The 12 Steps

Alcoholics Anonymous developed the 12 steps programme. I have found it useful for many issues, not just addiction to alcohol. Working through these steps can really improve your mental health. Doing this alongside supportive therapy with me will take you to places you thought you could only dream of. I have found for myself and for clients who are very low that spirituality is the thing that can really lift people out of the depths of despair.

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We’re entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

1 thought on “The 12 Steps

  1. They helped turn my life around! Each step is a blessing!

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