Thoughts Anonymous

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our thoughts—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than our minds could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to Reality, as we are able to understand it.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our errors in thinking.
  5. Admitted to ourselves and to others the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have Reality replace these defects in thinking.
  7. Humbly allowed Reality to remove our short-sightedness.
  8. Made a list of all the thoughts that have caused harm, and became willing to amend them all.
  9. Made direct amends to our lives wherever possible, except when to do so would injure ourselves or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer or meditation to improve our conscious contact with Reality, as we understand it, asking only for its presence and the courage to accept to it.
  12. Having had a perceptual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message inside, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

© 2019 Heather Stone, Ph.D.

About Dr. Heather Stone

Heather Stone, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, is located in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. As an anxiety disorders specialist and subject matter expert, Dr. Stone provides Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, counseling, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the treatment of anxiety, worry, stress, panic, agoraphobia, postpartum depression and anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
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