Sunday, May 5, 2013
Breakouts on Intergenerational Disease of Workaholism and Work-Anon at the next National W.A. Conference in Chicago
Recover together, the theme this year is "Transformation from the Inside Out."
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
1278377 followed by a pound key.
Sundays, May 5th & May 19th, 2013 - 8pm ET
Sunday, June 3, 2012
|Columbia Gorge Sunrise from Flickr and R. deGraff|
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
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
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.
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.
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.