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International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill Schaberg with "from 'Religious' to 'Spiritual': A Historical Evolution
Feb 23 2024
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill Schaberg with "from 'Religious' to 'Spiritual': A Historical Evolution
This is the audio of Bill Schaberg's session from Day 2 of Virtual ICSAA 2023. Recordings from the conference are being edited for public sharing and are being uploaded as they are made ready. Follow/subscribe to us on buzzsprout to be alerted as your favorite episodes are available. For information on ICSAA 2024 in-person in Orlando in September, check out www.aasecular.org/in-person-conference and register soon!William Schaberg, author of Writing the Big Book: Stepping back from his typical focus on the 18-month period from October 1937 to April 1939, Schaberg expands his scope to consider what was going on in the Fellowship from December 1934 to 1939 – a time that Bill Wilson called "The Flying-Blind Period." In this presentation, Schaberg underlines just how "blind" that period actually was and how clueless all the main participants were about where they were going to finally end up in mid-1939. Once again, this is a "challenging the creation myths" presentation, encouraging people to set aside many of the 'hallowed' stories they have so often heard about early A.A. history and inviting them to take an "unfiltered" look at what the facts actually tell us about that time.For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
Secular AA Global Speaker Tour - Our Mostly Agnostic Group of Drunks - Jan 7, 2024
Jan 11 2024
Secular AA Global Speaker Tour - Our Mostly Agnostic Group of Drunks - Jan 7, 2024
January 2024: Secular AA's monthly world-tour of speaker meetings is hosted by Our Mostly Agnostic Group of Drunks (OMAGOD), based out of Orlando, Florida.Our speakers this month are:Alison PEmily CJosh SScott B..with Mikey J as emcee. Following these talks is sharing from around our agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA world. This is an open and welcoming meeting inviting others to share their thoughts about the speakers' shares and should be interesting for anyone, newcomer and long-timer alike (or just curious).OMAGOD meets in-person Tuesday and Saturday nights and online Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights - for more information, check out www.omagod.org.Next stop: Colorado! Secular AA’s monthly Global Speaker Tour will be featuring Godless Heathens of Colorado on Sunday, Feb 4 at:2 pm EST1 pm CST12 pm AZ11 am PST7 pm UK6 am AEDT (Monday)Everyone is welcome to join our monthly open/public secular AA meeting.ZOOM ID 864 4074 0033Passcode 121212(CON TRADUCCIÓN SIMULTÁNEA INGLÉS<>ESPAÑOL)For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
Secular AA Global Speaker Tour - Friends of Secular AA - Dec 3, 2023 (Traducción Española)
Dec 6 2023
Secular AA Global Speaker Tour - Friends of Secular AA - Dec 3, 2023 (Traducción Española)
Traducción EspañolaDecember 2023: Secular AA's monthly world-tour of speaker meetings is hosted by the Friends of Secular AA this month: Secular OA, Secular NA, Secular Al Anon, Secular ACA, and Secular CoDA. Spanish translation is available! Our speakers this month are:Jim D of OAKen S of NASheila K of Al AnonJill B of ACAMatt H of CoDA..with Jim D as emcee. This episode is also available in Spanish! See the next episode.Following these talks is sharing from around our agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA world. This is an open and welcoming meeting inviting others to share their thoughts about the speakers' shares and should be interesting for anyone, newcomer and long-timer alike (or just curious).In addition to the recording, several good resources were made available in the meeting chat, repeated here for all to see and use:~~~Sitios de internet de Comedores Compulsivos Seculareshttps://secularovereaters.org/https://www.secularserviceboardofovereatersanonymous.org/~~~Taller sobre Libertad Alimentaria,20 de enero, sábado, de 8 a 9:30 a. m.,durante siete sábados,https://forms.gle/SCcHEAnJx13qzM4e9https://tinyurl.com/FoodFreedomWorkshopJan20~~~Narcóticos Anónimos Secularwww.secularna.orgGrupo privado de Facebook "The Secular NA Coffee Shop"~~~Hijos Adultos de Alcohólicos