Wally lives in Tucson, Arizona. He is
an archivist, historian and author. His primary area of interest is
the miraculous growth of the Twelve-Step movement in the 1940’s.
From 1992-1993, Wally held the
position of Arizona Area archivist. From 1994-1995, he was a member
of the National Archives Study Committee reporting to the General
Service Office in New York City. Since 1999, he has been the overseer
of the personal archives of Dr. Bob and Anne Smith. He makes
presentations on their archival materials at various recovery events.
He is the originator of Back to
Basics, a re-enactment of a series of 1946 Beginners’ Meetings
during which newcomers TAKE all Twelve Steps in four, one-hour
sessions. More than 700,000 people have taken the Steps using this
time-tested and effective “program of action.” Presently, there are
more than 500,000 people who have recovered as the direct result of
these Beginners’ Meetings.
Wally travels throughout the United
States, Canada, and around the world taking atten-dees through the
Twelve Steps in one-day seminars. He also conducts seminars on “How
to Sponsor or be Sponsored through the Twelve Steps in 2-3 Hours,”
“How Bill W., Dr. Bob, and the First 100 Took the Steps Before the
‘Big Book’ was Written,” The Importance of Nutrition, Exercise, and
Meditation for Long-Term Recovery,” and “How to Listen to the
Indwelling Spirit,” among others.
Wally has written four books:
But, For the Grace of God–How Intergroup and Central
Offices Carried the Message of Recovery in the 1940's (presently out
Back to Basics–The
Twelve-step Beginners’ Meetings of the 1940’s
How to Listen to God–The Steps Bill W., Dr. Bob, and the
Twelve-step Pi-oneers Took Before the “Big Book” was Written
Back to the Basics of Recovery–How to Take the Twelve
Steps “Quickly and Often”
is a 2016 version of the Beginners’ Meetings modified for all
addictive and compulsive behaviors with gender neutral “Big Book”
Wally makes no money from the sale of
any books, DVD’s or CD’s he has authored or produced. This is his
Twelfth Step work for which he cannot be paid. Donations to the 501
(c) 3 Back to Basics Foundation help fund his life-saving work.
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