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Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of people whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
The only requirement for member is a desire for healthy and loving relationships

CoDA Preamble

Step 1

We admit we are powerless over other people…

Desert CoDA
CoDA Fellowship Forum
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – the First Step
CoDA Arizona– Cynthia “Experience, Stength & Hope”

See also:
CoDA Recovery Stories – Step 1
CoDA Recovery Stories – Step 1,2,3
CoDA Minnesota Blog – Step 1
CoDA – Step 1 – pamphlet

Step 2

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves…

CoDA Arizona – Jobe
CoDA Arizona – Chris J
CoDA Tucson
Step 2 – Graphic
Desert CoDA
Desert CoDA – Cindy
Desert CoDA –Chase – “A New Sense of Hope”
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 2

See also
CoDA – Step 2 – pamphlet

Step 3

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over…

Living the Third Step – CoDA Founders – Ken & Mary
Handout
Desert CoDA – Tom G – “Make new this day”
Desert CoDA
Desert CoDA – Cindy
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 3

See also
CoDA – Step 3 – pamphlet

Step 4

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves…

CoDA Arizona – Sert & Jesse
Desert CoDA
Desert CoDA – Ronni
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 4 & 5
CoDA Arizona– Jeannie L “Healing Past Wounds through the 4th Step”

See also
CoDA Recovery Stories – Step 4
The 40 Questions – Step 4 & 5
CoDA – Step 4 – pamphlet

Step 5

Admitted… to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.

CoDA Fellowship Forum
Desert CoDA

See also
CoDA Recovery Stories – The Rewards of Step 5
CoDA – Step 5 – pamphlet

Step 6 & 7

Were entirely ready…Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings…

CoDA Tucson – CoDA Founders – Ken & Mary
Internation al CoDA Conference 2021 – JW
Step 6&7 – Slides
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 6 & 7
CoDA Arizona– Ken R (CoDA Founder) “Steps 6 & 7 – Transforming Knowledge into Action”

See also
CoDA – Step 6 – pamphlet
CoDA – Step 7 – pamphlet

Step 8&9

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends…Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others…

Desert CoDA
CoDA Portland
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 8 & 9
CoDA Arizona-Sharia A – Steps 8, 9, 10

See also
CoDA – Step 8 – pamphlet
CoDA – Step 9 – pamphlet

Step 10

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong…admitted it…

CoDA Arizona – Paul & Cammie
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 10 & 11
Desert CoDA – Chase – Step 10 & 11

See also
Texas CoDA – A Daily Checklist
CoDA – Step 10 – pamphlet

Step 11

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact 

CoDA Tuscon
CoDA Arizona – CoDA Founder – Mary – Seeking Gods Will

See also
CoDA Recovery Stories – “The Daily Eleventh Step”
CoDA – Step 11 – pamphlet

Step 12

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message…

CoDA Fellowship Forum
CoDA Founders – London 2019 – Step 12
Desert CoDA – David M – Spiritual Awakening

See also
North Texas CoDA – Honouring the Twelfth Step
CoDA – Step 12 – pamphlet

Other resources

Shared With Thanks – CoDA Shares – By Topic
Step 1,2,3 – 30 Questions
CoDA Recovery Story – Working a Twelve Step Programme When Youre Not Sure About God
CoDA Founders – 12 Steps on a Daily Basis & Self Care
CoDA Founders – Recovering a Relationship with Ourselves Using the 12 Steps

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13th-15th Jan 2023 CoDA Mixed Retreat – Noddfa

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th January

The CoDA Noddfa retreat committee are happy to invite you to attend the CoDA Mixed Retreat this January in person at the wonderful location of Noddfa, Penmaenmawr in North Wales. The Retreat runs from Friday 13th January to Sunday 15th January.

TO RESERVE A PLACE
Please book directly with NODDFA
Phone number: 01492 623473
Email: noddfapen@aol.com
Website: https://www.noddfa.org.uk

NODDFA contacts: Sister Patrice, Sister Marj-Jo

Location:
NODDFA, Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF

Please contact Noddfa directly to pay the fee of £150 for accommodation and food for your stay, this is paid directly to NODDFA by cheque or BACS.

Additionally, there is a £10 Registration Fee to be paid on arrival which goes to CoDA.

Please provide them with your phone number and if possible an
email address to contact you for information relating to the retreat and your booking and cancellations.

Enquiries by phone:
Please speak with either Sister Patrice or Sister Mary-Jo to book and pay for your place at Noddfa mentioning the January 2023 Coda Mixed Retreat.

There are limited places as this is a very popular event, so it is suggested you book as soon as possible. Please also notify the retreat committee of
your booking and your email address at petehcoda@outlook.com

Registration is from 4pm on 13th January (Dinner 6.30pm) and the retreat ends Sunday 15th January at 3pm.

  • This is a Codependents Anonymous UK Approved Mixed Retreat. CoDA
  • Traditions are observed, and only CoDA approved literature is available for sale.
  • The retreat will adhere to the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Codependents Anonymous.
  • No outside speakers are involved.

There will be a social gathering on the Saturday evening – please share your talents with us! (though do be mindful of Tradition 6, i.e. no outside enterprises). All activities are optional.

Readings at meetings throughout the weekend will be taken from the following literature:

  • The CoDA big book
  • The codependents anonymous workbook
  • In this moment daily meditation book
  • …along with reading selections from CoDA approved literature.

CoDA literature will be available to purchase during the retreat.
Bring along a teddy, picture of yourself as a child and anything that may help reach and comfort your child within.

The Retreat will take place at Noddfa. Noddfa is home to a small, extremely kind and friendly spiritual group of religious Sisters and is a venue used by 12 Step and numerous other groups throughout the year. It is a lovely old house with views of the sea and the hills. The grounds are full of trees, colourful shrubs and flowers. There is also a walled vegetable garden, a labyrinth and many other hidden treasures.

NODDFA is a Welsh word meaning ‘haven’ or ‘refuge’. A place of peace and welcome, a place where you can regain energy. This is the venue we have again chosen for our Retreat and we hope it will be a time for you to relax and recharge while taking time to be self-aware.

During your stay it is not compulsory to attend all the meetings if you do not wish to.

The beach is a 10 minute walk downhill, and obviously it takes longer coming back. The mountains are also accessible and the grounds around Noddfa are vast. Most of the bedrooms are for single occupancy and each floor has ample washing facilities and plenty of tea-making areas.

Please bring a towel and a hot water bottle for extra comfort. The rooms (and attendance) will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

It is assumed that the retreat will be able to accommodate around 36 attendees as with previous years.

NODDFA details are as follows:
Phone number: 01492 623473
Email: noddfapen@aol.com
Website: https://www.noddfa.org.uk

Any further CODA queries for the retreat please contact Pete by phone/WhatsApp on 07853865040 or by email petehcoda@outlook.com

The food at Noddfa is wholesome and plentiful (and their soda bread is delicious!). If you need a special diet i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc. please inform Noddfa when you are booking directly with them. We are looking forward to an exciting and uplifting Retreat and to
welcome new and previous participants.

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CoDA Welcome


We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves.

Most of us have been searching for ways to overcome the dilemmas of the conflicts in our relationships and our childhoods. Many of us were raised in families where addictions existed – some of us were not. In either case, we have found in each of our lives that codependence is a most deeply rooted compulsive behavior and that it is born out of our sometimes moderately, sometimes extremely dysfunctional families and other systems. We have each experienced in our own ways the painful trauma of the emptiness of our childhood and relationships throughout our lives.

We attempted to use others – our mates, friends, and even our children, as our sole source of identity, value and well being, and as a way of trying to restore within us the emotional losses from our childhoods. Our histories may include other powerful addictions which at times we have used to cope with our codependence.

We have all learned to survive life, but in CoDA we are learning to live life. Through applying the Twelve Steps and principles found in CoDA to our daily life and relationships ­ both present and past – we can experience a new freedom from our self defeating lifestyles. It is an individual growth process. Each of us is growing at our own pace and will continue to do so as we remain open to God’s will for us on a daily basis. Our sharing is our way of identification and helps us to free the emotional bonds of our past and the compulsive control of our present.

No matter how traumatic your past or despairing your present may seem, there is hope for a new day in the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous. No longer do you need to rely on others as a power greater than yourself. May you instead find here a new strength within to be that which God intended – Precious and Free.

The Welcome may not be reprinted or republished without the express written consent of Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. This document may be reprinted from the website http://www.coda.org (CoDA)
for use by members of the CoDA Fellowship.

Copyright © 2018 Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. and its licensors -All Rights Reserved.

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Feedback | Crosstalk | Suggestions / Support | General Recommendations


Bearing in mind the spiritual aspect of our admission in the First Step of our powerlessness over others, the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual (FSM) offers guidelines for personal, written, and electronic communications for individual members and groups, including those engaging in outreach and fellowship service work.

Guidelines for sharing – Approved 2010

The following statement is to be read before the meeting opens for general sharing

When many of us were growing up no-one listened to us. We were told our feelings were wrong or that they did not matter. We were often interrupted and criticised.

As adults we are used to taking care of other people and not taking responsibility for our own lives.

So in our meetings we speak about our own experiences and feelings. We listen without comment to what others say because it is true for them. In this way we work towards taking responsibility for our own lives, rather than giving advice to others.

It is important for our recovery to know that we can share without fear of interruption, contradiction or criticism.

  • We do not judge, offer advice or comment on what other people say in meetings, even if the comment is positive or solicited – this is ‘feedback‘.
  • We do not interrupt one another or engage in discussion – this is called ‘crosstalk‘. When sharing, we use ‘I’ statements and avoid using the word ‘you’, ‘we’, ‘one’ or addressing someone by ‘name’. Crosstalk can include: physical contact or touch, passing tissues, excessive laughter, verbal sounds and noises.

Crosstalk and feedback are strongly discouraged in CoDA, since as co-dependents we are working to break away from dependency on what others think, feel or advise.

Crosstalk infringes on boundaries, and many people find crosstalk or feedback unsafe. When we ask for no crosstalk, we have set a boundary in order to create a safe environment. No crosstalk nurtures recovery rather than co-dependency. It reminds us to focus on our own recovery rather than be distracted with helping or controlling others.

If a previous members share echoes within you and inspires you to speak, we suggest you stick to the ‘general topics’ you identify with, only. If you would like to speak to someone about something they have shared, please do so after the meeting, asking their consent first.

The secretary may read these guidelines again to remind members of this CoDA principle. Please do not be upset or embarrassed if this happens – it is only to maintain the safety of the room, to help us identify co-dependent behaviour and further our recoveries and awareness of this principle.

If you think these guidelines have been violated or are not being observed, please ask the secretary to read them again at the end of that particular share. 

To be read – during meeting – AFTER a specific share

If FEEDBACK occurs…

We would like to gently remind the group that all feedback, including positive comment, is discouraged, since as co-dependents we are working to establish our own realities and opinions free from the judgement, advice and opinions of other people, even those we love and respect.  This is not a criticism but only a reminder and a useful tool to preserve the safety of the room and further our recovery from co-dependency.

If CROSSTALK occurs…

We would like to gently remind the group that crosstalk or mentioning people by name is discouraged in CoDA, as we all have a right to share without fear of being misinterpreted or having our boundaries violated.

‘YOU’/’WE’/’ONE’ statements…

We would like to gently remind the group that we are encouraged to further our personal recovery from co-dependency by refraining from using the word ‘you’, ‘we’ or ‘one’ in our sharing and instead, keep the focus on our own recovery by using ‘I’ statements.  Changing the language we use in meetings and working to keep the focus on ourselves is a valuable tool in recognising and nurturing our own reality and identity. 

