proactive 12 steps for mindful recovery The Proactive 12 Steps

About the Proactive 12 Steps: Key ideas & FAQ

As we develop a deeper sense of who we truly are, we increase our ability to lead a more fulfilling life. This, in turn, makes it easier to make difficult changes.

Key ideas:

In addition to the List of alternative 12 steps / Proactive 12 Steps, the following articles represent key ideas of this approach:

How to work the online 12 steps workbook

Serenity, courage & wisdom

Codependency: Proactive 12 steps & codependent relationships

Coping mechanisms: Putting addiction within a broader framework

Do we have free will?

Mindfulness & breaking the vicious cycle of addiction

Is it possible to have a humanist Twelve Steps?

Secular alternative 12 Steps that work for agnostics & atheists

Are there meetings?

Note for therapists about the Proactive 12 Steps in therapy

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to read this online workbook

Why do the 12 steps talk so much about life change and so little about habits that need to change?

Why are the Proactive Twelve Steps written from the perspective of “I”, as opposed to “we” like the traditional Twelve Steps?

How is Inner Power related to Higher Power?

What does mindfulness have to do with addiction?

How do the Proactive Twelve Steps deal with the notion of sin?

See also:

Bearing witness: Obituary for a young woman who died as a result of addiction



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