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  • Title: Overeaters Anonymous - I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone.
    Descriptive info: .. English.. Español.. Français.. Find a Meeting.. WSO E-mail Bulletins Sign Up.. Contact.. Podcasts.. Contribute.. Documents.. Other Language Links.. Datebook Calendar.. Home.. Newcomers.. Is OA For You?.. About OA.. Sound Bites from OA.. What You Can Expect at an OA Meeting.. Tools Of Recovery.. How OA Changed My Life.. Family and Friends.. Youth In OA.. Twelve Steps.. Twelve Traditions.. Members/Groups.. Program Inspiration.. Recovery Story.. Important Dates.. Twelfth Step Within.. Group Support.. Service Body Support.. OA Regions.. Board of Trustees.. Ask-It Basket and Archive.. Twelve Concepts.. OA Literature Translations.. Technology Solutions.. OA Guidelines.. A Step Ahead Newsletter.. Public Information Suggestions.. Copyright Requests.. Make a Contribution.. Media/Professionals.. Press Kit.. Press Releases.. PSA Public Service Announcements.. Professional Community Courier.. Bookstore.. Lifeline.. Sample Issue.. Subscribe to Print Lifeline.. Subscribe to e-Lifeline.. e-Lifeline Login.. Writers Guidelines.. Monthly Topics.. Through the Years.. World Service Events.. World Service Business Conference.. World Service Convention.. Meetings.. Find a Meeting.. Edit a Meeting.. Cancel a Meeting.. Add New Meeting.. Group Secretary Materials.. Registration Forms..  ...   gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets.. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet.. OA members differ in many ways, but we are united by our common disease and the solution we have found in the OA program.. We practice.. unity with diversity.. , and we welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.. Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.. Welcome home.. What's New.. Frequently Asked Questions for Treasurers.. Keep Your Recovery Rockin'! 2013 World Service Convention Keepsake Pins.. Now Online: Fourth-Quarter Issue of A Step Ahead.. 2013 OA Fellowship Inventory.. Small Meetings? Small Towns? Send Your Input for New OA Pamphlet.. Browse All News Items.. Daily Meditation.. In Step Two, we learn hope as we come to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous (p.. 104).. Browse All Daily Meditations.. Top.. Sitemap.. FAQ.. Privacy Policy.. 2013 Overeaters Anonymous, Inc..

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  • Title: Find a Meeting - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Find a Meeting list generated on Saturday 23rd of November 2013 from the Overeaters Anonymous World Service website: www.. oa.. org.. Face-To-Face Meeting.. Telephone Meeting.. Online Meeting.. Find Service Body.. Search Options:.. Day.. All Days.. Monday.. Tuesday.. Wednesday.. Thursday.. Friday.. Saturday.. Sunday.. Open/Closed.. All Meetings.. Open Only.. Closed Only.. Time of Day.. All Times.. Morning (6am - before Noon).. Afternoon (Noon - before 5pm).. Evening (5pm - before Midnight).. Late Night (Midnight - before 6am).. Special Topic.. 11th Step.. 90 Day.. AA 12/12.. Ask-It-Basket.. Big Book.. Dignity Of Choice.. For Today.. Lifeline Sampler.. Literature Study.. Maintenance.. Meditation.. New Beginnings.. Newcomer.. OA H.. O.. W.. OA Second Edition.. OA Steps and / or Traditions Study.. Relapse/12th Step Within.. Seeking the Spiritual Path.. Speaker.. Speaker/Topic.. Spirituality.. Teen Friendly.. Tools.. Topic.. Varies.. Voices of Recovery.. Work Book Study.. Writing.. Language.. Danish.. Danish/English.. Dutch.. English/Afrikaans.. English/American Sign Language.. English/Arabic.. English/French.. English/German.. English/Hebrew.. English/Maltese.. English/Mandarin.. English/Spanish.. Estonian.. Farsi.. Finnish.. Finnish/English.. French.. German.. Greek.. Hebrew.. Hungarian.. Icelandic.. Icelandic/English.. Italian.. Japanese.. Korean/English.. Latvian.. Lithuanian.. Luxembourgish.. None Listed.. Norwegian.. Norwegian/Swedish.. Norwegian/Swedish/Danish.. Persian.. Polish.. Portuguese.. Russian.. Russian/Ukrainian.. Slovenian.. Spanish.. Spanish/Catalan.. Spanish/English.. Swedish.. Swedish/English.. Turkish.. Special Focus.. 