Secularwww.acaagnostica.com~~~Al Anón Secularwww.rivenwoodbooks.comany.faith.or.none@gmail.comsecular.alanon.step.study@gmail.comboisesecularalanon@gmail.comwww.anyfaithornone@gmail.com~~~~CoDA SecularGrupo de Apoyo a la Codependencia Agnóstico Humanista y Ateowww.atheistcodependent.comaha.codependents@gmail.com~~~~For January we're pleased to be hosted by Our Mostly Agnostic Group of Drunks (OMAGOD) (who are also hosting ICSAA 2024 in Orlando, FL on September 20-22). This speaker tour will be a panel discussion of OMAGOD homegroup members sharing their experience, strength, and hope. This enlightening discussion will be held on the first Sunday of January (7-JAN) at noon AZ, 2pm ET, 11am PT, 7pm UK, and 6am AEDT (their Monday, 8-JAN).Everyone is welcome to join our monthly open/public secular AA meeting.ZOOM ID 864 4074 0033Passcode 121212(CON TRADUCCIÓN SIMULTÁNEA INGLÉS<>ESPAÑOL)For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
Secular AA Global Speaker Tour - Friends of Secular AA - Dec 3, 2023
Dec 5 2023
Secular AA Global Speaker Tour - Friends of Secular AA - Dec 3, 2023
December 2023: Secular AA's monthly world-tour of speaker meetings is hosted by the Friends of Secular AA this month: Secular OA, Secular NA, Secular Al Anon, Secular ACA, and Secular CoDA. Spanish translation is available! Our speakers this month are:Jim D of OAKen S of NASheila K of Al AnonJill B of ACAMatt H of CoDA..with Jim D as emcee. This episode is also available in Spanish! See the next episode.Following these talks is sharing from around our agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA world. This is an open and welcoming meeting inviting others to share their thoughts about the speakers' shares and should be interesting for anyone, newcomer and long-timer alike (or just curious).In addition to the recording, several good resources were made available in the meeting chat, repeated here for all to see and use:~~~Sitios de internet de Comedores Compulsivos Seculareshttps://secularovereaters.org/https://www.secularserviceboardofovereatersanonymous.org/~~~Taller sobre Libertad Alimentaria,20 de enero, sábado, de 8 a 9:30 a. m.,durante siete sábados,https://forms.gle/SCcHEAnJx13qzM4e9https://tinyurl.com/FoodFreedomWorkshopJan20~~~Narcóticos Anónimos Secularwww.secularna.orgGrupo privado de Facebook "The Secular NA Coffee Shop"~~~Hijos Adultos de Alcohólicos Secularwww.acaagnostica.com~~~Al Anón Secularwww.rivenwoodbooks.comany.faith.or.none@gmail.comsecular.alanon.step.study@gmail.comboisesecularalanon@gmail.comwww.anyfaithornone@gmail.com~~~~CoDA SecularGrupo de Apoyo a la Codependencia Agnóstico Humanista y Ateowww.atheistcodependent.comaha.codependents@gmail.com~~~~For January we're pleased to be hosted by Our Mostly Agnostic Group of Drunks (OMAGOD) (who are also hosting ICSAA 2024 in Orlando, FL on September 20-22). This speaker tour will be a panel discussion of OMAGOD homegroup members sharing their experience, strength, and hope. This enlightening discussion will be held on the first Sunday of January (7-JAN) at noon AZ, 2pm ET, 11am PT, 7pm UK, and 6am AEDT (their Monday, 8-JAN).Everyone is welcome to join our monthly open/public secular AA meeting.ZOOM ID 864 4074 0033Passcode 121212(CON TRADUCCIÓN SIMULTÁNEA INGLÉS<>ESPAÑOL)For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Creating a Successful Secular AA Meeting
Dec 1 2023
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Creating a Successful Secular AA Meeting
This is the audio of the session "Creating a Successful Secular AA Meeting" by Nathan H from Day 1 of Virtual ICSAA 2023. Recordings from the conference are being edited for public sharing and are being uploaded as they are made ready. Follow/subscribe to us on buzzsprout to be alerted as your favorite episodes are available. For information on ICSAA 2024 in-person in Orlando in September, check out www.aasecular.org/in-person-conference and register soon!If you have thought about being of service to A.A. by creating a new space for secular alcoholics to gather, or want to improve an online meeting, I invite you to attend this seminar. In this 90-minute interactive session, we will discuss ideas that are useful in creating a successful online meeting and benefit existing meetings that could use a little help. We will look at how the Covid pandemic changed the A.A. meeting experience and how we can maintain some of the useful traditions of face-to-face meetings in an online environment. Topic discussion will include items like:What does “successful” even mean?What makes a good meeting?What does it mean to be an A.A. group?What does it mean to be a Secular A.A. group?Meeting format and structure.Getting the word out.Meeting presentation.Service Staffing.Security.The Group Conscience.For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill W and "Dopamine and the Twelve Steps" (Traducción Española)
