The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous

Author: Overeaters Anonymous, Inc. (U.S.)
Publisher: Overeaters Anonymous, Incorporated
ISBN: 0960989862
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

Explains the twelve steps of Overeaters Anonymous, its program of recovery for food addiction, and the twelve traditions, the principles that guide its groups and services.

An AA Big Book Study Guide for Compulsive Overeaters

Author: Lawrie C.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1482756145
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Self-Help

This is a twelve-step guide to the AA Big Book for compulsive overeaters written by an OA member and reproduced under the author's terms. This is a 5x9 edition with smaller print than the original. An 8 1/2x11 inch version with larger print is also available on Amazon.

Twelve Step Sponsorship

Author: Hamilton B.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857661
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Food for Thought

Author: Elisabeth L.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592857609
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Self-Help

Food for Thought offers comforting words for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives, and helps them support a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Food for Thought offers wise and comforting words for compulsive overeaters who seek to understand the role of food in their lives. Each day's reading in the best-selling classic--the first Hazelden meditation book to address the needs of overeaters--supports a life of physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.Read daily by millions, Hazelden meditation books have set the standard for quality and popularity. Like all the Hazelden meditation favorites, Food for Thought provides enduring wisdom, reassurance, and strength.

Twelve Steps For Overeaters

Author: Elisabeth L.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592859344
Release Date: 2010-03-26
Genre: Self-Help

The author of the popular Food for Thought takes a fresh, in-depth look at the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. The author of the popular Food for Thought takes a fresh, in-depth look at the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. Each chapter carefully examines and interprets each of the individual Steps.

Overeaters Journal

Author: Debbie Danowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781592858453
Release Date: 2009-10-28
Genre: Self-Help

A guided journal to help overeaters get to the heart and soul of their eating patterns. As a 328-pound woman, Debbie Danowski was on her way to an early death when she entered a treatment center for food addiction 14 years ago. During the six-week stay, she was required to keep a daily journal, a task that she now credits with helping to save her life. The act of writing forced Danowski to uncover thoughts and feelings she had kept hidden. It was the key to unlocking her lifelong food obsession. Now Danowski brings her special insight and writing expertise to The Overeaters Journal with journaling exercises that explore the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of food obsession.

Stop Eating Your Heart Out

Author: Meryl Hershey Beck
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 160925581X
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Self-Help

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.

The Overcomer s Workbook

Author: Monica P.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1495269930
Release Date: 2014-01-19
Genre: Self-Help

This workbook contains over twenty exercises that have helped compulsive overeaters and others find tools to cultivate peace, a connection to a HP, and growth in an abstinent life full of recovery. This workbook references The Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. The Authors have compiled and designed exercises and prayers that can be of use in your daily journal writing, working with your sponsor or use in a recovery group.

A Woman s Way through the Twelve Steps

Author: Stephanie S Covington
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 0894869930
Release Date: 1994-09-27
Genre: Self-Help

Geared specifically to women, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented words. 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.

The 12 Step Buddhist

Author: Darren Littlejohn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416595953
Release Date: 2009-03-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The face of addiction and alcoholism is a face that many have seen before -- it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a family member. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Author Darren Littlejohn has been there and back, and presents a complimentary guide for recovery to the traditional twelve-step program, out of his own struggles and successes through the study of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. Working with the traditional 12-Step philosophy, the author first shares his own life path, and how he came to find the spiritual solace that has greatly enhanced his life in recovery. Then, he details out how his work integrating Buddhism into the traditional twelve-step programs validates both aspects of the recovery process. While being careful not to present himself as a Tibetan lama or Zen master, the author shows how each step -- such as admitting there is a problem, seeking help, engaging in a thorough self-examination, making amends for harm done, and helping other drug addicts who want to recover -- fits into the Bodhisattva path. This integration makes Buddhism accessible for addicts, and the 12 Steps understandable for Buddhists who may otherwise be at a loss to help those in need. The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary practice to the traditional 12-step journey, not a replacement. While traditional twelve-step programs help addicts become sober by removing the drug of choice and providing a spiritual path, they rarely delve deep into what causes people to suffer in the first place. The integration of Buddhism with the traditional process provides the wisdom and meditations that can help addicts truly find a deep, spiritual liberation from all causes and conditions of suffering -- for good.