100-Pounders.. Anorexia/Bulimia.. Bariatric Surgery.. Black.. Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans.. Health Issues.. Lesbian.. Men.. none.. Women.. Young People.. Select Your Location.. Select a Country.. U.. S.. States/Territories.. Canadian Provinces.. Other Countries with Meetings.. Select a Province.. Alberta.. British Columbia.. Manitoba.. New Brunswick.. Newfoundland And Labrador.. Northwest Territories.. Nova Scotia.. Nunavut.. Ontario.. Prince Edward Island.. Quebec.. Saskatchewan.. Yukon.. Select a state.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Puerto Rico.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Virgin Islands.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. Or Enter Your Address or Zip Code and Select a Distance.. Select a Distance.. 5 miles.. 10 miles.. 15 miles.. 20 miles.. 25 miles.. 50 miles.. 75 miles.. 100 miles.. Or Search by Your Five Digit Intergroup Number.. (GMT -7:00) Mountain Time (US Canada).. (GMT -12:00) Eniwetok, Kwajalein.. (GMT -11:00) Midway Island, Samoa.. (GMT -10:00) Hawaii.. (GMT -9:00) Alaska.. (GMT -8:00) Pacific Time (US Canada).. (GMT -6:00) Central Time (US Canada), Mexico City.. (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US Canada),  ...   have been notified that a telephone meeting may be recorded.. You have the option of listening without speaking; and/or if participating vocally, you have the option of using your own name, a fictitious name or none at all.. Calls into telephone meetings are NOT toll-free.. Regular long-distance charges will apply based on the long-distance plan callers have with their telephone service provider.. Other Countries.. You do NOT have to register to ATTEND any OA meeting.. Overeaters Anonymous.. has approximately.. 6,500 meetings.. in over.. 80 countries.. Use the search tabs above to find a face-to-face, telephone or online meeting.. To be registered with the WSO, OA meetings must fulfill the definition of an OA group, which means they meet to practice to Twelve Steps and Traditions of OA, welcome all who have the desire to stop eating compulsively, do not require members to practice any actions to remain a member or to share at a meeting, and as a group they have no affiliation other than OA.. Alternative Methods to Finding an OA Meeting Near You.. — If you aren’t able to find a meeting in your city, please consider attending an online or telephone meeting or select the service body tab.. Service bodies are central OA offices located in most urban areas.. These offices are usually staffed by volunteer OA members who will be happy to answer your questions and assist you in finding a meeting in your area.. Telephone and Online Meetings:.. All telephone and online meetings take place in “real time” and must be fully interactive.. To be registered with the WSO, they must fulfill the definition of an OA group, which means they meet to practice the Twelve Steps and Traditions of OA, welcome all who have the desire to stop eating compulsively, do not require members to practice any actions to remain a member or to share at a meeting, and as a group they have no affiliation other than OA.. Meetings may list additional information.. , such as “open” or “closed” or may list a special focus or topic.. Click here for definitions of these terms.. Links to other Web sites:.. Intergroup and region links are provided as a courtesy.. Listing them does not imply endorsement of these sites or any outside enterprise that may be referenced in these sites.. Please note OA’s.. privacy policy..

