By Allen Berger Ph. D.
Letting pass of resentment and forgiving ourselves for our previous wrongs are serious to restoration from alcohol and different medicinal drugs. but, Steps 8, 9, and Ten, which specialize in making amends, may be probably the most tough to paintings, simply because we needs to face ourselves and people who now we have damage or damaged.
In 12 Hidden Rewards of constructing Amends, Allen Berger, PhD, makes use of a similar supportive, down-to-earth kind as in his well known ebook 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble Recovery. His inventive instruments and suggestions may also help us enable cross of anger, heal strained relationships, and make monetary and emotional restitution. via this transformative procedure we can:
recuperate and keep integrity
get to the bottom of or entire unfinished business
restoration belief, vanity, and self-confidence
deepen our spirituality and peace of mind
toughen a powerful dedication to recovery
By being chargeable for our phrases and activities and relocating ahead with a compassionate and constructive...
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Extra resources for 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends: Finding Forgiveness and Self-Respect by Working Steps 8-10
I want to help you get past your “stuck points,” to help you work through an impasse you might be experiencing in working the Steps, especially Steps 8, 9, or 10. I hope to help you become aware of your resistance and help you break through it. The major focus of this book is on Steps 8, 9, and 10. I want to help you understand the twelve hidden rewards you will experience when you work these three Steps. First, let me define what I mean when I talk about hidden rewards. A hidden reward is an indirect benefit we receive from something helpful or therapeutic.
191–92) When we operate from our real-self, we have a solid but flexible sense of self. We honor ourselves, support ourselves, and take responsibility to satisfy our needs—but only if we don’t get in our own way. The path we follow to satisfy our needs or eliminate tension is called the cycle of experience. Let’s explore this in more detail. The Cycle of Experience What happens when we are hungry but don’t have time to eat before we drive home from work? Our need to satisfy our hunger moves into the foreground of our consciousness until it’s satisfied.
I want to help you understand the twelve hidden rewards you will experience when you work these three Steps. First, let me define what I mean when I talk about hidden rewards. A hidden reward is an indirect benefit we receive from something helpful or therapeutic. Let’s look at strength training as an example. While increasing strength is a direct benefit of this type of physical exercise, there are other indirect benefits. As lean muscle mass increases, our metabolic rate increases and we burn more calories.