Suggestions to follow should certain events occur

All meeting secretaries need to be aware of possible procedures they may need to action should the following ensue. Some or all suggestions could either be included in the preamble or be available for reference as a separate document. 

Event: If someone insists on attending a meeting from which they have been excluded
e.g. a man at a women’s meeting

It is suggested that Tradition Four should be reiterated. Each group is supported in its right to be autonomous. If ineligible persons insist on attending, an immediate group conscience may be called to agree on possible actions e.g. including the person in the meeting, opening the membership to all people in the future, asking that person to leave, adjourning or relocating the meeting on that day or calling on an outside agency (police or venue manager) for support as required. 

Event: If a member behaves aggressively or abusively during the meeting

It is suggested that this particular member should be advised that they may be asked to leave by immediate group conscience which may be called by any member. This supports tradition one where our common welfare comes first. Some venues may have policies on tolerating abusive/aggressive behaviour and these policies could be read out if necessary. They should be printed out and located somewhere accessible to the secretary (e.g. in the folder). 

Event: If a member shares in a way which another member finds offensive

It is important to consider Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends upon CoDA unity. Members should take their own inventory and balance the possible harm to them in continuing to listen to the speaker or possible harm to the speaker by interrupting his/her share. Any member may call an immediate group conscience. In a group conscience, principles are placed before personalities, issues are discussed and any actions agreed and acted upon. Alternatively, members may choose to leave the meeting on the day temporarily or permanently. Similarly, members may ask the secretary to re-read the guidelines at the end of that person’s share, rather than interrupting.  

Event: If a member finds it hard to access suitable meetings or share and behave appropriately at meetings

It is suggested that the member should be informed that all members have access to online meetings (website addresses), CoDA literature, and arrangement of sponsoring relationships when attending meetings is difficult or inadvisable.

General Recommendations – for meeting secretaries

It is proposed that all meetings should review their guidelines to sharing to ensure that they have the following incorporated:

  • A description of cross talk and feedback and WHY they are discouraged. 
  • Using ‘I’ statements, avoid using the word ‘you’ or addressing someone by name.  
  • If a member wants to talk about what someone has said, he/she should approach the person after the meeting asking their consent/agreement first.
  • Members have the procedure to ask the secretary to re-read the guidelines again if they feel that the guidelines have not been observed, but only after a person has shared. 
  • A statement about how the group will deal with seriously offensive shares, secretary to re-read the guidelines at the end of that person’s share, rather than interrupting.  

See also

Healthy Meetings – handbook
For Safety’s Sake – guidelines
Communication & Recovery
CoDA.org – Online communications guidelines

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Bearing in mind the spiritual aspect of our admission in the First Step of our powerlessness over others, the CoDA Fellowship Service Manual (FSM) offers guidelines for personal, written, and electronic communications for individual members and groups, including those engaging in outreach and fellowship service work.

Guidelines for sharing – Approved 2010

The following statement is to be read before the meeting opens for general sharing

When many of us were growing up no-one listened to us. We were told our feelings were wrong or that they did not matter. We were often interrupted and criticised.

As adults we are used to taking care of other people and not taking responsibility for our own lives.

So in our meetings we speak about our own experiences and feelings. We listen without comment to what others say because it is true for them. In this way we work towards taking responsibility for our own lives, rather than giving advice to others.

It is important for our recovery to know that we can share without fear of interruption, contradiction or criticism.

  • We do not judge, offer advice or comment on what other people say in meetings, even if the comment is positive or solicited – this is ‘feedback‘.
  • We do not interrupt one another or engage in discussion – this is called ‘crosstalk‘. When sharing, we use ‘I’ statements and avoid using the word ‘you’, ‘we’, ‘one’ or addressing someone by ‘name’. Crosstalk can include: physical contact or touch, passing tissues, excessive laughter, verbal sounds and noises.

Crosstalk and feedback are strongly discouraged in CoDA, since as co-dependents we are working to break away from dependency on what others think, feel or advise.

Crosstalk infringes on boundaries, and many people find crosstalk or feedback unsafe. When we ask for no crosstalk, we have set a boundary in order to create a safe environment. No crosstalk nurtures recovery rather than co-dependency. It reminds us to focus on our own recovery rather than be distracted with helping or controlling others.

If a previous members share echoes within you and inspires you to speak, we suggest you stick to the ‘general topics’ you identify with, only. If you would like to speak to someone about something they have shared, please do so after the meeting, asking their consent first.

The secretary may read these guidelines again to remind members of this CoDA principle. Please do not be upset or embarrassed if this happens – it is only to maintain the safety of the room, to help us identify co-dependent behaviour and further our recoveries and awareness of this principle.

If you think these guidelines have been violated or are not being observed, please ask the secretary to read them again at the end of that particular share. 

To be read – during meeting – AFTER a specific share – by secretary

If FEEDBACK occurs…

We would like to gently remind the group that all feedback, including positive comment, is discouraged, since as co-dependents we are working to establish our own realities and opinions free from the judgement, advice and opinions of other people, even those we love and respect.  This is not a criticism but only a reminder and a useful tool to preserve the safety of the room and further our recovery from co-dependency.

If CROSSTALK occurs…

We would like to gently remind the group that crosstalk or mentioning people by name is discouraged in CoDA, as we all have a right to share without fear of being misinterpreted or having our boundaries violated.

‘YOU’/’WE’/’ONE’ STATEMENTS…

We would like to gently remind the group that we are encouraged to further our personal recovery from co-dependency by refraining from using the word ‘you’, ‘we’ or ‘one’ in our sharing and instead, keep the focus on our own recovery by using ‘I’ statements.  Changing the language we use in meetings and working to keep the focus on ourselves is a valuable tool in recognising and nurturing our own reality and identity. 

See also

CoDA UK – Sharing Guidelines
Healthy Meetings – handbook
For Safety Sake – guidelines
Communication & Recovery
CoDA.org – Online communications guidelines

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4th-6th Nov 2022 CoDA Women’s Retreat

Friday 4 November to Sunday 6 November 2022

Registration from 4pm on Friday (dinner 6.30pm) and ends at 3pm on Sunday

The Codependents Anonymous Approved Women’s Retreat will adhere to the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Codependents Anonymous, adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. Codependents Anonymous is a spiritual programme. 12 Step Meetings will be held throughout the weekend and CODA approved literature will also be available.

NODDFA is home to a small spiritual group of friendly religious Sisters and is a venue used by 12 Steps and other groups throughout the year. It is a lovely old house and has views of the sea and hills.

There will be a choice of meetings to attend or you are free to explore the grounds, walk to the beach (10 minutes away), or do whatever you need for your own health and recovery. There will also be a social gathering on the Saturday evening, which is an opportunity to have some fun. Please share your talents with us, but be mindful of Tradition 6 i.e.; no outside enterprises. All activities are optional.

Most of the bedrooms are for single occupancy and each floor has ample washing facilities and plenty of tea-making areas. Please bring what you need with you for your own comfort, be it a hot water bottle, your own towel or a special herbal tea. The food at NODDFA is wholesome and plentiful. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided.

Please inform NODDFA when you book if you need a special diet i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc, and this will be catered for. The rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so inform NODDFA when you book of any special room requests. Unfortunately, there is no camping at this venue.

The cost is £150 for accommodation and food to be paid directly to NODDFA by bank transfer or cheque, plus £10 cash registration fee to be paid on arrival (total cost £160).

To book a place
Speak with either Sister Patrice or Sister Mary-Jo
Phone number: 01492 623473
Email: noddfapen@aol.com
Nodffa website: https://www.noddfa.org.uk

To book and pay for your place directly with NODDFA. Mention the November 2022 Coda Women’s Retreat and please make sure you provide any special food, room or other requirements you have.

Travel: for travel details please see the Noddfa website

NODDFA contacts: Sister Patrice, Sister Marj-Jo

Payment:

  • £150 should be by cheque made out to NODDFA with the Coda Women’s Retreat named on the back
  • Bank transfer to NODDFA SPIRITUALITY CENTER , NatWest Bank Account Number 04537696, Sort Code: 522149.
  • Once you’ve booked with NODDFA, email jabrookfield@gmail.com including your contact details to let us know.
  • To ensure financial manageability the final cut-off for booking and full £150 payment received by NODDFA is Friday 7 October 2022.
  • Refunds are at the discretion of the venue.

Location:
NODDFA, Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF

General Enquiries:

For general Coda queries about the Retreat:


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29th Oct 2022 – Quarterly Intergroup – CoDA North and Literature Workshop

Date: Saturday 29th October 2022
Time: 1.45pm for 2pm until 4.30pm (with short break)

Zoom details for each meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85208910153?pwd=NjZSd1VnMGVBcWVNTGJoaG1xc1JoUT09

Meeting ID: 852 0891 0153
Passcode: 176130

We welcome all CoDA Members and newcomers in our region – from Birmingham & Midlands, right up to and including North West England, North East England, all of Scotland, North and South Wales and Northern Ireland.

Contact for any further information northregion@codauk.org or gilliancoda@gmail.com or 07792 236888

We will use the first 30-40 minutes to bring reports from our own meetings, putting forward any questions, problems or suggestions we might have regarding CoDA meetings etc.

CoDA Literature Workshop

There will then be a CoDA Literature Workshop where we read and share on fellowship literature.

We are hoping to plan further workshops for our region to aid and strengthen our CoDA recovery, and a two day workshop on the 12-Piece Relationship Toolkit and or the Blue Book has been suggested. We need your input to arrange this, so please join us.

We are hoping members might like to come forward as representatives of:

  • their home group,
  • General Service Representatives (GSRs),
  • ordinary CoDA members as well as newcomers who might think about enhancing their CoDA Recovery by dipping their toes into enjoying CoDA fellowship and service.

No one is ‘in charge’ – we are all trusted servants willing to give what we have been freely given: recovery from codependency. 

Please join with us – we need your support to continue carrying the message of CoDA recovery, experience, strength and hope to the still-suffering codependent. All are welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 29th October 2022 – ‘doors’ open from 1.45pm, workshop starts 2pm until 4.30pm.

Quarterly Intergroup North & Region Meeting & Literature Workshop

Zoom details for each meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85208910153?pwd=NjZSd1VnMGVBcWVNTGJoaG1xc1JoUT09

Meeting ID: 852 0891 0153
Passcode: 176130

We welcome all CoDA Members and newcomers in our region – from Birmingham & Midlands, right up to and including North West England, North East England, all of Scotland, North and South Wales and Northern Ireland.

Contact for any further information northregion@codauk.org or gilliancoda@gmail.com or 07792 236888
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Sat 22nd Oct – CoDA’s 36th Birthday Party

Hosted by CoDA Arizona Group

Members of CoDA Arizona share and welcome in CoDAs 36th birthday in Phoenix, Arizona where it all began in 1986 – see you there!

Starts: 7pm (GMT) – for online members
Register for the event – via eventbrite

If you have any questions email eventschairaz@gmail.com

Saturday 22nd October

Registration (face to face)5PM
Magic by Robbie (face to face)5:30PM
Lunch & Overview
of CoDA Arizona
(face to face)
7PM
“How to have healthy and intimate
relationships that last a lifetime”
Scott & Judy J
8:10PM
BREAK10:10PM
Kan and Mary (founders of CoDA) 10.30PM
Birthday Cake12.20AM (midnight)
Cleanup1AM

$55 in person (North Scottsdale United Methodist Church, Arizona)
$15 virtual – via Zoom

Please contact Nixie at codaarizona@gmail.com if you are in need of financial assistance.