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  • Title: Service Body Support - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Service Body Support.. If you would like to receive periodic email news updates from WSO,.. please fill out the form below.. Structure of OA.. Sample Intergroup Bylaws, Sample Service Board Bylaws and Statement of Purpose.. Intergroup or Service Board Inventory.. Suggested OA Hotline Message for Service Bodies.. OA Inc.. Bylaws.. Seventh Tradition of OA Pamphlet.. Seventh Tradition of OA Pamphlet (Translatable).. Seventh-Tradition Skits.. Rotation-of-Service Skit.. Intergroup Treasurer Guidelines.. Frequently Asked Questions for Treasurers.. Conference Policy Manual.. Designated Downloader.. Delegate Support Fund.. Professional Exhibits Fund.. Professional Tradeshows Manual.. Reduced-Cost Literature.. Consensus Guidelines.. Professional Outreach Suggestions.. Individual members.. OA’s diverse membership consists of more than 6,500 registered groups in over 75 countries.. Groups.. A group consists of two or more people.. Each group practices the.. of OA, guided by the Twelve Concepts of OA Service.. No member of a group is required to practice any actions to remain an OA member or to have a voice at a meeting.. Intergroups and Service Boards.. Intergroups and Service Boards consist of two or more groups.. Intergroups are usually formed of meetings within a general geographic area.. Service Boards are service bodies that provide support for groups and/or intergroups that are not otherwise served within the existing service structure.. This includes national service boards (NSBs), language service boards (LSBs), and virtual service boards (VSBs).. NSBs serve groups and intergroups that speak one language (usually not English).. LSBs serve groups and/or IGs, usually in different countries, that share a common language.. VSBs serve virtual groups (online or telephone meetings).. If you are interested in starting an intergroup or service board, read.. How to Start an Intergroup/Service Board.. for more information.. Regions.. OA has 10 regions worldwide that maintain direct communication with groups and intergroups.. Regions sponsor local conventions and assemblies.. Regional assemblies also nominate trustee candidates to serve on OA’s Board of Trustees (BOT), whose members are elected at the.. World Service Business Conference (WSBC).. World Service.. The WSBC, attended by delegates from around the world, meets annually each May to conduct the business of OA and to elect the 17-member.. The board acts on behalf of all members of the OA Fellowship.. The World Service Office (WSO) works with the BOT to provide quality support and services to the entire OA Fellowship.. Sample Intergroup/Service Board Bylaws and Statement of Purpose.. Download these.. Sample Intergroup Bylaws.. ,.. Sample Service Board Bylaws.. or.. Sample Statement of Purpose.. to help you draft or review either document.. To vote at the World Service Business Conference (WSBC), each intergroup must be register as per OA, Inc.. Bylaws, Subpart B, Article VI, Section 2a).. (To vote at WSBC, each service board must be registered as per OA, Inc.. Bylaws, Subpart B, Article VIII, Section 3a).. ) Please refer to.. Introduction to Intergroup/Service Board Bylaws.. for further details regarding drafting or reviewing existing bylaws.. The.. can help intergroups or service bodies evaluate their present performance.. Use this suggested script to record an.. OA Hotline Message.. for telephone callers.. You may download PDF files of the OA Inc.. bylaws for reference.. Subpart A.. governs the organization of the World Service Office and describes the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees as directors of a nonprofit corporation.. Subpart B.. , which is approved by the WSBC, defines OA membership, the basic structure of OA service bodies and specific procedures relating to the functioning of the Fellowship.. Pamphlet.. detailing the vital recovery services supported by the Seventh Tradition at all levels and how the groups carry the message through their contributions.. Seventh Tradition of OA.. (translatable version) is a  ...   