Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Steps by the big book step 3 steps by the big book. Beware these recovery logs for they lack the necessary power to recover. Step 3 inventory sheets emotional sobriety and food. A twelve step workbook al kohallek goes stepping contents title page preface 3 an eye i witness account 4 useful information 6 introducing step one 9 six essential characteristics 10 step one questions 11 step two questions i am grateful for supplement list page 14 step three questions 15 introduction to step four 16. Below, are the idiots guides for the addictionissue you are addressing. Step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous is the beginning of the process of making amends, forgiving others and possibly being forgiven by them, in addition to forgiving. Step three is a logical step and is the culmination of the first two steps. How was i resentful if so, do 4 column inventory 2.
We have to cooperate, to do certain things that will allow a higher power to help us follow spiritual principles. There is only one key, and it is called willingness. It is the point at which we make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god. For instance, say you are allergic to strawberries and you eat them. Worksheets are the primary purpose group big, 12 step workbook, first step work, aas 12 steps including powerful, 12 steps in 12 weeks oa big book study format, the twelve step program, resentment inventory prompt, step 1 work. Recovering alcoholics regularly refer to the big book as they progress in recovery, and they use it to help new members as they begin their recovery process. Not scary step 3 worksheet page 2 ask the question name the fear what has this cost me at the worst, what might god ask me. You will need idiots guide as you go through steps 1 3. Nov 04, 2019 alcoholics anonymous believes that recovery is a lifelong process, so the big book is a continual companion in a recovering alcoholics life. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Downloadable group workbook companion to the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa, for adults who desire information on alcoholism and addiction recovery. The big book of alcoholics anonymous can be purchased at aa central or a.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood him. Made a decision to turn our will and our life to the care of god as we. Are you ready to trust god and step out in faith by sharing your 5th step with him. Aa steps 4th grade math worksheets celebrate recovery alcoholics anonymous book study my emotions addiction recovery step guide big. As noted in the big book, the wording of the step 3 prayer is optional. The only exception to the big books instruction is a 5th column, whereby we. The 12 steps are referred to in the big book, on page 58, where it is written, rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed out path. We suggest you follow along in your own 4th edition big book and take notes as you listen to the audio. The big book items reflect the founders concentration upon.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god, as we understood him. Some 12step members interpret this step as a meaning that we are turning the problem over to the step process itself. Big book step index step 1 we admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa. Though our decisionstep 3 was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once fast followed by a. The experience outlined in the big book makes it clear that it is not enough to believe that there is a higher power that can help us.
Read step two in the twelve and twelve book use highlighter. Section 7 step four 4th step guide pages out of the big book awakening 12 step workbook book version august, 2006. Confessions of a big book sponsor big book sponsorship. This step is described on roman numeral pages 25 32 xxv xxxii, on pages 1 44. Big book study guides for aa anonymous, alcoholics on. Our goal is to study the steps as a friendly, focused group, and work them as the authors of the big book described. Steps 1 through 3 were covered in part one of the critique, published earlier. The only exception to the big books instruction is a 5th column, whereby we identify what we can do differently in the future. Aas 12 steps, including powerful 4th step worksheets ima pastal. George b was a practicing dentist for 47 years and is now a graduate student in a masters degree program for addiction counseling. I fully agree with this sentiment and offer this critique both parts, and the critique of we agnostics as further evidence for retiring the big book. Jan 05, 2020 with step eight you have the opportunity to translate your experience of courage into developing a compassionate spirit.
Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous jason. Step one brought me to the realization of my need for god as a result of my powerlessness and my unmanageable spirit. The 3rd step of alcoholics anonymous can be one of the most difficult for the alcoholic to grasp. The individual sections of this study guide material reflect ideas, emotions and attitudes you might hear from the mouth of that old timer over in the corner. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous click here. It asserts that a lifetime of recovery can only be achieved by making the decision to turn over your will to a higher being. We are told in the big book that it is not enough just to get sober. To be able to start on this step, the previous three steps must of course have been completed, so before starting check with your sponsor, spiritual advisor, counselor, etc. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. Steps three through twelve which are the practical program of action. Nov 16, 20 step 3 worksheet 111620 spiritual awakening happens as the result of these steps. Click on the desired form to download, save and or print. During any such meeting to study the aa big book, you would expect to encounter a wide variety of viewpoints on the portions under consideration.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Breaking down step three of aa alcoholics anonymous made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood him. Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted. We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking. If you have an allergy to something, it would always be indicated or manifested by some physical reaction. From the big book of alcoholics anonymous god, i offer myself to theeto build with me and to do with me as thou wilt. To read a pdf version of the twelve steps and twelve traditions click here.
