Step 8&9

INDEPENDENT STUDY: Listen to the following recording in green. Then complete the assignments below. Step 8&9 Chapter 6 Into Action pgs. 76-84

SPONSEES: skip the recording and complete the assignments below.

For all assignments you should pencil underline what is meaningful for you and/or write down any questions for discussion with a recovered compulsive overeater or partner in recovery. 

Step 8&9 Chapter 6 Into Action pgs 76-84

*1.Read: Steps 8&9 OA&AA 12&12

*2.Listen: any “Special Editions” about the amends process (Step 9)

3.Complete: 8&9 Form

3a. Make: an appointment to go over your Step 8&9 Form with someone (preferably someone who is familiar with the Step)… before making any amends.

3b. Make: your amends without delay. Keep making them until completed.

“…we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter the personal consequences may be.” Resource: STEP 9 POINTERS*

Half way through Step 9: Promise Checklist- Do I know a new freedom and a new happiness? Do I not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it? Do I comprehend the word serenity and do I know peace? Do I see how my experience can benefit others, no matter how far down the scale I have gone? Has that feeling of uselessness and self-pity disappeared? Have I lost interest in selfish things and gained interest in my fellows? Has self-seeking slipped away? Has my whole attitude and outlook upon life changed? Has the fear of people and of economic insecurity left me? Do I intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle me? Have I suddenly realized that God is doing for me what I could not do for myself?

After Step 9: Promise Checklist- Have I ceased fighting anything or anyone—even food? Has sanity returned? Am I seldom interested in food? If tempted by food, do I recoil from it as from a hot flame? Am I reacting sanely and normally, and has this happened automatically? Do I feel as though I had been placed in a position of neutrality, safe and protected? Has the problem been removed? Has it ceased to exist for me? Am I neither cocky nor afraid?

*4.Read: Study Guide Step 10

*5.Read: Step 10 AA&OA 12&12

6.Read: Chapter 6 Into Action Big Book pgs 84-85

7.Continue to: make your amends; when new resentments, fears, harms crop up add them to your inventory and complete Steps 5-9, practice abstinence & plan of eating, TOOLS