and listed the many types of sponsorships available to us.
In the monthly newsletter I post link above, I also mentioned what a sponsor is: a fellow member we can connect exlusively and personally with and how benefits of sponsoring represents the third element in The Solution.
"We progress from hurting to healing to helping."
An effective sponsor:
- watches for willingness of sponsee to take action.
- knows how to protect boundaries of both sponsor and sponsee.
- learns and also works the 12 steps
- has confronted own denial and surrendering
- knows own story and can tell it with honesty and humility
- has achieved an observable level of serenity.