Dec 1 2023
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill W and "Dopamine and the Twelve Steps" (Traducción Española)
Traducción EspañolaThis is the audio of Bill W's session, "Dopamine and the Twelve Steps" from Day 1 of Virtual ICSAA 2023. Recordings from the conference are being edited for public sharing and are being uploaded as they are made ready. Follow/subscribe to us on buzzsprout to be alerted as your favorite episodes are available. For information on ICSAA 2024 in-person in Orlando in September, check out www.aasecular.org/in-person-conference and register soon!Presented by biologist Bill W., author of “Twelve Secular Steps: An Addiction Recovery Guide” - Our pious AA founders were surprisingly insightful in characterizing addiction as a disease with two indispensable components: an allergic reaction to alcohol coupled to an unstoppable obsession to keep putting it into our bodies. But they would not recognize the modern-day disease model, which emphasizes a complex interplay of neurobiology, environment, and molecular genetics. Have these comprehensive (and complicated) modern-day insights have rendered “traditional” 12-Step recovery obsolete? Our answer should be a resounding no! This is especially evident if we distill 12 Step recovery down to its secular core, which consists of the essential actions and practices that have created 12 Step recovery since the humble beginnings.For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill W and "Dopamine and the Twelve Steps"
Dec 1 2023
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill W and "Dopamine and the Twelve Steps"
This is the audio of Bill W's session, "Dopamine and the Twelve Steps" from Day 1 of Virtual ICSAA 2023. Recordings from the conference are being edited for public sharing and are being uploaded as they are made ready. Follow/subscribe to us on buzzsprout to be alerted as your favorite episodes are available. For information on ICSAA 2024 in-person in Orlando in September, check out www.aasecular.org/in-person-conference and register soon!Presented by biologist Bill W., author of “Twelve Secular Steps: An Addiction Recovery Guide” - Our pious AA founders were surprisingly insightful in characterizing addiction as a disease with two indispensable components: an allergic reaction to alcohol coupled to an unstoppable obsession to keep putting it into our bodies. But they would not recognize the modern-day disease model, which emphasizes a complex interplay of neurobiology, environment, and molecular genetics. Have these comprehensive (and complicated) modern-day insights have rendered “traditional” 12-Step recovery obsolete? Our answer should be a resounding no! This is especially evident if we distill 12 Step recovery down to its secular core, which consists of the essential actions and practices that have created 12 Step recovery since the humble beginnings.For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill Schaberg with "from 'Religious' to 'Spiritual': A Historical Evolution (Traducción Española)
Dec 1 2023
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Bill Schaberg with "from 'Religious' to 'Spiritual': A Historical Evolution (Traducción Española)
