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What is a Big Book Step Study?
Big Book Step Study Group Preamble It was voted by group conscience that the purpose of this meeting is to help alcoholics achieve sobriety by the studying, discussing, and practicing of the Twelve Steps as they are laid out in the Big Book.
When did Big Book Step Study Start?
Big Book Step Study (BBSS) is a particular style of recovery meeting as well as a very structured and specific directions to working the 12 steps as laid out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. In the mid 1980’s Big Book Step Study was created by 5 AA members in Hyannis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
What is a step study meeting?
Step Study groups are groups of codependents working through the Twelve Steps (and often the Twelve Traditions) in a structured format.
What is a Big Book Study AA meeting?
The main text in A.A. is also called Alcoholics Anonymous, but is affectionately known as The Big Book. Groups often organize in order to read and discuss the book, hoping to give the newcomer an understanding of what the alcoholic’s problem is and what solution is being presented.
How long is a step study?
Recovery is not an overnight phenomenon, but more like a journey; step study groups meet once per week and typically take 6 to 9 months to complete the study. A Step Study is a long-term commitment to the members of the group.
Where should I start reading the big book?
Newcomers, How do you read your Big Book?
- Joe and Charlie Big Book Seminars.
- The Hyannis Method.
- Primary Purpose Groups.
- Big Book Muckers/Bookers.
- Back to Basics.
- Order the Book, Back-to-Basics by Wally P.
Where do I start with the big book?
A.A.’s 12-Step Program
- Step 1: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.”
- Step 2: “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
- Step 3: “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
How long does a step study take?
The step study is where we get into the heart of the program and true healing from life’s’ hurts, hang-ups, and habits occur. Recovery is not an overnight phenomenon, but more like a journey; step study groups meet once per week and typically take 6 to 9 months to complete the study.
How many lessons are in the Celebrate Recovery Step Study?
The Celebrate Recovery 12 steps are based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
What does an AA sponsor do?
A sponsor is a senior member of AA or NA who has been in recovery for usually at least a year. Sponsors help you navigate membership, answer questions, work on the 12-steps, and offer accountability. A sponsor is also a confidant who understand where you have been.