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.
Author: Elisabeth L.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-09-29
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.
Author: Debbie Danowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-10-28
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.
The third edition of Overeaters Anonymous, OA's Brown Book, includes forty never-before-published, personal stories by recovering OA members from around the world the founder's story the complete text of ""Our Invitation to You"" an all-new Appendix,""The Role of a Plan of Eating in Recovery from Compulsive Eating"" by a dietitian specializing in addictive and compulsive eating disorders the book's original three appendices,""A Disease of the Mind,"" ""A Disease of the Body,"" and ""A Disease of the Spirit"" and a new Forward by an eating-disorder treatment professional
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.
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.
What to do when food is NOT your best friend. According to a recent Self Magazine, 65% of all women have an unhealthy relationship with food. Often they use food to numb feelings and become binge eaters or overeaters. Food becomes their primary means for coping with everyday stress, anxiety, and other difficult feelings. Drawing on her experience of working with compulsive overeaters and binge eaters for over twenty years, Meryl Beck has developed a revolutionary approach for rewiring your brain that incorporates spiritual, physical and emotional tools for getting healthy. This 21 day plan brings together tools from psychotherapy, the 12 Steps, personal growth, work, and energy healing. Stop Eating Your Heart Out offers a way to rewire the brain to respond differently to the impulses and feelings that create bingeing. Beck, a therapist, and former binge takes an approach to recovery from emotional eating that incorporates spiritual, emotional, and energy work.
Publisher: AA World Services
Release Date: 2002-02-10
Alcoholics Anonymous (also known as the Big Book in recovery circles) sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the "Pioneers of A.A." section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of "Alcoholics Anonymous" have been distributed. It is expected that the new fourth edition will play its part in passing on A.A.'s basic message of recovery. This fourth edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its varied examples of personal experiences which demonstrate that the A.A. program works.
Author: Darren Littlejohn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
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.