We admitted we were powerless over our addiction -
that our lives had become unmanageable
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Note that these videos are provided not so that you will totally agree with every one of
them since each video may be presented with a
somewhat different perspective on a Higher Power. Hopefully you can feel kinship
with one or more of the perspectives, however, and thereby gain some guidance.
The goal is for you to be able to work the program effectively and find a fulfillment of the
the 12 step promises
in your life.
Bernard Robeson presents an overview of working Step 1 and the
way in which even the phrasing in Step 1 is an encouragement.
Dr. Douglas Cook shares how the 12 steps has been effective for his patients
and himself, and the importance of admitting powerlessness.
Fr. Joseph C. Martin gives an overview of how the first step is
usually the most obvious and yet is often the most difficult
step for us to take.
Tommy Rosen is a Yoga teacher in Los Angeles specializing in addiction
recovery. He talks about Step 1 and how Yoga practice can help.
David talks about his addiction to sex and pornography and how that led him
to admit his powerlessness and his need for help.
A Church of God minister talks about powerlessness
over addiction and how the love and peace of Jesus can deliver us.
Staff talk about compulsion in the body, obsession in the mind, and
restlessness, irritability and discontent in the emotions.
Sex addiction expert Dr. Doug Weiss talks about how
the "We" in the first step means that addicts have difficulty
finding freedom on their own.
Dr. K.J. Foster
Counselor Dr. K.J. Foster talks about the "We", the "Powerlessness", and the
"Unmanagability" of Step 1 and the critical parts of working step 1.
Sex addiction expert Dr. Doug Weiss talks about
the partners of sex addicts or sexual anorexics admitting powerlessness.
12 and 12
Reading about Step 1 from the original classic text
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions,
also known affectionately as the 12 and 12.