(Week 5) 11 October 2018 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions Workshop
Our website is:
To listen to the recording online, and to find these questions online, go to:
Call back number: 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666# (available for a week)
Starting this Tuesday the 16th of October 2018 onward, our All Addictions Big Book workshop will be held on Tuesdays, and the Tuesday meeting will have moved to the Thursday time slot (10/18/18).
Both meetings will continue to start at 8am, same telephone number and pin code as usual for both.
The Thursday Big Book all addictions meeting runs for 90 minutes.
There are 45 minutes of Stephanie talking followed by the group writing for
10 minutes on a question. Then members share their writing. The workshop will finish at 9.30am EST.
The meeting that moves to Thursdays starting October 18, still 8-9am EST is:
Reading AA literature, currently studying: Living Sober & As Bill Sees It.
Everyone is encouraged to come to this awesome group.
To listen to the recording of the literature meeting: 641 715 3900 pin no. 298913#
Big Book available:
The Anonymous Press (800) 800 4398 anonpress.org
Publishes a Big Book study version with a blank sheet opposite each page of text.
Also Big Book and AA 12 x 12 dictionaries.
Soul work and members’ list:
To receive the questions each week by email, go to 12stepstudyworkshop.weebly.com
Scroll down to the bottom of the website's home page where there is space to put your name and email address and request for a buddy.
(The members list from the previous step study has been deleted from our system).
Open Study Buddy Group - Sundays 11-12pm EST, phone number 319-527-3511, pin 587213#
We need a couple more people as back up to occasionally take down the questions for the soul work It is a great way to stay focused on the workshop.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We just had to put out a large sum of money. We did have it. If you can see a way to send a donation every month, once a quarter, annually, it would really help for the website upkeep and for Debbie.
Send to Stephanie at:
PO Box 531
North Pembroke MA 02358
Today's Soul Work 10/11/18
Reading: Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, page XXVI of The Doctor's Opinion
"The physician...interests us."
Q1: Action: Go to website and poke around, explore the website, read about Stephanie. Now go to the Handouts tab at the top and choose one handout to write a paragraph about the handout.
Q2: Action: Make sure you have gone to the bottom of the website home page where it says to add yourself to the members list. (The new workshop members list is attached to this email).
Q2: Action: Call one member from the workshop this week; find someone from the member list attached to this email if you need numbers.
Q3: Have you experienced and suffered alcoholic torture? (We are all-addictions)
Q4: "...the body of the alcoholic is quite as abnormal as his mind." Do you believe that? (All addictions)
Q5: What has been your process in accepting you have an abnormal reaction to certain substances in the physical body along with the mind?
Q6: Do you accept what's been your experience with this?
Q7: How do you today take care of your body so it works normally for you?
Q8: What do you need to keep your mind normal so you don't get into an abnormal state of mind and body?
Q9: Look up the word "maladjusted" and put a box around it. Write down physical, emotional and spiritual, then write under each of these what you need for balance in each of these three areas.
Q10: What does "full flight from reality" mean to you? Look up "flight" and "reality."
Q11: "...outright mental defectives." What does this conjure up for you?
Q12: How many of you have lied to yourself?
Q13: How many of you have lied to sponsors?
Q14: What does it take to be "a considerable extent." Look up considerable.
Q15: Are you sure your body is as sick as your mind?
Q16: Does the doctor's theory "that we have an allergy to alcohol" interest you? (All addictions)
Q17: Group writing for 10 minutes: Do you see how being maladjusted (out of balance) in your life physically, emotionally, and spiritually, contributed to you becoming an addict (or problem eater, drinker, or moderate, or real, whatever you are)?
Our live phone meetings are every Tuesday at 8:00 AM EST. The phone number for these live meetings is (712) 775-7031, and the meeting ID number is 714744988#.
P O Box 531
North Pembroke MA 02358
You can listen to our recorded meetings at (641) 715-3900, pin 95666# for our Tuesday Big Book Step Study workshop. You can also hear our Thursday Big Book Study recordings at (641) 715-3900, pin 298913#. These meetings can be accessed at any time.