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The 12 Steps 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 WSLB sends one (or two) of its trainers (WSL) to conduct the SWS and charges no fees. WSLB asks that the local group that organises the SWS follow Tradition 7 of AA to meet its expenses.

Some organisers charge a fixed fee to facilitate their events. Even in these cases, the WSLB does not charge a fee. If the WSLs must travel far and boarding & lodging is expensive or beyond their personal capacity, WSLB's Financial Policy applies.

The SWS covers a wide range of tools, slogans and all the 12 Steps of AA. Unlike the casual reading of these, the SWS explores the way to practice these in the day to day life. The sessions are fully interactive and have an immediate impact on participants. The approval ratings of the SWS hover around 95%+.

First started in 2008, many 100's of people have completed the SWS and over 33% have done it more than once. The repeaters have shared real progress in their lives after doing their steps in an SWS. Often, participants who never "found" a suitable sponsor in the fellowship ends up taking a sponsor after years in the programme!

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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 PWS

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.