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15th October East Kent CoDA Convention

Theme ‘Healthy & Loving Relationships’

10.30am to 6.30pm UK time (GMT)

Join zoom meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3100599324
ID: 310 059 9324
Password: 917411

No pre-registration necessary. Capacity 100. Doors open 10.15am.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

10.30am to 12.00: Mtg 1 – Learning to Love the Self

12.00 to 1.00pm: lunch break

1.00 to 2.30pm: Mtg 2 – Building Relationships

2.30 to 3.00pm: break

3.00 to 4.30pm: Mtg 3 – Spirituality

4.30 to 5.00pm: break

We remain online during all the breaks, please feel free to stay and chat

5.00 to 6.15pm: Open get-together for people to share or perform songs, poems, jokes, talents, magic tricks etc.….this will be an opportunity to have fun and share in a different way, or to just be there and enjoy the fellowship.

6.15 to 6.30pm – Closing.

This convention complies with CoDA UK approval guidelines: CoDA Traditions are observed and only CoDA approved literature is read or available for sale.

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7th-9th Oct 2022 CoDA Mixed Retreat – Noddfa

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October

The CoDA Noddfa retreat committee are happy to invite you to attend the CoDA Mixed Retreat this October in person at the wonderful location of Noddfa, Penmaenmawr in North Wales. The Retreat runs from Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October.

TO RESERVE A PLACE
Please book directly with NODDFA
Phone number: 01492 623473
Email: noddfapen@aol.com
Website: https://www.noddfa.org.uk

NODDFA contacts: Sister Patrice, Sister Marj-Jo

Location:
NODDFA, Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF

Please contact Noddfa directly to pay the fee of £150 for accommodation and food for your stay, this is paid directly to NODDFA by cheque or BACS.

Additionally, there is a £10 Registration Fee to be paid on arrival which goes to CoDA.

Please provide them with your phone number and if possible an
email address to contact you for information relating to the retreat and your booking and cancellations.

Enquiries by phone:
Please speak with either Sister Patrice or Sister Mary-Jo to book and pay for your place at Noddfa mentioning the October 2022 Coda Mixed Retreat.

There are limited places as this is a very popular event, so it is suggested you book as soon as possible. Please also notify the retreat committee of
your booking and your email address at petehcoda@outlook.com

Registration is Friday 7th October from 4pm (Dinner 6.30pm) and the retreat ends Sunday 9th October at 3pm.

  • This is a Codependents Anonymous UK Approved Mixed Retreat. CoDA
  • Traditions are observed, and only CoDA approved literature is available for sale.
  • The retreat will adhere to the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Codependents Anonymous.
  • No outside speakers are involved.

There will be a social gathering on the Saturday evening – please share your talents with us! (though do be mindful of Tradition 6, i.e. no outside enterprises). All activities are optional.

Readings at meetings throughout the weekend will be taken from the following literature:

  • The CoDA big book
  • The codependents anonymous workbook
  • In this moment daily meditation book
  • …along with reading selections from CoDA approved literature.

CoDA literature will be available to purchase during the retreat.
Bring along a teddy, picture of yourself as a child and anything that may help reach and comfort your child within.

The Retreat will take place at Noddfa. Noddfa is home to a small, extremely kind and friendly spiritual group of religious Sisters and is a venue used by 12 Step and numerous other groups throughout the year. It is a lovely old house with views of the sea and the hills. The grounds are full of trees, colourful shrubs and flowers. There is also a walled vegetable garden, a labyrinth and many other hidden treasures.

NODDFA is a Welsh word meaning ‘haven’ or ‘refuge’. A place of peace and welcome, a place where you can regain energy. This is the venue we have again chosen for our Retreat and we hope it will be a time for you to relax and recharge while taking time to be self-aware.

During your stay it is not compulsory to attend all the meetings if you do not wish to.

The beach is a 10 minute walk downhill, and obviously it takes longer coming back. The mountains are also accessible and the grounds around Noddfa are vast. Most of the bedrooms are for single occupancy and each floor has ample washing facilities and plenty of tea-making areas.

Please bring a towel and a hot water bottle for extra comfort. The rooms (and attendance) will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

It is assumed that the retreat will be able to accommodate around 36 attendees as with previous years.

NODDFA details are as follows:
Phone number: 01492 623473
Email: noddfapen@aol.com
Website: https://www.noddfa.org.uk

Any further CODA queries for the retreat please contact Pete by phone/WhatsApp on 07853865040 or by email petehcoda@outlook.com

The food at Noddfa is wholesome and plentiful (and their soda bread is delicious!). If you need a special diet i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc. please inform Noddfa when you are booking directly with them. We are looking forward to an exciting and uplifting Retreat and to
welcome new and previous participants.

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8th Oct – London South East Region Meeting

1:30 – 3:30pm

All CoDA members are invited and welcome to attend.

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Email coda.uk.se.region@gmail.com to find out more 

Meetings are every 3 months and are principally a forum for Group Service Representatives (GSRs) and members to come together in CoDA spiritual principles of service and unity to discuss CoDA business, share what is working in their meetings, raise issues, and discuss putting on events and other community building activities.

Due to low attendance from GSRs and members, and a shortage of people willing to take over as committee members, the next meeting will be discussing the winding down of the committee and a possible move to quarterly service workshops and GSR Forum. Please come along to share  experience, strength and hope.

For more information see London South East Region page

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8th Oct – CoDA Online Sponsorship Workshop

Working the steps in Coda;
Exploring different Sponsorship approaches.

Saturday 8th Oct, 4 – 6.30pm (UK time) (12pm – Noon – EST)
(doors open 3.30, there will be a 15 minute comfort break)

  • Are you looking for a sponsor?
  • Are you wondering if you’re ready to be a sponsor?
  • Are you looking for new sponsees?

Come along to listen and share experience, strength and hope about being a sponsee, a sponsor or a co-sponsor.

This workshop is an introduction to the various ways of sponsorship, and not necessarily the place where you will find a sponsor. People will share how they found a sponsor. You have to do your part. Finding a sponsor is an active process within Recovery. We have to investigate our own route to acquiring a sponsor through attending weekly meetings, doing service in a home group and joining WhatsApp groups (see below).

No registration is required to attend this event. Zoom limit of 100 people

Format: A CoDA meeting with a 15 minute break. Only CoDA speakers. Only CoDA approved literature.

No entrance fee. 7th Tradition donated to your home group.

Joining Details:

CoDA UK NSC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Subject: CoDA Quarterly sponsorship workshop

Join Zoom meeting

Are you willing to do service to support the workshop?

Opportunities for Service before the workshop and on the day include:

  • Being Chair Finder
  • Being a co-host for the next workshop
  • Reading the Script
  • Spiritual Timekeeper
  • Greeter
  • Newcomers rep
  • Treasurer
  • Being on the Quarterly Sponsorship Workshop Committee

The quarterly sponsorship workshop committee plans and facilitates these workshops through a group conscience process – we meet monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month from 5.00-6.00pm – everyone is welcome to attend.

Next meetings are: details available from sponsorship team

If you would like to volunteer for service, please email sponsorship@codauk.org

Following workshop date: Saturday 15th January 4.00pm-6.30pm

We have a script for the workshop (working document), if that helps: all are welcome to read and comment:

Zoom Script Sponsorship April 2022.docx

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6th Aug 2022 – NSC meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-17:00

CoDA UK is holding its next business meeting which is open to members from all the national meetings and representatives of regional groups.

Join us online/by phone to discuss national CoDA business and share news from your groups. NSC Committee Members and Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed. 

The meeting will follow the successful recent format of 10 minutes per agenda item, with 30 second shares from each member before a vote is taken, if one is required. Please note that there may not be enough time in the meeting to go through any written reports in detail so we ask all members to come prepared, having read the reports and agenda items in advance, so that we have time for questions, and sharing and reflection during each agenda item.

Please note, the minute taker will record any votes and actions, which we will review at the end of the meeting. Any references to individuals are on a first name basis only. If you do not wish to be mentioned by name in th minutes, please make this clear to the minute taker.

Please join the zoom call just before 1pm

Join Zoom meeting 

Meeting ID: 857 1637 8916
Password: 874688

Or dial on one of the numbers below
+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237,
+44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

Everyone is welcome to join, so please do share this communication at your groups. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at communications@codauk.org

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 6th August. 

Copy of agenda below (PDF)

Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd Time
1. Welcome, moment’s silence, Preamble, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 12 Service Concepts and sharing guidelines.
Reminder of 30 second time out with serenity prayer if anyone requests.
Appointment of a spiritual timekeeper. (20 mins)
1.001.20
2. Introductions and Feelings check.
(individual only, i.e. not service, subcommittee or group reports) (20 mins)
If any groups wish to bring reports or questions, please raise them at item 10. AOB is at item 11.
1.201.40
3. Request for a member to take minutes.
Establish voting entity (5 mins)
1.40 1.45
4. Matters arising from May minutes
Are there any questions arising? Any updates?
(10 mins)
1.451.55
5. Treasury report (15 mins)1.552.10
6. Reports and updates from members in service preferably circulate in advance, or brief verbal bullet points only and any questions arising from these
(5 mins each)
2.10
6a. Sponsorship Committee2.15
6b. Member Networks/CoDA Outreach Groups2.20
6c. Literature – no report this meeting as no-one in service role
6d. PLI – no report this meeting as no-one in service role
6e. Website & meetings list2.25
6f. Comms2.30
6g. Public Information2.35
6h. CoDA Teen2.40
6i. North Region2.45
6j. London & South East Region2.50
7. CoDA Service Conference update (5 mins)2.502.55
10-MINUTE BREAK (may be moved if earlier timings change)2.553.05
8. Service positions vacant (20 mins)
Discussion if needed; votes
Key positions vacant:
– Secretary
– Literature Secretary
– Public Liability Insurance
All available service positions, including shared ones:
https://codauk.org/nsc-service-positions/
3.053.25
9. Pre-submitted agenda items (55 mins)
10 minute each or more at Chair’s discretion;
30 second timed shares
3.25
9a. Draft Mission statement of NSC (10 minutes)
Please read supporting document: NSC Members Guidelines 2022 draft for updating – for discussion.
9b. CoDA UK charity registration (10 minutes)
“Where we’re up to” statement (as noted in May minutes) & discussion
9c. Agenda request, proposal: Support groups to 3 months or 13 weeks, by way of a donation, not a loan. Announce in all WhatsApp groups and to GSRs by email that 3 months/13 weeks of rent for Face to Face meetings is to be made available.
9d. Agenda request, proposal: The PLI to cover all groups or else no groups. The NSC does not enter into a legal contract between itself and the group whose payment doesn’t result in being added by the underwriters, therefore why is the NSC not providing cover across the board, whether payment is forthcoming or not?
9e. Agenda request: Safeguarding issue & emergency group conscience of Sponsorship Committee (please read supporting document) – vote required on sending out email and possibly temporary service role.4.20
10. Groups/GSRs/Members (25 minutes)
– Group reports & questions
– Possible topic to discuss – lack of service in many groups
4.204.35
11. Any Other Business (15 minutes)4.354.50
12. Agree actions onscreen so minutes can be circulated straight away (5 mins)4.50 4.55
13. Agree date of next meeting – 5th November?
(2 minutes)
4.554.57
9. Close – Promises and long form Serenity Prayer
(5 minutes)
4.575.00

Previous meeting minutes are published here.

