Aa big book step study, reading assignments kristin. This continue reading how do i start a big book study. To help anyone be able to find a big book all addictions meeting in florida using our uptodate listing of a hyannisstyle bbss meetings. Et step study phone meeting works a different step every week. Step study team study guide this study guide has proven helpful in providing structure and guidance for learning to work the twelve step program, as it is described in the book alcoholics anonymous, in small groups of 812 persons. They work by putting the principles of aa ahead of our own and other peoples personalities, and by keeping one aim above all else. Big book step study hyannis format we are looking at adopting a new format for some of our meetings, it is called the hyannis format and is based on a format developed in hyannis, massachusetts by some recovered alcoholics. All guests registered for big book seminar 2020 have been automatically preregistered for big book seminar 2021. Aa meeting topics in the big book and suggested topics for a. Big book step study the primary purpose group elmira, ny. Todays aa meetings all south bay central office of.
Meeting types and descriptions alcoholics anonymous in. Takes the brains out of our head, the love from our heart, the spirit from our soul, prevents us from feeling good feelings, keeps us feeling bad feelings, and then tells us to take our own lives. Are you saying that the only meeting your group offers is a 12x12 meeting. Welcome to the happy, joyous, and free big book meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
Westside bog book step study twelve step study meeting telephone. Click here or on the word document to view or save skype open big book study meetings as of august 2015. But the process of starting a healthy meeting is simple. The twelve steps are covered over a 15 week rotation. If you find any inconsistencies or you know of a meeting change, you can email us here. Friday medford mens big book step study unitarian universalist church 147 high st 7. Sundowners book study 1 hr veterans building 411 w 10th st. Mens big book crosstalk see zoom link men, temporary closure. I thought itd be nice to have a place on this forum to meet others from around the country who follow the steps exactly as theyre written in the book. Big book step study meetings use the speakerdiscussion format common to many aa meetings. Big book meetings, you read a chapter out of alcoholics anonymous book and have a discussion afterwards.
Big book step study hyannis format the primary purpose group. I have been attending recovery meetings since 1977, releasing the addiction to alcohol, food and codependency. West barnstable big book step study alcoholics anonymous. Our format florida big book step study all addictions. Welcome to the online resource of the west barnstable mens big book step study group. Between 2010 and 2015, this meeting worked the same step for all the weeks in a month and there are 245 recordings. Enter your email address to receive updates from the website and the area 61 newsletter ocean views when it is published. Welcome to big book revealed a site dedicated to the process of recovery as outlined in the big book of alcoholics anonymous.
Just 1212 step and tradition meetings or big book study which skipped over the 12 steps to the stories. In order to help keep the lines clear, we continue reading sunday am telemeeting big book study script. The program of alcoholics anonymous is not an intellectual challenge. Have your groups secretary write to us if youd like your aa bbss zoom meeting listed on this site. In a group as diverse as is typically found in a 12 step meeting, it would be surprising to.
This does not imply either approval of or endorsement by this organization which, i understand, feels alcoholics. In 1981 aa meetings in new england were so far to the other extreme no mention of god anymore, no prayers after wards,no mention of the big book, it was all, just dont drink today and go to a meeting. Big book step study is both a particular style of aa meeting as well as a philosophy about working the twelve steps precisely as they are laid out in the big. The westfield big book workshop is an outgrowth of the spiritual awakenings group of bernardsville, n. We are looking at adopting a new format for some of our meetings, it is called the hyannis format and is based on a format developed in hyannis, massachusetts by some recovered alcoholics. This is a 15week rotation of the readings that most big big step study groups use. Massachusetts aa big book step study meetings concord nhbbss. Our notes, commentary, and genderinclusive changes are formatted in italics. Times all us central unless otherwise noted call in by telephone only. All addictions big book step study workshop she is awesome btw. Maybe thoroughly too, sincere, dedicated with the best of intentions, even line by line word by word with all the desperation of drowning men. The following is a suggested format for a big book step study meeting with emphasis on the fourth step.
