OA Big Book Study Guide: For Compulsive Overeaters by Lawrie C.We are a fellowship of people who have recovered from the illness of compulsive eating by following the program of action laid out in the book Alcoholics Anonymous , which is also called the Big Book. Our purpose is simple, clear, and outlined above. We are compulsive eaters, including bingers, grazers, bulimics, and anorexics. The way we have found to recover from compulsive eating is to follow the directions in the Big Book , taking the Twelve Steps swiftly and thoroughly with the guidance of a recovered sponsor , and helping other compulsive eaters in turn. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive eaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Step We use the Big Book as our main text, studying it in meetings and with our recovered sponsors , because following the simple program of action in the Big Book is how we recovered from compulsive eating.
OA Big Book Study Guide: For Compulsive Overeaters
Beware of sellers overcharging for used or bootleg copies. Reproduction of this material for sale at a price above cost or for 5. An audio recording of a presentation of this material by the author is available on Amazon, and a free PDF version is available at: oabigbook. By Lindy on Apr 14, My recovery has taken a meaningful turn for the better as I use this excellent book. So many issues that I've not heard raised or discussed, during years of OA meetings, are found here. Particularly helpful have been the concepts of "allergy" an abnormal reaction, a reaction that "normals" don't have to certain foods and to certain other things, and the resulting unmanageable, addicted cravings - for those foods, for certain people or relationships, for other things - which are the very essence of our disease.
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The documents on the left are available as PDF files for viewing just click or downloading right click, and save. They may be distributed freely so long as they are not changed. The documents represent the views of a number of Overeaters Anonymous OA members who use the Big Book as a set of directions for working the Twelve Steps. The Step 4 forms and the Step 11 form were originally produced by Blaine D. Thanks to Howard W. You can fill them out on your computer and then print them.
This page was developed as a repository for the sponsorship and OA 12 step study resources that were mentioned in the How to Sponsor Series of Workshops that ran for 12 weeks beginning in January, In addition to the resources listed, we hope to have recordings of each session available in the near future. This is not a forum for non-OA approved methods or materials so check before you post anything. The comment section is moderated and we reserve the right to refuse contributions if we judge them to be inappropriate or outside the guidelines established by OA WSO. The following list are tools and resources suggested by Sponsoring Workshop attendees.
Ive been in OA since February 11, I started The Big Book working the steps and lost weight, then relapsed, OA stands for the proposition that the Twelve Steps then lost weight, then relapsed. If the Finally someone in the rooms confronted me Ill talk steps arent working for you, then maybe youre not more about that in Step 12 and I discovered a working the steps in a way that works for you. It method of working the steps that has worked for me. It was aimed at those people who without wanting them. That has been true for me would not be able to meet anyone from AA, because since some time in May,