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the twelve steps for mental health ?

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Zoe1

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I like the twelve steps , I know that not everyone does .
I had a go at writing a mental health version
see what you think

1. we admitted we were powerless over our mental health
that our lives had become unmanageable

2. came to believe there were people out there
who could help us

3. made a decision to look for those people

4. looked for opportunities to open up at our own pace

5. we looked at our weaknesses and our strengths
but paying special attention to our good points

6. we believed now that life could heal us
and make us more accepting of ourselves

7. it was a humbling experience to find these people who could help us
and that we were not alone any more

8. as we learned to be more accepting of ourselves
acceptance of other people started to follow

9. we made amends to ourselves wherever possible
in ways that were healthy for ourselves and others

10. continued to work on our self esteem daily

11. we sought opportunities to be more healthy
and find wholesome activities like exercise and relaxation

12. having come to feel much better
we were in a position to help others and to consolidate our learning
 
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QueenFan

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I did the twelve steps with CODA and it's a useful framework.

Well written!
 
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Zoe1

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thanks very much ! feel free to suggest any changes
 
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I luv this! Thank you. It will be a big help!!! They are all nice. 9 10 and 11 really speak to me.
 
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may the power of the people
grant us the serenity
to accept the things we cannot change
courage to change the things we can
and the wisdom to know the difference
 
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