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What do you talk about in A.A. meetings?

What do you talk about in A.A. meetings?

There are a variety of formats for A.A. meetings and each meeting takes on the feel of their local area. At most meetings you will hear members talk about what drinking did to them and to those around them. Most also share what actions they took to stop drinking and how they are living their lives today.

What are the 3 pertinent ideas AA?

The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection. Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas: That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.

What AA says about hope?

Hope is what gives us a reason to continue in life and if we believe in God, a higher power, or a “power greater than ourselves”, we are never without hope because we have faith.

What are considered outside issues in AA?

What is an outside issue? An outside issue is anything outside of my relationship with God through sobriety. Bill Wilson differentiates the responsibilities of the A.A. member and the A.A. group in this tradition by saying on p.

What are the readings that are read in an AA meeting?

Popular Readings, Prayers & Books

  • The Serenity Prayer. Meeting Statement. AA Preample. Responsibility Statement.
  • How It Works. 12 Steps. 12 Traditions.
  • The Promises. Yesterday Today and Tomorrow. The Lords Prayer.

What does ego mean in AA?

EGO = Easing God Out… EGO = Edging God Out… FAILURE = Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty… FAITH = Fear Ain’t In This House…

Why is hope so powerful in recovery?

Hope Encourages Emotional Ownership During the stages of early recovery, it can be hard to express the complex emotions we are experiencing, especially if the feelings seem contradictory or confusing. Speaking to our hope can help us express multiple emotions and acknowledge the full range of what we are feeling.

What is the 10th tradition in AA?

Tradition Ten: “Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.”

Can someone be kicked out of AA?

These Traditions provide for the unity of the group and, therefore, ultimately protect each member’s sobriety. So, while no one who says they are a member of A.A. can be kicked out of A.A., someone can be asked to leave a meeting for the sake of the common welfare of the group.

How to start an AA meeting?

Alcoholics Anonymous. My name is_____and I am an alcoholic and your Secretary. 2. Let us open the meeting with a moment of silence to do with as you wish followed by the Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference. 3.

Do I have to talk at AA meetings?

The answer to your question is a definite no; you do not have to talk in AA meetings. You might want to start with some open meetings. These are meetings that have a pre-selected speaker and are held so people can “identify” with an alcoholic.

How do you introduce yourself at an AA meeting?

Choose a cheery greeting

  • Give yourself a memorable name; Christina nicknames herself,“Crazy Chicken Lady”
  • Tell a 3-4 sentence story about your entrepreneurial journey and how you help people
  • End with a big thank you to the Group’s host
  • Sprinkle emojis generously to help your introduction pop
  • How to address topics at a meeting?

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