The Rev. Dr. Jane Galloway, who has over thirty years’ experience with the 12-Steps and extensive experience serving as a minster, community leader, and advocate of the arts— all in addition to her accomplished career as a stage and screen actor, has now become the leader of a 12-Step spiritual revolution. She has earned Masters and Doctoral degrees in Religion and Ministry, respectively, from Claremont School of Theology; she has been ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and has also served in United Church of Christ, American Baptist, and New Thought congregations; and she is a certified alcohol and drug educator, drama therapist, and founder of an award-winning non-profit arts program for elementary age children (h’ARTworks) and arts communities devoted to education and sacred activism in New York City and Los Angeles (T.R.I.B.E.).
Rev. Galloway brings the “prayer and meditation” elements of Step 11 to a deeper level with her book, The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality, in which she shares a powerful collection of spiritual practices and rituals designed to augment the transformative work begun in recovery. The 12 Steps have helped countless addicts find sobriety; The Gateways helps them live into the spiritual awakening promised in Step 12. Jane Galloway’s understanding of the 12 Steps as a spiritual path, along with her commitment to serving all who seek recovery through the Steps, guides her work with all pilgrims on the journey—of any faith or of none—who are ready to reap the full spiritual, mental, emotional , and physical benefits of recovery. Find out more at janegalloway.com
The Gateways are… A Gateway, a Bridge, an Opening into living the Spiritual Life that the Steps promise! What YOU get from this is Tools, Inspiration, and Time to release the Shame and move into the Freedom.
Is there more to recovery than just staying sober and clean? Dr. Jane Galloway offers an emphatic “yes” to this question in her groundbreaking 12 Step companion guide, The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality. Galloway presents the 12 Steps squarely in the context of 21st-century spirituality with breadth, skill, and sensitivity that helps readers of any faith (or of none) experience profound spiritual awakening.
Too many recovery programs fixate on the sickness of addiction and, as a result, trap people in a pathology-centered mindset. Jane Galloway’s strength-based approach suggests “Rather than obsessing on what is ‘wrong’ with a person, learning what is ‘right’ with them may hold the key to understanding.” Incorporating ancient developmental systems like Chinese meridians and the Kabbalah Tree of Life, as well as more recent psychological systems like Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Erik Erikson’s Eight Ages of Man, The Gateways presents 12-Step Spirituality as a Wisdom Path. Galloway’s 12 corresponding Gateway Essences unlock the power of the Steps through spiritual practices and rituals that make up a customized, holistic Mind, Body, Spirit tool kit.