Monday, August 31, 2015

Call Into Recovered and Tell Us About Your Family of Origin

Tuesday, our Recovery Topic is The Family of Origin

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Call us and answer any of the following questions:

Exploring the past is important in recovery, why is this true for you?
How do secrets and denial keep a family sick?
Why are secrets and denial common in the alcoholic family?

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Special App Owner Open Talk Rebecca W.- Recovered 626


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Discernment - Recovered 625


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The Big Book
The 12 and 12

Webster says that discernment is the ability to judge well.
But, true discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong;
it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary,
the essential from the indifferent, and the
permanent from the temporary.
And, yes, it means distinguishing between the good and the better,
and even between the better and the best.
But Matt, let’s start with you
What is discernment to you and Why is discernment important in recovery?
What are some of the consequences of bad discernment when you were in recovery?
What would you do different?
How do you judge something as good for you or bad for you?
What recovery tools do you use in this process?
Can you judge something as good or bad by yourself?
How does a sponsor or someone else help in this process?
How do you know when something is right for you?
How do you know when something is bad for you?
Bill from New Jersey
Sometimes we are faced with the decision between two good things.  This is where the rubber meets the road.
How does judging well affect your life?
  • less fear?
  • more confidence?
  • better sobriety?
  • more freedom?
How does your higher power influence your discernment process?
What would you say to the new guy who is struggling to know what is right for him?

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Call Recovered and Tell Us How You Do The Next Right Thing

Monday, our Recovery Topic is Discernment - The Ability to Judge Well

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and tell us
How do you do the next right thing?
How do you know what is right for you?
What steps, prayers, slogans, people help you in this process?

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Special App Owner Open Talk Kent C..- Recovered 624


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Calling Your Sponsor - Recovered 623


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The 12 and 12

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Tonight, let's focus on using the telephone as a tool of recovery with your sponsor.  These days, I could not get along without my iPhone, but I hardly make any phone calls.m  There are so many other ways to communicate.  But especially early on, we are encouraged to make calls, and that is what we will discuss tonight.  Making phone calls and making calls to our sponsor.

where do you want to start?

Kick this topic off

How long have you had your current sponsor?

How often do you communicate (meet, talk, text, tweet, etc.)

How often do you use the telephone?

Do you call on the telephone more often or less often now compared to last year?  Why?

Do you have a set time that you call or do you call as needed?

What situations prompt a sponsor call?

Possible Reasons for Calling

  • If you are reading the big book or the literature and don’t understand what you’re reading (why not call your sponsor so they can explain it?)

  • When you are doing step work with a sponsee (or anything to do with sponsees, really).

  • When you need help with how to react or handle certain situations (when all you really want to do is whatever you want to do).

  • When you decide to date someone new, depending on your past with relationships (sometimes our pickers are broken).

  • If you have to start any statement with the question “Is it still lying when…” (call your sponsor, please).

  • When your friends or family are stressing you out (they can just be so annoying sometimes).

  • When you feel like getting high or drinking (this one is usually the top reason to call your sponsor).

  • When you feel that you are feeling too much (so sad and everything hurts).

  • When you’re trying to make a big decision (your sponsor is usually the best person to help).

  • After you do your 4th step (you don’t want to sit on all that work) and before you make amends (your sponsor can help keep you grounded).

We Have Calls!

jim q

https://www.google.com/voice/fm/00557165274674955804/AHwOX_ARuUhrs91fH-tcR-mSndWWfp1qhdoZFBrJzcR5TRfmMZRBAEp9hY4Db_eyd4-PHlUq-cK6OZYqM6omVPhBnAQOW086qanVRuDV8hsnzTRKsFb6WKfl5B3YLkOvP2c_E4ADpBhenwE8XqM1WPWgW6sYaV15yw

Jesse From Worster

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/14f2deb0e47ac892

What was a memorable call you made?

What was the best call you made?

What was the worst call you made?

Do you like using the telephone?

What is good about phone communication?

What is bad about phone communication?

 

 


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Call Into Recovered and Tell Us About Calling Sponsors

If you call in this week and then email me with your snail mail address, I will mail you Official Recovered Podcast Coffee (eventually and if you life in the U.S.).  Please do not give me your address on the voice message system, just email it to me.

Call
1-734-288-7510 or
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and answer the following question.

What do you call your sponsor about?
Are there topics you only want to discuss face to face?
Do you call just to check in even if you don't have much to say?
How do you work this part of your program?

Be sure to tell us :
your sobriety date
your home group and city
your sponsor