COMMUNITY NARRATIVES AND PERSONAL STORIES IN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Other stories they share in AA. – following on from our first blog on this subject, this excellent academic article considered the transformative power of the story format with AA recovery. Part 2 “This study is an empirical response to recent calls for […]
The following (1) is another excellent academic article on how the sharing of stories, or “experience, strength and hope” in AA parlance, is fundamental in shifting an alcoholic’s self schema from a schema that did not accept one’s own alcoholism, to a self schema that did, a schema […]
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“Staying in Action” Part 3 by alcoholicsguide In this third part of our blog on the gambling addicts version of “dry drunk” we look at further “symptoms” of this. We hasten to add that a good 12 step program would soon iron out most of these emotional and behavourial […]
When I first came into recovery I constantly heard the refrain about “getting out of self” – in fact steps 10-12 help one do so. Step 12, by helping others in recovery and step 11 which encourages prayer and mediation. Can we get out of “self” by prayer […]
One of the leading researchers in the area of emotional regulation difficulties and the advocacy of acceptance-based Mindfulness in treatment of these emotional regulation problems is Kim Gratz. In the first in a series of blogs about how different treatments address the intrinsic emotional dysregulation at the heart […]
The idea that abstinence will automatically also decrease alcohol-related intrusive thoughts has been dismissed by research and vast anecdotal evidence. Practically all therapies for alcoholism e.g AA, SMART and so on suggest that urges create automatic thoughts about drinking. This has been demonstrated in research that distress automatically […]