Beginning in the early 1980s, we began receiving twelve step guides and step worksheets along. My name is stephanie and i will be your facilitatorsponsor. Steps by the big book is a nocharge website for people in recovery from alcohol and drugs. It is extremely important that we work with an na sponsor.
We are here to talk about recovery only and to go through the twelvestep process as outlined in the big book of alcoholics anonymous. This book is intentionally written to be relevant to newcomers and to help more experienced. The saturday morning big book step study meeting of alcoholics anonymous normally meets every saturday from 9 a. The chair usually has a very kind interaction with the person then moves on to the next person.
Step 3 for general use taking the items youve just examined, make a list of the people or areas of your life that are out of your control and causing you stress. Big book step study vs 12 steps and 12 traditions, getting started. Thanks for visiting please contact us with any suggestions, email. Step study guide non aa or na just for today meditations. The narcotics anonymous step working guides the narcotics anonymous. Quotations from alcoholics anonymous and the twelve steps and twelve traditions are with permission of a. I thought itd be nice to have a place on this forum to meet others from around the country who follow the steps exactly as theyre written in the book alcoholics anonymous. Big book step study step 4 turnarounds soberrecovery. The narcotics anonymous step working guides unfamiliar, we should feel free to make use of a dictionary.
This guide is intended to be used as an aid to writing a fourth step inventory. Working step four in narcotics anonymous we made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Big book step study vs 12 steps and 12 traditions, getting. Welcome to big book revealed a site dedicated to the process of recovery as outlined in the big book of alcoholics anonymous. This literature has been locally produced by overeaters anonymous great britain and approved on 20th october 20. Is it clear that no human power can relieve my compulsive overeating. This step is described on roman numeral pages 25 32 xxv xxxii, on pages 1 44. The big book study our chief responsibility to the newcomer is an adequate presentation of the program home.
Have your groups secretary write to us if youd like your aa bbss zoom meeting listed on this site. Step guide fourth step inventory big book study worksheets in step template alanon step worksheet printable worksheets samples 62 best aa 12 step work sheers images on free worksheets samples joe and charlie step worksheet 4 column worksheets samples fourth step guide to recovery from alcoholism printable 4th step worksheet harms. New hampshire aa big book step study meetings concord. This does not imply either approval of or endorsement by this organization which, i understand, feels alcoholics. Wednesday manchester big book step study st paul methodist church 335 smyth rd 7. Littleton big book step study first congregational church 189 main st 7. Bbss meetings bbss groups and meetings are primarily found along the eastern seaboard of the united states. Here is the first draft of our recovery guide, which presents a strong, spiritual recovery program in inclusive terms. Take all 12 steps in just 4 hours download this aa big book step. An introductory guide to narcotics anonymous, revised this is na fellowshipapproved literature.
Big book step study groups ask that people share their experience with the steps as they are laid out in our basic text. The big book study our chief responsibility to the. Big book step study hyannis format page 2 soberrecovery. In the spirit of cooperation, we respond to all calls for. The following is a suggested assignment sheet as outlined for use by this step study workshop.
To personalize the step for your study and action in the here and now, however, you may wish to rephrase it as. Chesnut pdf philip leon, philosopher and oxford group member, published this work in 1939, when the aa big book was first printed. Do not answer the questions in the rest of the book. These notes and worksheets are not intended to be a guide to working step four.
The big book study our chief responsibility to the newcomer is an adequate presentation of the program. This is an updated version january 2014 of the popular oa big book study guide written by lawrie c. Alcoholics anonymous the big book, chapter 1 16 pages. Wednesday nashua big book 12 step study united methodist church 154 main st 7. Does anyone else on the forum here follow the official big book step study hyannis format. Made a decision to turn our will and our life to the care of god as we understood him. For a printable, clickable pdf meeting list, organized by daystate, click the big blue button on the meetings page. If you dont have one yet, this is a good time to find one who can help guide you through these. Not scary step 3 worksheet page 2 ask the question name the fear what has this cost me at the worst, what might god ask me. Just 1212 step and tradition meetings or big book study which skipped over the 12 steps to the stories.
Please let me know if you like this or would prefer random speakers. Thirty questions in sundays meeting on step one, several people mentioned the 30 questions were a powerful tool for guiding. List of big book step study bbss groups in the united states hyannis format meeting schedule for a schedule of bbss meetings. Big book step study workshop all addictions step study. Philosophy of courage by philip leon, with a foreword by glenn f. During any such meeting to study the aa big book, you would expect to encounter a wide variety of viewpoints on the portions under consideration. To open pdf files, you will need adobe reader or equivalent software. If you have an allergy to something, it would always be indicated or manifested by some physical reaction. A good chairperson will kindly ask if the person has been through the steps with a big book step study sponsor. Step 7 worksheet 714esoa step 7 worksheet 714esoa this is also one of my most favorite summaries on. In a friendly, focused group of sponsors, sponsees, and others in recovery, we study and practice the 12 steps as they were originally described in the text, alcoholics anonymous. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery.
Rather they are designed to provide an introduction to this step. We as laymen have a basic understanding and definition for the word allergy. An unofficial guide to the twelve steps, edited by dr. The big book of alcoholics anonymous preface states. Important important points points regarding amends. When and where was the first world service literature conference held. Usually you are dealing with the mind, but in the context of the big book, you are dealing with the body. Reproduction and sale at a price above cost of is a violation of the authors terms and. Step calls in a team not alone, with men calling on men, women on women. An active journey through the 12 steps schwartz, aron on.
