Waking Up Just in Time

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1995 - Psychology - 128 pages
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Waking up Just in Time
A gentle and practical guide to the Twelve Steps way of life. Learn to:
Set Priorities and Manage Stress
Repace rationalization with honesty
Overcome obsession and triumph over failure
Explore the personal nature of spirituality

Alcoholics Anonymous has made famous its twelve steps to sobriety. In Waking Up Just in Time, Dr. Abraham J. Twerski shows how you can use the twelve steps to cope with any of life's difficulties, from dishonesty and intolerance of others to substance abuse. Dr. Twerski leads the way through AA's twelve steps toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

A few years ago, Dr. Twerski found that the Peanuts comics of Charles M. Shulz were helpful in his work with psychiatric patients. The humorous words and pictures in Peanuts gave patient and doctor a common ground for talking. Now Dr. Twerski again calls on Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and friends to help illustrate his points in their own inimitable way.

 

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Steps and Slogans
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We admitted that we were powerlessthat our lives had become unmanageable
13
We came to believe that a power great than ourselves could restore us to sanity
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We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him
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We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
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We admitted to God to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
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We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
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We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings
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We made direct amends to such people except when to do so would injure them or others
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We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
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We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him praying only for knowledge of His will...
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Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps we tried to carry the message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs
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Codependence
110
The Slogans
115
Postscript
127
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We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all
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Dr. Abraham J. Twerski is a psychiatrist, an ordained rabbi, and founder and medical director of Gateway Rehibilitation Center in Pennsylvania.

Charles M. Schulz created the Peanuts comic strip in 1950. Since then, he has earned two Reuben Awards, six Emmys, two Peabodys, and the love of fans all over the world.

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