Ep 157: Tips on How to Find a Sponsor in 12-Step Recovery

I’ve been asked how to find the right sponsor for you in recovery, and as a sponsor myself I thought I would also share how my process for sponsoring. Just like everything in recovery, take what you want and leave the rest.

This episode covers information for those new to recovery looking for their first sponsor, as well as those deeper into their journey too. It also helps those looking for a sponsor, as well as sponsors themselves. This week’s episode 157 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about Tips on How to Find the Right Sponsor in 12-Step Recovery! 

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In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of doing what works best for you as both the sponsor and the sponsee and actionable steps you can take right now to pick the best sponsor relationship for you. 

Some of the tips I go over in this episode include:

  • What a sponsor is supposed to be, and not supposed to be, and what a healthy relationship with a sponsor should look like.
  • My personal journey with recovery steps and my sponsors, including my relationships and what worked and did not work with my sponsor relationships.
  • How being a sponsor keeps the sponsor sober and on track through their own journey.
  • Common rules in different programs, and other things to consider before deciding on a sponsor for yourself. 

I would be happy to help answer questions about sponsors, however, I’m not able to be your sponsor or help you find one. I hope this episode helps you make the right decision for a sponsor for yourself. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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