The Twelve Steps of Twelve-Step programs can be used to attain spiritual transformation and unshackle the true self from the constraints of the ego. Incorporating concepts of Carl Jung, Spiritual Transformation in the Twelve Steps is a workbook that provides exercises and an in-depth, psycho-spiritual analysis of how each step is designed to be practiced to achieve this spiritual awakening whether or not you believe in God. It describes a powerful process of personal transformation anyone can use, but is particularly oriented to those in addiction and codependency recovery.
The Twelve Steps are based upon universal principles, which provide an effective model for living. “Working the steps” not only frees you of addiction, but also a holds the promise of a personality transformation, attested to by thousands of members of Twelve-Step programs. Renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung had a major influence on the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson. Jung believed that each person has a personal journey of transformation to enable expression of his or her innate potential. Jung felt that this transformation involved replacing the ego with the larger Self as the driving force of one’s life and that spirit replacing spirits could cure alcoholism.
Good for all backgrounds Oct. 10, 2019 By Kayla
Loved everything about this book.
An easier ride Oct. 22, 2019 By Peter Charad
This is an easy to understand layout of the 12 step program by Darlene on her personal experience. Wish I could have had access to it 30 years ago. A must for all struggling with 12 step programs
Don’t Live Without It August 29, 2016 By Robbie
Very well presented, with all of the reasons behind the steps. Well worth having as your resource manual.
Five Stars September 2, 2017 By LK717
An incredible companion to my 12 step work, especially as someone without a formal or institutionalized religious background.
It helps you bring to light the negative and positive aspects of yourself September 27, 2018 By Jamila
Darlene helps those look at their faults and weaknesses so that they can establish their strength through healing. She seems very intelligent in her thought process and writing.
Must Read for Anyone Wanting Guidance and Understanding of the Twelve Steps, December 11, 2014 By Lisa Federicksen
Darlene Lancer has done a beautiful job of making the power and wisdom of the Twelve Steps accessible, whether you’ve never tried a Twelve Step program or have worked the Steps previously. She shares the fascinating, rich history of the influences on and development of the Steps and offers suggestions for new ways of interpreting and implementing, helpful questions to ponder and exercises and writing prompts that will surely help readers work the Steps. For as Darlene so eloquently explains, “In working the steps, you become teachable and begin to see yourself realistically — the good and bad, strong and weak, and in true relationship to others.” ~Lisa Frederiksen, Author of a “Quick Guide to Addiction Recovery: What Helps, What Doesn’t” and “If You Loved Me, You’d Stop!”