JIM ROI & HIS VISION FOR SPIRITUAL RECOVERY
Jim Roi is a philosopher and a healer specializing in the treatment of spiritual dis-ease. His stand that addiction provides a guiding metaphor for our time, and that this is good news, gives a unique and compelling focus to his work. His gift is to share the universal healing process in a way that is profound, and effective. His vision of spiritual recovery is compassionate, exciting and contagious.
Jim has been a visible figure in the New York city self help, transformation and recovery community since the early nineteen eighties when he was a popular seminar leader with EST: An Educational Organization.
Since entering his own recovery from addiction in 1985 Jim has used his background of philosophy and transformation to articulate and share an enriched version of what the twelve-step approach can make possible.
He is unique in his application of post-modern philosophy and deconstructive theory to the realm of addiction. He is well known for successfully applying the twelve-step model to financial issues, especially compulsive under-earning.
Whether it is a retreat on “Money, Suffering and Peace” at the Zen Center of New York, or one of his “Resentment Into Grace” workshops at GLBT Center, Jim is known for providing transformational visions to the hardest areas of our lives. He lives Nietzsche’s belief that “health is the amount of disease we can transform.”
Jim graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. He came to New York City in 1977 to do graduate work in philosophy at Columbia University GSAS where he was chosen to be a tutor in symbolic logic.
In addition to his private consulting practice Jim has been a senior consultant with SDI Communications, a corporate consulting firm dedicated to organizational transformation. He led their Language of Leadership workshops and coached high level executives to bring about organizational breakthroughs.
Happily married for over thirty two years, Jim lives in Brooklyn with his wife Robin. They have two sons, Ryan and Soren