The following agreed proposals from recent NSC meetings may guide us in our service:

20th March 2021 NSC meeting
Agenda item 1 – That the minutes to NSC meetings be limited to the proposals/votes only and relevant committee member’s reports detailing business information e.g. Treasurer’s Report/PI/Hospitals and Institutions.
The minutes will include ‘dissenting voices’ which will be specifically relayed to the secretary after the vote; the comments will be attributed to the member who made them.
Abstain – 0
Against – 0
In favour – 15 Motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting
Agenda item 15 – For this and the next NSC meeting we go with a majority vote i.e. the total of the in-favour votes is greater than the sum of the against and abstentions. The total of the votes is based on how many people are in the meeting and eligible to vote. Abstentions are made as members don’t have the confidence to make a yes or no decision
so need to be accounted for. 
Abstain – 1
Against – 0
In favour – 9 Motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting – Agenda item 7
Propose that when discussions diverge away from the agenda item, the Chair can clarify with the sharer the new discussion point and raise it as an independent AOB item added to the end of the meeting or a sub-
committee to discuss the item and report back to the NSC.
Abstain – 2
Against – 0
In favour – 8 Motion carried

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30th July – Ken and Mary – Workshop – Inner Child and Self Parenting

Shared with thanks to Codependence Matters Committee


Founders of the CoDA Programme, Ken and Mary introduce session on inner child and self parenting .

Two hour session of experience, strength and hope, with exercises prepared by the founders and team.

Copy of exercises and audio will be added after the event.

Saturday, 7pm (GMT)
Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87616355527 (NEW LINK)

Meeting ID : 87616355527
Password: 861572

For further info email codaunitycommittee@gmail.com

Recordings

Codependence Matters – recordings
CoDA Founder shares – 2007 >

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30th July 2022 – CoDA North Region Meeting and Literature Workshop

Date: Saturday 30th July 2022
Time: 1.45pm for 2pm until 4.30pm (with short break)

We welcome all CoDA Members and newcomers in our region – from Birmingham & Midlands, right up to and including North West England, North East England, all of Scotland, North and South Wales and Northern Ireland.

We will use the first 30-40 minutes to bring reports from our own meetings, putting forward any questions, problems or suggestions we might have regarding CoDA meetings etc. There will then be a CoDA Literature Workshop where we read and share on fellowship literature.

We are hoping to plan further workshops for our region to aid and strengthen our CoDA recovery, and a two day workshop on the 12-Piece Relationship Toolkit and or the Blue Book has been suggested. We need your input to arrange this, so please join us.

We are hoping members might like to come forward as representatives of their home group, General Service Representatives (GSRs), ordinary CoDA members as well as newcomers who might think about enhancing their CoDA Recovery by dipping their toes into enjoying CoDA fellowship and service. No one is ‘in charge’ – we are all trusted servants willing to give what we have been freely given: recovery from codependency. 

Please join with us – we need your support to continue carrying the message of CoDA recovery, experience, strength and hope to the still-suffering codependent. All are welcome.

Again, we look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 30th July 2022 – ‘doors’ open from 1.45pm, workshop starts 2pm until 4.30pm.

Date: Saturday 30th July, 2022
Time: 1.45pm for 2pm until 4.30/5pm
(with short break)
Meeting on Zoom
Zoom ID: 852 0891 0153
Password: 176130

Or dial on one of the numbers below:

+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237, +44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

Contact for any further information northregion@codauk.org or gilliancoda@gmail.com or 07792 236888
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9th July – London South East Region Meeting

What is LSER and what does it do?

The London & South East Region (LSER) is an area-wide group formed to enable connection between the CoDA groups in our area. Meetings are principally a forum for Group Service Representatives (GSRs) and members to come together in CoDA spiritual principles of service and unity to discuss CoDA business, share what is working in their meetings, raise issues, and discuss putting on events and other community building activities.

Currently CoDA is struggling nationwide to fill service positions and the LSER may not be able to continue if no-one comes forward to do service.

This will be the main topic for discussion at the meeting.

Positions vacant from July are: Chair, Comms Secretary, Minutes Secretary, Regional Rep. All service positions can be shared between members, and anyone coming forward to do service will be supported by the outgoing members.

Please announce and post the zoom joining link in your groups. All CoDA members are welcome to attend the meeting.

NEXT MEETING : July 9th – 1:30 – 5pm

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Open Service Positions

A CoDA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions

Tradition 7


Why is service part of recovery?

Those who have gone before us recognize that service is critical to recovery and is part of the Twelfth Step. Service work is a place to practice recovery skills and extend our recovery to new areas of our lives. At the group level, CoDA members carry the message in many ways, by sharing in meetings, speaking to newcomers (with a focus on providing information rather than giving advice) and trying to adhere to CoDA principles in meetings and elsewhere in their lives. Members can start practicing these types of service from early on in their recovery.

Find out more

Available NSC Service Positions

Full list of NSC service positions

It was agreed at the November 2021 NSC meeting that all the vacant positions could be shared by more than one member, and a full handover will be given by the outgoing member in service.

Full post descriptions open in new tabs – click below to find out more:


Support Welcomed for


Teams seeking service support

CoDA Unity Committee (UK Speaker Series)
London South East Region – Committee
North Region – (N England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
Outreach support – Member Networks

Other opportunities

Join a CoDA Member Network
Offer service at your home group
Sponsor a newcomer
Start a new CoDA Meeting
Submit a CoDA Share

See also

Home Group – Service Positions

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CoDA North Region wellbeing activities – Summer 2022

A fellow in the north region is hoping to organise some activities for members to get together and share fellowship during June, July and August.

Please contact njbcuriosity@gmail.com if you would like to be involved.

Event poster

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7th May 2022 – NSC meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-17:00

In recent years, the National Service Committee (NSC) of CoDA UK has flourished, with members filling most of the available service positions. However, due to personal circumstances, several committee members have recently had to step down from their roles, and this means there are a number of vacant positions, which could have an impact on the work of the NSC. 

Available roles are now all listed on the website here: https://codauk.org/open-service-positions/ and you can see the full list of committee roles here: https://codauk.org/nsc-service-positions/

To take account of all these changes and ensure the health of the NSC, it has been agreed by members that we will hold an open Group Inventory to look at the NSC and its work at our next scheduled meeting on 7th May. Everyone in the fellowship is welcome to attend. 

The format for this session is included in the attached agenda and the meeting will be chaired by Andy from the London and South East Region.  

Please join the zoom call just before 1pm

Join Zoom meeting 

Meeting ID: 857 1637 8916
Password: 874688

Or dial on one of the numbers below
+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237,
+44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

Everyone is welcome to join, so please do share this communication at your groups. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at communications@codauk.org

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 7th May. 

Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd Time
1. Welcome, moment’s silence, Preamble, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 12 Service Concepts and sharing guidelines. Reminder of 30 second time out with serenity prayer if anyone requests. Appointment of a spiritual timekeeper. 20 mins1 PM1:20 PM
2. Introductions and Feelings check.
20 mins
1:20 PM1:40 PM
3. Request for a member to take minutes and voting entity established and appointment of a spiritual timekeeper
10 mins
1:40 PM1:50 PM
4. Discussion of mission statement for NSC. Consider the purpose of the NSC as an entity of CoDA UK.
60 mins
1:50 PM2:50 PM
10 minute break2:50
PM
3:00 PM
5. Inventory of NSC service work in progress and forward look at work planned but not yet started/ put on hold . What subcommittees/activities are currently active/healthy with members in service? What work is essential for the UK fellowship to continue? What can stay on hold until members come forward to serve?
60 mins
3:00 PM4:00 PM
6. Service positions available – Nominations, discussions and votes. 20 mins

All available positions: https://codauk.org/nsc-service-positions/ 
Plus 1-2 CSC reps/alternates (no job description available) 
4 PM4:20 PM
7. Consider any legal requirements of the NSC if it’s to gain charity status. Agree next steps for the NSC based on the outcome of items 4,5 & 6 30 mins4:20 PM4:50 PM
8. Agree actions onscreen so minutes can be circulated straight away 5 mins4:50 PM4:55 PM
9. Close – Promises and long form Serenity Prayer
5 mins
4:55 PM5 PM

The following agreed proposals from recent NSC meetings may guide us in our service:

20th March 2021 NSC meeting
Agenda item 1 – That the minutes to NSC meetings be limited to the proposals/ votes only and relevant committee member’s reports detailing business information e.g. Treasurer’s Report/ PI/ Hospitals and Institutions.
The minutes will include ‘dissenting voices’ which will be specifically relayed to the secretary after the vote; the comments will be attributed to the member who made them.
Abstain – 0
Against – 0
In favour – 15 – motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting
Agenda item 15  – For this and the next NSC meeting we go with a majority vote i.e. the total of the in-favour votes is greater than the sum of the against and abstentions. The total of the votes is based on how many people are in the meeting and eligible to vote. Abstentions are made as members don’t have the confidence to make a yes or no decision
so need to be accounted for. 
Abstain – 1
Against – 0
In favour – 9 Motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting – Agenda item 7
Propose that when discussions diverge away from the agenda item, the Chairman can clarify with the sharer the new discussion point and raise it as an independent AOB item added to the end of the meeting or a sub-
committee to discuss the item and report back to the NSC.
Abstain – 2
Against – 0
In favour – 8 – motion carried

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CoDA Inc – YouTube channel (2020 >)

CoDA Inc – official You Tube Channel of Codependents Anonymous.

What is Codependence?

Somewhere along this road we learn about codependence. We hear it from a friend or a therapist. We see it mentioned in the news. Many of us wonder if codependence describes who we are. Codependence is a disease that deteriorates the souls. It affects our personal lives; our families, children, friends, and relatives; our businesses and careers; our health; and our spiritual growth. It is debilitating and, if left untreated, causes us to become more destructive to ourselves and others. Many of us come to a point when we must look beyond ourselves for help. When we attend our first meeting of Codependents Anonymous, many of us find a source for help. Each of us arrives here from different directions. Some of us are urged by family members or friends. Some of us come to CoDA when our physicians, psychiatrists, or therapists see the need.

What is Codependence? (English)

Que es Codendencia? (Spanish)

2021 – CoDA Internet Retreat

Voices in Recovery

Fellowship Forum

Non English Language

CoDA Teen

CoDA Inc – Official Youtube channel

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25th-26th June – CoDA 24 hour event

25th June 5pm – UK (BST) – 26th June 5pm – UK (BST)
(25th June Noon (EST) – 26th June Noon EST)
Be a part of this major 24 Hour World CoDA Event

Topics include:

“Higher Power, Literature, The Most Important Relationship”

“Sponsorship”

“’I’ Statements, For Safety’s Sake”

“Step Eleven and Mindfulness”

Note: session ties below are EDT
UK (British Summer Time) – 5 hours ahead
12PM session (EDT) = 5pm UK Time (BST)

Register for the event:
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/298206131567

If you have any questions, please contact:
Sara J: sarajcoda@gmail.com
Denire: Denire.coda@gmail.com
LeSha C: Lcharnetsky@gmail.com
Mahima C: mahima.coda.outreach@gmail.com
Melanie G: Melanieagreenmhm@gmail.com

We are still looking for presenters, leaders, and Zoom hosts. If interested, please contact:
Katja F: Katja.Fleck@outlook.com

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23rd April CoDA Online Workshop

Working the steps in CoDA;
exploring different Sponsorship approaches

Saturday 23rd April, 1.00 – 3.30 London (UK time) (8am EST)
(doors open 12.30, there will be a 15 minute comfort break)

CoDA UK NSC is inviting you is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Topic: CoDA Quarterly sponsorship workshop

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 351 424 5975
Passcode: traditions

Coda UK NSC – Sponsorship Committee

Are you looking for a sponsor?

Are you wondering if you’re ready to be a sponsor?

Are you looking for new sponsees?

Come along to listen and share experience, strength and hope about being a sponsee, a sponsor or being a co-sponsor.
This workshop is an introduction to the various ways of sponsorship, and not necessarily the place where you will find a sponsor. People will share how they found a sponsor. You have to do your part. Finding a sponsor is an active process within Recovery. We have to investigate our own route to acquiring a sponsor through attending weekly meetings, doing service in a home group and joining WhatsApp groups (see below).

No Registration required to attend this event. Zoom limit of 100 people

Next date: these workshops will run quarterly and future dates will be shared.

