This is the start of the process of thinking about and creating our high-ticket coaching offer which will be marketed differently for each market we will be serving people uniquely
John, The text you see below is my edit. So the next step is, or rather our revision request for you is to take the text below and use this revision of the text (if you find it helpful), and rewrite it so there is no mention of the Big Book Of Alcoholics Anonymous - It is just focused on just Ask And It Is Given for the PURPOSE OF A THOUGHT ADDICTIONS OFFER for Ask And It Is Given like how Scott describes it in some of the videos above.
And we are not expecting you to do this tonight, John. But you might want to just start reviewing some of the videos above on this page, possibly tonight if you find you have some time? And if you can send us that revision over the weekend? - That would actually be great! Anyways, this is our revision request for you, so let us know what you can commit to, as to what you feel would be enjoyable for you with this project? Scott and I feel we are ready to start sliding into creating what will lead to our paid offer soon with the Thought Addictions, and this revision creation is a step towards it.
THIS IS OUR PROCESS.
All our sessions are held via Zoom, and only via Zoom. That means you need to have a computer or a smart phone with zoom installed, and access to the internet. Of course Zoom is free to use, and you already know that you can get free internet in lots of places, but the first thing is, you have to have Zoom.
Everything we do in conjunction with All Addictions Anonymous is 100% free of charge. 20 years of recovery has taught us that Step 12, helping another addict recover free of any charge is the most important thing for your own recovery.
So, just to be clear, we don’t do this type of work for charity, and we don’t do this to be of service to you. We do this to be of service to ourselves, because helping you cements our own recovery.
Because of that, we only do this during our non-working hours, because like everyone, we have to make a living. Currently there are only 2 of us at AAA working with addicts on their recovery, Scott and Sameena.
So while everything we do here is free, you have to do it on our schedule. We set aside specific hours to do this work, and those are the only hours we are available. We love this work, and we dearly hope that as some of you take this journey with us, you will love it too, and want to cement your own recovery by helping other addicts as we do.
As more and more people do this, more and more times will become available on the calendar.
The work we do together is to deeply study two texts.
The first text is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (BB), and the second book is called Ask And It Is Given (AAIIG) by Esther and Jerry Hicks, encompasses the Teachings of Abraham Hicks .
It is the studying of these texts that will help you put yourself in a healthy state of mind, and resolve those underlining issues or problems, which some of us may choose to use the term, 'addiction' - Be it primary or a secondary 'addiction'.
Before I start explaining what happens on the calls, or sessions, let me tell you why we use these particular books.
The Big Book was first written in 1938 by the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and has had a total of 4 editions. In the days before there were groups, and 12 step meetings, there was only the Big Book. Addicts as they were referred to as, mostly alcoholics back that period, would recover by following the 12 steps as described in the Big Book. Meetings were never required back, in fact meetings did not exist back in that era. The Big Book was actually all that was required as a powerful tool for recovery.
Ask And It Is Given was written by Esther and Jerry Hicks and is is based on, one of the terms that is commonly used to describe the modalities that is applied in this text is 'The Law of Attraction'.
Ask And It Is Given It is a gentle and unique process that guides you to see a different perspective with how to put yourself in a mental state that allows you to improve, and to attract the changes you want in life.
Having said all that, now we can describe what the sessions or calls look like
On the Zoom calls, we will read, dissect, analyze and think deeply about every word in the books that we study.
Over 20 years of recovery has taught me that everyone needs to start in a certain, same place before we can start adapting things for the unique individual.
If you work with me, Scott, I will take you through two parts of the Big Book, The Doctor’s Opinion and Bill’s Story.
If you work with Sameena, she will take you through the four Forwards, giving you the context and the history of the Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous). Each edition had a new forward, so the fourth edition, which is what is available now, has four forwards. Again these represent the history of the BB, and the beginnings of 12 step recovery. And Sameena is the right person to take you through specifically these sections of the Big Book. It has been our experience in going more in depth with these sections of the Big Book to be impactful and very meaningful.
Which of us you work with will probably depend largely upon your schedule, and your preference based on the text you read above about what this is and how we go about it.
Our most recommended path is for you to read and analyze the history with Sameena, then do The Doctor’s Opinion and Bill’s Story with Scott.
Once you have worked through the two chapters with Scott, we will begin to tailor your road to recovery more towards your unique concerns and problems. You may decide to continue with the Big Book process, OR
You may decide to start going through Ask And It Is Given literature, OR
You may do both at the same time, as many people have. But you have to have the basis of the history and the first two chapters before that can happen.
The methodology we are using used to be referred to as “booking” by the old timers of AA, because you end up marking up the book quite a bit. We have found this very effective both with the BB and AAIIG.
We use six different highlighter colors to do the analysis. You will learn the methodology on your first call. Or, you can go to the bottom of this page and opt in to the Membership Site. This is free aswell, and you can read all about our Colour Coding system. More on the Membership Site later.
We highlight words and phrases in the book with different colors depending on their purpose, bringing the book alive! - One color for promises, another color for suggestions, and yet another for prayers.
All Addictions Anonymous does not require that you admit to your particular addiction. We work with people that have substance addictions like alcohol, cocaine and crack, heroin, etc.
We also work with people that have what we think of as thought addictions like worry, negativity, co-dependency, people pleasing etc. Some people do not think of these latter issues as addictions, but we have had a great deal of success helping people recover from them by treating them like addictions.