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  • n Greek mythology, Sisyphus (pronounced /ˈsɪsəfəs/; Greek: Σίσυφοςsísypʰos[ˈsisifos] (help·info)) was a King punished in Tartarus by being cursed to roll a huge boulderup a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this throughout eternity.The word sisyphean means, according to the American Heritage Dictionary "endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.“ Could also refer to addiction. Doing the same thing and getting the same results.
  • Sponsor training

    1. 1. Sponsor Training<br />12 Step Sponsorship: <br /><ul><li> What it Is,
    2. 2. How it Works</li></ul>1<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    3. 3. Goals<br />Motivate You to choose a Sponsor<br />Encourage You to becomea Sponsor<br />Develop a Better Understanding of What a Sponsor Does<br />2<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    4. 4. Agenda Outline<br />Do I have a Sponsor? Why do I resist getting or using a Sponsor?<br />TemporaryvsPermanent Sponsorship<br />What does a Sponsor Do?<br />3.5 Tips on Sponsorship<br />Suggestions on doing the Steps<br />3<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    5. 5. Myth of Sisyphus<br />4<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    6. 6. Temporaryvs Permanent Sponsorship<br />Answers Questions, Explains the Program<br />Introduces us to People<br />Gets us started on the Steps<br />Stays in constant contact (phone or email)<br />Encourages us to attend meetings<br />May become a Permanent Sponsor, although many don’t.<br />5<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    7. 7. Why have a Sponsor?<br />Even when you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there<br />-Will Rogers<br />The Elevator to Recovery is ‘out of order.’ You’ll just have to take the Steps.<br />-Rhonda Gates<br />6<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    8. 8. What does a Sponsor Do?<br />Serves as a Guide<br />Serves by Example<br />Is available by phone, visit or email<br />Does not pretend to know all the answers<br />Works the Program, has a Sponsor<br />Avoids taking other’s Inventory<br />Shares Experience, Strength and Hope<br />Is Honest at all cost<br />7<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    9. 9. What Does a Sponsor Not Do<br />Give Medical or Legal Advice<br />Attempt to Control our Lives<br />Encourage an Unhealthy Dependence<br />Be a Therapist<br />Be Our Banker<br />Take advantage of a Sponsee (p15)<br />8<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    10. 10. Guidelines for Choosing a Primary Sponsor<br /> Has what we want<br />Lives in the solution<br />Walks the talk<br />Has a sponsor<br />Emphasizes the Steps<br />9<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    11. 11. Guidelines for Choosing a Primary Sponsor<br />Gender is the same as ours <br />Has more time in recovery than we do<br />Has worked more Steps than we have<br />Is available for telephone calls and meetings<br />Emphasizes spiritual aspect of the program<br />10<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    12. 12. The Old Approach: No Sponsor<br />11<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    13. 13. The New Approach: TeamWork<br />12<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    14. 14. Tip #1:<br />Getting or Becoming a Sponsor is not a life-time commitment<br />It is a working relationship that works as long as you work it<br />13<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
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    16. 16. Tip #2<br />Never ask a sponsor or sponsee to do something you would not do yourself<br />15<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
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    18. 18. Sponsor Training<br />12 Step Sponsorship: <br />How it Works<br />17<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    19. 19. Tip # 3<br />Don’t take on a load you cannot carry<br />Remember: <br />We carry the Message,<br />Not the Person<br />18<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
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    29. 29. Tip # 3.5<br />“You know you are doing it right when you don’t give a shit.”<br />He who will remain Anonymous<br />28<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    30. 30. In Conclusion…<br />29<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
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    32. 32. Sponsorship <br />“You know you are doing it right when you don’t give a shit.”<br />31<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    33. 33. Shared joy is double joy, and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.<br />-Swedish Proverb<br />We can do what I cannot do<br />-Anonymous<br />It takes two to speak the truth. One to speak and another to hear.<br />-Henry David Thoreau<br />32<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />
    34. 34. Recovery Sayings…<br />I have to let go of the right to be right<br /> I must lay down the weapons of self in order to pick up the tools of the program<br />“I have an inferiority complex but it isn’t a very good one.”<br />We are damaged but not broken.<br />An addict is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.<br />33<br />Sponsorship: What it is and How it works<br />

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