Format: A CoDA meeting with a 15 minute break.
Only CoDA speakers. Only CoDA approved literature.
No entrance fee. 7th Tradition donated to National Committee.

Opportunities for Service on the day:

  • Giving 10 minute chair about being a Sponsor, Sponsee, Co-Sponsor
  • Being Chair Finder
  • Reading Script
  • Booking person to contact venue and secure place
  • Spiritual Timekeeper
  • Greeter
  • Newcomers rep

If you would like to do service, please email sponsorship@codauk.org

You can email sponsorship@codauk.org and request a printed, pdf or .doc version, and be put on the mailing list of future workshops.

We have a script for the workshop, if that helps: all are welcome to read and comment: 

Workshop – Script

CoDA Org Sponsorship Resources

An account of Step Group – Coda World

Working Steps in a group

Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding

Coda Fellowship Forum Audio Recording

CoDA – Fellowship Forum – Audio recordings

CoDA Endorsed Literature
CoDA – blue book: < US – CoRE > < UK / EU > <eBook sample >
CoDA – green book: < US – CoRE > < UK / EU >

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9th April – London South East Region Meeting

What is LSER and what does it do?

The London & South East Region (LSER) is an area-wide group formed to enable connection between the CoDA groups in our area. Meetings are principally a forum for Group Service Representatives (GSRs) and members to come together in CoDA spiritual principles of service and unity to discuss CoDA business, share what is working in their meetings, raise issues, and discuss putting on events and other community building activities.

We have a GSRs forum at every meeting where GSRs can connect with other groups in sharing experience about issues affecting their groups.

At present we have a Chair, Treasurer, Communications Secretary and Regional Representative, and we hope to attract members into service to be able to carry out other activities, such as visiting speakers, workshops, or conventions.

Please consider becoming part of Region, either as an officer or GSR for your local meeting. Please see the following link for more information on Regions/Intergroups: https://coda.org/outreach/connecting-members/voting-entity-intergroup-support/

We meet online every 3 months on the 2nd Saturday in Jan, Apr, July and Oct between 1.30 and 5pm. All CoDA members are welcome to attend.
If you are interested in attending please send an email to Annie (comms sec) at coda.uk.se.region@gmail.com or see the posts on the CoDA UK Noticeboard WhatsApp group or on the events page on the website.

What are the advantages of connecting meetings to form an Intergroup?

Responses from members (sharing experience, strength and hope):

  • Having a voice
  • Being the voice from your group and to your group (if you are a Group Service Representative)
  • Connecting with other members
  • Sharing different ideas and support for putting on events including retreats, conventions or workshops.
  • Practicing recovery skills, using the traditions and carrying the message (Tradition Twelve)
  • Working as a group (you don’t have to do it all yourself)! 

NEXT MEETING : April 9th – 1:30 – 5pm

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CoDA Connections – New submissions

Call For New Submissions!

Have Weekly Readings and Meeting in Print been helpful or thought-provoking for you?

Consider submitting your story and sharing your insight with other CoDA members!

How has CoDA changed your life? Sharing your experience, strength and hope may help thousands of codependents still suffering. Everybody in CoDA has a recovery story to tell.

Please email: connections@coda.org

Some Possible Topics: (Could include, but not limited to!)

  1. Sharing Strength and Hope
    How CoDA and the 12 Steps have made a positive impact
  1. Lessons Learned
    Lessons learned while you’ve been working the CoDA program
  1. Working the 12 Steps
    Your experience working one or more of the 12 Steps
  1. Affirmations
    Original affirmations you may have come up with
  1. Recovery – Tips and Techniques
    Helpful Tips and techniques, which are in line with our traditions and documents.
  1. Words of Wisdom
    What are some of your favorite sayings? How about submitting your own?
  1. Other Thoughts
    Observations, perspectives, etc

(We ask that no submissions or articles violate the letter or spirit of the 12 Steps or 12 Traditions. We also request that authors refrain from using second party “You” statements, and stick to first person “I” statements.)

We look forward to hearing from you.

In Service,

The CoDA Co-NNections Committee (Weekly Readings and Meeting in Print)

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12th March – NSC Meeting

Time: 13:00 for 13.30-17:00

CoDA UK is holding its next business meeting which is open to members from all the national meetings and representatives of regional groups.

Join us online/by phone to discuss national CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed. 

The meeting will follow the successful recent format of 10 minutes per agenda item, with 30 second shares from each member before a vote is taken, if one is required. Please note that there may not be enough time in the meeting to go through any written reports in detail so we ask all members to come prepared, having read the reports and agenda items in advance, so that we have time for questions, and sharing and reflection during each agenda item.

Please note there are several service positions currently available. please attend if you are interested in offering service.

Available service positions

Available service positions details are posted here.

Current positions include:

  • Meeting list coordinator
  • Web Service
  • Communications Service
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Bank Signatory

Submit Agenda Items (for future events)

Please submit any agenda items to secretary@codauk.org using the following template.

Previous meeting minutes are published here.

How to join the meeting:

The meeting is open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below.

Join Zoom meeting 

Meeting ID: 857 1637 8916
Password: 874688

Or dial on one of the numbers below
+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237,
+44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

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CoDA Meeting In Print (2016 >)

A quarterly CoDA recovery and support publication.
Recovery is for everyone, and we hope you enjoy reading these shares.

Meeting in Print contains CoDA-approved literature, including shares, uplifting quotes and artistic material from CoDA members. We hope you find this issue both enjoyable and insightful.

Please feel free to contact us with comments and suggestions – and, as always, your contributions!

Warmly,
Your Meeting in Print Subcommittee

CoDA Meeting in Print Archive

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B News Events Archive

4th Dec –  Fellowship Development Workshop

Saturday 4th December 2021
(2pm – 4pm)

An opportunity to discover the work and service that regions can provide to groups and members, and the value of connection and unity between groups in service and recovery.

During the workshop there will be several speaker shares on topics covering the nature of the current structure and methods for working service in a region. How the ‘homegroup for homegroups’ can work. Sharing experience of growing fellowship through regions. Drawing on the shared experience, strength, and hope within a region, and more. How regions help individual members voices to be heard and represented within CoDA. There will also be opportunity for members to share.

We are especially enthusiastic for members from groups that are not currently served by a region to attend.

Our initial workshop will be held online on Saturday 4th December 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. Following the close of the workshop members are invited to remain and share fellowship and ideas about moving forward together.

We hope to see you at the workshop.

Join us
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/429544928?pwd=a2wyWE0weU9YTUxnU2RtMU5lMEtBZz09

Meeting ID: 429544928 ; Passcode 103301

If you have any questions – email : hannahinrecovery@gmail.com , shellac777@yahoo.com , or petehcoda@outlook.com
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30th Oct – North Region Intergroup ‘Home Group Workshop’

Saturday 30th October 2021

1.45pm for 2pm until 5pm on Zoom

CoDA UK’s North Region Intergroup is trying something new for our next quarterly meeting.

A CoDA member said that a healthy regional group is a “Home Group for Home Groups“.

We would like to explore this concept together in Fellowship.

The meeting is open to all members, including Group Service Representatives (GSRs) and newcomers alike. We are inviting CoDA members from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland and the North of England and Midlands to join us for an afternoon of fellowship and sharing online on Zoom.

We can raise any concerns, problems or questions from our Home Group, or individually, to share with each other about our experiences of attending a CoDA meeting, Step Groups, Sponsoring/looking for a Sponsor and especially sharing our experiences during the disruptions of the past many months at these most difficult of times.

In this Workshop we can find new opportunities to broaden our Recovery in the Fellowship of CoDA. We can bring news and views from our local meetings that are important to us, where we will be heard in an atmosphere of love, friendship and fellowship and where it will be a safe space to hear or share our Experience, Strength and Hope of CoDA Recovery.

We will be using breakout rooms during the workshop so we can meet and chat with members from other meetings in smaller groups, and then all come back together as a whole group in order to share all the issues and ideas presented: a melting pot of ideas and initiatives to strengthen our CoDA Fellowship and support each other with our own experience, strength and hope carrying us through to our happy road to recovery from codependency and to encourage inclusivity.

The workshop will be held in a relaxed and informal way, following the CoDA Preamble, Welcome, Steps & Traditions, and other CoDA meeting literature.

Some literature it might be useful for groups and members to read together with their Home groups and have in mind when you attend the workshop are:

Building CoDA Community: Healthy Meetings Matter 
https://www.codaliterature.co.uk/building-coda-community-healthy-meetings-matter-booklet-23-p.asp

Carrying the Message: Living the Twelfth Step
 https://www.codaliterature.co.uk/new-carrying-the-message-living-the-twelfth-step-56-p.asp

Common Threads of Codependency
https://www.codaliterature.co.uk/common-threads-of-codependency-booklet-20-p.asp

Codependency & Recovery – The Differences 
Codependency & Recovery – The Differences

Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82116364363?pwd=aEk2QkhlMGdsOWNRVUFKbnp3SkNXQT09

ID: 821 1636 4363

Password: 732740



Come and join us in what promises to be an exciting and helpful experience in CoDA Recovery.

All members – newcomers, seasoned CoDA members, GSRs etc – are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you on 30th October!


In gratitude, love, fellowship and service 

CoDA North Region Intergroup

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Events Archive

22nd – 24th Oct – 35th Anniversary Convention – Wisdom to Know the Difference

Arizona CoDA Events is proud to present our 35th Anniversary Convention. Join us for 3 days of inspiring speakers and amazing workshops!

About this event

We will start the festivities on Friday Night!

Saturday Morning we have a treat for you! All the way from Italy a beautiful CoDA Morning Meditation, followed by speakers and workshops. There will be a fellowship in the evening for all on to connect and share in the beauty of the day.

Saturday will be filled with more inspiring speakers and workshops.

Save the Date and make plans to be there if not for the entire weekend at least for some of it. More details will be coming your way. Please stay tuned in.

Suggested Donation to support our convention is $25.

To join the events remotely via Zoom – click here

Find out more via coda.org

View the flyer

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B News

9th Oct – Intl CoDA Convention – Call for speakers / organisers

Saturday 9th October 2021
(12 noon – 6pm)

We are looking for CoDA members interested in leading a workshop or being a speaker. Workshops typically are 1 hour to 1½ hours and Speakers 45 min to 1 hour depending on the number of applicants. The theme of the convention is “Celebrating CoDA Community.”

The number of workshops and speakers will be decided once all the applications are received. We have the ability to provide virtual rooms so there can be multiple workshops or speakers going on at the same time.

We also have the ability to use the interpretation feature via Zoom in one of the virtual rooms. If your group would like to offer interpretation of English workshops to your native language, please contact Events with names and emails of Trusted Servants who would like to provide this service work.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, being a speaker, or assisting in interpretation during the event, email iccworkshops@coda.org

Deadline to return workshop / speaker application and interpretation information is 10th September 2021

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Events Archive NSC NSC Agenda

7th August 2021 – NSC meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-17:00

CoDA UK is holding its next business meeting which is open to members from all the national meetings and representatives of regional groups.

Join us online/by phone to discuss national CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed. 

The meeting will follow the successful recent format of 10 minutes per agenda item, with 30 second shares from each member before a vote is taken, if one is required. Please note that there may not be enough time in the meeting to go through any written reports in detail so we ask all members to come prepared, having read the reports and agenda items in advance, so that we have time for questions, and sharing and reflection during each agenda item.

If your group or region has an item of business you would like to bring to this meeting, you would like to nominate yourself for a service role, or you’re a member in service who is providing a report to the meeting, please download and complete this form, and email it to secretary@codauk.org by Friday 23rd July, to enable the Chair and Temporary Proposal Secretary to put together the agenda and circulate it in advance of the meeting. Details of the confirmed agenda and papers will appear below on or around 31st July 2021.

How to join the meeting:

The meeting is open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below.

Join Zoom meeting 

Meeting ID: 857 1637 8916
Password: 874688

Or dial on one of the numbers below
+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237,
+44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

Agenda ItemStart TimeEnd Time
1 Welcome, moment’s silence, Preamble, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 12 Service Concepts and sharing guidelines. Reminder of 30 second time out with serenity prayer if anyone requests. 20 mins1 PM1:20 PM
2. Request for a member to take minutes and agreement on how this will be done (see agreed proposals below) 10 mins1:20 PM1:30 PM
3. Introductions and Feelings check with meetings info from General Service Representatives (GSRs) and AOB requests from any attendee who wishes to have an issue discussed that isn’t on the agenda. 20 mins1:30 PM1:50 PM
4. Voting entity established and appointment of a spiritual timekeeper 5 mins1:50 PM1:55 PM
5. Matters arising from 19th June minutes – are there any questions arising from these? 10 mins

2-year service period for service roles 10 mins
1:55 PM2:15 PM
6. Reports and updates from members in service circulated in advance – are there any questions arising from these? 10 mins

a. Sponsorship report
b. Treasurer’s report
2:15 PM2:25 PM
7. Items raised by the Treasurer

a. Zoom Pro subscription and payment 10 mins
b. Funding for new meetings 10 mins
2:25 PM2:45 PM
15-minute break2:45 PM3 PM
8. Service positions available – discussion and votes

a. Secretary – role description and nomination attached 10 mins

b. Literature Secretary – role description and nomination attached 10 mins

c. Treasurer – role description attached; nominations required 10 mins

d. Signatories on CoDA bank account – discussion required 10 mins

e. NSC Sponsorship Rep 10 mins
3 PM3:50 PM
9. To register CoDA UK NSC with HMRC as a small, unregistered charity 10 mins3:50 PM4 PM
10. Discussion of roles and relationships between the NSC and the LSER/Regions 10 mins4 PM4:10 PM
11. AOB 35 mins4:10 PM4:45 PM
12. All to agree actions onscreen so minutes can be circulated straight away 10 mins4:45 PM4:55 PM
13. Close – Promises and long form Serenity Prayer 5 mins4:55 PM5 PM

The following agreed proposals from recent NSC meetings may guide us in our service:
20th March 2021 NSC meeting
Agenda item 1 – That the minutes to NSC meetings be limited to the proposals/ votes only and relevant committee member’s reports detailing business information e.g. Treasurer’s Report/ PI/ Hospitals and Institutions.
The minutes will include ‘dissenting voices’ which will be specifically relayed to the secretary after the vote; the comments will be attributed to the member who made them.
Abstain – 0
Against – 0
In favour – 15 – motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting
Agenda item 15  – For this and the next NSC meeting we go with a majority vote i.e. the total of the in-favour votes is greater than the sum of the against and abstentions. The total of the votes is based on how many people are in the meeting and eligible to vote. Abstentions are made as members don’t have the confidence to make a yes or no decision
so need to be accounted for. 
Abstain – 1
Against – 0
In favour – 9 Motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting – Agenda item 7
Propose that when discussions diverge away from the agenda item, the Chairman can clarify with the sharer the new discussion point and raise it as an independent AOB item added to the end of the meeting or a sub-
committee to discuss the item and report back to the NSC.
Abstain – 2
Against – 0
In favour – 8 – motion carried

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Events Archive Northern Region News Article Regions

24th July – CoDA North Region Meeting

The North region includes north Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are quarterly regional meetings, usually held in Manchester but being held online for the foreseeable future. The meeting normally takes the format of a service meeting in the morning, and an open CoDA meeting in the afternoon.

The next CoDA North Region meeting will be held on:

Saturday 24th July 2021

Times: 10.15 for 10.30am-13.00pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm

Morning 10.30-13.00:

CoDA North is holding our quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the North region meetings (which include Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

Join us online/by phone to discuss our region’s CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed but all members are welcome to attend. 

If you have any business your group would like to be discussed at the morning meeting, please mention it when you email for the password so that we can put it on the agenda. If possible, the agenda will be circulated in advance to all those registered.

Afternoon Morning 2.00-3.30:

Join us for an open CoDA sharing meeting with fellows from around the North region. This will be run along the lines of a normal CoDA meeting.

NOTE: Meeting Password:
For the safety of the group, you will need a password to join this meeting. Please email northregion@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly. We will monitor the email inbox regularly and respond with the password before 10am on the day of the meeting. 

We may not be able to check this account once the morning meeting has begun, so please register your intent to attend the afternoon meeting before 10am.

Join Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/j/93283885330?pwd=ZG9RZTA4KzRIejZwTVdMaDdwbHBodz09

Meeting ID: 932 8388 5330

Or dial in on one of the numbers below using the above meeting ID and the password:

  • +44 330 088 5830
  • +44 131 460 1196
  • +44 20 3481 5237
  • +44 20 3481 5240
  • +44 20 8080 6591
  • +44 20 8080 6592

All CoDA members are welcome.

Not able to attend?
Please email northregion@codauk.org with any business or reports from meetings in the North which are not going to be represented in person on the day.

CoDA North Intergroup Contributions
If your group would to like to send a 7th Tradition intergroup contribution to the regional group, please email northregion@codauk.org to request the bank details.

NOTE: This email address is not monitored daily so please be patient to receive a response.

Keep in touch…
If you or your group would like to be kept in touch about the quarterly intergroup meetings, please email northregion@codauk.org with your name, which meeting you represent, and whether you are the Group Service Rep (GSR) or just a member.

In the email please state that you opt in for CoDA North Intergroup to hold your details (name, email address and service position if applicable) in a list for the purpose of sending out dates, agenda and minutes of CoDA North Intergroup meetings, and other announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line.

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Events Archive

17th Jul – Fear vs Love (Founders Share)

Global Conversation with Ken & Mary – 14:00 BST

Ken R. and Mary R. founded Co-Dependents Anonymous in 1986. Today, they specialize in helping people achieve their maximum effectiveness by applying the practices and principles of CoDA’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

The Q&A (question and answer period) will provide a question from each language to be asked on a first come first serve basis. There will be a round robin of one question per language. Submit your question to your Interpreter who will submit the translation to Events. English speaking attendees can give their question to Events directly. There will be further instructions in the morning to help connect to the Interpretation channels, and more.  

For safety, registration is a 2-Step process with Eventbrite and then with Zoom. Please expect a Zoom Invitation to REGISTER A SECOND TIME before the event. COMPLETE the ZOOM REGISTRTIO and the Zoom Webinar link to the Global Conversation with Ken & Mary will be sent to your email before 17th July.

Register here

Presented by CoDA Events Committee – Find out more

Email events@coda.org to find out more 

NOTE:

Updating your Zoom App is recommended and possible with this link:  https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Translation will be available in Farsi, French, Hebrew, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Portuguese.

This World Event will have 9 languages being interpreted in a consecutive style which means the presenter will speak then pause (meaning the English room will be silent) to give time for the Interpreters to convey their message in the Zoom interpretation channels. This speak and pause method will occur for the duration of their talks and the Q&A.

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A Upcoming Events Share

Desert CoDA – event (and shares)

Shared with thanks to Desert CoDA committee

The Events Committee within Desert CoDA host regular workshops to provide people with options to explore CoDA.

To find out more about upcoming events subscribe to the Desert CoDA newsletter.

Online Speaker Meeting
Friday – 5pm – 6:30pm (PST) / Saturday 2am (BST)

Join Zoom Event with
Event ID – 8517822381
Password 2021

CONTACT TEE S. 513-377-7490 AND Mary Beth K. 760-766-5141

Desert CoDA – event recordings

Since 2020 – Desert CoDA have hosted – 80+ speaker events:

2022 Events [ 1 ]
2021 Events [ 1,2,3 ]
2020 Events [ 1, 2 ]

To find out more about upcoming events – sign up here

Desert CoDA – website
Desert CoDA – meetings (PST timezone)

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SoCal CoDA Shares (2020 >)

Shared with thanks to South California region of Co Dependents Anonymous

The Southern California Region of Co-Dependents Anonymous provides a bridge between the many SoCalCoDA Communities and the CoDA World Fellowship. We are dedicated to all co-dependents who still suffer and have a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

2022

1 – Unity & Joy
2 – Sharing Experience Strength and Hope
3 – Healing Through Feminine Unity
4 – The Joyful Journey to a Higher Power That Works
5 – The Miraculous Change in My Life

2022 – Conference

1 – Finding Joy– Heidi A
2 – Christmas in June – Darcie D C
3 – The Journey to finding heaven within – Jeff L
4 – LGBTQIA+ in recovery – Arielle S
5 – My Subconscious cant take a joke – Barbara L

Related documents
Worksheet
6 – Tools to maintain balance in my life – Theresa B

Related documents
Presentation
Worksheet
7 – Seeing my higher self through friendship – Thuy K & Darlene H

Related documents
Handout
8 – Setting priorities through calendaring – Vanessa C

Related documents Healthy priorities through calendering
9 – Cultural Codependence – when cultures clash with recovery – Isabella Y

Related documents
Overview
Self Assessment
CoDA Workbook tools – page 35 excerpt

Please note that all presentations are shared “experience, strength and hope” (ESH) from individuals who are CoDA members who have signed agreements to follow the CoDA 12 Steps and Traditions.  Individual opinions or views are not necessarily endorsed by Co Dependents Anonymous.  Take what you like and leave the rest. 

 © 2006-2021, SoCalCoDA

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Events Archive

10th July – LSER Region – Committee Meeting

1:30 – 5pm

All CoDA members are invited and welcome to attend.

Joining details will be sent by email closer to the time.

Email coda.uk.se.region@gmail.com to find out more 

Meetings are every 3 months and are principally a forum for Group Service Representatives (GSRs) and members to come together in CoDA spiritual principles of service and unity to discuss CoDA business, share what is working in their meetings, raise issues, and discuss putting on events and other community building activities.

For more information see London South East Region page

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CoDA Retreat Shares (2021)

Shared with thanks to CoDA.org

2021 Online retreat – March 2021 – Power of Connections through Loving and Healthy Relationships or Service

1 – Let it begin with me– Liz vR

Related documents
Let it Begin With Me – Exercise
CoDA Slogans
Meditation
Slogans for screenshare
3 – Couple in Recovery – Evie S / Leo C
4 – What would I be doing if I wasnt so afraid? – Karen D

Related documents
Transcript
Powerpoint presentation
5 – Prayer circles in the air – Judi P

Related documents
Powerpoint presentation
7 – Low self esteem patterns, compliance, and denial patterns – Dakota M
8 – CoDA – It Works! – Tonya B
9 – In this moment… (video) – Tameeka
10 – (Portugese) – Codependence and Spiritual Misery – Sindai

Related documents
Powerpoint presentation
11 – (Spanish) – ¿Que Estas Haciendo Con Tu Vida? – Pilar G

If you experience any technical problems, please email codalist@coda.org. Content issues, please email events@coda.org.

Please note that all presentations are shared “experience, strength and hope” (ESH) from individuals who are CoDA members who have signed agreements to follow the CoDA 12 Steps and Traditions.  Individual opinions or views are not necessarily endorsed by Codependents Anonymous. Take what you like and leave the rest. 

 © Copyright Codependents Anonymous 2021

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Events Archive NSC NSC Agenda Uncategorized

19th June 2021 – NSC meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-16:00

CoDA UK is holding its next business meeting which is open to members from all the national meetings and representatives of regional groups.

Join us online/by phone to discuss national CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed. 

