By Allen Berger Ph. D.
Letting move of resentment and forgiving ourselves for our earlier wrongs are serious to restoration from alcohol and different medications. but, Steps 8, 9, and Ten, which specialize in making amends, could be one of the most difficult to paintings, simply because we needs to face ourselves and people who we now have damage or damaged.
In 12 Hidden Rewards of constructing Amends, Allen Berger, PhD, makes use of an analogous supportive, down-to-earth variety as in his renowned publication 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble Recovery. His artistic instruments and counsel can help us enable cross of anger, heal strained relationships, and make monetary and emotional restitution. via this transformative approach we can:
get well and keep integrity
get to the bottom of or entire unfinished business
fix belief, vainness, and self-confidence
deepen our spirituality and peace of mind
strengthen a powerful dedication to recovery
By being answerable for our phrases and activities and relocating ahead with a compassionate and constructive...
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Additional resources for 12 Hidden Rewards of Making Amends: Finding Forgiveness and Self-Respect by Working Steps 8-10
We look outside of ourselves for relief. We turn to drugs, love, sex, money, objects, work, or gambling to soothe our discontent or anxiety. We have become obsessed with and addicted to more, hoping that if we put enough into the emotional hole we will fill it. However, no one and no thing can fill that hole. Only you can fill it by learning how to soothe yourself. If you commit yourself to the process of working Steps 8–10, you will open the door to your lost integrity and emotional resilience.
Carl Rogers (1961), often considered the father of humanistic psychology, felt that the person who is psychologically free behaves in the following ways: • He is more able to live fully in and with each and all of his feelings and reactions. • She makes increasing use of all of her ability to sense accurately the existential situation within herself and in her environment. • He makes use of the information his nervous system supplies, using it in awareness, but recognizing that his intuition may be, and often is, wiser than his awareness.
Surrendering puts us in quite a pickle, doesn’t it? We have spent our lives trying to control ourselves and others, and everything else in our lives. By surrendering, we are relinquishing that control—we are letting go. This creates an existential crisis. The essence of this crisis is that we have let go of our dependence upon our false-self and upon drugs but have nothing new to replace it. We are in limbo; we are in a personal crisis. The instant we surrender and become honest with ourselves, we see clearly that we can’t drink or use again and that we have made a mess of things—our experience proves this.