The Act of Surrender Part 2

The Act of Surrender in the Therapeutic Process. Page 21.
We are scheduled to discuss this reading on March 5, 2017.

We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics 1

Tiebout has identified defiance and grandiosity as factors that stand in the way of the 1st step surrender to reality. He said these factors exist in the unconscious mind of the alcoholic. To surrender, an alcoholic must accept reality at both a conscious and unconscious level. He’s now going to look at compliance which he defines as what happens when the alcoholic accepts reality consciously but not unconsciously. Hint: it doesn’t work out well.

The meeting from 2/26 is now available on the recordings page.

1.
More About Alcoholism. In: Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book. A.A. World Services Inc.; 2002:30.

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