I really love these meetings, i know around here we dont have enough big book meetings. Saturday morning big book step study online back to meetings. The big book step study alcoholics anonymous seattle aa. A vision for you should be a separate printed document that can be given to a visitor or new member who agrees to read it at the designated point in the meeting. The chairperson announces which step they would be discussing. Virtual meeting only not at this address 842 s campbell ave. Existing subscribers will continue to receive their mailed copies until their current subscription runs out. Big book step study is both a particular style of aa meeting as well as a philosophy about working the twelve steps precisely as they are laid out in the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Step meeting an experienced aamember goes through all the twelve steps, along the big book, in 4 meetings the whole meeting in as many weeks. The big book study guide helps us to examine the contents of virtually every sentence in the original text of the big book. Big book step study online meeting back to meetings.
What we endeavor to do is share our experience working the 12steps from the book alcoholics anonymous. It is a spiritual journey and the big book is our travel guide. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. Big book, closed, men, step meeting, temporary closure. Chicago alcoholics anonymous remote online meetings. Big book step study friends meeting house 103 marion rd, rt 6 7. Hyannis format name of meeting big book step study meeting format. Big book step study hyannis format does anyone else on the forum here follow the official big book step study hyannis format. This is an english language phone meeting which concentrates on the reading and study of the big book of a. We focus on showing such a person what it was we did to get spiritually awakened. The only requirements are to show up, to study the big book and to practice the steps. A list, and look, at the big book step study bbss meetings. For further study, it is suggested that you get a copy of the big book of alcoholics anonymous.
This book is sold at cost of sale on amazon for the benefit of oa. I started working the steps out of the big book in 1998, with a step study sponsor and a supportive big book group. Saturday big book step study alcoholics anonymous seattle aa. For a printable, clickable pdf meeting list, organized by daystate, click the big blue button on the meetings page. List of big book step study bbss groups in the united states hyannis format meeting schedule. Big book step study is both a particular style of a. Click the about bbss tab to read how a longtime bbss member describes the qualifications and responsibilities of the chairperson and speaker, who are qualified to share, and details regarding the meeting format. The saturday morning big book step study meeting of alcoholics anonymous normally meets every saturday from 9 a. Suspendedby the book step study location temporarily closed. Big book step study all south bay central office of. Big book step study aa meetings turned out to be the antidote and balance to that weak aa message and group that dominated aa at the time. A while back i was involved in a hyannis meeting format by telephone conducted by a lady named stephanie. This is especially helpful to those who live in remote area where there is not a big book study or for those who cannot attend face to face meetings or just want to attend the phone bridge meeting.
Open, big book, step study the simple actions group. Sep 19, 2008 this is especially helpful to those who live in remote area where there is not a big book study or for those who cannot attend face to face meetings or just want to attend the phone bridge meeting. Saturday morning big book step study online alcoholics. Given current events we have moved to a virtual meeting only, until further notice. The big book step study western washington area 72. An unofficial guide to the twelve steps, edited by dr. Please ignore anything in the group sessions or this workbook that you feel contradicts what you find in the big book. They work by being very structured and specific, providing clearcut directions on how to recover from the disease of alcoholism. This is especially helpful to those who live in remote area where there is not a big book study. District 26 aa general service committee of area 30. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism. Stepstudy phone meeting recordings clutterers anonymous. Thursday at 6pm hampton bays womens group zoom meeting id.
Since the first one held in asheville in 2004, the program of the big book step study convention established by members of alcoholics anonymous has relied on strong speakers to connect their own experience of working the twelve steps to our basic text. Sbbb refers to this steps by the big book workbook. Noon tuesday alanon twelve steps and twelve traditions book meeting. All are zoom meetings unless noted otherwise use id and code to acc. Massachusetts aa big book step study meetings concord. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery. This site is not endorsed by or affiliated with any 12 step program. Friday wakefield big book step study congregational church 1 church st 7. Big book, location temporarily closed, open, step meeting, wheelchair access. Click the meetings button for a list you can viewsearch online, print, or download. The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous.
