Step 4

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

About Step 4, from Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen presents Step 4 and how it is here that the work really begins. In writing down our resentments we realize how much of an impact this has had all throughout our lives. The practice of yoga reflects this through the saying "the issues are in your tissues". By doing our personal inventory through writing and by going through the personal "fact-finding mission" in yoga, we begin to better understand what is really going on in our lives. More information is available at

Click the appropriate View button below to watch the associated video. 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.

Dr. K.J. Foster

Talks about her personal experiences with Step 4 with some advice about how to do the step in ways that lead to more freedom from relapse.


Sober MD

Dr. Douglas Cook talks about getting started with Step 4 and his personal experiences with that step and his experiences with his patients.



When drug dealers threatened Austin's family, he knew he had to change. In recovery, he learned to find his strengths through God.


John Anthony

A Church of God minister says that Jesus gives us power to look into our own lives and know what needs to be changed, based on the Bible.


Fr. Martin

Fr. Martin talks about Steps 4 and 5 - taking an honest look at ourselves, "cleaning house" and becoming free of the guilt of our past.