Drop the Rock

Filename: drop-the-rock.pdf
ISBN: 9781592857906
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Number of pages: 132
Author: Bill P.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Drop the Rock in PDF and EPUB A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery. Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.


Drop the Rock

Filename: drop-the-rock.pdf
ISBN: 1592857906
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Number of pages: 132
Author: Bill P.
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Download and read online Drop the Rock in PDF and EPUB Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.


Drop the Rock

Filename: drop-the-rock.pdf
ISBN: 1592851614
Release Date: 2005-02-11
Number of pages: 132
Author: Bill P.
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Download and read online Drop the Rock in PDF and EPUB A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery. Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.


Drop the Rock The Ripple Effect

Filename: drop-the-rock-the-ripple-effect.pdf
ISBN: 9781616496050
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Number of pages: 120
Author: Fred H.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Drop the Rock The Ripple Effect in PDF and EPUB Drop the Rock—The Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program, showing Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment and filled with serenity and gratitude. When Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects was first published in 1999, it quickly became the standard resource for working Steps 6 and 7, two of the most challenging of the Twelve Steps for many people in recovery. Learning what it means to fully surrender character defects frees you to make amends with Steps 8 and 9, realize the Big Book’s “Promises,” and move on to Step 10.In this new follow-up resource, Fred H. explores what he calls “the ripple effect” that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day and avoid picking up “the rock” again. Drawing on his years of lecturing on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, he reveals Step 10 as the natural culmination of working the previous Steps. providing a crash course on renewing your recovery program through the daily practice of Twelve Step principles.Like its predecessor, Drop the Rock—The Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program, showing Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment and filled with serenity and gratitude.Fred H. has worked in the field of addiction and recovery for over three decades and is the director of the retreat center for a leading addiction treatment program. He is a popular international speaker on the Big Book and the principles of the Twelve Steps.


A Program For You

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ISBN: 9781592857982
Release Date: 2009-10-23
Number of pages: 192
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Program For You in PDF and EPUB A Program for You leads each of us--newcomer or old-timer--to a deeper understanding of recovery as a way of life. A Program for You clears our way for discovering positive, powerful answers to these questions. In the years since 1939, the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, has guided millions in their search for a design for healthy living free of addictive behaviors. Now, two program old-timers share their years of intensive study of the Big Book, revealing the vitality of its message for those of us reading it today.This celebration of the basic text of Twelve Step recovery breathes new life into the Big Book's timeless wisdom. Thoroughly annotated line and page, written with down-to-earth humor and simplicity, and providing a contemporary context for understanding, A Program for You helps us experience the same path of renewal that Bill W. and the first on hundred AA members did.


Steps We Took

Filename: steps-we-took.pdf
ISBN: 0874836638
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 192
Author: Joe McQ
Publisher: august house

Download and read online Steps We Took in PDF and EPUB Issued in hardcover for the first time to commemorate its ten-year anniversary, the classic recovery handbook takes readers through the 12-step program at Alcoholics Anonymous.


Carry This Message

Filename: carry-this-message.pdf
ISBN: 0874836530
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 192
Author: Joe McQ
Publisher: august house

Download and read online Carry This Message in PDF and EPUB A companion book to The Steps We Took offers tools for helping others find recovery and new life through the AA Twelve Step program.


A Woman s Way through the Twelve Steps Workbook

Filename: a-woman-s-way-through-the-twelve-steps-workbook.pdf
ISBN: 159285768X
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Number of pages: 104
Author: Stephanie Covington
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Download and read online A Woman s Way through the Twelve Steps Workbook in PDF and EPUB Women's recovery can differ from men's, and each person's recovery is in many ways unique. That's why Stephanie Covington has designed this workbook A Women's Way Through the Twelve Steps to help a woman find her own path-and find it in terms especially suited to the way women experience not just addiction and recovery but also relationships, self, sexuality, and everyday life. Deepening and extending the lessons of a book that has helped countless women, this workbook makes A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps that much more measured, meaningful, and clear. Unlike many "rewritten" Twelve Step interpretations for women, this guide works with the original Step language, preserving its spirit and focusing attention on its healing message. In sections devoted to each of the Twelve Steps, Covington blends narrative, self-assessment questions focused on a feminine definition of terms such as "powerlessness" and "letting go," guided imagery exercises, and physical activities. Designed to be used in conjunction with A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps, this workbook helps deepen and extend understanding of the lessons taught there and further empowers each woman to take ownership of her recovery process as well as her growth as a woman. A clinician and past consultant at the Betty Ford Center, Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is the author of A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps, Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy, and Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women.


The 12 Step Prayer Book

Filename: the-12-step-prayer-book.pdf
ISBN: 9781592857807
Release Date: 2009-06-03
Number of pages: 160
Author: Bill P.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The 12 Step Prayer Book in PDF and EPUB A second edition (with 44 new prayers) of the best-selling book of prayers and inspirations for those seeking just the right words for conversing with their Higher Power or for expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings. Wherever you are on your recovery journey, and however you define your Higher Power, you will find spiritual support in this special collection of prayers and inspirational readings.This second edition of The 12 Step Prayer Book features 183 passages gleaned from Twelve Step meetings and adapted from common prayers and devotions. It includes:44 new prayers and readingsA guide for daily readingtraditional and best-loved recovery prayers, andStep and meeting prayers.This book is an excellent accompaniment to Easy Does It: A Book of Daily Twelve Step Meditations.


