…on the the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…having a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, trying to carry this message to all alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all their affairs…
“Spiritual awakening” doesn’t mean that God is talking to you, specifically, however, it does give you the time to reflect on how God, or your Higher Power, has helped you through this journey thus far. If you have done this alll by yourself, you’re kidding me and everyone that you interact with in this program.
BUT, I cannot part ways with you without giving you some advice of my own, as a Therapist, because, if you’re ready to take on becoming a sponsor, then you’re ready for more than just “take what you need and leave the rest”, “call your sponsor”,”30 meetings in 30 days”, etc.
Here are some of the quick breakdowns of tips I give out it group therapy below. People, Places, and Things as Triggers are obvious parts of these as well. If I remember right, these are already parts covered in AA (the basis I am using). If you family members are still with us on this journey, congratulations(!) and I still continue to encourage you attend Al-Anon meetings and AA meetings will continue for those completing this part of the journey as well. Anyhow, below a few tips and tricks to use in the moment and to assist people getting through the day, down to the hour, minute, and second, sometimes it’s hard to get past those triggers:
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