Earnie Larsen author and lecturer
At the end of September, 2010 Earnie was diagnosed with Stage IV
pancreatic cancer. He then started to write letters and lessons which
will be coming out in a book from Hazelden in the Spring of 2012.
He peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 11th at 5:18am.
Earnie Larsen is a nationally known author and lecturer.
Earnie has authored more than 55 books and 40 motivational
self-help tapes on a variety of topics ranging from
managing interpersonal relationships to spirituality.
He is widely read and listened to and often quoted in
12-Step Groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon,
and Adult Children of Alcoholics. Earnie has been referred
to as an authority in dealing with issues like co-dependency
and dysfunctional behaviors.
He is a pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive
and unwanted behaviors. He is the originator of the
process known as STAGE II RECOVERY. Stage I Recovery
focuses on the breaking of a primary addiction or unwanted
behavior. Stage I is a release from that destructive
behavior. Upon achieving that release, however, there
still remain the patterns and habits, the feelings and
attachments to old systems that must be dealt with if
recovery is to continue. Resolving these life issues
is what makes up Stage II Recovery.
Along the road of recovery, Earnies signposts
have connected the dots to show you where you started
as a human being, how to take your recovery as deep
as the damage, and along the way how to achieve joy
As a lecturer, Earnie is known and sought after by Industry,
Treatment Centers, Churches and many other types of
organizations both nationally and internationally. His
seminars are frequently sold out, due in part to his
unique simplicity and his "heart of America"
Earnie has been seen and heard on radio and television
throughout the country, from WCBS radio in New York
to KPZE Radio in California to the Oprah Winfrey Show
in Chicago and the Cable News Network Show, which is
shown nationally. Earnie Larsen's message has helped
hundreds of thousands of people in their personal growth.
Mr. Larsen has a MRE degree in Theology and Education
from Loyola University in Chicago. He has a degree in
counseling with accreditation in chemical dependency
and family counseling from the University of Minnesota.
Earnie has been a counselor for over 30 years.