Episode 5 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to! To hear it, please visit the show’s webpage at: www.calchat.libsyn.com (or you can subscribe to it for free on iTunes & Google Play Music as well & you’ll be notified every time a new episode is posted).
In part 1 of 4 of Episode 5, Theresa focuses on chapters 1 & 9 from one of her favorite books “Discovering Choices” (item # B-30) & shares how, after coming in the Al-Anon program, reading the literature can start the recovery process. We also talk about the benefits of belonging to a CAL study group, setting different types of boundaries, how we use our nose & knees in recovery, & detaching without using a hatchet!
In part 2 of 4, she highlights chapter 13 & breaks down how service work (& especially the Concepts 4, 5, & 10) helped her grow in all areas of her life. She explains the benefits of having a Service Sponsor, how we’re never alone, & addresses the fear behind willingness. The conversation then moves into the importance of failure & discover a new way to look at the cover of the book!
Theresa’s favorite piece of literature to use for outreach purposes is the reprint “Parents of Alcoholics” (item # R-18) in part 3 of 4. It’s only 12 pages, but so powerful! She shares the moment she hit her “bottom” & what brought her into the Al-Anon program. We also talk about being able to differentiate between helping versus enabling & what is one thing a parent can definitely do for their alcoholic child.
In part 4 of 4, the conversation continues about other Conference Approved Literature that is available for parents & how CAL is not like other self-help/recovery literature. Lastly, find out why her favorite outreach piece may not be around much longer!
**BONUS: If you’d like to follow the “CAL Chat” show on Instagram, you can search by the username: CALChatFan1. It’s a different way to enjoy Conference Approved Literature. So, as always, I hope you enjoy & happy reading!