to send a delegate to this important annual Conference.. The Delegate Support Fund needs your financial support! Help send representatives to the WSBC by donating to the fund.. The BOT distributes the contributions to service bodies that cannot afford to send delegates to represent them at Conference and gives priority to service bodies that were unable to send delegates to previous WSBCs.. Since being established by the BOT in 1993, the fund has made it possible for delegates from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and the United States to attend Conference.. The BOT will allocate donations received by November to service bodies that have applied for funding to the following WSBC and qualify as beneficiaries of the fund.. For details about contributing to the Delegate Support Fund, read.. Delegate Support Fund Contributions.. To apply for funds, download.. Delegate Support Fund Application.. The Board of Trustees has created a special fund to help service bodies exhibit at professional conferences and conventions that might otherwise be too costly.. If you know of a conference or convention at which you think OA should exhibit, consider applying for funding that would help your intergroup, national/language service board or region participate.. To apply for funds, download and complete the.. Professional Exhibits Fund Application.. If you would like to support OA in carrying the message through large conferences and conventions, please consider donating to the Professional Exhibits Fund.. You may send your check to the World Service Office at PO Box 44020, Rio Rancho, NM 87174-4020 USA, or donate by credit card on the.. Contribution page.. provides valuable information for OA service bodies participating in professional tradeshows.. Topics include criteria for selecting appropriate tradeshows and health fairs, budgeting for a tradeshow, organizing volunteers, and closing the tradeshow.. Appendices contain a list of professional associations, a list of suggested professionals to contact, the professional exhibits fund application, volunteer orientation guidelines, and answers to questions non-OA members frequently ask.. Intergroup Public Information and Professional Outreach Committees may purchase literature through members of the Board of Trustees at a reduced cost when hosting health fairs and professional exhibits or for distribution to professional groups.. The reduced cost is the higher of either the actual cost of the literature or 50 percent of the retail price.. Shipping is extra.. reduced-cost application form.. provides space for listing the event, and contact and shipping information; lists the available literature; includes guidelines for making a request; and requires the signature of an OA region trustee.. To find a process by which their decisions would reflect the wishes and concerns of all participating, the Board of Trustees has approved guidelines for the consensus meetings that are held at each quarterly BOT meeting.. Although the trustees created the consensus guidelines for use in board meetings, they hope other service bodies may adapt the process to the needs in their areas.. Please click on this link to download the.. trustee article and consensus guidelines.. Please refer to OA s.. Guidelines for Professional Outreach Committees.. For more detailed information, the spiral-bound.. Professional Outreach Manual.. is available for purchase from the World Service Office bookstore (Item.. #772.. , $15).. Service bodies may wish to distribute the.. Professional Outreach Flyer.. to encourage outreach activities by individual OA members.. The WSBC Professional Outreach Committee is available to assist service bodies that wish to reach out to healthcare professionals.. To reach the committee, please.. email.. Sandy Hickox at the World Service Office.. Browse.. Browse All What's New Items..

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  • Title: Contact - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Contact World Service Office.. Please be sure to include where you are from in your email so we might better serve you.. Send us a message.. Name.. (required).. Email.. (valid email required).. Phone.. Subject.. General.. Meeting/Newcomer Information.. Conference/Convention.. Contributions.. Copyright.. Datebook.. Inquires from Health Care/Helping Professionals.. Literature Orders.. Managing Director..  ...   Where are you from?.. (state or country).. How did you.. first.. hear about OA?.. Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.. Mailing address:.. PO Box 44020.. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174-4020 USA.. Street Address:.. 6075 Zenith Court NE.. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144-6424 USA.. For more information contact:.. USA Tel 505-891-2664.. USA Fax 505-891-4320..

