12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends: Finding Forgiveness and Self-Respect by Working Steps 8-10
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"This book will help the reader unravel their self-inflicted addiction colored puzzle, and to live life on life's terms…a good read and very helpful." --James K. He takes us on an enlightening journey through the 12 Steps, helping us understand them in a very deep and practical way. His wisdom and clinical experience shine through every page, helping us move toward a more empowered, connected, and fulfilling life."--John Amodeo, PhD, author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships and Love & Betrayal. Ahern, MD, Addicti
Ready Reader said An honest and expertly written book. A well thought out, honest approach to the pitfalls on the road to alcoholism recovery by a man who describes himself as both a counselor and as a recovering alcoholic with many years of sobriety. I believe him, it is an honest, direct, no-fooling-around description of some major potential problems and how to avoid themor how to recover from them if you haven't avoided the problem in the first place. This man knows both the problems of early and late. Learning to encourage ourselves We can spend way too much time, ruminating over our past, or perhaps trying to defend our indefensible actions. But let's quit spending time spinning our wheels. Living a life of imperfection, asking for help, and choosing to help others, if they want help.Life is a process, not an event. That's almost a clique. Yet, profound. When we quit trying so hard, and accept ourselves for who we are, and allowing the Holy Spirit make us more capable than we w. Dig deep - raise the bar. Another in Berger's series that turns over the stones and looks at the rollie-pollies underneath the facade of recovery. Well worth the time to dig into, especially with a group looking to raise the bar in their own recovery.
His creative tools and tips will help us let go of anger, heal strained relationships, and make financial and emotional restitution. Through this transformative process we can: recover and maintain integrity resolve or complete unfinished business restore trust, self-esteem, and self-confidence deepen our spirituality and peace of mind reinforce a strong commitment to recoveryBy being accountable for our words and actions and moving forward with a compassionate and constructive approach to the world, we decrease our chance of relapse and learn to maintain a healthy, balanced life.. Yet, Steps Eight, Nine, and Ten, which focus on making amends, can be some of the most challenging to work, because we must face ourselves and those who we have hurt or damaged.Letting go of resentment and forgiving ourselves for our past wrongs are critical to recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Letting go of resentment and forgiving ourselves for our past wrongs are critical to recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Yet, Steps Eight, Nine, and Ten, which focus on making amends, can be some of the most challenging to work, because we must face ourselves and those who we have hurt or damaged.In 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends, Allen Berger, PhD, uses the same supportive, down-to-earth style as in his popular book 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery