SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Child Abuse, Trauma and 12-Step Recovery" - STEP 9 - SCAN host Bill Murray will be joined by special guest co-host Rivka Edery, MSW, LCSW, from NYC, author of the book “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide." Bill founded the recently launched Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Anonymous (ASCAA). Together they will lead tonight's discussion on STEP 9: "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." Rivka points out that "Step Nine is no different than the other steps, and it reminds you once again, that you cannot overcome personal difficulty alone. You have prayer as your constant companion to get you through. You pray for the willingness to be willing." Bill adds, "This step is where 'The Promises' occur in the Big Book, and we're told they begin to appear 'before we're half-way through [this step].' By now the clearing away the wreckage of the past is well underway, and this means making a turn to a profound sense of self-esteem, purpose and 'belonging' in the world .. a sense of finally being truly comfortable living inside one's own skin." ~~ A child abuse survivor herself, Rivka Edery is grateful for the spiritual recovery she found in the 12 Steps of AA. She's been active in the 12 Step community for over 17 years. Bill Murray credits his 30 plus years of recovery to the spiritual power of the 12 Step program, too. ~~ Join us every two weeks to further examine a 12 Step approach to recovery from abuse. Next show we'll address STEP 10. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/trauma-12step or write to Rivka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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