Powerfully Recovered!: A Confirmed 12 Stepper Challenges the Movement
In this ground breaking book, Anne Wayman, clean and sober for almost 25 years and with multiple works published by Hazelden, explores two myths that grown up in the 12 Step movement: never-ending recovery, and perpetual powerlessness.
Convinced that the 12 Steps offer the best chance for lasting recovery, she challenges the movement to acknowledge the fear behind the myths, and let them go so that the Program can reach its full potential.
Working from original source material, she explains the nature and development of the myths. She documents the damage they do to individuals and the movement as a whole, including its relative failure in areas of poverty where it is most needed.
With true compassion and understanding she shows exactly what 12 Steppers need to do to let go of the myths, and become Powerfully Recovered, as the original Program intended.
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This is an important book for anyone entering twelve step programs to recover from alcoholism or any addiction for that matter. I was in a trap of repeating unhealthy behaviour when I entered recovery I did not want to enter another trap ie; compulsive attendance of meetings for the rest of my life or buying into the belief I would never be recovered from alcoholism. This is where this book is so important , what a great vision it provides for the future of twelve step work.
The Courage To Change
Fears About Being Powerfully Recovered
Fear Of Loss Of Community
Fear Of Taking Personal Responsibility
Serenity And Acceptance
The Things We Can
A Final Story The Secret
What About Anonymity?
Many Never Try
The Fellowship v The Program
The Distinction Is Important
The Myth Of NeverEnding Recovery
The Disease Theory Of Addiction
OverEmphasis Of The Disease Theory
How We Think And Feel About Disease
We Are Much More Than Our Condition
We Can Be Recovered
Whats The Problem?
Addiction Is Not A Normal State
Confusion About What Recovered Really Means
Unnecessary Fear of Relapse
The Myth Of Perpetual Powerlessness
The Meaning Of Power
Societys View Of Power
The Pioneers Were NOT Powerless
Generalization Of The First Step
Surrender Humility And Power
But What About Surrender?
SelfWorth And AddictionDysfunction
Twelve Step Power
The Mystery of 12 Step Power
SelfExamination And Confession
Reaching Out To Others
Willingness To Change
We Are Worthy and Deserving
Of Inventories Confessions Amends And SelfWorth
Building A New Life
Multiple 6th And 7th Steps Are Problems Too
The 10th Step
What About BIG Problems
The Dangers Of GroupThink
Powerfully Recovered And Your Program
How Can I Know If Im Recovered?
Arent There Risks For Newcomers?
How Can I Know Im Using Power Well?
No One Can Effectively Argue With Your Experience
Powerfully Recovered And The Principle Of Attraction
12 Step Groups Reflect Society Not Need
What About AlAnon CODA OA And Acoa?
Perpetual Powerlessness Is Not Attractive
If Youre Already Powerless
An Integrated Experience
The 12 Step Movement Can Change
The 12th Tradition
Whats Really Going On?
Anonymity Promotes Secrecy
Anonymity Promotes Guilt
Anonymity and SelfWorth
Our Need To Make Our Own Choice
Some Thoughts About God
The Sex of God
Pagans 12 Stepping
No Deity Or Many
GenderNeutral Chapter 5
First Things First
Easy Does It
One Day At A Time
Let Go And Let GodGoddess
If You Want To Stay Dry Stay Out Of Wet Places
Dont Get Too Hungry Angry Lonely Or Tired
If It Aint Broke Dont Fix It
My Best Thinking Got Me Here
Think Think Think
We Are Not Powerless Over Our Emotions
I wanted to kill myself
The Illusion Of External Emotions
Techniques For Emotional Recovery
24 Hours Of Feelings
Gratitude And Other Feelings
The Brain As Computer
Nonofficial but helpful 12 Step sites
Finding Contacts When Youre Not In The United States
The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
My Web Sites
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