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Sydney ASTL We Are Not All Egomaniacs meeting with Beth H and readings
Nov 10 2022
Sydney ASTL We Are Not All Egomaniacs meeting with Beth H and readings
This is an awesome recording; we are hyping the content - not the sound quality. This is a meeting recorded on ZOOM so some who share are crystal clear, others are a little funky - but the content is great from evereyone. And it's a long one, just less than two hours. This is all about the book We Are Not All Egomaniacs: Adapting the 12 Steps for Alcoholics with Low Self-Esteem. If you're asking, "What's that?" This audio is for you; it is PJ giving a history of this Sydney Australia based Zoom meeting, Beth H the author talking about how she never related to Bill W's ego problem in need of deflation. Then we get a feel of the book.  Like a podcast Step-Study, members read selections from Beth's book and reflecting on their own experience. It's a Steps 1 to 3 workshop with a refreshing approach. If you know and love this book, go get it and read along; it will be like being there. This was the 5th biennial International Conference of Secular AA, held on Zoom October 29th and 30th, 2022.  Our first was Santa Monica 2014, Austin was 2016, Toronto in 2018 and Washington DC was scheduled for 2020 but COVID moved us online, allowing us the flexibility to meet every year + have our first European #ICSAA in 2021. More about ICSAA https://aasecular.orgICSAA by mail: SecularAA@gmail.com More secular AA podcasts of workshops, speakers and discussion: https://secularaa.buzzsprout.com/ If you'd like to go to this meeting mentioned in today's podcast,  it meets Saturday morning in Australia so email below for details and check your local time zone; it has become a very international gathering. mailto:notallegomaniacs@gmail.com
The New Frontier: psychedelics, plant-based therapy, and recovery discussion at ICSAA 2022
Nov 6 2022
The New Frontier: psychedelics, plant-based therapy, and recovery discussion at ICSAA 2022
A New Frontier? From founders to today's people in recovery, "many paths" includes getting stuck and finding help to 'un-stuck' ones recovery. BriJet and Michelle, host a panel of people who share their lived experience followed by open sharing at the 5th biennial International Conference of Secular AA. Listen to members talking about their experience with recovery and emerging practices in synthetic and pant-based, clinically assisted recovery. Synthetic psychoactive chemical MDMA is emerging with the promise of treating post traumatic stress disorder in phase-3 trials. Cannabinoids,   plant medicines (like ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms), are currently being used in clinical, supervised settings. In combination with psychotherapy, scientists see promise for patients that have not responded to other treatments for depression, anxiety and PTSD. Unlike street drugs, which may be adulterated and unsafe, practitioners and researchers use a pure, precisely dosed form of the drug.  Like any AA talk or meeting, this will not be for everyone. "It becomes clear that just as it is wrong to enable or support any alcoholic to become re-addicted to any drug, it鈥檚 equally wrong to deprive any alcoholic of medication, which can alleviate or control other disabling physical and/or emotional problems."The A.A. Member: Medication and Other Drugs, P-11About ICSAA: Since 1990, the Alcoholics Anonymous world convention has included a "We Agnostics" panel where atheists, agnostics and freethinkers in AA gather and share their experiences. The first international secular gathering of AA was in Santa Monica in 2014. We met in Austin in 2016, Toronto in 2018 and while we planned an in-person meeting in Washington DC in 2020, we have been meeting virtually on Zoom since then. This 2022 event marks the fifth biennial gathering .https://aasecular.orgemail us: SecularAA@gmail.com More ICSAA recorded panels, speakers and workshops: https://secularaa.buzzsprout.com/
Secular OA NA ACA CODA & Al-Anon - 2022 ICSAA Not an Outside Issue
Nov 4 2022
Secular OA NA ACA CODA & Al-Anon - 2022 ICSAA Not an Outside Issue
