By Allen Berger Ph. D.
Letting cross of resentment and forgiving ourselves for our prior wrongs are severe to restoration from alcohol and different medicinal drugs. but, Steps 8, 9, and Ten, which specialize in making amends, might be the most difficult to paintings, simply because we needs to face ourselves and people who we've got harm or damaged.
In 12 Hidden Rewards of creating Amends, Allen Berger, PhD, makes use of an identical supportive, down-to-earth type as in his renowned booklet 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble Recovery. His inventive instruments and assistance can help us permit move of anger, heal strained relationships, and make monetary and emotional restitution. via this transformative approach we can:
get well and preserve integrity
get to the bottom of or whole unfinished business
repair belief, vanity, and self-confidence
deepen our spirituality and peace of mind
make stronger a powerful dedication to recovery
By being answerable for our phrases and activities and relocating ahead with a compassionate and constructive...
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He lives more completely in this moment, and knows that this is the soundest living for all time. • She is becoming a more fully functioning organism, and because of the awareness of herself that flows freely in and through her experience, she is becoming a more fully functioning person. (191–92) When we operate from our real-self, we have a solid but flexible sense of self. We honor ourselves, support ourselves, and take responsibility to satisfy our needs—but only if we don’t get in our own way.
Let’s now turn to the task of unpacking these first three Steps and learn how they initiate a powerful process of personal transformation and change. Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Therapeutic Effect: Shatters the illusion of control, undermines our reliance on our false-self, and induces an existential crisis. We must unhook our dependence upon our false-self if we are to recover our lost true-self and build a better, more flexible, stronger, and more resilient foundation for our lives.
The presence of our true-self prevents illness. ) • The restoration of the true-self cures illness. ) In the next two chapters I will explore the changes that take place within us during the process of working the first seven Steps, but before I do, let’s look at how the Twelve Steps are organized. The Organization of the Twelve Steps The Twelve Steps are numbered for good reason. The optimal therapeutic benefit occurs when they are worked in order, because the Steps are interdependent. As I mentioned before, each Step builds on the one that precedes it to create a powerful transformative experience.