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This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have leaned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life. Email - feedback@recoveredcast.com
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Oct 22, 2014 0

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An open talk may have been the first meeting we ever went to.

Some have been in the program for some time and have never been to an open talk.

Some of our audience have never been to an AA meeting and don’t know what an open talk is.

Some of our audience may be al-anons and have not been to an open talk either.

Let’s share our experience, strength, and hope on this topic:

Open Talks.

Let’s start at the beginning

What is an open talk?

Who can go to an open talk?

Who should go to an open talk?

Why are open talks given?

Have you attended open talks?

Where?

What was your experience?

Are conference talks like an open talk?

How are they the same?

How are they different?

Have you ever heard an open talk from someone outside of AA? NA? CA? Al-Anon?

How were they different?

How were they the same?

At an open talk, you hear great stories, do you remember any?

Have you ever heard a bad open talk?

What makes a good open talk?

What makes a bad opn talk?

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Have you ever given an open talk?

How do you prepare?

Do you write it out?

Do you bring anything with you?

Do you quote?

What was your experience?

Have you ever been responsible for inviting an open talk speaker?

What would be/was you criteria for selection?

What would you say to the new guy who has never been to an open talk?

Final Thoughts?

 

Oct 14, 2014 0

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Oct 14, 2014 0

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This topic was put forth to us from listener Bronte.

Bronte writes

I would really like to hear people Share about their own personal evidence of a higher power acting in their lives.

 

Bronte writes that she would like to hear what their evidence is today, 

Bronte would like to hear stories, testimonies, your experiences.

 

Bronte writes, 

It's good to notice the beauty and grace in our Recovery even when things may seem insurmountable or when we are questioning whether our Higher Power exists.

I think the topic could reinforce people's hope.

Thanks, just a thought.

 

Awesome thought Bronte.

 

So, let’s start with a discussion on Step 2

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

 

Did you come into the program with a belief in a higher power?

How did your understanding of a higher power change change when you came into the fellowship?

What evidence do you have that your higher power is active in your life?

 

How has your attitude influenced your relationship with a higher power?

What specific things do you do to be in touch with your higher power?

 

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How has your experiences affected the way you live?

To those who are having a difficult time believing, what would you say?

How do tragedies in your life affect your relationship with your higher power?

How does your higher power keep you sober?

How does your higher power help you in your everyday life?

How does your higher power help you when bad shit happens?

How does your higher power help you when good shit happens?

How does your higher power give you hope?

What would you say to the newcomer who is confused how a higher power helps.

 

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Oct 9, 2014 0

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Oct 8, 2014 0

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Go to enough meetings, and you are likely to see someone you didn't know was in AA.

Stay in the program long enough and you may have the distinction of being at a meeting with your kid.

Being at a meeting with your parent will probably affect your share.

What are you initial thoughts on this topic of relationships in AA?

Before you went to your first meeting but after you had decided that you were going to go Alcoholics Anonymous, did you ever worry that you would see someone that you would know at your first meeting?

Did someone take you to your first meeting?

Was that awkward or comforting?

Have you ever been to a meeting with a desire to share about a resentment with someone, but that someone was at the meeting?

What is your experience?

If you have not had this experience, how do you think you would handle it?

If you have had this happen, what was your experience?

If you were to face that situation again, what would you do different?

What would you do the same?

Have you ever seen someone you know socially at an AA meeting, but did not know they were in AA?

What was your experience?

What would you do different?

What would you do that same?

What advice would you give to the new guy?

Have you been to a meeting with a close relative?

What was that like the first time?

Have you been to al-anon?

Have you ever felt awkward being an alcoholic at an al-anon meeting?

Do you have relationships with people in a 12 step fellowship other than your own?

Do you talk program with these people?

Even though you don't share the same addiction, is there a connection?

What is your experience?

Do you know anyone who goes to Al Anon because of you?

Have you ever been to an Al-Anon meeting with them?

Have you ever had someone approach you and say, "I saw you at a meeting..."

What was that experience like?

How did you react?

What is the closest relative that has attended your open talk?

What was that like?

Is there anyone you would feel awkward to have attend your open talk?

Why or why not?

Talk to the new guy who would like to go to their first AA meeting but is afraid that someone he knows will recognize him.

Talk to the person who feels shame about going to the meeting and being found out.

 

Oct 2, 2014 0

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This Open Talk is exclusively for our Recovered App owners.  Thanks for the support!  If you upgrade to Premium, your contribution will help keep us on the web.  

In the Extras area of the App, we have links to websites we like.  Just tap the lower case "e" located at the lower right hand of iPhone sceen and then tap links  Remember, in this same area of the app, we have the Big Book, the 12 and 12, along with a daily reader.  Please support Sober Life Mouthwash, your support of this product supports the podcast.

 

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Sep 29, 2014 0

Call in 1-734-288-7510

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This Open Talk is exclusively for our Recovered App owners.  Thanks for the support!  If you upgrade to Premium, your contribution will help keep us on the web.  

In the Extras area of the App, we have links to websites we like.  Just tap the lower case "e" located at the lower right hand of iPhone sceen and then tap links  Remember, in this same area of the app, we have the Big Book, the 12 and 12, along with a daily reader.  Please support Sober Life Mouthwash, your support of this product supports the podcast.

 

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Sep 27, 2014 0

Anna and I are really looking forward to sharing our experience strength and hope in our life of recovery with you at the Traverse City Fall Roundup 2014.  The conference will be held at the beautiful Park Place Hotel in fabulous Traverse City, Michigan from Friday October 31 through Sunday November 2.

 

We hope you can join us and support the recovering community in Traverse City, Michigan.

 

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Sep 23, 2014 0

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Alright Cristie, let’s begin with definitions.

What is a drinking dream?

A psychologist once said, “Drinking dreams are a natural part of the anxieties that come along with being sober.”   “They’re a sign of the battle sober people have with admitting complete powerlessness over alcohol or drugs,” 

Your thoughts?

Do you remember ever having using dreams before getting sober?

Describe your drinking dream experiences

During your dream, did you experience guilt?

During your dream, was the experience celebratory?

During your dream, were you sneaking your drinks?

During your dream, were you drinking normally?

Was your dream vivid?

Describe those feelings when you are in that semi conscience dream-state and you really thought you relapsed.

When you thought that the slip was real, did you think about how to keep it secret?

When you in that state that you thought the dream was real, did you feel remorse, loss, grief, and/or guilt?

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Describe your feelings when you realized that it was just a dream and that you did not lose your sobriety.

Did the dream trigger the desire to use?

Do you talk to your sponsor about these dreams?

Do you talk about drinking dreams at meetings?

Should they be discussed at meetings?

Have you ever processed the drinking dream experience?

Have you journaled about your drinking dreams?

Have you ever thought about why you had that dream in context of what is going on in your life?

Have you noticed the relationship between stress and drinking dreams?

Have you noticed a relationship between success and drinking dreams?

Are you hanging with using friends?

Are you visiting old places where you used to use?

Final thoughts about drinking dreams.

Did you have them more frequently when you were new?

Do you have them now?

For you, are drinking dreams a red flag symbolizing something is wrong in your program?

What would you say to the new guy who just had his first drinking dream?

 

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