Stools and Bottles

Filename: stools-and-bottles.pdf
ISBN: 1592859054
Release Date: 2010-02-19
Number of pages: 160
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Download and read online Stools and Bottles in PDF and EPUB Stools and Bottles offers penetrating insights into the first four Steps from a well-known A.A. talk. The author, who also wrote The Little Red Book, describes a three-legged stool, the legs of which represents Steps One, Two, and Three. They support the seat, which symbolizes the alcoholic. An excellent aid to the daily application of the A.A. program. An old-time classic!


Twelve Step Sponsorship

Filename: twelve-step-sponsorship.pdf
ISBN: 1592857663
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Number of pages: 288
Author: Hamilton B.
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

Download and read online Twelve Step Sponsorship in PDF and EPUB "Passing it on" is a key concept in the Twelve Step community and many of the traditions and knowledge of the Twelve Step recovery program have been passed down by word-of-mouth from one generation of sponsors to the next. Twelve Step Sponsorship effectively takes this knowledge and tradition and applies it to a working manual for sponsors, guiding them through their role in reaching out and helping new program members. Designed as a "how-to" program for sponsors, Twelve Step Sponsorship offers: reading assignments common questions that sponsors face procedural suggestions for leading a newcomer through the Twelve Steps general guidelines for becoming an effective sponsor Twelve Step Sponsorship offers sponsors the first complete handbook for working with a newcomer -- from the first meeting through the Twelfth Step and into the years that follow.


Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening

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ISBN: 9781619845299
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Number of pages:
Author: Herb K.
Publisher: Capizon Publishing

Download and read online Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening in PDF and EPUB Herb K., who is also the author of "Twelve Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book", continues sharing his insights to the Twelve Steps by explaining the how and why, using his own experience along with traditional and universal spiritual wisdom. This book illuminates a path from the dark world of alcoholism and brokenness to a life of peace, purpose and fulfillment. Herb K. leads Twelve Step workshops, retreats and teaches spirituality and recovery throughout the U.S. and the world.


You Can t Make Me Angry

Filename: you-can-t-make-me-angry.pdf
ISBN: 0965967212
Release Date: 2003-03
Number of pages: 170
Author: Paul O.
Publisher: Capizon Pub

Download and read online You Can t Make Me Angry in PDF and EPUB And acceptance is the answer to all my problems... A.A. members know of Dr. Paul's wisdom through the often-quoted passage from his story in A.A.'s Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Dr. Paul continues sharing his astute insight and gentle humor with discussions of the physical, mental, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual aspects of sobriety.


The Zen of Recovery

Filename: the-zen-of-recovery.pdf
ISBN: 9781497635425
Release Date: 2014-07-29
Number of pages: 260
Author: Mel Ash
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online The Zen of Recovery in PDF and EPUB A practical synthesis of AA’s Twelve Steps and Zen’s Eightfold Path. In this compelling blend of East and West, Mel Ash shows how Zen mind and practice connect to the heart of recovery. Courageously drawing from his lifetime of experience as an abused child, alcoholic, Zen student, and dharma teacher, Ash presents a practical synthesis of Alcoholics Anonymous’s Twelve Steps and Zen’s Eightfold Path. You don’t have to be Buddhist to appreciate the healing power of The Zen of Recovery. The book makes Zen available to all seeking to improve the quality of their spiritual and everyday lives. It also includes practical instructions on how to meditate and put the book into action. Its message will help readers live more profoundly “one day at a time.”


Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous

Filename: carl-jung-and-alcoholics-anonymous.pdf
ISBN: 9781782203124
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Number of pages: 176
Author: Iam McCabe
Publisher: Karnac Books

Download and read online Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous in PDF and EPUB “Show me a drunk and I’ll show you someone in search of God”, is a saying that could be derived from Carl Jung. Jung wrote to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), about his understanding of Rowland Hazard’s alcoholism: “His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low level, of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness, expressed in medieval language: the union with God”. This book marries the writings of Carl Jung and Bill Wilson, and develops the idea that alcoholism is, primarily, a spiritual illness. The author visited the archives of the headquarters of A.A. in New York, and discovered new communications between Carl Jung and Bill Wilson. For the first time this correspondence shows Jung’s respect for A.A. and in turn, its influence on him. In particular, this research shows how Bill Wilson was encouraged by Jung’s writings to promote the spiritual aspect of recovery as opposed to the conventional medical model which has failed so abysmally. The book overturns the long-held belief that Jung distrusted groups. Indeed, influenced by AA’s success, Jung gave “complete and detailed instructions” on how the A.A. group format could be developed further and used by “general neurotics”. Wilson was an advocate of treating some alcoholics with LSD in order to deflate the ego and induce a spiritual experience. He wrote to Jung for his comments on this controversial idea. Jung was stridently opposed to “short cuts”, to transcendent experiences, however he died before he could reply to Wilson’s comprehensive letter. The author explains how alcoholism can be diagnosed and understood by professionals and the lay person; by examining the detailed case histories of Jung, the author gives graphic examples of its psychological and behavioural manifestations. By combining the narratives of recovering alcoholics with a Jungian perspective, the author explains how the program of the 12 steps can lead to a journey of spiritual awakening or in Jungian terms, individuation. This book explains in plain words the language of A.A. and takes the reader inside a meeting to show how it works in practice. The final chapter deals with the criticism that both organisations have “cultish” aspects.