Integrated Step Course Training With Lifeline Project.


An intensive week of training at Lifeline was a successful and

enjoyable challenge. It was a pleasure to run an intensive week

of study on the Integrated Step Course and spend some detailed

time on understanding the 12 Steps. There were many interesting

discussions and some good and healthy objections to some of

the stuff being learnt and taught. This is a team that I could really

enjoy working with full time. Rather than me harp on about the

training here are some of the comments from those folks who attended.

Thanks Lifeline. 


Carl D

"Thanks John for training me up so I can teach the process of learning the Steps. Ive learnt so much about myself and how I can move forward for the future".


Caroline B

"I thoroughly enjoyed the WISC training. It has give me valuable insight into the 12 Steps”


"The WISC training is totally thought provoking and an intense journey through the 12 Step programme as a practitioner working in drug and alcohol treatment services. A positive and inclusive human whirlwind”.  Steve O



“I have enjoyed 2 days of this session and have more understanding of how the Integrated Step Course training sessions map into the 12 Steps. It has been a pleasure to share the powerful strength within the room of recovery and see the hope and possibilities of how the programme can help those on a pathway to individual recovery. Love the evidence evident in trusting the process which incorporates so much". 


"I have really enjoyed this week of WISC training with John Elford. Working through the 12 Steps in such detail has been very beneficial. Its been good to work and spend time with my new colleagues”. Jackie


"A very educational and well delivered training course. I have really enjoyed this week and it has built my confidence. A huge thanks to John E”. David


“It has been a godsend this week with the WISC training. My knowledge on how to facilitate this now within the group is so much better”. Kenny


“It has been such an eye opening training. The facilitation was awesome especially the establishment of the scientific premises & foundation of the 12 Step programme. Additionally it has sparked an interest to study”. Jojo


Adam. “John its been a pleasure. I’ve learned about myself and much about the 12 Steps. You made the weeks training flow and easy to understand. You’ve given me more understanding to take forward in my role as a therapist. Thank you”.

NECA opens new 12 Step Rehab.


By John Elford, Aug 21 2015


The last few days have been spent training NECA staff in the

application of the WISC Integrated Step Course, my 12 Step

study program designed to be used in residential rehabs.

NECA will be rolling out this 6 month programme in October with

the opening of their new rehab centre based in South Shields.

This centre is excellent and very well presented and will definitely

be an asset to the community and to the great work NECA do.

The best part of the training was working with a team that are an absolute pleasure to know. I believe there is a balance of professionalism combined with a real caring attitude that will make it a winning team. I can't wait to receive feedback on how the project develops and the successes they achieve, for they surely will do a good job.


The comments below are written by those who attended the training and will be working in the rehab. 


"John.Thank you so much for helping me understand a little more about “recovery” and the disease that is addiction". Kelly


"I enjoyed the two days training. Found it very interesting & John was a very good facilitator. Looking forward to putting plans into action". Deborah.


"I was feeling quite confused and unfamiliar with the new job role I’m due to start, which includes delivering the 12 Step programme. This 2 day course opened my eyes to what 12 Steps is and actually its not a scary as I thought. Im really looking forward to starting". Lucy.


"Thank you so much John for the benefit of your expertise. Very informative and refreshing". Ellen.


"John’s delivery of the training was very enlightening and made me excited to apply it".



"The 12 Step training has been really helpful and given clarity about the meaning of recovery. It has been a fun 2 days and very supportive. We are looking forward to opening our 12 Step Rehab". Jenny 


"I did not know much about the 12 Step programme but feel a lot more confident about delivering the programme. It was delivered in a fun and understandable manner and i really enjoyed it. Look forward to learning more". Austin.