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  • Title: Podcasts - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #24: Hearing is Believing—OA Members Speak.. This 20-minute inspiring collection of interviews depicts the journeys of several OA members from despair to recovery and serenity.. Helpful for newcomers, returning members and long-timers alike.. For more information on Overeaters Anonymous, please go to www.. org or call the World Service Office at 505-891-2664.. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #24: Hearing is Believing OA Members Speak.. [ 18:35 ].. Play Now.. |.. Play in Popup.. Download.. (33153).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #23: Tools of Recovery.. Welcome to the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) podcast.. In this edition, we have a reading of the pamphlet “Tools of Recovery.. ”.. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #23: Tools of Recovery.. [ 14:39 ].. (18139).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #22: OA Meeting.. Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous podcast #22.. This podcast is a recording of a Saturday afternoon OA meeting held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #22.. [ 50:44 ].. (18736).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #21: To The Teen.. In this edition, we have a reading of the pamphlet To the Teen.. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS PODCAST #21: To The Teen.. [ 26:47 ].. (5629).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast #20: Interview with Kaitlin.. Welcome to the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Podcast.. In this edition, 21-year-old Kaitlin talks about her  ...   le Bureau [.. ].. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #19: Interview with Allison.. [ 9:16 ].. (4792).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #18: Interview with Charles.. In this edition, OA member Charles talks about his relationship with food and his recovery from compulsive eating in Overeaters Anonymous.. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #18.. [ 15:48 ].. (6907).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #17: “OA Members Come in All Sizes: Welcome, Whatever Your Problem with Food.. ”.. In this edition, we have a partial reading of the pamphlet “OA Members Come in All Sizes: Welcome, Whatever Your Problem with Food.. ” For more information on Overeaters Anonymous, please go to www.. org or call the World Service Office in the United States at area code 505-891-2664.. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #17.. [ 23:53 ].. (7330).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #16: “To the Man Who Wants to Stop Compulsive Overeating, Welcome.. In this edition, we have a reading of the pamphlet To the Man Who Wants to Stop Compulsive Overeating, Welcome.. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #16.. [ 14:01 ].. (5461).. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #15: Welcome Home.. In this edition, we have a reading of a member-written story called Welcome Home from the OA book Lifeline Sampler.. Overeaters Anonymous Podcast- #15.. [ 6:15 ].. (5911).. Pages:.. 1.. 2.. 3..

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  • Title: Documents - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Documents.. The following PDF files appear on various pages within this Web site.. They are collected here for easy reference and downloading.. A Step Ahead: Fourth Quarter 2013.. (color).. A Step Ahead: Fourth Quarter 2013.. (black and white).. A Step Ahead: Third Quarter 2013.. A Step Ahead: Third Quarter 2013.. A Step Ahead: Second Quarter 2013.. A Step Ahead: First Quarter 2013.. Ask-It Basket Archive.. WSBC 2007 Ask-It Basket Questions.. Trustee Application.. (Interactive).. Operations Plan 2013.. Strategic Plan-Items Completed in 2012.. Strategic Plan-Items Completed in 2011.. Strategic Plan-Items Completed in 2010.. Strategic Plan-Items Completed in 2009.. Strategic Plan-Items Completed in 2008.. Conference Audio Recordings.. AAV Order Form.. Contribution Form.. Seventh Tradition of OA (Translatable Version).. Permission to Use the OA Logo.. Reprint Permission Form.. Courier Newsletter.. 2013.. Courier.. Newsletter.. Datebook Submission Form.. Discontinued Literature.. Billy s Story.. OA Cares.. flyer.. OA Is Not a Diet Club.. pamphlet.. PI Poster Kit.. How to Contact OA.. Is Food a Problem for You?.. Many Symptoms, One Solution.. Welcome to OA.. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA: A Kid s View.. To the Compulsive Overeater in the Military.. Together We Can.. Treatment and Beyond.. Compulsive Overeating: An Inside View.. To the Family.. Contributions Form.. Literature Catalog.. Literature Order Form.. Registration/Change Form.. Secretaries Maintain the Connection.. Strong Meeting Checklist.. Border Guards: Tradition Four Issues.. The Balanced Application of Tradition Four.. Excerpt from the OA Handbook.. El Formato Sugerido de Reuniónes de Estudio de los Pasos.. Formato Sugerido de Reuniones.. Group Inventory.. Group Meeting Record Sheet.. Guidelines for a Group Conscience Meeting/Suggested Group Conscience Meeting Format.. How to Start a Meeting.. Let People Know About Your Meeting.. Lifeline.. Meeting Format.. Newcomer Meeting Guidelines and Format.. Recovery from Relapse Meeting Format.. Rotation of Service Skit.. Suggested Meeting Format.. Suggested Step-Study Meeting Format..  ...   Literature.. Translation Fund Application.. Map and Description of the 10 OA Regions.. PI Poster.. Download these posters to use at PI events or exhibit booths.. Pizza Poster:.. professionally designed color poster, 8.. 5 11 inches, Includes space for local group information.. Fork Poster:.. Scale Poster.. : professionally designed color poster, 8.. 5×11 inches, Includes space for local group information.. Refrigerator Poster.. 15 Questions.. Billy’s Story.. Instructions for Getting OA’s PSA Aired.. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous: A Kid’s View.. Professional Outreach Manual: Appendix 1.. Reading Literature Aloud at OA Meetings.. Register/Change Face-to-Face Meeting.. Group Registration/Change Form.. Register/Change Online or Telephone Meeting.. Telephone Group Registration/Change Form.. Register/Change Service Body.. Intergroup Registration/Change Form.. National or Language Service Board Registration/Change Form.. Virtual Service Board Registration/Change Form.. Reduced-Cost Literature Application Form.. OA Bylaws Subpart A.. OA Bylaws Subpart B.. Trustee Article and Consensus Guidelines.. Seventh Tradition of OA: Translatable Version -Click below for this pamphlet in your language:.. Spiritual Principles of the OA Program.. Spiritual Principles of the OA Program.. Tools of Recovery.. Abridged Tools.. Been Slipping and Sliding? A Reading and Writing Tool.. Planning a Sponsorship Workshop.. Recovery Insurance Policy.. Twelfth Step Within Speakers Sign Up Form.. Frequently Used Documents.. 2013 OA Fellowship Inventory.. 2013 Wrap Up Report.. 2014 Important Dates.. Ask-It Basket 2013.. Business Conference Policy Manual.. (5/23/13): Manual that includes Conference policies.. Bylaws, Subpart A.. : Governing document for OA, Inc.. Bylaws, Subpart B.. : Governing document setting out the identify, rights and privileges for OA members.. Delegate Registration Form*.. Delegate Registration Instructions.. Region Chair Registration Form*.. Tentative Conference Agenda.. Trustee Application Instructions.. * – This is an interactive PDF.. WSBC 2013 Forum Feedback.. WSBC Final Report 2013.. Youth in OA.. (use with.. ).. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions: A Kid’s View.. booklet..

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  • Title: Other Language Links - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Other Language Links.. Many OA meetings take place in non-English speaking countries.. To find information about OA in your language, please use the Web site links listed below.. These links are provided as a courtesy.. Listing them here does not imply endorsement of these sites or any outside enterprise that may be referenced in these  ...   br/.. Canada-Quebec.. outremangeurs.. oaquebec.. Colombia.. oacolombia.. org/.. Costa Rica.. ccacostarica.. Denmark.. oa-dk.. Finland.. http://oafinland.. comlu.. com/.. France.. oainfos.. Germany.. oaberlin.. de.. Greece.. http://anonymoi-yperfagoi.. weebly.. Iceland.. is.. Israel.. oa-israel.. Italy.. oa-italia.. it.. Japan.. oaintokyo.. http://oajapan.. capoo.. jp/.. Mexico.. comedorescompulsivosmxoa.. com.. mx/.. Netherlands.. anonieme-overeters.. nl.. Norway.. no/.. Poland.. www.. anonimowizarlocy.. Slovenia.. http://oa-slovenija.. Spain.. es/.. http://comedorescompulsivosvalencia.. Sweden.. oasverige..

