By Hamilton B.
Passing it on is a key notion within the Twelve Step group and lots of of the traditions and data of the Twelve Step restoration software were handed down via word-of-mouth from one new release of sponsors to the following. Twelve Step Sponsorship successfully takes this data and culture and applies it to a operating guide for sponsors, guiding them via their function in attaining out and aiding new application contributors. Designed as a "how-to" application for sponsors, Twelve Step Sponsorship bargains: examining assignments universal questions that sponsors face procedural feedback for major a newcomer throughout the Twelve Steps common instructions for turning into an efficient sponsor Twelve Step Sponsorship deals sponsors the 1st whole instruction manual for operating with a newcomer -- from the 1st assembly during the 12th Step and into the years that keep on with.
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What if he drank? I had nothing to rely on but my own sponsor and what I had heard about sponsorship in AA meetings and from other sponsees. Twelve Step Sponsorship: How It Works came out of those early sponsorship experiences and out of the fear and earnestness I saw in my own sponsees when they were asked to sponsor somebody for the first time. " So when a friend of mine made the Page 2 suggestion, I decided to write something that would guide Twelve Step members through the sponsorship process.
By modeling the principles of the program, a sponsor becomes a powerful teacher. With such a sponsor, we can learn by doing as well as by example. Page 15 Our Sponsor Is Available in Times of Crisis Especially as newcomers to recovery, we face fears, crises, and new circumstances that challenge us. We may suddenly want to drink or use. Or we want to know how to handle an unexpected situation. We may just need to talk. With a sponsor, we have someone we can turn to. We have someone who knows and cares about us who is available in times of crisis.
But sponsorship can also be a scary experience, at least at first. We become vulnerable whether we want to or not. We take on responsibilities and develop expectations. We take risks. We reveal who we are and unload our secrets. We let another person into our lives in an honest and intimate way. We drop our facade. It can be frightening as well as exhilarating to trust another human being and to build a relationship with him or her. This chapter describes some of the reasons for overcoming a Page 10 natural reluctance we have to share our lives and our secrets with another human being.