In 12 Hidden Rewards Dr. Berger continues his exploration of the recovery process by exploring the psychological therapeutic forces operating in the Twelve Steps. This book is divided into two parts.
Part I of this book explores the therapeutic value of AA’s first seven Steps and also what it means to work Steps 8, 9 and 10. While Part II of this book explores the 12 hidden rewards of working Steps 8, 9 and 10. Steps 8, 9 and 10. Here are a few examples. These Steps teach us to:
- self-soothe and regulate our emotions,
- to be of value to others,
- to restore broken trust,
- to value the process of being,
- to enjoy emotional freedom and autonomy in relationships, and
- to have healthier relationships.
This book motivates us to earn the rewards that come with being courageous, honest and vulnerable.
“A well thought out, honest approach to the pitfalls on the road to alcoholism recovery by a man who describes himself as both a counselor and as a recovering alcoholic with many years of sobriety. I believe him, it is an honest, direct, no-fooling-around description of some major potential problems and how to avoid them…or how to recover from them if you haven’t avoided the problem in the first place. This man knows both the problems of early and later recovery. A fine book. For those who haven’t read his earlier books, I would recommend starting there.”
Amazon Review – Ready Reader
“Awesome book, I was not looking forward to step nine. But now I can’t wait.”
Amazon Review – Anthony Fulton
“Thoroughly covers how to get back to my true self.”
Amazon Review – Mary Alice R. Kelly
“I found this book very helpful in recognizing the pitfalls that are there even after I worked the 12 Steps. It listed 12 problems that commonly arise, such as thinking that meetings are all that is needed to stay sober, confusing acceptance and surrender with passivity. One of the hardest things I have dealt with is finding my “true self” instead of my false self. This book offers insight into 12 pitfalls that commonly need to be dealt with.
I highly recommend this book and it’s companion 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery.”
Amazon Review – Anne K.