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None of the steps are revealed or worked with a group. The meeting is to support one another in doing the steps. Meeting materials are the most current meeting formats for the 4th Step writing groups, 5th/6th Step Review Groups, and 8th/9th Step Amend Groups.

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    Meeting Materials 4th Step

            P1105. 4th Step Writing Group Meeting Format

            This format is the most current Meeting Format used at all 4th Step Writing Groups.  FREE Download

            P1106. Preamble

            Preliminary explanation of the Step Group Form. This Preamble is read at 4th Step Writing Groups.  FREE Download

            D1205.  Guidelines for Facilitators and Writers 

This book is essential in continuing working the Step Group Form. It defines the eight different types of writers. Helpful information for maintaining a writing group. Definition of a facilitator, the role of the facilitator, the role of the writer, aspects of a writing group and how to handle them, facilitator behavior that causes problems,  attending the first writing group, maintaining a writing group, how we use commitment, meeting format. 

            D1208. Attending your First Writing Group Meeting

           Those within the group need to be aware of a new visitor. For anyone to come into any ongoing group there is much to understand. It is helpful to explain the procedures of the group, i.e., the use of commitment to support writing a 4th Step is unique. What is 'commitment' all about. What the Framework does, and how it works to silhouette the point of view, group telephone calls, the writing group itself, the organization, (this is not a 12-step program yet it supports your work in the 12 Steps while remaining in your anonymous program,) passing the basket, the facilitator--all of these need a word of explanation to anyone new to a meeting.  FREE Download

            B1204. An Experience of Commitment

            In the Step Group Form there is an unusual opportunity using commitment. Commitment is used to silhouette the point of view and how our point of view unwittingly governs our behavior. Commitment is used as a noticing tool. The writer will need to learn the use of commitment without blame, shame, guilt or credit.  FREE Download    

            D1206.  Guidelines for Starting a 4th Step Writing Group Using the Step Group Form

            D1209.  How to begin a 4th Step Writing Group Using the Step Group Form. FREE Download

   Meeting Materials 5th & 6th Step

            P1114.  Guidelines for Reviewing Group (5th Step)

During the period of time between finishing the event writing (4th Step) and the awakening found in the 7th Step there is work to be done. It is a review of the events of our life in the light of the Character Discussions (5th Step). Step 7 begins with the humility gained through reviewing the false self and its disappearance. Reviewing groups meet once a week. The reviewing helps to become aware of exactly what needs to disappear in the 7th Step.

    Meeting Materials 8th & 9th Step

            P1111. Meeting Guidelines for Awareness, Inspiration and Making Amends. 

            A format for the 8th/9th Step Group meeting for the purpose of supporting one another in making amends. This group is a study group interested in studying materials and courses offered by the Step Group and in making amends. 

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Literature Description SKU # Price
4th Step Writing Group Meeting Format P1105 FREE Download
Preamble P1106 FREE Download
Guidelines for Facilitators and Writers  D1205 10.00
How to Begin using the Step Group Form D1209 FREE Download
Meeting Guidelines for Awareness, Inspiration and Making Amends P1111 FREE Download
Guidelines for Reviewing Groups P1114 FREE Download
Guidelines for Starting a 4th Step Writing Group   Using the Step Group Form D1206 FREE Download
Attending your First Writing Group D1208 FREE Download
An Experience of Commitment B1204 FREE Download

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