This guide has been prepared not as a replacement for or interference to our basic texts the big book and 12 and 12 but as a companion for the ideas and directions presented there. This form is not taken in its entirety from the big book, but. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. Alcoholics anonymous learn about the 12 steps of aa. It is a perfect companion app for your 12 step program. As we read in the preface to the fourth edition of the big book. Step 8 we are going to change it up a little and post a big book study workshop that took place in 2011, each speaker is presenting for about an hour on one step. Outlining the steps and traditions that make aa famous, as well as numerous stories about recovering addicts who have been through the process, the big book has helped guide millions into a life of sobriety. Our notes, commentary, and genderinclusive changes are formatted in italics. Step 8 is regarded as one of the most challenging steps by many members. If we can let go of our previous hurts to others, we can begin a new facet of sobriety. The big book is clearwe do this to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and our fellow man.
Stepbystep guide for sponsors a companion to aas big book. Known as the big book, it is in its fourth edition and is widely circulated through out the world. Positive reinforcement is a great motivator to practice the spiritual principle of forgiveness as much as possible. In order for this to happen we must go directly into steps 10, 11 and 12 while doing step 9. I find time to do and say things that would help heal the damage that i have done. I try to bring goodness where previously i had brought discord and destruction. Step eight made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to. Step 8 is a further proactive step, which inculcates the ability to change ones self on an actual level. We need to ask ourselves if weve harmed others who arent on the list. These are aa s 12 steps, linked to our own step studies weve gradually been doing here at the e aa groups forums. Step by step guide for sponsors a companion to aas big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with an. Sep 24, 2014 i view the 12 steps, and the aa big book as a mixture of the weird and the wonderful. Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous jason.
Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous. Because this book has become the basic text for our society and has helped such large numbers. Just set your sobriety date in the counter and it will automatically calculate the length of. Paired with step 8, step 9 gives recovering alcoholics the opportunity to make things right with those they have hurt. Per the guidance in the big book, alcoholics anonymous, we made the list in step 4. The assets are polar opposites of the shortcomings they run parallel to. Officially begun on december 12th, 2000, is now in its eighteenth year and is one of the largest sites of its type in the world a repository, archive, you might say. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with. A study of step 8 of the 12 steps program verywell mind. When you make it to step 8 and 9 of aa, you should take a.
Aa speakers joe and charlie steps 5, 6, 7, and 8 the big book. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. These last three steps keep us current and help us to continue to solidify the foundation of our recovery. Jul 30, 2016 aa speakers joe and charlie steps 5, 6, 7, and 8 the big book comes alive duration. Dec 27, 2019 alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of recovering alcoholics who have chosen to help one another stay sober. Step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous is the beginning of the process of making amends, forgiving others and possibly being forgiven by them, in addition to forgiving ourselves. I view the 12 steps, and the aa big book as a mixture of the weird and the wonderful. It is concerned with your personal relationships that may have fallen apart before you began your road to recovery. Where are the steps outlinedlaid out in the big book. Aa speakers joe and charlie steps 5, 6, 7, and 8 the big book comes alive duration.
By making a list of the people we harmed and becoming willing to make amends, we take action toward healing the past with others and learning how to live in the world. The big book serves as the foundation for the alcoholics anonymous 12step program, the worlds largest alcoholism support group. Step 8 is all about looking back to see where you were at fault. This 12step program has achieved widespread acceptance and forms the basis of aa programs operated by chapters around the world. Alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of recovering alcoholics who have chosen to help one another stay sober. As of december 2009, 30,664,881 copies of the big book have been sold or otherwise distributed source aa gso ny. Steps by the big book step 9 steps by the big book. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. The big book holds within it the central thesis and ideas of alcohol anonymous and the 12 step approach. Download pamphlets and handouts to use in big book group sessions our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book.
Aa 12 step toolkit this is the only recovery app based on the big book alcoholics anonymous that you will ever need to maintain your daily reprieve. Step 9 is then about doing your best to rectify the problem. My name is stephanie and i will be your facilitatorsponsor. Once youve completed your list and you know what you have to say, you can divide your list into three groups. Step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous helps recovering alcoholics to live in. I will be going through the big book of alcoholics anonymous line by line, paragraph by paragraph. Through being will to fix the wrongs one caused through asking forgiveness from the offended, the addict makes another step towards straightening out his or character and returning and revealing their true selves. This form is not taken in its entirety from the big book. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. This beautiful cover is made of a beautiful leatherlike vinyl and comes with serenity prayer, medallion holder, heavyduty snap, book marks, and a pen holder. Aa step 9 of the 12 steps is a call for recovering alcoholics to make amends.