The meeting will follow the successful recent format of 10 minutes per agenda item, with 30 second shares from each member before a vote is taken, if one is required. Please note that there may not be enough time in the meeting to go through any written reports in detail so we ask all members to come prepared, having read the reports and agenda items in advance, so that we have time for questions, and sharing and reflection during each agenda item.

How to join the meeting:

The meeting is open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below.

Join Zoom meeting 

Meeting ID: 857 1637 8916
Password: 874688

Or dial on one of the numbers below
+44 330 088 5830, +44 131 460 1196 , +44 20 3481 5237,
+44 20 3481 5240, +44 20 8080 6591, +44 20 8080 6592

Welcome, moment’s silence, Preamble, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, 12 Service Concepts and sharing guidelines. Reminder of 30 second time out with serenity prayer if anyone requests. 20 mins

1pm – 1:20pm

Request for a member to take minutes and agreement on how this will be done (see agreed proposals below) 10 mins

1:20pm – 1:30pm

Introductions and Feelings check with meetings info from General Service Representatives (GSRs) and AOB requests from any attendee who wishes to have an issue discussed that isn’t on the agenda.

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Voting entity established and appointment of a spiritual time keeper

1:50pm – 1:55pm

Matters arising from 1st May minutes – are there any questions arising from these?

1:55pm – 2:15pm

Public Information (PI) proposals – discussion and votes.

a). Introduction of a formal PI budget

2:15pm – 2:25pm

Service positions available
– discussion and votes 40 mins
a. PLI coordinator – Nomination received and role description attached
b. Chair – Nomination received and role description attached
c. Secretary – role description attached, nominations required
d. Literature Secretary – role description attached, nominations required

2:25pm – 3:05pm

AOB

3:15pm – 3:30pm

All to agree actions onscreen so minutes can be
circulated straight away

3:30pm – 3:40pm

Close – Promises and long form Serenity Prayer

3:40pm – 3:50pm

The following agreed proposals from recent NSC meetings may guide us in our service:
20th March 2021 NSC meeting
Agenda item 1 – That the minutes to NSC meetings be limited to the proposals/ votes only and relevant committee member’s reports detailing business information e.g. Treasurer’s Report/ PI/ Hospitals and Institutions.
The minutes will include ‘dissenting voices’ which will be specifically relayed to the secretary after the vote; the comments will be attributed to the member who made them.
Abstain – 0
Against – 0
In favour – 15 – motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting
Agenda item 15  – For this and the next NSC meeting we go with a majority vote i.e. the total of the in-favour votes is greater than the sum of the against and abstentions. The total of the votes is based on how many people are in the meeting and eligible to vote. Abstentions are made as members don’t have the confidence to make a yes or no decision
so need to be accounted for. 
Abstain – 1
Against – 0
In favour – 9 Motion carried

5th December 2020 NSC meeting – Agenda item 7
Propose that when discussions diverge away from the agenda item, the Chairman can clarify with the sharer the new discussion point and raise it as an independent AOB item added to the end of the meeting or a sub-
committee to discuss the item and report back to the NSC.
Abstain – 2
Against – 0
In favour – 8 – motion carried

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Service

Public Liability Insurance Service Position

CoDA UK takes out an annual policy for groups requiring Public Liability Insurance for their venue. The cost of the policy is shared amongst the groups who need it at a considerable saving to the fellowship compared to groups sourcing Insurance policies individually. 

The Service position holder agrees the policy premium with an insurance provider and fulfils the associated administration (mindful of GDPR) which includes maintaining the venue list , communicating with the NSC Treasurer regarding premiums, overseeing the PLI email account addressing queries from Meetings and providing ongoing updates on the policy to the NSC committee.

The new holder of the position would be given a briefing regarding contact details of the insurance company and of the meetings that subscribe to the policy.

The time commitment is in the region of 6 hours when the premium requires renewal and then ongoing input replying to emails and updating spreadsheets which is fairly minimal. 

This is a service position on the National Service Committee so requires a person to have attended 3 NSC meetings 

Email the team to find out more: coda.uk.insurance@gmail.com

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Recovery Speakers (1988>)

Shared with thanks to Recovery Speakers

Recovery Speakers is a website dedicated to collecting and preserving the audio history of the 12 step fellowships – captured from the late forties onwards.

If you would like to listen to more speaker talks from other 12 Step Fellowships, you can find them at RecoverySpeakers.com.

CoDA shares – (1988-2020)

1 – Mary R – Columbia MD (Founder share)
2 – Newcomers
3 – Phylis – I Met My Inner Child
4 – Shame and Codependency
5 – Sherill S – Womens Issues
6 – Importance of Sponsorship
7 – Steve S
8 – Ted M
9 – Wally – Recovery is the wildest thing
10 – Judith – CoDA is God’s programme
11 – Karmen P – Experience strength hope
12 – Jim and Ann D (1988)
13 – Jim – Spiritulity – whose got my soul
14 – Culle V – National Service Comittee (1989)
15 – Charles C – Relationships and Intimacy
16 – Carmen N – Pocket full of anger
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Service

Outreach support- Member Networks

‘Outreach’ is the term used for many of the ways to carry the message of recovery, by reaching out to others, sharing our recoveries, and supporting one another. In this group, it means timed shares or phone calls with another CoDA member.”

The admins on the Outreach channels are looking to request support from experienced members to cover a series of positions including:

Newcomers Reps

  • Pasting the welcome document once a day or longer when someone joins the group.
  • Make sure you don’t paste when there’s someone waiting for an outreach response. Your pasting can make their request invisible.

Admins –

  • Your role is helping handle potential member complaints and raised safety issues. Other than that the group runs itself.

Secretary –

  • Keeping Welcome and GC document up to date
  • Posting the Welcome document each day that has had a new person join.
  • Answering comments on the document and incorporating changes.
  • Participating in Admin Group to read posts and see changes suggested there, incorporate if agreed.
  • Responding to comments and posts with lessons learned in the past. 
  • Perhaps write the lessons learned in this Intergroup document. 
  • Perhaps the Secretary of the Admin Outreach Group will write up the lessons learned for the Admins, so that new Admins can learn from our mistakes.
  • Handover to the next Secretary 

Email responder –

  • Answer emails from newcomers giving them joining links to the appropriate WhatsApp groups. Coda UK has put an email address, rather than public joining link, for the WhatsApp groups.

You can join many of these whatsapp channels via Member Networks

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Voices in Recovery (2018)

Shared with thanks to CoDA.org

These recordings were made at the 2018 CoDA Service Conference.

Adie
Andrea
Chris J
Dagmar
Evie
Jack
Jim
John
Kathy
Lisa B
Salle
Terry
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Uncategorized

CoDA North Region

Service positions open

The North region includes north Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are quarterly regional meetings, usually held in Manchester but being held online for the foreseeable future. 

We are presently looking to fill a number of service positions.

Please email northregion@codauk.org to find out more

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Uncategorized

(CLC) – CoDA Literature Committee

“Story Gatherers” Project

We are in the process of compiling entries for a stand-alone new book called “Story Gatherers” project.

This stand-alone book, will celebrate our individual journey into CoDA and passing on our Experience, Strength and Hope to the CoDA Fellowship.

These will be stories from across the International World of CoDA. They will be similar, yet different, from the stories at the back of the CoDA Blue Book, written more than 30 years ago, but “Story Gatherers” will encompass the CoDA Fellowship worldwide, with people relating their own personal stories: of where they’ve come from, where they’ve been and where they’re heading, in their recovery in the program of Codependents Anonymous.

We are interested in people of all different diversity, ethnicity, race, religion, LGBGT etc. and especially immigrant families. It might also be helpful to hear different people’s stories whilst they might have been going through the COVID-19 pandemic and how it might have strengthened their resolve and recovery in the face of adversity, and their journey to discovering or rediscovering their own loving, kind, gentle non-judgemental and all accepting Higher Power.

All entries must be written and received, hopefully, by the end of the first week in February, and be between 900 – 4000words, or 3 to 10/12 pages long. These stories have to be edited etc. and presented for approval and acceptance for the CSC 2021 in Ottawa, Canada ahead of time.

Help others receive your valued Experience, Strength and Hope by giving the support of writing your own story for us.

Please send all submissions to:

gilliancoda@gmail.com

headed “Story Gatherers” Project
for CoDA Literature Committee (CLC)
(As Soon As Possible)

In gratitude, love, fellowship and service.

Gillian A.
CoDA Literature Committee
“Story Gatherers” Project.

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CoDA UK meeting GSRs, meeting contacts and individual members may join the CoDA UK mailing list, to receive CoDA UK communications on topics such as upcoming workshops, retreats, CoDA committee meetings and study sessions and other key information.
Please send an email to: communications@codauk.org to sign up to the mailing list. By doing so, you agree to opt in to receive communications from CoDA UK. You can remove your name from this mailing list at any time by emailing communications@codauk.org.

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Reproduction without written permission from CoDependents Anonymous is not permitted.

CoDA Fellowship Forums purpose is to share information with any & all CoDA members, especially that which may effect CoDA as a whole.

CoDA Fellowship Forum send out regular emails with CoDA events, announcements, issues & CoDA business of interest to both specific regions & to the entire CoDA fellowship.

Per the 2nd tradition, For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority, a loving higher power as expressed to our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. Developing a group conscience requires an informed fellowship, & to be effective trusted servants those you’ve elected must know the group conscience of the fellowship.

2022

Jan – Forgiveness & Acceptance

Feb – Trauma Bonding

Mar – The 12 Promises

Apr – Boundaries & Jealousy

May – The Labels of Codependency

Jun – CoDA Unity

2021

Feb – Lets Talk About Service

Mar – Silver Linings

Apr – Let’s Talk About the Power of Pause

May – Dealing with Change – May

Jun – Spirituality – David A / James K

Jul – Hope – David A

Aug – Willingness – David A & Jim K

Sept – Intentions vs Actions – David A

Oct – My First CoDA Meeting – David A

Nov – Gratitude – James K

Dec – Anonymity – David A

2020

Feb – The 12 Service Guidelines

Mar – Speaking My Truth Was Liberating

Apr – When Life Gives You Lemons

May – Let’s Talk About Service

Jun – Let’s Talk About Writing for CoDA

Jul – Let’s Talk About Inner Child

Sept – Let’s Talk About Sponsorship

Oct – Let’s Talk About How to Deal with Fear

Nov – Let’s Talk About Gratitude

Dec – Let’s Talk About How Do I Feel?

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27th Mar – End of Winter Retreat 2021

Power of Connections through Loving & Healthy Relationships or Service

Virtual Workshops and Speakers: Free Registration via Eventbrite. Suggested Donation $10. After you register through Eventbrite you will receive additional instructions via email to register for the Zoom meeting. Agenda will also follow via email.

Eventbrite link: https://2021codaworldretreat.eventbrite.com

Email events@coda.org to find out more 

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6th March – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
6th March – UK speaker series – Scott (7 – 9pm )

Note: The teams zoom meeting details have changed

Join Zoom meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 853 4224 4559
Passcode: 861572

or call:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+44 203 481 5237 UK
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

Find your local number here

Please sign in 15 minutes early

Email codaunitycommittee@gmail.com to find out more 

Places limited to 100, registration is not required

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27th Feb – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
27th February – UK speaker series – Scott (7 – 9pm )

Note: The teams zoom meeting details have changed

Join Zoom meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 853 4224 4559
Passcode: 861572

or call:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+44 203 481 5237 UK
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

Find your local number here

Please sign in 15 minutes early

Email codaunitycommittee@gmail.com to find out more 

Places limited to 100, registration is not required

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20th Feb – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
20th February – UK speaker series – Judy (7 – 9pm )

Join Zoom meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 897 9829 2378
Passcode: 778883

or call:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+44 203 481 5237 UK
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

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Places limited to 100, registration is not required

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13th Feb – East Kent – CoDA Online Convention

Healthy & Loving Relationships

Saturday 13th Feb – 11am – 7pm ( Doors open 10.30am )
Please see below for details. Please share at your meetings and post the info in the chat box if possible. Many thanks.

