The purpose of this loop is to work the 12 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous via email together as a group. We use "The Twelve-Step Workbook of Overeaters Anonymous", and its companion book, "The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous." Both can be purchased at http://overeatersanonymous.org, at local OA meetings, or other book sources. Join us as we journey together in true fellowship to work the 12 Steps of OA! The only requirement for joining this loop is a desire to stop eating compulsively. We welcome everyone!
Our email loop has some basic guidelines that all members must follow. Please, read the following guidelines and be sure to follow them when you begin to share on our loop:
Guideline 1: On this loop we share our experience, strength, hope and inspiration with fellow compulsive overeaters. Our purpose is to encourage, upbuild and strengthen our recovery from compulsive overeating, through sharing positive messages of truth, courage and the overcoming of adversity. Feel free to share both your problems and their solutions. Please remember to always use courtesy and respect.
Guideline 2: Although ours is a spiritual program, each member of our groups interprets this spiritual side in his/her own way. Therefore, in order to protect the spiritual program of all our members, in general 12step4coes intergroup loops and meetings we use the terms God, God of my understanding, or higher power, when referring to our spiritual work.
Guideline 3: Negative messages that attack or put down other members of this loop are called "flaming" and are not allowed. If you have something personal to discuss with someone, please email them privately. Members who choose to "flame" on our loop will lose their privilege to share on the loop. Thanks for helping make our loop a safe place for all of us to share.
If you would like to join our loop, type in your email address below and click on the Yahoo Groups button at the right. We look forward to meeting you in our email loop!
Welcome to 12 Step Workbook Study 4 COE's!