At this years general service conference, the following statement was unanimously approved. More meetings in the meeting list have hyperlinks now. Each week, during the beginning of each workshop session and. Big book step study the primary purpose group elmira, ny. We connect suffering addicts to recovered addicts who guide newcomers through a personalized one on one study of the original, undiluted 12 step program. It is meant to provide all the resources one needs to study the 12 steps as outlined in the 4th edition of alcoholics anonymous. The big book bunch 12 step workbook we are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. This book has become the basic text of our society. Big book step index step 1 we admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable.
They usually say no or theyre a little confused and not sure which means they havent. The individual sections of this study guide material reflect ideas, emotions and attitudes you might hear from the mouth of that old timer over in the corner. I am getting stuck on understanding my turnarounds, especially the selfseeking. It is suggested that before the study is completed, each. A list, and look, at the big book step study bbss meetings. Third step vision exercise step 3 worksheet 1116 step 3 worksheet 1018 the serenity prayer 1018 the serenity prayer 1018 third step exercise step03 step3 here is my format for taking someone through step 3 1. The individual sections of this study guide material reflect ideas, emotions and attitudes you might hear from the. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. It is reproduced printed and bound and offered for sale under the authors terms as a service to oa members. Step 3 group 1 read page 44 of the book alcoholics. The sunday evening macon ga meeting is an online meeting. These guides are meant to be used by na members at any stage of recovery, whether its our first. I will be going through the big book of alcoholics anonymous line by line, paragraph by paragraph.
We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. If they havent done the steps that way or they arent sure, we ask that they be openminded enough to listen. New hampshire aa big book step study meetings concord nhbbss. Our goal is to study the steps as a friendly, focused group, and work them as the authors of the big book described. For further study, it is suggested that you get a copy of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Oa big book study guide cherniack, lawrie 9781494919122 hpb. Our origins are the students of the big book group, which has met in woodland hills, california since december of 1985.
You are invited to pick those questions that seem most relevant to your recovery and answer them to the best of your ability. For instance, say you are allergic to strawberries and you eat them. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. It may be some have done us more harm than we have done them. Modeled after the aa big book, and based on the experiences of recovered alcoholics, addicts and alanons who all worked steps from the big book, becoming recovered attempts to make big book recovery accessible to all. Step 5 we are going to change it up a little and post a big book study workshop that took place in 2011, each speaker is presenting for about an hour on one step. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12.
If one says that he has done so, he should demonstrate it by speaking on the step directly and accurately. This steps by the big book workbook is for those who are willing to grow along spiritual lines 60. If you were stranded on a desert island with only one book, which. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12 steps. Bbss speakers on step one in accordance with the twelve traditions of alcoholics anonymous we admitted we were powerless over alcoholthat our lives had become unmanageable. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered, and additionally on page 29 in the big book it states, further on, clearcut directions are given showing how we recovered.
Our notes, commentary, and genderinclusive changes are formatted in italics. Twelve steps and twelve traditions reprinted for adaptation by permission of aa world services, inc. Page xxx, paragraphs 1 through 5 during the era in which this book was written medical science had not yet uncovered the. Big book step study aa meetings turned out to be the antidote and balance to that weak aa message and group that dominated aa at the time. This site is optimized for mobile devices as well as desktoplaptop computers. Welcome this is a list of questions for working the 12 step program for recovery from addictive behavior. Steps by the big book step 5 steps by the big book. I have not mentioned this big book workshop at any of my phone bridge meetings or any facetoface meetings because it is not aa approved. With a person we dislike, we take the bit in our teeth. Step 4 big book step study step 4 turnarounds hi, im looking for replies from those who have done step 4 exactly as it is written in the big book. I am glad i remained sober and abstinate to be a part of the powerful big book step study. Write about your will and how it has gotten in the way of your recovery.
Maybe thoroughly too, sincere, dedicated with the best of intentions, even line by line word by word with all the desperation of drowning men. When sharing on the sunday night big book step study meeting, please identify yourself as. The content reflects the experience, strength and hope of our local members. Read about steps two and three from the aa big book, the 12 steps and 12. Our origins are the students of the big book group. Is it clear to me that i am a compulsive overeater and cannot manage my own life. You can also hear the recordings of the all addictions 12step study workshop meetings by clicking on 12step study workshop above, and the big book study can be heard by clicking on big book study above.
Made a decision to turn our will and our life to the care of god as we. Steps by the big book step 1 steps by the big book. The only requirements are to show up, to study the big book and to practice the steps. Is it clear that god can and will relieve my compulsive overeating if i seek god. Leons take on oxford group ideas is helpful in understanding both what aa took from the og, and what we left.
The following is a suggested format for a big book step study meeting with emphasis on the fourth step. Step 2 came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. You can also hear the recordings of the all addictions 12 step study workshop meetings by clicking on 12 step study workshop above, and the big book study can be heard by clicking on big book study above. Each week, during the beginning of each workshop session. Worksheets are the primary purpose group big, 12 step workbook, first step work, aas 12 steps including powerful, 12 steps in 12 weeks oa big book study format, the twelve step program, resentment inventory prompt, step 1 work. Downloadable group workbook companion to the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa, for adults who desire information on alcoholism and addiction recovery. This is a list of questions for working the 12 step program for recovery from addictive behavior. Please do not state that you are in stephanies workshop, for it is a break of my anonymity. Step study sundays 8pm est big book meeting same number as above note. Its based on the big book comes alive in oa weekend workshops.679 223 814 750 37 275 143 275 363 1412 530 932 335 930 1216 633 321 502 1215 151 116 1267 452 293 1130 770 449 1117 372 484 354 174