We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Implicit in both steps 8 and 9 is the assumption that we carry a toxic residue of shame from virtually every incident in which we have hurt, rejected, or ignored others. But if a willing start is made, then the great advantages of doing this will so. First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault. Big book step study workshop all addictions step study. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading alcoholics anonymous. Step 8 forms the base for all future relationships. In the big book the central text of aa that outlines the programthe 12 steps are defined as a set of principles, spiritual in nature, when practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole. I will give you my take on what is being said and also share my own experience, strength and hope with. This workshop is for newcomersbeginners who want the original, undiluted 12 step program of the 1940s when recovery rates were 5075 per cent.
Deluxe double aa book cover for the big book and 12 steps and 12 traditions books. Alcoholics anonymous aa is a group therapy program for people suffering from alcoholism. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
When you make it to step 8 and 9 of aa, you should take a moment to reflect. But how complete it is will depend on the thoroughness of our inventory. This workshop is also for recovered members who want to work with others. Guilt for our wrongs can be one of the most deceptive recovery. All guests registered for big book seminar 2020 have been automatically preregistered for big book seminar 2021.
In my experience, walking around with the weight of amends that need to be taken care of really sucks. These are aas 12 steps, linked to our own step studies weve gradually been doing here at the eaa groups forums. Through being will to fix the wrongs one caused through asking forgiveness from the offended, the addict makes another step towards straightening out his or. Step nine of aa alcoholics anonymous is the perfect time to let go of the horrible way we. The fi rst, and one of the most diffi cult, has to do with forgiveness. Beneath the religious language, there is a wealth of wisdom. A zoom meeting simply refers to a meeting thats hosted using zoom which is free, and attendees can join the meeting inperson, via webcam or video conferencing camera, web audio, or via phone. The big book of alcoholics anonymous can be purchased at aa central or a bba meeting you can purchase a bba workbook at any bba meeting, or online at you do not need to print the following step material until you are instructed to do so. Dec 27, 2019 alcoholics anonymous aa is a group therapy program for people suffering from alcoholism. Step nine how to make amends made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. For the alcoholics anonymous member, the list usually begins with. App features a sobriety calculator which keeps a track of the number of days you are sober for.
For further study, it is suggested that you get a copy of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Breaking down step nine of aa alcoholics anonymous jason. May 11, 2020 aa 12 step toolkit this is the only recovery app based on the big book alcoholics anonymous that you will ever need to maintain your daily reprieve. We need to address omissions as well as the obvious. May, 2019 part of the 12 steps in aa is making amends. Step nine of aa alcoholics anonymous is the perfect time to let go of the horrible way we feel about our past and to radically repair relationships. Fill out the form directly from the saved copies of your fourth step inventory worksheets. Big book sponsorship 12 step recovery from any and all. Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us. It builds on step 8, which required the individual to make a list of everyone he or she has harmed throughout the battle with alcohol addiction. This form is not taken in its entirety from the big book, but is a useful guide. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. If we had not done the work in the first eight steps, we wouldnt now have a foundation on. It is the basic text of the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous, and has helped large numbers of alcoholic men and women, young and old, recover as of december 2009, 30,664,881 copies of the big book have been sold or otherwise distributed source aa gso ny.
Twelve step prayers spiritual alcoholics anonymous cleveland. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. Book jason for speaking engagements, events or appearances and let him. It builds on step 8, which required the individual to make a list of everyone he or she has harmed throughout the. Step 8 is the more specific persontoperson application of the shamereduction that was begun in steps 4 and 5. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. Officially begun on december 12th, 2000, is now in its eighteenth year and is one of the largest sites of its type in the world a repository, archive, you might say, of alcoholics anonymous history and related information. The big book alcoholics anonymous outlines how it works. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Even if im not a fan of moses and the ot, i can concede that thou shalt not kill is a good idea, nonetheless. Ones sponsor can be a big source of help during this process, helping the recovering alcoholic to determine the best way to go about making amends.
Step eight made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Steps by the big book step 8 steps by the big book. This step requires you to make a list of people you have harmed and be willing to apologize and right your wrongs. Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group. We have a list of all persons we have harmed and to whom we are willing to make amends.
Aa books, aa literature, and aa pamphlets are just a few of the many items available for aa groups. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aas 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa. It builds on step 8, which required the individual to make a. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism generally known as the big book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by william g.
Steps 8 and 9 go together, like 4 and 5 or 6 and 7. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. We tend to focus on the big hurts and forget that little injury after little injury grows into big damage. It is the basic text of the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous, and has helped large numbers of alcoholic men and women, young and old, recover. Steps eight and nine are concerned with personal rela tions. S teps eight and nine are concerned with personal relations. Welcome to here you will experience much historical and related information on the subject of alcoholics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous history. Putting names on paper takes the ideas out of our heads, where they may have grown to massive proportions, and rightsizes them.302 1397 839 757 1355 1478 145 1248 1250 567 286 139 638 984 473 434 47 1140 475 585 1595 774 972 794 1166 572 1484 1469 552 1202 1369 54 1088 866 858 127 726 757 229 1126 868 856 1300 171 1180 403 632 285 1497