- What Setting Boundaries topics are being addressed in SANITY Support Groups?
- How do I locate a SANITY Support Group in my community?
- How do I start a SANITY Support Group in my home, church, or community?
- Can I join an existing SANITY Support Group at any time?
- What is the 12-Week format of a SANITY Support Group?
- What do group members need in order to participate?
- Must I be a Christian to lead a group or participate as a member?
What Setting Boundaries topics are being addressed in SANITY Support Groups?
SANITY Support is available for readers of all the published books in the Setting Boundaries book series:
How do I locate a SANITY Support Group in my community?
Unfortunately, we do not currently have the technical ability or manpower to track where SANITY Support Groups are meeting around the country. However, we know that groups are indeed meeting, as we hear regularly from members. As we launch the new Setting Boundaries Books website it is our intention to begin compiling this information anew, and making it available to readers via our FINDING SANITY blog and SANITY SUPPORT newsletter.
Make sure to visit our Latest News page to subscribe to the blog and/or this online publication. We would also like to encourage you to consider starting a SANITY Support Group yourself, it’s easier than you think to bring SANITY to your community. If you’ve read any of the books in the series, you know that the “T” in finding SANITY is to, “TRUST Your Instincts.” If you feel God leading you toward SANITY Support, please pray about starting a group.
How do I start a SANITY Support Group in my home, church, or community?
The main requirement of a SANITY Support Group Leader volunteer is a heart to help people find hope, healing and freedom from the crippling epidemic of unhealthy boundaries, followed by a willingness to commit to facilitating the group for 12-weeks.
SANITY Support Group Leaders may be parents, grandparents, men, women, married, or single. They may be stay-at-home moms or licensed counselors or therapists. They may be pastors, business professionals, or blue-collar workers. SANITY Support Group Leaders are compassionate volunteers who have been touched by one of the books in the Setting Boundaries series and feel in their heart and soul this is something they have been called to do for this season—for such a time as this.
A new and improved 12-week program will eventually be available for every book in the series. Developed to encourage group members to apply the lessons taught in the books, the main goal is to nurture fellowship and mutually support one another on the journey.
Your group can consist of two, twenty, or two-hundred people, and can be held in your home, church, business, storefront, school, or local community center. (Large groups will break off into small groups of ten.)
Using the copy of the Setting Boundaries book you already have, all you will need is the SANITY Support Group Leader guide. Available exclusively on our website.
Can I join an existing SANITY Support Group at any time?
This will be up to the discretion of the SANITY Support Group Leader who is hosting the group in your community. The new and improved program will follow a 12-week format based on each book in the Setting Boundaries series. It may be difficult to catch-up if you come into the group late.
What do group members need in order to participate?
1. A willingness to make life-changing SANITY choices.
2. A belief in God.
3. A public or private invitation from the SANITY Support Group Leader who will be hosting the 12-week program. (Or, you can start your own group!)
4. Your own copy of the Setting Boundaries book being featured in your particular group. (Books can be purchased at any Christian or secular bookstore or online at Amazon.com or ChristianBooks.com.)
5. Your own original copy of the STUDY GUIDE purchased online.
Must I be a Christian to lead a group or participate as a member?
I invite people of all faiths and denominations to find hope and healing in my Setting Boundaries books and products. However, it’s important to know that my perspective is unapologetically from a Christian worldview. I believe a critical part of any enduring solution is a firm trust in God. He knows our pain and problems, and He has provided a way of hope and healing that I have incorporated into all Setting Boundaries books and programs.
I’m starting a SANITY Support Group, is there someone I should inform?
Yes! Allison would personally like to hear from you.Please send her an email to: Allison@AllisonBottke.com