In addition to individual counselling, these support groups very often conduct their sessions with the assistance of the 12 step format developed by Alcoholics Anonymous.
The 12 steps can aid any individuals spiritual growth, whether or not there are issues of addiction in that persons life. At Courage groups, the 12 steps are presented in the context of solid Catholic spirituality. When appropriate individuals are referred to Catholic therapists.
Each year, usually during the summer months, Courage holds an International Conference where hundreds of men and women gather to pray, study and support each other.
Individual Chapters of COURAGE will also sponsor DAYS OF RECOLLECTION at different times of the year to assist the members of our support groups.