Traducción EspañolaThis is the audio of Bill Schaberg's session from Day 2 of Virtual ICSAA 2023. Recordings from the conference are being edited for public sharing and are being uploaded as they are made ready. Follow/subscribe to us on buzzsprout to be alerted as your favorite episodes are available. For information on ICSAA 2024 in-person in Orlando in September, check out www.aasecular.org/in-person-conference and register soon!William Schaberg, author of Writing the Big Book: Stepping back from his typical focus on the 18-month period from October 1937 to April 1939, Schaberg expands his scope to consider what was going on in the Fellowship from December 1934 to 1939 – a time that Bill Wilson called "The Flying-Blind Period." In this presentation, Schaberg underlines just how "blind" that period actually was and how clueless all the main participants were about where they were going to finally end up in mid-1939. Once again, this is a "challenging the creation myths" presentation, encouraging people to set aside many of the 'hallowed' stories they have so often heard about early A.A. history and inviting them to take an "unfiltered" look at what the facts actually tell us about that time.For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Dr. Lembke and "Radical Honesty: How Telling the Truth Changes our Brain and Promotes Recovery" (Traducción Española)
Dec 1 2023
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Dr. Lembke and "Radical Honesty: How Telling the Truth Changes our Brain and Promotes Recovery" (Traducción Española)
Traducción EspañolaThis is the audio of Dr. Anna Lembke's session "Radical Honesty: How Telling the Truth Changes our Brain and Promotes Recovery" from Day 1 of Virtual ICSAA 2023. Recordings from the conference are being edited for public sharing and are being uploaded as they are made ready. Follow/subscribe to us on buzzsprout to be alerted as your favorite episodes are available. For information on ICSAA 2024 in-person in Orlando in September, check out www.aasecular.org/in-person-conference and register soon!Professor Anna Lembke is Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford and the New York Times bestselling author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence which decodes complex neuroscience into applicable strategies that explain and promote recovery. An expert in treating addictions of all kinds, in this talk Lembke discusses the biology and psychology of radical honesty: Telling the truth in all things large and small. She illuminates how radical honesty strengthens the prefrontal cortex, engenders a plenty-mindset, and ends the cycle of destructive shame that perpetuates addiction. Drawing on lessons from scientific research as well as the lived experience of people in recovery, students will learn how honesty as a daily commitment can help curb desire and encourage contentment and connectedness.For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Dr. Lembke and "Radical Honesty: How Telling the Truth Changes our Brain and Promotes Recovery"
Dec 1 2023
International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA) 2023 - Dr. Lembke and "Radical Honesty: How Telling the Truth Changes our Brain and Promotes Recovery"
This is the audio of Dr. Anna Lembke's session "Radical Honesty: How Telling the Truth Changes our Brain and Promotes Recovery" from Day 1 of Virtual ICSAA 2023. Recordings from the conference are being edited for public sharing and are being uploaded as they are made ready. Follow/subscribe to us on buzzsprout to be alerted as your favorite episodes are available. For information on ICSAA 2024 in-person in Orlando in September, check out www.aasecular.org/in-person-conference and register soon!Professor Anna Lembke is Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford and the New York Times bestselling author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence which decodes complex neuroscience into applicable strategies that explain and promote recovery. An expert in treating addictions of all kinds, in this talk Lembke discusses the biology and psychology of radical honesty: Telling the truth in all things large and small. She illuminates how radical honesty strengthens the prefrontal cortex, engenders a plenty-mindset, and ends the cycle of destructive shame that perpetuates addiction. Drawing on lessons from scientific research as well as the lived experience of people in recovery, students will learn how honesty as a daily commitment can help curb desire and encourage contentment and connectedness.For more info on secular AA including Zoom meetings, in-person meetings, and virtual gatherings, check out:- https://aasecular.org- secularAA@gmail.comSecular AA is AA sobriety without the God-stuff, one of the fastest growing subcultures within Alcoholics Anonymous offering 100 agnostic/atheist/freethinkers AA meetings every day + regional events and the International Conference of Secular AA (ICSAA). More @ https://aasecular.org