Using the 12 steps to help overcome and manage feelings of loss. Especially if you are in recovery and experiencing deep sorrow.
GRIEVING ANONYMOUS AT GLANCE
This program is for those who have experienced or are experiencing great loss and are interested in how to use a 12 step program to move forward. Support from and with those who can relate. Your loss does not need to involve the death of a loved one. it can be anything that has caused a loss in your life.
Loss of Employment/Income
Already being in recovery from addiction can make the challenge of a loss even more difficult. Some even turn to addiction to numb the pain of loss.
However, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ALREADY BE IN RECOVERY
We may not find acceptance in all cases, but we strive for peace and serenity,
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAIN AND SUFFERING.
A way to escape the suffering from our pain understanding that the pain may never go away.
THE TWELVE STEPS OF GRIEVING ANONYMOUS
1. Admit that I am powerless over my loss and that my grieving had become unmanageable
2. Came to believe that a power greater then myself would allow me find acceptance and restore me sanity
3. Turned my life and my will over to the care of my higher power, as I understand it to be.
4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of all unresolved matters pertaining to my loss.
5. Admitted to my higher power, myself and to another human being the exact nature of those unresolved matters, emotions and conflicts.
6. Were entirely ready to have my higher power empower me to remove these conflicts
7. Honestly asked my higher power to remove these conflicts and the torment of loss
8. Make a list of anyone I may have harmed and/or the subject of my loss and became willing to make amends to them all
9. Make direct amends whenever possible except when to do so would injure them or others
10. Continue to take personal inventory and when I feel grief or loss, promptly admit it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with My higher power as I understand it, praying only for knowledge of its will and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to those who have experienced loss and struggle with great grieving in their life and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Look for podcast talks to be posted weekly until we can get enough support to have live virtual meetings. We are also hoping to have onsite meetings. Anyone interested in hosting a meeting in your area please contact us!
If you are interested in participating in the podcast, please contact us!
Podcasts will be recorded and placed in the Media library
"I hurt because I love you and i miss you. I hurt because I do not know how to direct my love anymore. My suffering is selfish because I do not take action to continue to practice my love. I have chosen to remember how the loss came to be, not the joy and causes of when you were with me. "
HOW GA CAME TO BE
On August 26th 2017 Tara, youngest daughter and sibling passed away with her father, Andrew and sister Lauren holding her. Tara was 21 at the time. Her passing was devastating to the family.
This event started a journey into understanding all the unresolved loss in Andrew's life and the suffering he was experiencing. How he used alcohol to numb that pain.
However, during his journey in recovery from alcoholism using the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous; Andrew found that applying the steps to his grief and suffering provided a path to remove the suffering he was experiencing and serenity.
Below is Andrew giving his story, the first share of GA.