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*NEW* Shares (By Step)

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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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.

Join zoom meeting

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Passcode: 446008
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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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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.

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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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Public Liability Insurance 2022-2023

Is your group returning to Face to Face meetings after lockdown? 

Does the lease for your venue require your group to have public liability insurance?

If a meeting member had an accident at your venue and made a claim
Who would the claim be made against? Who would be liable to pay?

Without public liability insurance, the person who signs the lease on behalf of the group is personally liable to meet all costs in the event of a claim.

Did you know that CoDA UK holds a group Public Liability Insurance Policy which is significantly cheaper than groups can get individually?

If you would like more information or would like your group to be included on this policy, please send an email to:

coda.uk.insurance@gmail.com

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CoDA Fellowship Forum – event (and shares)

Hosted by CoDA Communications Committee

Join us for CoDA Member shares with time for questions and fellowship

WHEN: Last Saturday of every month:
8 PM (GMT-UK),12 PM (PT), 1 PM (MT), 2 PM (CT) and 3 PM (ET),Sun. 7am (AEST-Aus)

Join Zoom Meeting!
Meeting ID: 997 1221 0733

Sign up for event reminders!

© Codependents Anonymous, inc 2018-2020

This podcast is the property of CoDependents Anonymous.  

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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Co-Dependence Matters – event (and shares)

Sessions are run most Saturdays by the group.

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

Meeting ID : 87616355527
Password: 861572

Where recordings are taken, they’re anonymized to remove names of attendees.

These recordings are made freely available for use by all CoDA groups and members and may be used and redistributed for free maintaining attribution to the speaker event organisers.

May you find what you need from the recordings.

2022
Jan 22 – Heidi – Self Parenting
Jan 22 – Ritchard and Karen – Traditions 1 to 4 of The Twelve Piece Relationship Toolkit
Feb 22 – Ritchard and Karen – Traditions 5 to 8 of The Twelve Piece Relationship Toolkit
9th Apr 2022 – M
23rd Apr 2022 – A
7th May 2022 – E
14th May 2022 – TJ –
21st May 2022 – C
28th May 2022 – B
25th Jun 2022 – Lisa J – Inner Children and their Higher Powers
16th Jul 2022 – R – Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
30th Jul 2022 – Workshop – CoDA Founders – Inner Child
6th Aug 2022 – Cammi A – Promise 8
15th Aug 2022 – J.W – Building a Strong Foundation – Tools for Recovery
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3rd Sept 2022 – Kate – Service
2021
Jan 20 – Lyn
23rd Jan 2021 – Mary R – CoDA Founder
Jan 21 – Ken R – CoDA Founder
Feb 21 – Susan
Feb 21 – Emily
May 21 – Penny P
May 21 – Scott
May 21 – Lennie
Jun 21 – Alice
Dec 21 – Frank C – Sponsorship
Dec 21 – Heidi – Shame
2020
8th Aug 2020 – Christina
22th Aug 2020 – On Service
29th Aug 2020 – Heidi
10th Oct 2020 – Frank C – Steps
Oct 20 – Frank C – Traditions
Oct 20 – Charlie
24th Oct 2020 – John
7th Nov 2020 – Andy
21st Nov 2020 – V
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1st May 2021 – NSC Quarterly meeting

Time: 12:50 for 13.00-17:00

CoDA UK is holding its quarterly 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 is not enough time in the meeting to go through the 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 in section 5, and sharing and reflection during each agenda item.

One paper will follow during the week and this will be added below.

We ask members to consider agenda item 3 to see if they can offer service at this meeting – as our previous secretary has now finished her role, we will need someone to take notes.

Agenda document (presented below)

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 mins
1.00 – 1.20pm
2 – 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 mins1.20-1.40pm
3 – Request for a member to take minutes and agreement on how this will be done 10 mins1.40-1.50pm
4 – Voting entity established and appointment of a
spiritual time keeper 5 mins
1.50-1.55pm
5 – Reports and updates from members in service
circulated in advance
– are there any questions arising from these? 20 mins
a. Treasurer
b. Literature Secretary
c. Sponsorship Committee
d. Contacts Management working group
e. London & SE Region (LSER) – verbal report from
meeting 10th April 2021 and background document
attached
f. North Region draft minutes – NSC to note, especially the discussions held about the three AOB items which
they would like to share with the wider fellowship
1.55 – 2.15pm
6 – Treasurer proposals: 30 mins
a. Zoom subscription renewal – vote
b. Set up Paypal or Givt account – discussion and vote
c. Lloyds Bank signatories – discussion for guidance
2.15 – 2.45pm
7 – Public Information (PI) proposals – discussion
and votes 20 mins

a. Introduction of a formal PI budget
b. Set up simple way for groups to engage with PI work
2.45 – 3.05pm
Break3.05 – 3.20pm
8 – CoDA UK to register as a charity discussion and
vote 10 mins
3.20 – 3.30pm
9 – Service positions – discussion and votes 30 mins
a. Service role job descriptions
b. Service role service role length, vacancies and
appointments

c. Role of trusted servants
3.40 – 4.00pm
10 – Service positions available – discussion and
votes 30 mins

a. PLI coordinator – Nomination received and role
description attached
b. Secretary – role description attached, nominations
required
c. Chair – Handover proposal attached and role
description to be added here before meeting;
nominations required
4.00 – 4.30pm
11 – Confirm future meeting dates & times
discussion and vote 10 mins
4.30 – 4.40pm
12 – AOB 15 mins4.40 – 4.55pm
13 – Close – Promises and long form Serenity
Prayer 5 mins
4.55 – 5pm

The draft agenda has been produced by the chair and proposal secretary, in consultation with other trusted servants as required, and will be available here on 24th/25th April.

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

NB: The vote which was taken at the NSC last year to use Teams for an NSC meeting will be revisited in May, due to a change in circumstances.
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Member Networks

A number of virtual network groups have been set up to share experience, strength and hope between meetings, and to provide fellowship and contacts across CoDA UK for a number of purposes.

To join, or find out more email the contacts below:

Name / OverviewFocus / Contact
CoDA Step Group Online

This group is for CoDA members to coordinate themselves so they can form step groups online.

Platform: Whatsapp & Telegram
CoDA Steps

Find out more - via sponsorship@codauk.org
CoDA LGBTQIA+ Step Group

This WA group is to support the formation of LGBTQIA+ Step Groups.

Platform: Whatsapp & Discord
CoDA Steps (for LGBTQIA+)

Find out more - via communications@codauk.org
CoDA Chair Finders

Join this group if you are having trouble finding speakers for your own meeting, or would like to volunteer to speak at other meetings outside your own.
Email admin with your first name, local group and saying why you want to join (chair/chairfinder).

Platform: Whatsapp
CoDA Chairs

Find out more via ivano.ras@icloud.com
CoDA UK Noticeboard

The purpose of this chat is to facilitate connection between all CoDA UK Groups where events and information can be instantly and directly shared across the fellowship.
CoDA UK Noticeboard

Find out more via burlow74@gmail.com
CoDA Sponsor Support

This group is to support new and potential CoDA sponsors to have one to one conversations about sponsorship with more experienced sponsors. Please post requests for outreach.

Platform: Whatsapp
CoDA Sponsor Support

Find out more via sponsorship@codauk.org
Newcomers wishing to connect further or seeking support

Review the CoDA UK FAQs and/or contact the communications secretary with enquiries.
Newcomer communications.

Find out more via communications@codauk.org