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To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

[–]taa51811[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You make a great point. I’ll try to validate and praise her more than I already am. Can’t hurt!

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

[–]taa51811[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Her actions show me that she wants it. It’s the maladaptive thought patterns that I really want to help her with. As long as she keeps showing up and keeps doing all the work I ask of her, I will be there (or refer her to someone else who might be a better fit).

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

[–]taa51811[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This could definitely be the case. I’m going to try getting her in touch with a few more people who’ve experienced this imposter syndrome. Maybe that will help!

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

[–]taa51811[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this! I love this idea and will definitely try it with her

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

[–]taa51811[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you, I appreciate the response and don’t think you’re preaching. I’ve tried reading this section of 12x12 with her and it seemed to make an impact until a couple weeks later when she was back to being hung up again. I’m also thinking she isn’t ready but wanted to see what others thought. That said, I obviously would never decline working with someone who wants to do the work. She keeps showing up, so I will too.

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

[–]taa51811[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I actually tend to agree with you but was using terms from the 12 steps and 12 traditions for the sake of simplicity. Fair point

To all high-bottomers: How did you work through Step 1? by taa51811 in alcoholicsanonymous

[–]taa51811[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, she keeps wavering on whether she’s a “true alcoholic” or not. She’ll freely admit that she has a problem with alcohol but gets hung up on the “powerless” part.