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  • Criteria for assessing Sex Addiction
  • 12 Step Sponsorship:Giving Service -- Getting Serenity
  • Motivate You to choose a SponsorEncourage You to become a SponsorDevelop a Better Understanding of What a Sponsor Does
  • Do I have a Sponsor? Why do I resist getting or using a Sponsor?Temporary vs Permanent SponsorshipWhat does a Sponsor Do?3.5 Tips on Sponsorship
  • Even when you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there-Will RogersThe Elevator to Recovery is ‘out of order.’ You’ll just have to take the Steps.-RhondaGates
  • Serves as a GuideServes by ExampleIs available by phone, visit or emailDoes not pretend to know all the answersWorks the Program, has a SponsorAvoids taking other’s InventoryShares Experience, Strength and HopeIs Honest at all cost
  • Give Medical or Legal AdviceAttempt to Control our LivesEncourage an Unhealthy DependenceBe a TherapistBe Our BankerTake advantage of a Sponsee (p15)
  • Introduces us to PeopleGets us started on the Steps
  • Stays in constant contact (phone or email)Answers Questions, Explains the ProgramEncourages the Sponsee to work the steps
  • Has what we wantWalks the talkHas a sponsorEmphasizes the Steps
  • Gender is the same as ours (same-sex)Has more time in recovery than we doHas worked more Steps than we have
  • Is available for telephone calls and meetingsEmphasizes spiritual aspect of the program
  • The Old Approach: No SponsorIsolation kills more addicts than any other thing
  • The Old Approach: No SponsorIsolation kills more addicts than any other thing
  • The New Approach: TeamWorkReovery is about moving outside of ourselves
  • Sponsorship is not a life-time commitmentFire your Sponsee if necessary
  • It is a working relationship that works as long as you work i
  • Never ask a sponsee to do something you would not do yourself
  • Don’t take on a load you cannot carry
  • Remember: We carry the Message, Not the Person
  • We become a sponsor because it “keeps us sober
  • We become a sponsor because it is the one thing that keeps us sober and growing
  • You know you are doing it right when you don’t give a shit
  • Shared joy is double joy, and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.-Swedish ProverbWe can do what I cannot do-AnonymousIt takes two to speak the truth. One to speak and another to hear.-Henry David Thoreau
  • I have to let go of the right to be right I must lay down the weapons of self in order to pick up the tools of the program“I have an inferiority complex but it isn’t a very good one.”We are damaged but not broken.An addict is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.
  • 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.
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    • 1. Criteria for assessing Sex Addiction
      Closely parallels guidelines for assessing
      Substance Dependency,
      Alcoholism, and
      Compulsive Gambling:
      Criteria
      Loss of control
      Continuation despite adverse consequences
      Obsession or preoccupation
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
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    • 2. Criteria for assessing Sex Addiction
      The presence of all three criteria operationally defines addiction to
      any drug or behavior
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
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    • 3. Criteria for assessing Sex Addiction
      Sex Addiction is Not
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
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      • A Moral or Religious Stance
      • 4. A Symptom of Underlying Axis I Illness
      • 5. Fun
      • 6. Same Sex Interest or Activity
      • 7. Sexual Offending
      • 8. Fetish / Paraphilia
      • 9. Sociopathy
      • 10. Crystal Meth Addiction
      • 11. The End of a Relationship
    • Criteria for assessing Sex Addiction
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
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    • 12. Criteria for assessing Sex Addiction
      Sex addiction can be…
      A Stand Alone Diagnosis
    • 13. Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
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    • 14. Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
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    • 15. Successful Sponsorship SeriesThe Care and Nurture of Sponsors and Sponsees
      Part One:12 Step Sponsorship:
      • What it is
      • 16. How it works
      8
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 17. Goals
      What a sponsor Does
      Choose one
      Become one
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      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 18. Agenda
      Temporary Sponsorship
      Why have a Sponsor?
      What does a Sponsor Do?
