Author: Hamilton B.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Twelve Step Sponsorship is the first truly comprehensive look at sponsorship, a role recovering people benefit from both as sponsees and ultimately as sponsors. Sponsorship is a rich and enduring part of tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Step Sponsorship delivers both the theory and practice--how to do it and why--in a clear, step-by-step presentation. Written by the author of Getting Started in AA,a widely acclaimed guide for the newcomer to the program of AA, Twelve Step Sponsorship is the first truly comprehensive look at sponsorship, a role recovering people benefit from both as sponsees and ultimately as sponsors. Twelve Step Sponsorship includes informative sections that deal with:Finding a sponsorBeing a sponsor.Twelve Step Sponsorship offers a welcome reinforcement to the tradition of "passing it on" from one generation of sponsors to the next.
Stop Eating Your Heart Out speaks to anyone’s challenges with food, weight, and emotional eating, and then offers a multitude of effective self-help tools. As the author discloses her very personal struggle with food and out-of-control eating, she is telling the story of millions of others who use food to self-soothe. The book’s focus, however, is on recovery. In her wisdom as a licensed professional clinical counselor, the author enumerates methods that have worked for her and her clients over the past twenty years. Tools for recovery include Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Inner Child work, 12 Step recovery, journaling, creative visualization, meditation, gratitude, conscious living, and so much more. Compulsive overeating is conquerable. If you, or anyone you love, want freedom from emotional eating, this book is for you.
Author: Dan Sherman
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Written to be used in conjunction with, not instead of the "Big Book of Alcoholics anonymous." This book will help guide you through a personal experience with all "Twelve Steps" as they are outlined in the "AA Big Book." You write notes and questions from the "Big Book Awakening" into your own "Big Book" for personal consideration. After you have completed this process yourself your "Big Book" is now a powerful "working with others book" with questions and considerations that will help you work with others both one-on-one and in workshops. They them selves write the same notes into their own "Big Book" to one day do the same.
Recovery is not a man's world, and yet to a woman it can sometimes seem that way. Geared specifically to that woman, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words. Based on an open exploration and a flexible interpretation of the Twelve Steps, this new perspective takes into account the psychological development of women as it relates to addiction and recovery, as well as the social and cultural factors that affect women in particular. Acknowledging that recovery raises special issues for women--from questions about sexuality, relationships, and everyday life to anxieties about speaking up at mixed-gender meetings--A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps focuses directly on the feminine experience of addiction and healing. The author explores the Twelve Steps one by one, reiterating each in its traditional language, then explaining and illustrating it in a way that highlights a woman's experience--empowering the reader to take ownership of her own recovery process as well as her growth as a woman.
This exciting, revolutionary workbook, designed for anyone on a Twelve-Step-oriented recovery program, adapts beautifully to nearly all recovery programs. It presents the twelve steps in their original form, as well as in alternative, secular version, and offers exercises and suggestions for journal entries that include topics such as storytelling, dreams, confessions, and conflicts and resolutions.
Author: Terry T. Gorski, m.a., c.a.c.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Written by a certified alcoholism and drug abuse counselor with more than twenty years of experience, this book offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for anyone in recovery. Millions of people have transformed their lives by working the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their success has come from their ability to truly understand these principles and to apply them in their daily lives. Yet for many embarking on the road to recovery, the Steps can seem vague, even confusing. This practical, no-nonsense guide takes the mystery out of the Twelve Steps, presenting a straightforward explanation of what each step means, as well as examples of how it translates to real life. Written by a certified alcoholism and drug abuse counselor with more than twenty years of experience, it offers a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and genuine support for anyone in recovery. Understanding the Twelve Steps features: Clear, easy-to-understand interpretation of the Twelve Steps—the vital building blocks of recovery Checklists that summarize the tasks and objectives of each step The Twelve Promises—the positive changes you can expect in your life if you follow the Twelve Steps What happens at Twelve Step meetings and why it is important to have a sponsor The experiences, strength, and hope of other recovering people
Author: James R. Finley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-10-20
All the resources needed to fully integrate a 12-step approach as part of your overall treatment program Millions of Americans have at some time in their lives participated in a 12-step program for treatment of a chemical or non-chemical addiction. Clinicians recognize that these grass-roots efforts have a very high cure rate. However, little has been written on how to integrate these programs into a traditional therapy setting. Integrating the 12 Steps into Addiction Therapy serves as an indispensable resource for clinicians treating addiction patients who are simultaneously enrolled in 12-step programs. This valuable text: * Contains eight lesson plans and twenty-seven assignments * Integrates in-depth discussion of 12-step programs with hands-on resources like homework assignments, treatment plan examples, and patient handouts * Will also benefit 12-step program peer counselors * Includes companion CD-ROM with fully customizable homework assignments, lesson plans, and presentations Treating addictions-whether chemical or non-chemical-can be one of the most difficult challenges faced by mental health professionals. For many people, 12-step programs have played a critical role in helping them to manage their addictive behaviors. Integrating the 12 Steps into Addiction Therapy gives psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and clinicians the tools and resources they need to fully utilize these peer therapy program techniques in treating a wide variety of addictions.
Author: Lisa M. Schab
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Break the cycle of bulimia and take charge of your life. Have you ever had a false friend? Someone who you thought was on your side, but let you down in the end? Bulimia is a false friend, too. As you depend on it more and more, your life only gets worse and worse. You may have found that you need to hide food, mislead others, and schedule your bingeing and purging cycle in order to keep bulimia in your life. If you're ready to ditch bulimia and make room for the real friends in your life, you can. This book will show you how. The Bulimia Workbook for Teens presents 42 exercises that will help you end the chaos of bulimia so that you can focus on becoming the person you really want to be. These exercises teach skills for overcoming bulimia based in cognitive behavioral therapy, a kind of therapy that psychologists use and research has shown really helps. The skills in this workbook will help you to: Build the strength to reduce your dependence on bulimia; overcome perfectionism and be kinder toward yourself and your body; manage difficult emotions without bingeing and purging; and transcend bulimia by accepting and loving yourself unconditionally.