Updated february 4, 2020 zoom meetings please email to or text to 3232521800. Happy joyous and free big book meeting of alcoholics anonymous. Meetings archive alcoholics anonymous in rhode island. List of big book step study bbss groups in the united states. In a friendly, focused group of sponsors, sponsees, and others in recovery, we study and practice the 12 steps as they were originally described in the text, alcoholics anonymous. New ai study links learning disabilities to brain hubs. Now lets take a moment of silence to meditate and invite god to our meeting. Amherst big book step study group aa meeting schedules. Big book step study hyannis format page 2 soberrecovery. The other meeting is one we just started doing so we started at the beginning of the big book and read a chapter every week for the first three weeks then the last week of the month we read out of as bill sees it and have open discussion. The format that was given to me is called the hyannis method. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12 steps. Saturday charlestown big book step study constitution inn, 5th floor.
Steps by the big book is a nocharge website for people in recovery from alcohol and drugs and other addictions who wish to study the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa as part of a friendly, focused group, and work them according to the big book, alcoholics anonymous. Difference between 12step meetings and big book meetings in. Use this form to submit an update to an existing meeting. Big book phone meeting big book step study workshop. These people will work together as a group and will share their 4 th step inventories with someone who is familiar with the process. We do what the founders of the 12 step movement did. We look in our community for those who seriously want to recover and are out of options. In the case of big books, a number of meetings in the area give new members a copy to keep for their own use. Aa big book step study, reading assignments herb k.
The twelve step model has been utilized as a treatment for alcohol abuse and alcoholism since 1935. It is our groups belief that we wish to keep it simple and adhere to the early success model of bill, doctor bob and the first one hundred. Bbss groups and meetings are primarily found along the eastern seaboard of the united states. Thursday at 7pm greenport topic meeting zoom meeting id. Please call 312 626 6799 or 3462487799 and follow the prompts to enter meeting id. These are suggested topics from the big book of alcoholics anonymous, as a guide to selecting a meeting topic for discussion meetings.
We are not experts on the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Aa meeting topics from the big book whether youre looking for a topic for your next a. All 12 steps of joes big book study free audio download at. Eye opener thursday meeting format big book study chairpersons instructions for use in aa meetings hosted at. Big book step study vs 12 steps and 12 traditions, getting. It describes clas archive of 12stepstudy phonemeeting recordings and how to access it. After the step chapter is read from the book, twelve steps and twelve traditions, the chairperson asks if anyone had any experience, strength, or hope relating to the step that they would like to share. Please do not use this form to inquire about a meeting.
We take six or so paragraphs from the book addressing each step and provide a panel of speakers who share continue reading open, big book, step study. It is extremely important to know that help is out there and addiction recovery is possible. All meetings are located in building 3752, except the womens aa meeting each. These groups study and practice the experience and knowledge outlined in the text book, alcoholics anonymous as of august 2015. Big book step study meeting central service office aa maine. You come into the meeting unmuted6 to mute and unmute. Amherst big book step study group back to meetings. Our newsletter, the area 43 pipeline, is now distributed electronically. We meet at the west barnstable community center from 7. I will say this, if i had to choose between a big book study and a step study i would opt for the big book study first, and add a step study on a separate day when participation attendance would support it. By working the 12 steps precisely as outlined in the big book of alcoholics anonymous, we have found a way to live sober from our compulsive eating with a happiness and freedom that we had never imagined possible. Find someone in your area who has done the twelve steps as outlined in the big book to sponsor a group of people.1204 1401 130 1176 1279 1156 1161 1265 929 789 1203 1118 148 51 1516 1020 598 1124 877 1029 860 96 865 1293 898 973 1420 37 649