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Old 09-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Twelve Step Review

Identify a situation or condition in your life that is currently a source of resentment, fear, sadness, or anger. It may involve relationships (family, work, or sexual), work environment, health, or self-esteem. Describe the situation and indicate your concern.

Use the following questions to apply the principles of the 12 Steps to your situation.

Step One: In what ways are you powerless over what's happening and how is this situation showing you the unmanageability of your life, or how will continuing to try to control make life more unmanageable?

Step Two: How do you see your Higher Power as helping you to restore your sanity? You can start by looking outside your own head and your usual solutions.

Step Three: How does being willing to turn your life over to the care of your Higher Power assist you in dealing with this?

Step Four: What character defects have surfaced? (such as survival skills learned during trauma, fear of abandonment or authority figures, control, approval seeking, obsessive/compulsive behavior, rescuing, excessive responsibility, unexpressed feelings, resentment, etc.)

Step Five: Admit your wrongs (ineffective survival skills), at least to your Higher Power and yourself. Discuss it with someone in the program.

Step Six: Are you entirely ready to have your Higher Power remove the character defects (ineffective survival skills) that have surfaced?

Step Seven: Can you humbly ask your Higher Power to remove your shortcomings? If not what is your resistance? Erasing them is impossible but working towards the way you'd like to be and letting go may be effective.

Step Eight: Make a list of people being harmed.

Step Nine: What amends are necessary, and how will you make the amends? Talk this over with someone experienced in program. Living amends, changing behavior, is a part of this.

Step Ten: Review the above steps to be sure that nothing has been overlooked. Check yourself daily for old survival skills and new more effective actions. Write them down.

Step Eleven: Take a moment for prayer and meditation, asking your Higher Power for knowledge of its will for you.

Step Twelve: How can your understanding and spiritual awakening assist you in dealing with your problem? Knowing that trauma affects everyone may help. You can feel a part of a recovering community instead of apart from everyone and everything.

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