. . . With affirmations, we begin to challenge the Inner Critical Parent. We learn to give ourselves a break. BRB pg. 329
Affirmations to be Repeated Each Day, BRB pg. 329
- It is okay to know who I am.
- It is okay to trust myself.
- It is okay to say I am an adult child.
- It is okay to know another way to live.
- It is okay to say no without feeling guilty.
- It is okay to give myself a break.
- It is okay to cry when I watch a movie or hear a song.
- My feelings are okay even if I am still learning how to distinguish them.
- It is okay to not take care of others when I think.
- It is okay to feel angry.
- It is okay to have fun and celebrate.
- It is okay to make mistakes and learn.
- It is okay to not know everything.
- It is okay to say, “I don’t know”.
- It is okay to ask someone to show me how to do things.
- It is okay to dream and have hope.
- It is okay to think about things differently than my family.
- It is okay to explore and say, “I like this or I like that”.
- It is okay to detach with love.
- It is okay to seek my own Higher Power.
- It is okay to reparent myself with thoughtfulness.
- It is okay to say, “I love myself”.
- It is okay to work an ACA program.
Affirmations for Your Inner Child, BRB pg. 328
- I love my Inner Child unconditionally.
- I will protect my Inner Child to the best of my ability.
- I will take time to listen to my Inner Child and to follow through on promises.
- I will integrate my Inner Child into my life through play, creativity, and spirituality.
- I will take time to become my own Loving Parent.
Affirmations for Sponsees (These can also apply to the Sponsor), BRB pg. 386
- I can ask for help without feeling like I am a burden.
- I am treating others with respect and expect others to treat me with respect.
- I can be equal in a relationship with another person.
- I am capable of selecting a healthy sponsor.
- I have willingness to do whatever it takes to recover.
- I am following the suggestions of my sponsor in my path of recovery.
Affirmations for Sponsors (These can also apply to the Sponsee), BRB pg. 386
- I have something to offer another person.
- I can help someone with what I have learned in recovery.
- I will share my experience instead of giving advice.
- I will avoid “fixing” others or rescuing others.
- I can help another ACA regardless of the type of abuse we experienced as children.
- I am more alike than I am different from another person.
Excerpts from Fellowship text (BRB) ©Adult Children of Alcoholics®/World Service Organization. All rights reserved.