(week 4) 4 October 2018 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions Workshop
Call back number: 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666# (available for a week)
From Tuesday 16th October 2018 the Big Book meeting will be held
on Tuesday and the Tuesday meeting will move to Thursday.
Both meetings will continue to start at 8am.
The Big Book 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.
Tuesdays 8-9am EST (From Oct 18 2018 onwards meeting on Thursdays)
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: 641 715 3900 pin no. 298913#
The Anonymous Press (800) 800 4398 anonpress.org
Publish 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 go to 12stepstudyworkshop.weebly.com
Scroll down to the bottom where there is space to put your name and email address.
The list from the previous workshop has been deleted.
To write down the soul work questions
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: email@example.com
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
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: The Doctor’s Opinion:
Letter from Dr Silkworth.
Look up: epic, annals, remedy.
Q1. What is the the first word of There is a Solution on page 17?
Write on this.
Q2. If you have not yet looked up Dr Silkworth do so. He is an inspiration. He was not an addict. He was one in a million who really cared.
Q3. How many chances has God sent you? When were you finally ready?
Q4. What was your ‘But for the grace of God’ moment?
‘In late 1934 I attended a patient who, though he had been a competent businessman of good earning capacity, was an alcoholic of a type I had come to regard as hopeless.’
Q5. Were you of the hopeless type?
You may not be. You may be a moderate or only a problem drinker/overeater etc. And the physical was not the problem but the emotional sobriety was. Or you may be a moderate with your addiction but you came to program spiritually bankrupt.
‘I personally know scores of cases who were on the type with whom other methods had failed completely.’
Q6. What other methods did you use to curb your addiction even during your time in your step one fellowship?
Q7 Can you look back with detachment and gratitude and say yes that is how it was and this is how it is now? Or do you still regret the past?
‘These facts appear to be of extreme medical importance..’
Q8 What is your condition of extreme medical importance?
What consequences has your addiction had on your medical health?
Q9. Draw a three legged stool and write: physical, emotional and spiritual at each leg and then draw a stool with only two legs. And lastly a one-legged stool. Is it (are you) you going to stand? No.
Your physical environment effects your emotional sobriety. Your emotional sobriety in turn affects your spiritual wellbeing which affects your physical wellbeing. You cannot separate them.
Q10. Have you lived as if one were more important than the other?
‘You may rely absolutely on anything they say about themselves.’
Q11. Can people rely absolutely on what you say about yourself?
Or are you a street angel and a house devil? When you go to your step one fellowship are you all nice and then not nice at home? Are you 100 percent the same on the outside as on the inside?
Question for answering during the workshop.
Q12. What was your defining moment when you turned from being a hopeless case to having hope and bringing that hope to fruition?
[Read your answer to your study buddy/group].
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.