The steps themselves, and 12 step programs, are both wonderful and frustratingly vague, especially as to the bare words of the steps themselves. There seems to be a reason for this vagueness. We all have different life stories, and strict rules would not fit all, and perhaps would fit none. The following narratives are mere suggestions as to one possible interpretation of the Steps, and to put some meat on the bones of the bare words of the step to breathe life and meaning into such seemingly cold and harsh words.
The 12 step programs were born of treatment of addiction, which can, unfortunately, require a heavy-handed approach. PTSD may not fit that mold, and thus a softer approach maybe need to promote stability, maintenance and growth. As such, at least one alternative for each step, with some edges and corners sanded down, such as a piece of furniture to prevent injury, are provided. The version that brings the most benefit without undue triggering at a particular point in time is likely the better choice.
The following narratives are mere suggestions as to one possible interpretation of the Steps, PTSD may need a softer approach.