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SWS Registrations may close end November

WSLB would like to close registrations by end November 2019. Please pass on this info to all your fellowship friends who may be interested.

SWS January 2020

WSLB are pleased to announce the 12-step workshop to be held in Bangalore, India.

The details for registration are as follows:

Eligibility: Open to members of any 12-Step fellowship, with 1 year of continuous abstinence and Al-Ateens above the age of 12 yrs. Members with at least 6 months abstinence may attend with their sponsors. For co-dependency programs, the criteria changes from "abstinence" to "regularly attending meetings"

All registrations are strictly on first come, first served basis, fully paid. Cancellations before the last date for cancellations will receive a full refund.

The SWS is open to all 12-step fellowship members (AA, NA, Al-Anon, GA, OA, Al-Ateen, etc).

Fill in the form without leaving any blank. Only the person doing the registration needs to give a valid mobile number & email. For family members (only), these fields are optional.

Anyone may book a place for themselves and immediate family only (Spouse, Unmarried or Dependent Children above 12 yrs of age).

On Tentative Registration using this form, you will receive an email from this website giving you the bank details to which to remit the registration fees.

On receipt of the registration fees, the Treasurer for this SWS (a part of the Organising Group) will confirm your registration.


Given the constraints, WSLB would try and conduct an SWS once a year.


The details of the SWS are as here .......

Talks on Step Work: Talk1 - What is Unmanageability?

This is a collection of audio clips of talks on working the steps. This first audio clip of about 14 minutes is on the topic of What is Unmanageability?

Why do the steps?

This Video discusses the reasons for doing the 12 steps.

Registering For Online Courses

Here's How It Works. Watch the video to learn how to register for WSLB's Online Courses at the WSLB Academy.

Making a base for the future

I am getting on in age. It is pointless living as if there were endless years ahead.

The Poison of Organisations

Long ago, when I was all of 30-32, the then fledgeling RSS Bangalore approached me to join, saying I’d be made a member of the organising committee. I said NO then. I’ll say NO now. My ‘reasons’ are below, but they’re based on AA’s Traditions!

Registration for Online Courses

Please register here for the Online Courses.

ALL fields are mandatory. Enter ALL the SWS that you have done. Use the Add Row button to add as many rows as needed for the list of SWSs done and/or languages known.

Once you have registered and your application is accepted, and when the time to open the course comes, you will receive an email from this website informing you of the Login Name (not the one you use here, but a pseudonym) and password to be used at WSLB Academy where online courses are hosted.

The frustration of Step Sponsoring

A long time ago, I decided I will not be available for individual sponsoring, step 5 or 8-9 advise. I think it's time I desisted from 'engaging' with Organisers too. It's simply not worth my effort or time.

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My First Step Workshop participation - a share

For the first time, I began to grasp the intensity of each step in a small way and its relevance to all areas of my life. We worked through each step, step by step over a 3 month period during the weekends and I was mandatorily required to take a sponsor as part of the workshop to work the steps outside the classroom.  Finally, I took a sponsor, thanks to this workshop!  I realised that by being in a structured step workshop, it is easy to follow the working of the steps in a planned way as detailed by the workshop leaders......


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The 12 Step Workshop

The 12-Step Workshop - or SWS for short is the entry-level programme for people to work the 12-steps of AA. Coached by AAs, for AAs and of AAs, the SWS is a 3-day programme.


The Promises Workshop, or PWS for short, is for people who've maintained long-term sobriety and have completed doing at least two SWSs. They need to have also actually worked all the 12 Steps in their entirety.

Train the Trainer

WSLB believes in the AA tradition of "give it away to keep it". Hence a Train the Trainer (T3WS) Course.