Sunday, 14 December 2014

Some tips I was given on how to share at meetings

Say what you are moved to say, but make sure you include the following elements:
  • How you know you are an alcoholic—then everyone knows where you have come from, and you are less at risk of coming across as a Baptist preacher or Jehovah's Witness
  • A problem you have had—then you are at less risk of coming across as Pollyanna, Mother Theresa, or the personification of The Little Book of Calm
  • How you used the actual twelve-step programme to solve the problem—then people know that you are in the right room and have not wandered in from the church upstairs or the psychotherapy offices next door
  • What results you actually got from following the programme—miss this, and you are missing the punchline of the whole story.

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