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  • Title: Datebook Calendar - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Datebook Calendar.. Datebook is a special events calendar that allows registered OA groups and service bodies to announce retreats, conventions and other special events on the OA Web site.. For information on how to submit your event to Datebook, click.. here.. These announcements are provided as a courtesy, and listing them does not imply endorsement of these events.. NOVEMBER 2013.. 23 Houston, Texas:.. OA HOW Intergroup Houston event, “Spiritual Fitness Bootcamp,” Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay; Tish F.. 1-832-779-2381.. 28 Chicago, Illinois:.. Turning Point Intergroup Thanksgiving Holiday Marathon, OLR Medical Center, 5645 W.. Addison Street; Debbie email:.. oaperson@gmail.. ; Web site:.. region5oa.. DECEMBER 2013.. 14 San Diego, California:.. San Diego Intergroup event, “Big Book Bootcamp,” Visions Spiritual Center, 6154 Mission Gorge Road, Suite 100; Milly D.. email:.. msmillydam@cox.. net.. oasandiego.. JANUARY 2014.. 17–19 Los Angeles, California:.. Los Angeles Intergroup 54th OA birthday party, “Higher Powered,” Four Points Sheraton at LAX, 9750 Airport Boulevard; Tony P.. email: bdp@oalaig.. org; Web site:.. oalaig.. 18 Lady Lake, Florida:.. Central Florida Intergroup event, “Words to Live By,” North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road; Rosemarie K.. , 1-352-751-3752; Web site:.. oacfi.. org.. 24–26 Phoenix, Arizona:.. Serenity in the Desert Intergroup winter retreat, “Finding Joy Through Recovery,” Mount Claret Retreat Center, 4633 North 54th Street; Dianna P.. 480-600-1617; email:.. diannainaz@msn.. oaphoenix.. 24–26 Chester, Connecticut:.. Greater New York Intergroup retreat, “Journey on the Spiritual Path,” 318 West Main Street;  ...   Retreat, Flat Rock YMCA Camp, 6981 West County Road 600 North; Autumn S.. 1-317-550-7321; email:.. autumn813rae@yahoo.. AUGUST 2014.. 8–10 Tempe, Arizona:.. Arizona Serenity in the Desert Intergroup Region Three Convention and Assembly, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 East Fifth Street, Tori email:.. victoria@azwoods.. oaphoenix.. Submitting Entries to Datebook.. If you would like to have your event posted on Datebook, please complete the.. and email it to.. datebook@oa.. or fax it to 1-505-891-4320.. Please submit your completed form two weeks before the date you d like your event to appear on the OA Web site.. Datebook entries include the following information:.. • Date of Event – Location of Event (city, state/province and country), Name of Event, Name of Group hosting Event, Address of Event, Contact person s first name, Contact information: phone number, email address (without last name) and/or Web-site address.. Anonymity Awareness: Datebook will not accept email addresses that include last names.. Please be aware that viewers of the OA Web site have access to contact information posted in Datebook.. Contact persons should consider issues of privacy and anonymity before submitting their Datebook event.. If you wish to include an email address, we encourage you to set up a generic address with an email service provider.. Anyone forwarding an entry for which they are not the contact person must check with the contact person prior to submission to obtain his or her permission for Datebook posting..

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  • Title: Newcomers - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Newcomers.. Welcome!.. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA.. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity.. Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets.. If you want to stop your compulsive eating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous..

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  • Title: Is OA For You? - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: Is OA For You?.. Are You a Compulsive Overeater?.. Now that you have found Overeaters Anonymous, you may want to make sure our program is right for you.. Many of us have found it useful to answer the following questions to help determine if we have a problem with compulsive eating.. Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs nourishment?.. Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick?.. Do I have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?.. Do I eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when I am alone?.. Is my eating affecting my health or the way I live my life?.. When my emotions are intense—whether positive or negative—do I find myself reaching for food?.. Do my eating behaviors make me or others unhappy?.. Have I ever used laxatives, vomiting, diuretics, excessive exercise, diet pills, shots or other medical interventions (including surgery) to try to control my weight?.. Do I fast or severely restrict my food intake to control my weight?.. Do I fantasize about how much better life would be if I were a different size or weight?.. Do I need to chew or have something in my mouth all the time: food, gum, mints, candies or beverages?.. Have I ever eaten food  ...   to arrest this progressive disease is to practice the Twelve-Step recovery program of Overeaters Anonymous.. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations.. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.. Is OA for You?.. Only you can decide that question.. No one else can make this decision for you.. We who are now in OA have found a way of life which enables us to live without the need for excess food.. We believe that compulsive eating is a progressive illness, one that, like alcoholism and some other illnesses, can be arrested.. Remember, there is no shame in admitting you have a problem; the most important thing is to do something about it.. Learn more about what OA can do for you by reading.. Listen to inspiring, educational interviews with health care professionals and OA members about recovery through OA s Twelve-Step program on.. Find out what happens at an.. OA meeting.. find a face-to-face, online, or telephone meeting..

