ACA Oregon Step Study Meeting Flyer
I am Deanna, ACA. We have recently started a 12 step study (yellow workbook) in the US and I am in search of any formats used by people who have experienced and completed a 12 step study.
I have several specific questions: How did you break the study down? Did you ever experience the group to become too “therapy” like? Did you apply the Big Red Book principles for meetings?
Thank you in advance for any direction you can offer.
Hi! Thank you for being patient, as this got passed my attention!
I am currently starting a group in the Portland area. What I have learned is to expect about a month step, assuming one hour weekly meetings. The exception is typically step four, which is a crucial step. Many get stuck here, and others sometimes leave. Consider allowing whatever time is needed for this step, and to remain patient and supportive to those who are having difficulty. This work lasts our whole lives, it is worth the time it takes, even though a year sounds so long. As far as being like therapy, that seems a little out of bounds. One might make amends, and recognize that we are here to witness and support, not to fix. Again, these are the things I have picked up, I’m only speaking for me.
Please feel free to email me with questions about the Monday night step study meeting at the Alano club.
Would you consider me joining your group via telephone? I live in Bend and there are no ACA meetings here.
Can I get more info on the step study, I have looked on the sched n don’t see a step study.
Step study groups form sporadically, they tend to happen when enough newcomers are interested in making one. There is actually one forming right now, in the Portland area. The reason they happen this way is that it can be a long journey through the yellow book, so people tend to begin together on what can be also be a difficult journey. It makes good sense to all be working on the same step at the same time. Let me know if you are interested in knowing about the one getting ready to start!
I am interested in joining a Step Study Group.
Please feel free to join any of the groups listed on the flyer (link above). Any groups listed on the flyer should be open to new members.
The new Sunday group on the east side will soon have a step study starting, if there is enough interest. The meeting will start on 9/25 from 6 to 7:30 and the step study probably will be beforehand, starting as soon as we have enough people.
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