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|04-27-2012, 12:11 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tacoma WA
Women for Sobriety
I haven't seen a lot on here about WFS. I was looking at their website and was curious if any women on SR have had success with the program?
|04-27-2012, 12:23 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
Overcoming Addiction Quote by Henry Ford
|04-27-2012, 01:08 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
I don't know much about WFS, but I think you should follow any program or use any tool that works for you.
|04-27-2012, 03:00 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Blog Entries: 10
Hi cutepooka. I'm a member of their forum, but I haven't ever posted! I read there some and I read and follow some of the basics of WFS. 13 statements etc. Lots of super info!
|04-27-2012, 07:17 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
I've read Turnabout by Jean Kirkpatrick. She was the founder of Women for Sobriety. She has since passed away. It was a very helpful book for me. You may want to check it out.
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|05-02-2012, 04:41 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Good Morning, I started AA 12 4 2011 . My last drink was 12 15 2011! My recovery is going well through the Grace of God and the Fellowship of AA. I go to meetings every day, pray pray and pray some more. Try and help newcomers and work the Twelve Steps. It is a much better way of life than drinking morning noon and night! God Bless You
|05-02-2012, 05:09 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Blog Entries: 1
I have only been to a few WFS meetings, but I found the positive spin that this program has so appealing. It's more about empowering and equipping yourself vs. breaking you down to build you back up. I am not an expert in any program, but WFS has some great aspects worth looking into!
|05-02-2012, 09:18 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Florida US
Here is an older thread about WFS. I used to visit their site in the past and still do at times but I find more diversity here. Their materials, including their newcomer's packet, aren't cheap. I don't think they are a non-profit.
http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-sobriety.html (Women For Sobriety)
|11-01-2012, 03:40 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kent UK
Just found this older thread
Wanted to share that I have just found WFS and am blown away by it. The 13 statements have hit exactly the right spot for me. Self Esteem has been a big issue for me and Jean Kirpatrick's books especially Turnabout are proving to be a valuable tool in my sobriety amoury
Briefly the 13 statements for those who have never read them are:
(Copyright: Women for Sobriety, Inc.)
WFS "NEW LIFE" ACCEPTANCE STATEMENTS
1. I have a life-threatening problem that once had me.
I now take charge of my life and my disease. I accept the responsibility.
2. Negative thoughts destroy only myself.
My first conscious sober act must be to remove negativity from my life.
3. Happiness is a habit I will develop.
Happiness is created, not waited for.
4. Problems bother me only to the degree I permit them to.
I now better understand my problems and do not permit problems to overwhelm me.
5. I am what I think.
I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman.
6. Life can be ordinary or it can be great.
Greatness is mine by a conscious effort.
7. Love can change the course of my world.
Caring becomes all important.
8. The fundamental object of life is emotional and spiritual growth.
Daily I put my life into a proper order, knowing which are the priorities.
9. The past is gone forever.
No longer will I be victimized by the past, I am a new person.
10. All love given returns.
I will learn to know that others love me.
11. Enthusiasm is my daily exercise.
I treasure all moments of my new life.
12. I am a competent woman and have much to give life.
This is what I am and I shall know it always.
13. I am responsible for myself and for my actions.
I am in charge of my mind, my thoughts, and my life.
Check it out ladies - just google WFS
I am what I think.
Copyright: Women for Sobriety, Inc
When my dog winks at me, I always wink back in case it's some sort of code
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