Saturday February 27th, 2021
All times are MST and are approximate, flow of the workshop will be dependent on questions and time to completion of the steps by the participants.
The format of the workshop is that the leaders will read passages from Sex Addicts Anonymous (the Green Book), the basic text of SAA. At key points they will stop and share their experience, strength, and hope from their recovery. Each step will build upon the next following the path laid out by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous in working the program of the 12 steps to find a spiritual solution to our malady.
8:00 - 9:00
Powerlessness over our disease and the resulting unmanageability will be explored. Participants will complete a first step worksheet and share with a co-sponsor.
9:15 - 10:00
Step Two & Three
Mostly sharing by the leaders, Steps 2 & 3 will review the process of Coming to Believe in a Higher Power and taking the Third Step decision.
Break 10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 2:00
Step Four & Five
After sharing by the leaders, participants will pair with a co-sponsor and complete a limited 4th and 5th Step together, sponsoring each other through these two steps. Participants will be encouraged to take time for lunch during this time.
2:00 - 3:00
Step Six & Seven
Leaders will share the processes that they experienced when dealing with their character defects and surrendering them to a Higher Power.
3:00 - 4:00
Steps Eight & Nine
Participants will listen to the Experience of the leaders in drafting and completing amends to individuals impacted by their disease and their character defects.
Break 4:00 - 4:30
4:30 - 7:00
Steps Ten, Eleven, & Twelve
Commonly called 'the Maintenance Steps', focus will be on how to nurture and maintain the Spiritual Experience granted by working the Steps with a sponsor. Focus will be placed upon prayer and meditation as well as the impact of sponsorship.