(week 2) 20 September 2018 12 Step Study Big Book All Addictions Workshop
Call back number: 641 715 3900 pin no. 95666# (available for a week)
Beginning Tuesday 16th October 2018 the Big Book meeting will be held on
Tuesdays and the Tuesday meeting will be held on Thursdays. Both meetings
continue to start at 8am.
The other difference is that starting today the Big Book meeting will change its format and run for 90 minutes rather than the previous 60 minutes.
There will be 45 minutes of Stephanie talking followed by the group writing for ten minutes on a question she will pose. There will then be 35 minutes of members sharing their written answers. The workshop will finish at 9.30am EST.
Tuesdays 8-9am EST
Reading AA literature at present: 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.
Soulwork 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.
The Doctor’s Opinion
We of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical estimate of the plan of recovery described in this book. Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of our members and have witnessed our return to health. A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addictions, gave Alcoholics Anonymous this letter:
1. Ensure you are on the Members’ list (see above) as it will shortly be compiled and sent out.
2. Go to 12stepstudyworkshop.weebly.com
Click on ‘handouts’ and find the Third Step Prayer and the Set Aside Prayer.
What do they mean to you?
3.Are you interested: ’… in the medical estimate of the plan of recovery described in this book?’
4. Write this down:
Recovery is a "We" program.
The symbol of AA is a triangle. Draw a triangle around ‘We’ in your big book.
Who constitutes the We? Write God at the top.
On the right-hand corner write your name. On the left-hand corner write your
step one fellowship(s). Then add sponsor, accountability, friends.
Draw two-way arrows linking all three corners.
5. We know in AA that nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.
Do you believe that?
6. What is your estimate that every institution is basically run by the WE philosophy?
The Group: wrote for ten minutes then shared for 35 minutes
Look up: self-sufficiency. Write on that word.
How does self-sufficiency block me from living the ‘WE’ philosophy of AA?
7. Write down: PRAY, PLAN OF RECOVERY, PREPARE, PROTECT
Write on three specific times this week when you Prayed, Planned, Prepared and Protected your recovery.
8. Beside: ‘…a well known doctor’ write: Dr Silkworth.
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.