Emotional Sobriety Symposium

Saturday October 28, 2023


Emotional Sobriety Symposium Agenda

Emotional Sobriety In Our Daily Life

9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific
12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern

Allen Berger, Ph.D., Psychologist / Author,
12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety

Practical advice and tips on how to integrate the principles of emotional sobriety into daily life, from the author of 12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety. For example, how to recover our emotional center of gravity, what throws us out of balance, and how unenforceable rules cause disequilibrium. The focus in this session will be how to create and honor an honest relationship with reality.

Emotional Sobriety Panel Discussion

10:00 am – 10:30 Pacific
1:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern

John M., Host
SoberSpeak Podcast

+ Two panelists (info coming soon)

Moderator interviews The Pointe Malibu about how they see Emotional Sobriety tools being integrated into recovery today and in the future.

Emotional Sobriety & Gender Rules

10:45 – 11:45 pm Pacific
1:45 -2:45 pm Eastern

Allen Berger, Ph.D.
Sarah Stromberg, Certified Recovery Coach

Gender is one of many powerful forces in our lives. We are all raised with a set of “Man Rules” and “Woman Rules,” cultural prescriptions of what it means to be a man or woman. While these rules are being actively challenged today, they are still potent influences in our lives and set us up for becoming emotionally dependent. These rules and how we can unhook ourselves from them and create a more stable foundation and more authentic sense of self will be the focus of this discussion.

Emotional Sobriety and Self-Esteem

11:45 – 12:45 am Pacific
2:45 – 3:45 pm Eastern

Roger Andes, MA

Emotional sobriety promotes authentic self-esteem. The pillars of self-esteem can be integrated into an emotional sobriety practice. This is an important and emerging discussion in the field of emotional sobriety. The focus of this topic is how these two concepts interrelate.

Emotional Sobriety & The Masters of Psychotherapy

1:00 – 2:30 pm
4:00 – 5:30 pm Eastern

Allen Berger, Ph.D.

The essential elements of emotional sobriety can be found in the work of master psychotherapists including Karen Horney, Fritz Perls, Rollo May, Virginia Satir, Victor Frankl, and Nathaniel Branden. Dr. Berger will discuss some of their key insights and their relevance to emotional sobriety. This closing session will also allow for general Q&A time.