      Guidelines for Primary
      4.5 Tips on Sponsorship
      10
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 19. Why have a Sponsor?
      Even when you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there
      -Will Rogers
      11
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 20. Why have a Sponsor?
      The Elevator to Recovery is ‘out of order.’ You’ll just have to take the Steps.
      -RhondaGates
    • 21. What does a sponsor do?
      Serves as a Guide; leads by Example
      Is available by phone, visit or email
      Does not pretend to know all the answers
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      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 22. What Does a Sponsor Not Do?
      Give Medical or Legal Advice
      Attempt to Control our Lives
      Encourage an Unhealthy Dependence
      Be a Therapist
      Be Our Banker
      Take advantage of a Sponsee (p15)
      14
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 23. Temporary Sponsorship.1
      Introduces us to People in the program
      Gets us started on
      the Steps, 1, 2, 3
      15
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 24. TemporarySponsorship.2
      Is Available to the Sponsee via phone, face or email
      Answers Questions, Explains the Program & Steps
      Encourages Sponsee to work on the Steps
      16
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 25. Choosing a Primary Sponsor.1
       Has what we want
      Walks the talk
      Has a sponsor
      Emphasizes the Steps
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      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 26. Choosing a Primary Sponsor.2
      Gender (orientation) is the same as ours 
      Has more time in recovery
      than we have
      Has worked the Steps ( at least more than we have)
      18
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 27. Choosing a Primary Sponsor.3
      Is available for telephone calls and meetings
      Emphasizes spiritual aspect of the program.
      19
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 28. Qualities of a Good Sponsor
      Works the Program; has a Sponsor themselves
      Avoids taking other’s Inventory (gossip)
      Values anonymity of Sponsee (can keep a secret; practices confidentiality)
      Shares from their Experience, Strength and Hope with everyone in program
      Is Honest at all cost
    • 29. The Old Approach: No Sponsor
      21
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 30. The Old Approach: No Sponsor
      22
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
      Paradigm Shift
    • 31. The New Approach: TeamWork
      23
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 32. Tip #1:
      Sponsorship is not a life-time commitment
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      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 33. 25
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 34. Tip #1 (cont’d)
      It is a working relationship that works as long as both are working it.
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    • 35. Tip #2
      FIRE a Sponsee if necessary.
      It helps both of you!
      27
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 36. Tip #3
      Never ask a sponsee to do something you would not do yourself
      28
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    • 37. 29
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 38. Sponsor Training
      12 Step Sponsorship:
      How it Works
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      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 39. Tip # 4
      Don’t take on more than you can carry
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      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 42. 34
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 43. 35
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 44. 36
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 45. 37
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 46. 38
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 47. 39
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 48. 40
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 49. The Moral:
      Remember:
      We carry the Message,
      Not the Addict
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    • 50. Tip #5
      We are only as sick as our secrets!
    • 51. Tip # 5.5
      #1 reason for being a sponsor:
      “it keeps us sober”
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      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 52. We become a sponsor because it is the one thing that keeps us sober and growing!!
      44
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 53. In Conclusion…
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    • 54. Successful Sponsorship SeriesThe Care and Nurture of Sponsors and Sponsees
      Part Two: Developing Sponsorship
      Skills and Relationships
      What do we do with our Sponsee now that we have one?
      What Works? Best Practices of Addicts and Alcoholics.
    • 55. Sponsorship
      “You know you are doing it right when you don’t give a shit.”
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    • 56. Recovery Sayings…
      Shared joy is double joy, and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.
      -Swedish Proverb
      We can do what I cannot do
      -Anonymous
      It takes two to speak the truth. One to speak and another to hear.
      -Henry David Thoreau
      48
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 57. Recovery Sayings…
      I have to let go of the right to be right
       I must lay down the weapons of self in order to pick up the tools of the program
      “I have an inferiority complex but it isn’t a very good one.”
      We are damaged but not broken.
      An addict is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.
      49
      Sponsorship: What it is and How it works
    • 58. Myth of Sisyphus
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