Sunday, March 23, 2014

New "Courage Work-Anon" Email Meeting

More recovery for friends and families of workaholics is now available via a new email meeting of Work-Anon. Contact courage.workanon.group AT gmail dot com and briefly qualify (could be two words, that you need it) and you can get added to the distribution list.

Here's what Cila describes about how the meeting will run:
The newborn email meeting of "Courage WorkAnon"


The main thing is: there is a moderator (contact) email address
courage.work.anon.group@gmail.com
and people can join after they qualify (just write 2 words that they need it)

At the beginning it will be a closed meeting only for friends and families of workaholics till the group does not decide other way.

Of course the group works based on the Steps and Traditions - only its form is written.

The letters sent on the list can be read by anyone being on the list: shares can be responded without crosstalk.

Of course members can discuss their own things in private [via one to one emails] just as after face to face meetings.

Shares are treated anonymously: no one forwards them to outside persons only if the sender permits it him/herself for request.

Please feel welcomed to join the "Courage Work-Anon" Email meeting and again thanks to Cila and her HP and program friend for starting this wonderful meeting!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Call in Number and Times - Fall 2013 & All of 2014

Note new call in number as of 2013...

Work-Anon now meets two times monthly via telephone on the first and third Sundays of each month at 8pm (Eastern Time). Note the new Dial-in Number starting February 2013. Dial-in Number and Access code: 1-626-677-3000 and a participant access code of "12 steps" or the numerals 1278377 followed by a pound key. The next meeting days for 2013 and 2014 are:



Sundays, September 1st & Sept. 15th, 2013 - 8pm ET

Sundays, October 6th & October 20th, 2013 - 8pm ET

Sundays, November 3rd & November 17th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, December 1st & December 15th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, January 5th & January 19th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, February 2nd & February 16th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, March 2nd & March 16th, 2014  - 8pm ET
Sundays, April 6th & April 20th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, May 4th & May 18th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, June 1st & June 15th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, July 6th & July 20th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, August 3rd & August 17th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, September 7th & September 21st, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, October 5th & October 19th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, November 2nd & November 16th, 2014 - 8pm ET
Sundays, December 7th & December 21st, 2014 - 8pm ET


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Breakouts on Intergenerational Disease of Workaholism and Work-Anon at the next National W.A. Conference in Chicago

During the upcoming W.A. World service conference, there will be Work-Anon meeting breakouts and a special session on recovering from the intergenerational family disease of workaholism. To learn more about the conference, to be held in late August 23-25, 2013 in Chicago, please visit the conference page. Early bird discounts of $50 off for registration apply through May 15th.

Recover together, the theme this year is "Transformation from the Inside Out."



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WorkAnon Meetings Dates and Call-in Information for 2013

Work-Anon meets twice monthly on the first and third Sundays at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific. Please note, we have a new Conference Call Number, effective immediately.  Here are the Dial-in Number and Access code: 1-626-677-3000 and a participant access code of "12 steps" or the numerals 
1278377 followed by a pound key.


Here are the dates for 2013:


Sundays, Dec. 2nd & Dec. 16th, 2012 - 8pm ET
Sundays, Jan. 6th & Jan. 20th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, Feb. 3rd & Feb. 17th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, Mar. 3rd & Mar. 17th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, April 7th & April 21st, 2013 - 8pm ET 
Sundays, May 5th & May 19th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, June 2nd & June 16th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, July 7th & July 21st, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, August 4th & August 18th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, September 1st & September 15th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, October 6th & October 20th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, November 3rd & November 17th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sundays, December 1st & December 15th, 2013 - 8pm ET


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Upcoming World Conference With Work-Anon Breakouts

Columbia Gorge Sunrise from Flickr and R. deGraff
The upcoming W.A. World Service Conference will take place September 13-16 near Portland, Oregon at the Menucha Retreat Center. The conference will feature breakout Work-Anon meeting sessions for friends, family, and adult children of workaholics. We especially encourage Work-Anon members to attend this fantastic opportunity for face to face Work-Anon meetings, fellowship, walks in nature, and deepening in our recovery together.

More information on the conference is available from the W.A. conference page including the conference flyer, registration form, and online registration. Please consider yourself invited!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Work-Anon Meeting Dates and Call-in Information for 2012

Work-Anon meets twice monthly on the first and third Sundays at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific. The Conference Call Number is Dial-in Number and Access code: 1-218-936-4700 and a participant access code of "12 steps" or the numerals 1278377 followed by a pound key.

Here are the dates for 2012:

Sundays, Dec. 4th & Dec. 18th, 2011 - 8pm ET

Sundays, January 1st & January 15th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, February 5th & February 19th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, March 4th & March 18th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, April 1st & April 15th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, May 6th & May 20th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, June 3rd & June 17th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, July 1st & July 15th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, August 5th & August 19th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, September 2nd & September 16th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, October 7th & October 21st, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, November 4th & November 18th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sundays, December 2nd & December 16th, 2012 - 8pm ET

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Brochure Text Available - Key Practices of WorkAnon

Hot off the presses, here's the core text for our new Work-Anon brochure...

Work-Anon Key Practices In Our Program of Recovery
For Friends, Families, & Co-workers of Workaholics


Serenity and Recovery
We regain our inner balance through working the Twelve Steps and connecting with other recovering Work-Anons. Through deepening in our recovery, we are released from painful self-defeating patterns, including self-abandonment and neglect, chronic feelings of insufficiency and inadequacy, compulsive perfectionism and rescuing, and trying to please or control others. Our lives in recovery blossom with inner strength, conscious contact, wisdom, detachment, self-valuing, fun, and program friendships. Our interests and energy expand…. Welcome home to Work-Anon.

Key Practices of Work-Anon Recovery

Working the Steps Through individual and group self-study & writing, we learn about the roots and alternatives to intergenerational patterns of pain and the possibilities of amending our behavior, attitudes, and feelings with ourselves and others. Conscious contact awakens us. We uncover hidden assets and new ways of being.

Meetings Attending meetings helps us prioritize our own recovery. We learn from and stay in touch with others and share our growth.

Self-Care In Work-Anon recovery, we learn to establish new habits of self-nurture, exercise, rest, and renewal.

Writing We write in our recovery journals to cultivate habits of gratitude, attention, and focusing on the solution.

Detaching With Love We learn to detach with love from the workaholic’s demands, judgments, & behavior. We no longer cover or enable. We discover choices and set healthy boundaries.

Meditation Inner quiet increases conscious contact.

Bringing the Focus Back to Ourselves By bringing the focus back to ourselves, we return to our source of power and clarity, the ground of our being. We are strengthened by focusing on what we can effect instead of being distracted by trying to control things we cannot.

Healing Our Inner Selves For those who experienced neglectful, abusive or judgmental childhoods, attending to our “inner child” relieves chronic, self-defeating patterns and releases energy and vitality.

Cultivating Our Own Health and Joy Recovery releases us from living inside the disease. We discover hidden talents and interests. We learn to cultivate our own health and joy. By working the Steps, we learn to live as deeper wisdom guides us. We are revitalized & come alive.

Service We provide service to continue to learn and enhance our recovery. Only through helping others can we keep the gifts that recovery brings.

Program Literature Our spirits are renewed and new habits affirmed by reading program literature.


Join Us

Work-Anon has but one purpose: to help families, friends, and co-workers of workaholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Work-Anon.

Through calling into our phone meetings and using the key practices, we hear the experience, strength, and hope of others recovering from the effects of work addiction in the family or workplace. We believe that work addiction is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

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