Cooperation within AA, and beyond, makes room for members of other mutual-aid, peer-to-peer organizations which at ICSAA - a community of freethinkers - are not/is not, an outside issue. How many people with addiction have a problematic relationship with one process or substance, and champion moderation in every other mood/mind/comfort-altering activity or consumable? Yes, many of us have earned a seat in more than one mutual-aid room.  In a freethinker's gathering about recovery from addiction, what exactly would be an outside issue? So, it's the custom of ICSAA to create a panel of other peer-to-peer fellowships. We do it again at 2022 ICSAA: Here and Now.Join Jim D and Jenne M of OA, Ken S of NA, Sheila K and Chia W of Al-Anon, Jill B and Elaine M of Adult Children of Alcoholics, Matt H of CODA, along with fiends and participants. Many of these groups can be found on lists updated by volunteers like this one:16 hours per day of secular AA: https://bit.ly/secularmeetings More International Conference of Secular AA: https://secularaa.buzzsprout.com/ More #ICSAA https://aasecular.orgSECULAR AL-ANONSecular Al-Anon: https://rivenwoodbooks.com/secularAlanon/Al-Anon meeting in this room Sunday at 3:30 eastern time SECULAR OVER-EATERSResources and support for secular members of Over-eaters Anonymous (OA) and others dealing with obsessive food behaviors.https://secularovereaters.org/secularovereaters@gmail.comJenne鈥檚 favorite secular 12-step book: The Alternative 12 Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery  Martha Cleveland, phd + Arlys G. Food Freedom Resource Manual: https://secularovereaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SO-FF_04222022.pdf Website for OA Secular Service Board: https://www.secularserviceboardofovereatersanonymous.org/  馃挜AHA: Agnostic, Humanist & Atheist Codependency Support Group馃挜 P=Pacific     E=Eastern I=Irish/UK    C=CET/Belgium  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89377971773?pwd=cWNUUlp2a1RtWGFYaDdKQk1GRDhwZz09 Code: 893 7797 1773  -  Passcode: 023387 MON 馃尮Healing Together馃挌P=4pm, E=7pm, I=12am(TUE), C=1am(TUE) TUE 馃ぉTopic Meeting鉁岋笍P=5:30pm, E=8:30pm, I=1:30am(WED), C=2:30am(WED) WED 馃Check-In鉂わ笍P=12pm, E=3pm, I=8pm, C=9pmTHU 馃摉Writers Meeting鉁嶏笍P=10am, E=1pm, I=6pm, C=7pm FRI 馃槉Topic Meeting馃憤P=2pm, E=5pm, I=10pm, C=11pm SAT 馃槏Informal Chat馃挰 P=6:30pm, E=9:30pm, I=2:30am(SUN), C=3:30am(SUN) Our Website:  http://atheistcodependent.com/  Secular Narcotics Anonymous: secularna.org  Secular Adult Children of Alcoholics(ACoA): We Agnostics https://acaagnostica.com/The meeting information is the same for ALL meetings.Meeting ID: 814 3727 6969  - Passcode: 247365
Conf茅rence internationale des AA s茅culiers 2022 avec Mario (Qu茅bec) et Chatal (Europe)
Nov 4 2022
Conf茅rence internationale des AA s茅culiers 2022 avec Mario (Qu茅bec) et Chatal (Europe)
La cinqui猫me biennale ICSAA - Conf茅rence Internationale des Alcooliques Anonymes la茂cs 茅tait en ligne. Initialement r茅serv茅 脿 Washington DC, des probl猫mes de sant茅 ont incit茅 les membres du comit茅 脿 se r茅unir sur Zoom cette ann茅e. Auparavant, nous sommes all茅s 脿 Santa Monica (2014), Austin (2016) et Toronto (2018). Notre premi猫re tentative de rencontre 脿 Washington remonte 脿 2020 et, comme le savent tous les membres des groupes de soutien entre pairs pour les personnes toxicomanes, le COVID-19 nous a orient茅s vers une meilleure utilisation des technologies telles que les r茅unions Zoom.Nous avons propos茅 cette ann茅e une traduction simultan茅e en espagnol/anglais et fran莽ais/anglais, trouvant un moyen de r茅duire les barri猫res et de construire des ponts avec la technologie actuelle. Mario de Montr茅al Qu茅bec et Chantal d'origine grecque/fran莽aise partagent leur histoire. De plus, nous entendons parler de l'histoire du d茅pliant La Parole de 芦 Dieu 禄 : Agnostiques et Athestes chez les AA qui a commenc茅 en Grande-Bretagne et est maintenant disponible en espagnol, fran莽ais et anglais.https://aasecular.org脡crivez-nous 脿 secularaa@gmail.comPlus d'enregistrements audio d'agnostiques, d'ath茅es et de libres penseurs en r茅tablissement : https://secularaa.buzzsprout.com/#AAs茅culier, #AAsansDieu, #ath茅eAA, #ICSAA, #ICSAA2022