Sexaholics Anonymous Reflection

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I attended an open sexaholics anonymous meeting. There was a moderator who decided on the schedule for the meeting. The group started as the moderator introduced the meeting as sexaholics anonymous. Next we said a prayer and then preceded to read from the sexaholics addiction book. Everyone that wanted to read had the opportunity and if someone was not interested in reading they said “pass”. After reading from the book we went around the room and introduced ourselves by first names only. Some people said “Hi, my name is (fill in name) and I am a sexaholic” while others preferred to just say their name. After the stating of the names there was opportunity for people to share if they wanted to. The meeting lasted about an hour. There were no…show more content…
“Twelve-step practices, like the Serenity Prayer, might be a form of wisdom that helps individuals better manage their lives through reflection and personal insights”. “Twelve-step programs endorse reliance on a “Higher Power” and encourage the use of prayer and meditation (AA, 2001)”. In fact, the main purported mechanism of recovery from “alcoholism” is identified as a “spiritual awakening” (AA, 2001)”. Much of this wisdom may be linked to the fellowship and spiritual practices of 12-step programs. In the completed case study the correlation between spirituality and wisdom is striking. “First, participants who reported experiencing a spiritual awakening (compared with those who did not) reported significantly higher levels of wisdom. This finding is consistent with research evidence that has shown spirituality and wisdom as being related…show more content…
Throughout the meeting there was a main focus on spirituality and higher power. Using these tools as foundational skills and support during the journey of recovery is in line with sexaholics anonymous philosophy. A spiritual support system seemed integral to the lives of the people at the meeting. Furthermore, the meeting started off with prayer and ended in the serenity chant. With a strong goal of meeting to reach a point of sobriety, peace, and serenity, the journey has its ups and downs, while some need to hit rock bottom before climbing up. Finally, a fascinating phenomenon of the group is that there is always spirituality present, to give them the strength and perseverance to prevail and reach their goal. The atmosphere in the room during the meeting was that of recovery, unity, commitment, and growth. It was thought provoking to note how each person that talked had a unique manner and amount that they shared and that there was always a feeling of respect and dignity for
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