UT
Cost: $119, includes catered lunch
Early Bird Registration: Only $99 if you register before December 21, 2016

Engaged in the Struggle Presenters

The Role of Trauma in Addiction

Candice Christiansen, M.Ed., CMHC, CSAT-S

Candice has worked in the mental health arena with trauma survivors for close to 20 years. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, Certified EMDR Trauma expert, and national and international consultant on various issues related to intimacy disorders and complex trauma. She founded her outpatient program, Namaste Center for Healing, with the goal of helping adults, couples and teens resolve their trauma and various sexual issues in order to live a wholehearted life. You can read more about Candice here.

Boundary Essentials

Jackie Pack, LCSW, CSAT-S, 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. You can learn more about Jackie here.

Shame Resilience

Lu Duke, CMHC, CSAT, CDWF-Consultant

Lu Duke has a BS in Psychology and Masters in Counseling from Arizona State University. She is licensed in Utah as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC). She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator – Consultant. She has a private practice in downtown Salt Lake City where she provides counseling for individuals and couples with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationships, low self-esteem, pornography and sexual addictions. Lu is specifically trained and authorized to present the Daring Way™ methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown and is dedicated personally and professionally to living an authentic and “wholehearted” life. You can read more about Lu here.

Choosing Bottom

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.


8:00 - 8:30am Registration
8:30 - 9:00am Welcome Message
Amy Smith, Worth Recovery
9:00 - 9:30am Building Your Support Circle
Group Activities
9:30 - 10:30am The Role of Trauma and Addiction
Candice Christiansen, CSAT
10:30 - 10:45am BREAK
10:45 - 11:45am Boundary Essentials
Jackie Pack, CSAT
12:00 - 12:45pm LUNCH
12:45pm - 1:30pm Building Your Support Circle
Group Activities
1:30 - 2:30pm Choosing Bottom
Amy Smith & Recovering Addict Panel
2:30 - 2:45pm BREAK
2:45 - 3:45pm Shame Resilience
Lu Duke, CSAT
3:45 - 4:00pm Helping and Supporting Women in Recovery
Amy Smith, Worth Recovery

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!

"This is the first in-person public event of its kind locally (and probably for most of the globe) where the topic, women and sex addiction, will be so openly addressed."

-- Staci Sprout Author of "Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities"

Early Bird Prices Until December 21, 2016


Date: January 21, 2017 • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Miller Conference Center
9690 South 300 West, Sandy, UT
Cost: $119, includes catered lunch
Early Bird Registration: Only $99 if you register before December 21, 2016

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.


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