We may stop causing any more harm because we are no longer drinking, but that is not the same as repairing the damage we have already caused. Aa step one 20 questions test worksheet a 20question test that was used by many a. Experience the big book is a guided, detailed study of the aa big book and 12 steps, by dr. In taking step 3 many of us said to our maker, as we understood him, the step 3 prayer found on page 63 of the big book, alcoholics anonymous. Again, the big book gives us what we needa practical program of action which is laid out in chapter 5 how it works, chapter 6 into action, and chapter 7 working with others. Step 2 came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Third step vision exercise step 3 worksheet 1116 step 3 worksheet 1018 the serenity prayer 1018 the serenity prayer 1018 third step exercise step03 step3 here is my format for taking someone through step 3 1. The big book study movement is outside of the structure of alcoholics anonymous in ireland. Join us weekly as we focus on recovery at the big book workshop it is the purpose of this workshop to experience the recovery process as outlined in the big book of alcoholics. Read about steps two and three from the aa big book, the 12 steps and 12. The sponsorship guide is your syllabus throughout your 12step course using the idiots guide. Please do not state that you are in stephanies workshop, for it is a break of my anonymity. Doing whats suggested in this workbook may cause you to let go of some parts of your personal reality.
Step three made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood him. Almost none of us liked the selfsearching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of our shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation. On the next page is a modified 3rd step prayer which i recommend. Fourth step inventory these fourth step worksheets use the wording from alcoholics anonymous the big book pages 6371. Big book awakening 4th step workshop resentment examples and worksheets 122006 columns 14 to download the most current versions of these worksheets go to. Faith, to be sure, is necessary, but faith alone can avail nothing.
The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous. However, as noted in the big book, this decision has little effect unless you, at once, start on your written step 4 inventory. Step two is the step in which we formerly acknowledge the higher power. P racticing step three is like the opening of a door which to all appearances is still closed and locked.
Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous. It showed me that i have no control once i put any moodaltering chemicals in my body and how i have lost the power of choice in alcohol and drugs and. Each week, during the beginning of each workshop session and. The big book contains the 12 steps, the step 3,7 prayers, the forgiveness prayer, how to pray and meditate in step 11, an entire chapter on working with others, and a template for working out a half decent 4th. Questions to ask yourself while working step 3 step three part 1. Read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. May 9, 2015 step 4 worksheets 4th step guide fourth step inventory big book study worksheets. No edits of any kind have been made to the originals just recreated to provide cleaner versions of the original. All we need is a key, and the decision to swing the door open. This is 4th step sex inventory is designed for newcomers or anyone who wishes to do a forth step out of the big book. Big book workshop handouts and forms big book workshop. There is an old proverb from india which illustrates the point of the third step well. Step one helped you come to terms with the severity of your addiction and its consequences.
Though our decisionstep 3 was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless. Big book page 16, line 12 step 3 failure to maintain the decision. Questions made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god, as we understood him. Pdf format that have been recreated and cleaned up. Step three prayer step 3 of the 12 steps of recovery. Its important for alcoholics to understand this step in context. Links to more information about integrity and the 5th step. To enable you to find a power greater than yourself that will solve your problem. Step 3 is the third of three steps meant to help the alcoholic give up the illusion that he is in control of his drinking. Alcoholic selftest using the big book of aa step 12.
Big book workshop handouts and forms steps 10 and 11. An alcoholics personal story of taking step three an alcoholic shares his personal story of how he took step three, of aas 12 steps step 3. Step two helped you accept that you need outside help to make the changes needed to recover. We as laymen have a basic understanding and definition for the word allergy. Step three is defined as to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we understood him. Step three is the central theme of all of the steps. I get excited every time i take a newcomer through the big book and after 8 years, i still get a kick out of it.
All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervalsusually briefwere inevitably followed by still less control, which led in. The 12 steps is the solution for alcoholic addiction referred to in chapter 2, of the book, alcoholics anonymous, titled there is a solution. The big book bunch 12 step workbook we are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Png format and one single download of all of them in. One difference is that the big book prayer includes. Like all the remaining steps, step three calls for affi rmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the selfwill which has always blocked the entry of god or, if you like, a higher powerinto our lives. Recorded live during a big book study over 27 weeks during winterspring 201516 by tim b. Formats in which the twelve steps and twelve traditions can be read. Of the twelve steps, step three can be best referred to as the process of surrender.
Critique of chapter 5 of the big book step 4 aa agnostica. Step study sundays 8pm est big book meeting same number as above note. The 3rd step without kneeling, without prayer, from mikels recovery blog. Steps by the big book step 5 steps by the big book. When sharing on the sunday night big book step study meeting, please identify yourself as. Breaking down step three of aa alcoholics anonymous. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Step 3 we are going to change it up a little and post a big book study workshop that took place in 2011, each speaker is presenting for about an hour on one step. We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. This second part of the critique of chapter 5 deals with step 4. Chapter 3 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous, 2nd edition.
Understanding the 3rd step of alcoholics anonymous. When the word optional is used in the worksheets, it means that the big book suggests doing this but. Step work downloads bba formats you will need the big book of alcoholics anonymous large print or hard cover recommended and the big book awakening workbook. This steps by the big book workbook is for those who are willing to grow along spiritual lines 60. Our origins are the students of the big book group, which has met in woodland hills, california since december of 1985.17 384 25 354 453 1249 704 989 666 344 252 206 1321 864 378 839 624 1376 1231 766 1424 1352 1399 1285 1487 1074 1182 834 1395 812 1276 1087