Join Zoom meeting online
Meeting ID : 839 3271 1093
Passcode: 819902 
Or dial one of the numbers below
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland
+33 1 7095 0103 France

No pre-registration necessary. Capacity 100

Meetings:

11.00am to 12.30pm – Topic meeting – Healthy & Loving Relationships

1.30 to 3.00pm – The Value of Service – 3 speakers

3.30 to 5pm –  Topic meeting – Healthy & Loving Relationships

5.30 to 7.00pm – Open get-together

For people to share or perform songs, poems, jokes, talents, magic tricks etc…..this will be an opportunity to have fun and share in a different way, or to just listen and enjoy the fellowship.

CoDA UK Approved: 
CoDA Traditions are observed and only
CoDA approved literature is available for sale

All surplus funds from this event will be sent to CoDA UK.

Any further questions please contact Andy at: shellac777@yahoo.com or Annie at anniew.coda@gmail.com

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13th Feb – Co-Dependence Matters (Cancelled)

Meeting opens 6:45pm
13th February – UK speaker series – Alice (7 – 9pm )

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Zoom Meeting ID: 897 9829 2378
Passcode: 778883

or call:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+44 203 481 5237 UK
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

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Please sign in 15 minutes early

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Places limited to 100, registration is not required

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6th Feb – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
6th February – UK speaker series – Alessandra (7 – 9pm )

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Zoom Meeting ID: 897 9829 2378
Passcode: 778883

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+44 203 481 5237 UK
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

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Places limited to 100, registration is not required

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6th Feb – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
6th February – UK speaker series – Alessandra (7 – 9pm )

Join Zoom meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 897 9829 2378
Passcode: 778883

or call:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+44 203 481 5237 UK
+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

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Places limited to 100, registration is not required

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6th Feb – NSC Open Meeting: Group Inventory

1-5pm online, with programmed breaks during the session

At a National Service Committee (NSC) group conscience meeting on 5th December 2020 it was agreed that there would be a Group Inventory meeting conducted as a priority. This is to help us reflect on our service, to carry out our service roles in a healthy way and to share about our experience in service with the wider fellowship. It will take place instead of our quarterly business meeting.

We invite the fellowship to join us for this session of reflection and discussion, and hope that the experience will assist in sharing the message of service and healthy groups with the fellowship. Group inventories can be used for step groups, home groups and service groups, and allow us to focus on how the traditions and our ultimate authority, a loving Higher Power as expressed to our group conscience, guide our work and our daily lives.

The session will end with a period of reflection to determine the way forward for some of the organisational challenges the NSC has been discussing in recent meetings. This will include next steps on how regularly the NSC meets, and confirmation of the next meeting where regular business will resume, including items of business carried over from previous meetings.

If you would like to attend, please email northregion@codauk.org to register for the meeting link, any time before the meeting, stating which group you attend most regularly. Details of how to join, what software platform you will need and more details on how the inventory will be carried out will be circulated the week before the event.

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30th Jan – CoDA North Region Meeting

The North region includes north Wales, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are quarterly regional meetings, usually held in Manchester but being held online for the foreseeable future. The meeting normally takes the format of a service meeting in the morning, and an open CoDA meeting in the afternoon.

The next CoDA North Region meeting will be held on:

Saturday 30 January 2021

Times: 10.15 for 10.30am-13.00pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm

Morning 10.30-13.00:

CoDA North is holding our quarterly business meeting which is open to members from all the North region meetings (which include Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).

Join us online/by phone to discuss our region’s CoDA business and share news from your groups. Group Service Representatives (GSRs) are able to vote on any motions proposed but all members are welcome to attend. 

If you have any business your group would like to be discussed at the morning meeting, please mention it when you email for the password so that we can put it on the agenda. If possible, the agenda will be circulated in advance to all those registered.

Afternoon 2.00-3.30:

Join us for an open CoDA sharing meeting with fellows from around the North region. This will be run along the lines of a normal CoDA meeting.

NOTE: Meeting Password:
For the safety of the group, you will need a password to join this meeting. Please email northregion@codauk.org to obtain the password any time before the meeting and state which group you attend most regularly. We will monitor the email inbox regularly and respond with the password before 10am on the day of the meeting. 

We may not be able to check this account once the morning meeting has begun, so please register your intent to attend the afternoon meeting before 10am.

Join Zoom Meeting online: https://zoom.us/j/93283885330?pwd=ZG9RZTA4KzRIejZwTVdMaDdwbHBodz09

Meeting ID: 932 8388 5330

Or dial in on one of the numbers below using the above meeting ID and the password:

  • +44 330 088 5830
  • +44 131 460 1196
  • +44 20 3481 5237
  • +44 20 3481 5240
  • +44 20 8080 6591
  • +44 20 8080 6592

All CoDA members are welcome.

Not able to attend?
Please email northregion@codauk.org with any business or reports from meetings in the North which are not going to be represented in person on the day.

CoDA North Intergroup Contributions
If your group would to like to send a 7th Tradition intergroup contribution to the regional group, please email northregion@codauk.org to request the bank details.

NOTE: This email address is not monitored daily so please be patient to receive a response.

Keep in touch…
If you or your group would like to be kept in touch about the quarterly intergroup meetings, please email northregion@codauk.org with your name, which meeting you represent, and whether you are the Group Service Rep (GSR) or just a member.

In the email please state that you opt in for CoDA North Intergroup to hold your details (name, email address and service position if applicable) in a list for the purpose of sending out dates, agenda and minutes of CoDA North Intergroup meetings, and other announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email with ‘REMOVE’ in the subject line.

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23rd Jan – Co-Dependence Matters (CoDA Founder)

Meeting opens 6:45pm
23rd January – UK speaker series – Mary R (Founder) – (7 – 9pm )

Join Zoom meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 897 9829 2378
Passcode: 778883

or call:
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+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

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Please sign in 15 minutes early

Email codaunitycommittee@gmail.com to find out more 

Registration is not required

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9th Jan – London South-East Region meeting

NEXT MEETING : January 9th – 1:45pm
(Meeting runs: 2pm – 5pm)

All CoDA members are warmly invited to attend

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 885 6658 2862
Passcode: 463449

LSER Communications Secretary

Agenda items for discussion include:

  • LSER service position roles and guidelines.
  • The best time to hold our meeting to enable more members to attend.
  • What kind of support GSRs and groups would like to receive from Region and how you’d like to participate. 
  • Ideas for events.

By request, there will be a talk on the WhatsApp Outreach and Step Working Groups, with time for questions and discussion.

LSER meetings will be held on Zoom for the time being. We hope this will allow GSRs and members from all corners of our Region to attend and participate.


3rd Oct – London South East Region Meeting

The next meeting of the LSER committee is on Saturday Oct 3rd at 2pm to 4pm. The meeting will be opened at 1.45pm. GSRs and all CoDA members are warmly invited to attend. The invite is below. At the last meeting Andy B was elected as Chair, Annie W as Communications Secretary, Carmel T as […]



LSER Committee Meeting July 2020

Dear CoDA London South East Region (LSER) Members, I hope this finds you well. This is a reminder and your invitation for this Saturday’s 11th July 1pm London South East Region meeting. The aim of this meeting is to vote in the LSER Committee.  The Zoom login details are listed below. The below list shows which service […]



LSER Update 30/6

Service positions available Tuesday 30th June Dear CoDA London South East Region Members, An informal London & South East Region (LSER) Zoom meeting took place on Saturday 23rd May to continue the dialogue from the initial meeting in February 2020. During the meeting, general consensus was to reform the LSER committee and some of those present expressed […]


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CoDA Founder Shares (2007 >)

Ken and Mary Shares – Shared with thanks to CoDA Arizona, Desert CoDA, CoDA Portland, Oregon and Metro Area, CoDA Tucson, Codependence Matters group, Recoveryspeakers.com

All recordings were made at CoDA events (meetings, conferences, workshops), recordings were made with the knowledge and permission of the speaker. As with any CoDA event, each speaker is sharing their personal Experience, Strength and Hope. The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the person who gave them. Take what you like and leave the rest. 

2022
July 2022 – Ken & Mary – Codependence Matters
“Inner Child & Self Parenting”
2021
Jan 2021 – Ken – Codependence Matters
“My Journey”
Jan 2021 – Mary – Codependence Matters
“My Journey”
July 2021 – Ken & Mary
“Global Conversation”

From Fear to Love – handout
“Feelings & Communication” – handout

2020
Feb – 2020 – Mary – Desert CoDA
“Experience, Strength & Hope”
Jun – 2020 – Ken – CoDA Arizona
“Feelings”
Jul – 2020 – Ken & Mary – “Global Conversation”
Jul 2020 – Ken & Mary – Desert CoDA
“Returning to our Authentic Selves”
Sept 2020 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Tucson
“Journey through 12 steps – Steps 1 – 3”
Sept 2020 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Tucson
“Journey through 12 steps – Steps 4 & 5”
Sept 2020 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Tucson
“Journey through 12 steps – Steps 6 & 7”
Sept 2020 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Tucson
“Journey through 12 steps – Steps 8 – 12”
Oct 2020
Mary – CoDA Arizona
Virtual Spiritual Retreat

The Movie in My Head – Audio
“The Movie in my Head”

Nov 2020 – Mary – CoDA Columbia MD
Recovery Speakers
2018 – 2019
Sept – 2018 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Tucson
“Recovering & Loving Relationships with Ourselves”
Jun – 2019 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Arizona
“Recovering a Relationship with Ourselves Using the 12 Steps”
2016 – CoDA Portland
Oct 2016 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Convention
2016 – Ken – “Toxic Shame”
2016 – Ken & Mary – “Working our 6th and 7th steps”
2016 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Portland – CoDA Conference – 2 of 2
2016 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Portland – CoDA Conference – 1 of 2
2007 – 2014 – CoDA Portland
2014 – Ken & Mary – “Living the Promises”
2014 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Convention
2013 – Ken & Mary – “Healthy Meetings”
2013 – Ken & Mary – “Codependence and Relationships”
2012 – Ken R – “My Story”
2010 – Ken & Mary – CoDA Convention
2007 – Ken & Mary- CoDA Convention
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Shared with thanks – CoDA Shares – By Topic

CoDA shares – offering ESH – across decades, across borders

*NEW* Shares (By Step)

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of people whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.The […]


SoCal CoDA Shares (2020 >)

Shared with thanks to South California region of Co Dependents Anonymous The Southern California Region […]


Recovery Speakers (1988>)

Shared with thanks to Recovery Speakers Recovery Speakers is a website dedicated to collecting and […]


CoDA Tucson – Workshops

The purpose of the Tucson CoDependents Intergroup (TCI) is to support local Co-Dependents Anonymous groups […]


Sponsorship in CoDA

Sponsorship Workshop – Birmingham April 2007 I am a recovering codependent who normally attends the […]


Group Sponsorship

Sharing the Experience, Strength and Hope I’ve Found in a CoDA Step Work Group My […]


Co-Sponsorship

Sponsorship Workshop – Birmingham – April 2007 The speaker described how she had been in […]


We’re looking for submissions!

We want your personal stories & poems reflecting experience, strength & hope in your recovery from codependency (recovery in other 12 Step programmes may be mentioned peripherally, but not as the focus please).

Our committee guidelines
We respectfully suggest that articles submitted for publication contain in some degree Experience, Strength and Hope, how it was, how it is, how CoDA helped you. Our hope is that the readings will inspire and encourage members of the Fellowship.