To make the Program effective for you, arise each morning fifteen minutes earlier than usual and go over the Thirteen Affirmations. Then begin to think about each one by itself. Take one Statement and use it consciously all day. At the end of the day review the use of it and what effects it had that day for you and your actions.
I now take charge of my life and my well-being. I accept the responsibility.
My first conscious sober act is to reduce negativity in my life.
Happiness is created, not waited for.
I now better understand my problems. I do not permit problems to overwhelm me.
I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman.
Greatness is mine by a conscious effort.
Caring is all-important.
Daily I put my life into a proper order, knowing which are the priorities.
No longer am I victimized by the past. I am a new woman.
I am learning to know that I am loved.
I treasure all moments of my New Life.
This is what I am, and I shall know it always.
I am in charge of my mind, my thoughts, and my life.
As the New Life Program grew, women began to ask Dr. Kirkpatrick for a more chronological guide to help them identify areas to focus on as they progressed in recovery. The Levels of Recovery were conceived to meet this need, and each Statement was assigned to a level. Women are also encouraged to remember that life is a fluid process that ebbs and flows, as are the Levels. There will always be times, such as during periods of great change or severe stress, when we may need to revisit a Level.
Recorded during the first-ever Tuesday Talk, an on-going Facebook Live event. Access is free via the New Life Program Connections Group.
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