Sharing groups/


Sharing groups offer support in your recovery. Each of our sharing groups is a safe place where you can listen to the experiences of others as well as share your own feelings and concerns, if you'd like. Each group is facilitated by a trained volunteer who has personal experience in the issues on which the group focuses. Our facilitators ensure the group rules are followed by all of the participants so that everyone can have a positive, supportive experience.

Each Recovery At Cokesbury location offers a specific set of sharing groups. Groups at Recovery at Cokesbury Knoxville include:

Chemically Dependent Men

Chemically Dependent Women

Women Conquering Codependency

Men Conquering Codependency

Family and Friends Compulsion Education

Hurt and Loss for Men and Women

Men Seeking Sexual Integrity

Precovery (Children ages 5-12) 

These groups do not require registration. 

See the location you're interested in visiting for information about the sharing groups offered at that location.

Guidelines For Sharing Groups

  1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.
  2. There will be no cross talk, please. Cross talk is when two individuals engage in dialogue excluding all others. Each person is free to express his/her feelings without interruption.
  3. We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to "fix" each other.
  4. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group stays in the group!
  5. Offensive language has no place in a Christ-centered recovery group.

All Open Share Groups meet at the North Campus, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922.

12 Steps Study

Register here

Begins Tuesday, Oct. 19

6:30 PM

***South Campus***

Beginning Tuesday, October 19th, Recovery at Cokesbury is offering a study on the 12 Steps. 

The class will use the Big Book, 12 & 12, and Hunger for Healing as guides to better understand brokenness as a result of addiction and compulsions that lead to suffering of loss (relationships, job, health, dreams, peace, joy, etc.) Tools of recovery supporting a 12-step journey will be explored and illuminated. The group will start at 6:30 on Tuesdays on the South Campus of Cokesbury. We will begin with a speaker sharing their experience, strength & hope. Following the teaching segment, the group will break out into gender specific small groups for sharing. For more information contact Terri Tracy at or register at the link above.


Other Registered Classes at Recovery at Cokesbury

Anger Management for Men & Women

Not currently offered.

Anger is a perfectly natural and a common emotion. It can be experienced via mild irritation, furious rage or can be internalized and come out as depression. What is important is not the occurrence of anger, but it's management. 

This class will have a new format including an educational time and a time for application and processing.


Not currently offered.

Do you need to learn how to say no without feeling guilty? Do you wonder when it's okay to say yes? Are you a nice liar but a mean honest person? Is anger the primary boundary you use? If you said yes to any of these questions, Boundaries is a great resource for you!

Beyond Boundaries

Not currently offered.

Follow-up class to Boundaries.  

Divorce Recovery

Not currently offered

Divorce takes a toll on us financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Divorce Recovery is an 8-week class for anyone struggling in the midst of or aftermath of divorce. Class topics include combating stigma and negative self-talk, healthy versus unhealthy coping skills, grieving the death of a relationship, taking responsibility for your future,and creating and establishing a supportive community. 

Follow Up Care after Divorce Recovery

We recommend the following groups and classes for additional recovery from Divorce:  

1. Hurt & Loss for Men & Women (Thursday Open Share Group)

2. Codependency Groups for Women and Men (Thursday Open Share Group)

3.  Boundaries (Seasonally)

4. Anger Management (Seasonally)

Experiencing God

Not currently offered.

A class based on the book "Experiencing God - Knowing and Doing the Will of God" by Claude King and Henry Blackaby.

Holiday Stress and Boundaries

Not currently offered.

This 5-week educational/discussion group will cover:

Boundary Myths/Laws and how they can specifically apply to us during the holidays

Unrealistic Expectations of ourselves and others that we tend to exaggerate during this time of year

Communicating assertively instead of passively or aggressively

Effective, Healthy Coping Skills

How Real Men Fight

Not currently offered.

A class for men based on the book "Fight" written by Craig Groeschel. How do men grow? How do you deal with conflict openly, fairly, with integrity and with creative outcomes? You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight.

Hurt & Loss Teaching Group

Not currently offered.

Pain and losses in our lives can linger and cause damage in several directions.  

Over 4 weeks we’ll work on the basics of how to recognize signs of places of hurt

and loss in our lives that are unresolved and how to begin to heal from them.     

Men's Twelve Stones

Not currently offered

A class for men struggling with any compulsion or addiction. The group will come together to address their individual issues using The Twelve Steps for Christians book. Whether you struggle with drugs, alcohol, sex addiction, gambling, etc. this study is for you.

Search for Significance

Not currently offered.

Class based on the book "The Search for Significance" by Robert S. McGee. 


Registration Closed

This class will define trauma, help you identify triggers and learn healthy coping skills.  Led by Vickie Haberbosch, RN, BSN, MPH, CSA


Not currently offered

Do you feel caught in a trap of constantly trying to please others? Are you driven by approval from others or doing things perfectly?  Do you often adjust to others needs while ignoring your own needs?  Do you cover up feelings with compulsive behaviors?  Do you struggle saying no to requests?  Does the fear of being alone or rejected overwhelm you?  Do your relationships suffer due to your never ending battle for control?  Do you struggle identifying your true self and trusting others with details of your life?  If any of these sound familiar, Conquering Codependency, a 12  step study for Women,  can help by offering ways to understand origins of hurt, fear, anger & anxiety.  Additionally, you will learn how to identify patterns of thinking, feeling & behaving that rob you of enjoying life & experiencing peace.  Through questions, journaling, group sharing, and self-reflection, Conquering Codependency guides you toward choosing thoughts and behaviors leading to freedom  from the pain and emotional bondage of Codependency.  Join us on to begin your journey toward a healthier you! 

Women's Open 12 Step Study

Not currently offered

A class for women struggling with any compulsion or addiction. The group will come together to address their individual issues using A Hunger for Healing” by J. Keith Miller and the AA Big Book.  Whether you struggle with drugs, alcohol, codependency, food, etc. this study is for you.

Women Seeking Sexual Integrity

Not currently offered.

A class for women who struggle with serial dating, love addiction, pornography and other sexual addiction issues.

Sign up for these classes by signing the sheet in the Guest Services area on Thursday nights, clicking the link above, emailing, or calling the Recovery Office at 865-246-0449.


Healthy Relationships



A. Expectations

                         Spoken and Unspoken


                         Family of Origin influences


                          I-marriage principles – others owe us nothing

B.    Communication styles and conflict resolution


                   Definitions of Assertive/Passive/Aggressive


                    Using I statements


                    Taking a time out


                     Boundary principles

C.   Personal Drivers: Schema Inventory


                    Schemas and Relationships


D.  Maintaining Self in Relationships


             God is God


              Any person /relationship that becomes our sense of   safety and or security has become an idol.



               Self-care, spiritually emotionally, physically


Vicky McDaniel

Mark Beebe