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A Powerful Recovery Panel Presentation Discussion
We come to ACA meetings as individuals, hurting from childhood trauma we acquired growing up in alcoholic and dysfunctional homes. The only requirement for membership in our fellowship is a desire to recover from this trauma (Tradition 3). Oftentimes, though, we find ourselves recreating our dysfunctional family environment in the meetings we attend and the fellowship we depend on for our recovery. Without adequate tools, we (and the meetings we attend) can get stuck in acting out on the Laundry List Traits, rather than recovering from them.
The good news is, that there are tools we can use to prevent this from happening! There are resources in ACA literature that offer some guidelines and suggestions for establishing strong partnerships in the context of ACA recovery – it is up to us to use these resources.
This presentation aims to introduce resources, guidelines, and suggestions for establishing strong partnerships in the context of ACA recovery: the 12 Traditions of ACA, the 12 Concepts of ACA Service, and the ACA Commitment to Service. We will use role play/recorded skits to demonstrate how these tools can be put to use to keep meetings safe and healthy. We will also discuss how the principles captured in these resources can help us grow individually, as we practice establishing strong partnerships in recovery, be it on the local, the regional, or even the global level.
Please submit any challenges you have with feeling safe in meetings to email@example.com. These will be shared anonymously and helpful feedback will be given.
Deadline for submission is August 5, 2020.
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