Herb Kaighan was given the gift of freedom from alcohol on February 21, 1984. As a result of being guided through the Twelve Steps, in 1998 he experienced a profound spiritual awakening. Since then Herb has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through spiritual awakening by leading presentations, workshops, and retreats. He is the author of Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His personal journey includes 7 years in seminary; a graduate education in psychology, and 40 year career in human resources consulting (retired Nov. 2006). Herb also completed a 3 year training for Spiritual Directors at Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles and teaches courses on Twelve-Step Spirituality to theologians as an adjunct professor at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California.