I have attended 12-step groups off and on for years including Adult Children of Alcoholics, Codependents Anonymous, Adults Molested as Children, Al-Anon, Overeaters Anonymous.
Has anyone had success in introducing ACE questions into their sharing? Because it is not "sanctioned 12-step literature"....I took a "verbal beating" for doing such at last week's meeting. I handed out the questionnaire and resilience questionnaire too....before the meeting had started, but the questions started to come and then it overlapped into normal meeting time, and I got "pinged" for not following format. I love both things, but I'd like advice on a safe and appropriate way folks can share this. For several months I've mentioned my "high ACE score ...(I'm 9/11) with the briefest of reference to how I found it...but I could see members "not picking up on the details".
I know the 12-step format is sacred but I feel the ACE score perfectly informs our walk into wholeness. I'm grateful for any insights from folks who have been able to bridge these two terrific gifts to our lives successfully.
Does it need to be random? I've thought of trying to put together an event outside of our meeting.....maybe I'm just too ahead of my time!?