PODCAST – Reaching For Personal Freedom / Best of Public Outreach (Item #’s P-92 / P-90)

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EPISODE 7 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to!  What do I want to be free of?  What exactly are character defects?  Can Alateen outreach be done to AA members?  (To hear this episode, please visit the show’s website at: www.calchatpodcast.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.)

p92In part 1 of 5 of Episode 7, Mark shares how he used the workbook “Reaching For Personal Freedom” (item # P-92) in studying the Steps, Traditions, & Concepts horizontally.  He also highlights how a section on page 12 led to a spiritual awakening for him.

Freedom is specifically discussed in part 2 of 5.  He compares this book to other Al-Anon workbooks, explains how it differs, & I reveal a surprise  I’ve created an index for this book!  (It can be downloaded here: “Reaching For Personal Freedom” – Index Only.)  Also, find out what patterns I learned about the Legacies from creating an index by downloading this document: “Reaching For Personal Freedom” – Index Words Repeated.

In part 3 of 5 find out what two words I discovered are inter-related after creating an index for the book.  Mark talks about how he used to be before he came in the program & explores what I call a “big ticket item!”

p-90-newHis favorite piece of literature to use for outreach purposes is the service tool “Best of Public Outreach” (item # P-90) in part 4 of 5.  He shares how public outreach is what first got him into service in Al-Anon & calls out a “Getting Started” part on page 7, as well as pages 12-19 for several lists of outreach ideas.  He also explains how the workbook helped with a big outreach project he was involved with that was done in honor of Al-Anon’s founder, Lois Wilson, & how projects don’t need to be big to be effective.  Lastly, we discuss what it’s like to talk to people that are not familiar with the Al-Anon program.

In part 5 of 5, the conversation continues about Alateen outreach to Alcoholics Anonymous & how service has helped his program.  He shares what moved him emotionally at his first Area Assembly meeting & how it was similar to a Newcomer meeting!  Click this link for the free download version of “Best of Public Outreach” from 2012 & you can view Al-Anon’s two TV public service announcements here: www.al-anon.org/media-kit/public-service-announcements.  Before wrapping up, Mark explains how being powerless & being hopeless are not the same thing!

CAL Chat show on Instagram**BONUS: If you’d like to follow the “CAL Chat” show on Instagram, visit: www.instagram.com/calchatfan1 or search #CALChatFan.  It’s a different way to enjoy Conference Approved Literature.  So, as always, I hope you enjoy & happy reading!

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