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  • Title: About OA - Overeaters Anonymous
    Descriptive info: About OA.. What is OA?.. Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.. Who belongs to OA?.. In Overeaters Anonymous, you’ll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese; moderately overweight; average weight; underweight; still maintaining periodic control over their eating behavior; or totally unable to control their compulsive eating.. OA members experience many different patterns of food behaviors.. These “symptoms” are as varied as our membership.. Among them are:.. obsession with body weight, size and shape.. eating binges or grazing.. preoccupation with reducing diets.. starving.. laxative or diuretic abuse.. excessive exercise.. inducing vomiting after eating.. chewing and spitting out food.. use of diet pills, shots and other medical interventions to control weight.. inability to stop eating certain foods after taking the first bite.. fantasies about food.. vulnerability to quick-weight-loss schemes.. constant preoccupation with food.. using food as a reward or comfort.. Our symptoms may vary, but we share a common bond: we are powerless over food and our lives are unmanageable.. This common problem has led those in OA to seek and find a common solution in the.. , the.. nine tools.. of Overeaters Anonymous.. How do OA members lose weight and maintain a healthy weight?.. The concept of abstinence is the basis of OA’s program of recovery.. By admitting inability to control compulsive eating in the past and abandoning the idea that all one needs is “a little willpower,” it becomes possible to abstain from overeating—one day at a time.. While a diet can help us lose weight, it often intensifies the compulsion to overeat.. The solution offered by OA does not include diet tips.. We don’t furnish diets, counseling services, hospitalization or treatment; nor does OA participate in or conduct research and training in the field of eating disorders.. For weight loss, any medically approved eating plan is acceptable.. OA members interested in learning about nutrition or who seek professional advice are encouraged to consult qualified professionals.. We may freely use such help, with the assurance that OA supports each of us in our efforts to recover.. What does OA offer?.. We offer unconditional acceptance and support through readily available  ...   not solicit or accept outside contributions.. Is OA a religious organization?.. OA is not a religious society, since it requires no definite religious belief as a condition of membership.. OA has among its membership people of many religious faiths as well as atheists and agnostics.. The OA recovery program is based on acceptance of certain spiritual values.. Members are free to interpret these values as they think best, or not to think about them at all if they so choose.. Many individuals who come to OA have reservations about accepting any concept of a power greater than themselves.. OA experience has shown that those who keep an open mind on this subject and continue coming to OA meetings will not find it too difficult to work out their own solution to this very personal matter.. Where can I find OA?.. Go to.. on this Web site and follow the instructions to find a meeting in your area.. Or you can contact the World Service Office at (505) 891-2664 or.. for further assistance.. You can also look for Overeaters Anonymous in your local telephone directory and in your local newspaper’s social or community calendar section.. How did OA start?.. The idea of OA came to founder Rozanne S.. at a Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meeting she attended with a compulsive gambling friend in 1958.. As GA members shared their stories, she heard her story—not of gambling, but of compulsive overeating.. She knew then that the Twelve-Step and Twelve-Tradition program founded by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and modeled by GA offered her a chance to change her life and reduce her 152-pound (69-kg) body to a size that would fit her 5-foot-2-inch (157-cm) frame.. Not until 1960, when her weight had increased to 161 pounds (73 kg), could she find other people who shared her convictions.. Her chance meeting with a new neighbor, Jo S.. , gave Rozanne strength in numbers, even if it was only one person.. Together they found another compulsive overeater, Bernice S.. , and convened the first OA meeting in Los Angeles, California, January 19, 1960.. Today, about 6,500 OA groups meet each week in over 75 countries.. With OA divided into 10 regions worldwide and approximately 54,000 members worldwide, it helps thousands of compulsive eaters find new life in recovery.. (For more on OA’s history, read.. Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.. )..

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