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Safer Online Meetings

With many of our CoDA meetings moved to internet-based video rooms & phone lines, by now you’ve probably heard of the “bombers” that like to interrupt meetings with their inappropriate behaviours. 

Following requests from meetings affected by such interruptions the CoDA Board of Trustees have collated some suggestions to help keep your group’s meetings safe, and we share these for our UK fellows below.

These are not 100% inclusive; it is best to research the help file of the provider or vendor that your meeting chooses.

1. Do not use your personal meeting ID – instead generate a new meeting ID for your meeting. Meeting app accounts allow the creation of many meetings with a unique ID which can be used recurring. The limitation applied is with the concurrent use of different meeting IDs.

2. Consider using a meeting password – even if this is published on a publicly accessible meetings list this can still act as a preventative measure.

3. Consider using a “waiting room” feature – this allows the meeting host(s) to vet each person before granting them access to the meeting. Should someone join the meeting for disruptive purposes they can be removed to the waiting room by the host. This also allows members to provide a new service role.

4. Mute audio as members enter the meeting or once the meeting starts – ask members to unmute when it is their time to share. Once the meeting is running only those providing service by reading the script, reading literature, or sharing need to have their mic open. This can also form a part of meeting etiquette to prevent audio echo and feedback.

5. Turn off screen sharing for everyone but the meeting host(s) – many disruptive joiners share material to interrupt the screen. Having a service position of host allows any sharing of readings or other meeting materials to be performed as part of the service role.

6. Be prepared to remove anyone that is disruptive with inappropriate behaviour – the only requirement to attend a CoDA meeting is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. By joining to disrupt intentionally signals that this is not the reason for joining the meeting.

We hope these suggestions will help you to keep CoDA meetings healthy, safe, and secure!

If your group would like assistance with setting up any of these measures, the UK Webmaster would be happy to share instructions – please email him on webmaster@codauk.org.

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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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(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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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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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

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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 Member Shares

Recovery Speakers (1988 > )

Shared with thanks to Recovery Speakers Recovery speakers is dedicated to collecting and preserving the audio history of the 12 step fellowships – captured from 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 […]

CoDA Fellowship Forum

Shared with thanks to CoDA.org © 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 […]

CoDA Audio Shares (2007 > )

Shared with thanks to CoDA Portland, Oregon and Metro Area all recordings were made at CoDA events (meetings, conferences, workshops) and that 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 […]

UK Speaker Recordings – Co-Dependence Matters

Sessions were recorded and 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. 13 – Susan 14 – Emily

CoDA Founder Shares (2007 > )

Ken and Mary Shares – Shared with thanks to CoDA Tucson, CoDA Arizona, CoDA Portland, Oregon and Metro Area 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.  […]

CoDA Tucson – Workshops

The purpose of the Tucson CoDependents Intergroup (TCI) is to support local Co-Dependents Anonymous groups as they carry CoDA’s message to codependents who still suffer. Email codatucson@gmail.com if you have any questions CoDA Tucson – Past event recordings Ken and Mary – Journey through the CoDA Twelves Steps (audio starts on open) CoDA Tucson – […]

Sponsorship in CoDA: 2020

Frank – Sponsorship Committee Host – Aug 2020 I remember when I started in CoDA, it took me a long time to find a home group where I felt at home. When I found that group, I hid out on the back row, not talking to anyone, escaping at the end of the serenity prayer. […]

CoDA Arizona – Speaker Series (Feb)

The Arizona CoDA Events Committee organizes and sponsors workshops to provide people with options to explore and deepen their CoDA. Since May of 2017, over 40 workshops and fun events have been held on many different subjects. The fun events give opportunities for fellowship with other recovering co-dependents in a relaxing, comfortable environment. recovery. Join […]

Sponsorship in CoDA: 2007 Workshop

Sponsorship in CoDA – Workshop held in Birmingham 21/4/07 I am a recovering codependent who normally attends the Birmingham Branch of CoDA, and the following relates my experience of the above workshop. There were two speakers: Emma, who shared her experience of individual sponsorship, and Hilary, who shared her experience of co-sponsorship. Kay, the speaker […]

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.

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28th Nov – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
28th Nov October – UK speaker series – TBC (7 – 9pm )

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Zoom Meeting ID: 897 9829 2378
Passcode: 778883

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+353 1 240 8941 Ireland

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Places limited to 100, registration is not required

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21st Nov – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
21st Nov October – UK speaker series – Lynn (7 – 9pm )

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Zoom Meeting ID: 897 9829 2378
Passcode: 778883

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14th Nov – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
14th Nov October – UK speaker series – Suzi (7 – 9pm )

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Passcode: 778883

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7th Nov – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
7th Nov October – UK speaker series – Andy (7 – 9pm )

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Passcode: 778883

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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. 

To submit agenda items, please download and complete the form below and email it to secretary@codauk.org by 10am on Saturday 17th April when committee members are meeting to start planning the agenda. 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.

The draft agenda will be 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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31st Oct – 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 meetings will be held on:

Saturday 31 October 2020
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.

How to join the meetings:
Both meetings are open to all members, not just GSRs, using the Zoom details below.

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

Meeting ID: 932 8388 5330

Or dial in on one of the numbers below using the above meeting ID, password available from northregion@codauk.org

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

Email northregion@codauk.org for the password, 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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31st Oct – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
31st October – UK speaker series – Frank (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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24th + 25th Oct – CoDA’s 34th Birthday Party

Hosted by CoDA Arizona Group

Mary R (of Ken & Mary) and other great shares etc. Local UK time 5pm until midnight both days 24th & 25th October 2020 to celebrate CoDA’s birthday in Phoenix, Arizona where it all began in 1986 – 34 years ago in October – see you there!

Starts: 5pm (GMT)
Join Zoom meeting

Passcode: 010247

If you have any questions email eventschairaz@gmail.com

Tradition 7 donations are accepted via Paypal eventschairaz@gmail.com

Saturday 24th October

Welcome to CoDA for Newcomers5PM
Welcome & Opening readings6PM
The Movie in My Head” – Perceptions, Thoughts and Feelings – Mary R (CoDA Founder)6:30PM
BREAK 9PM
The Inner Critic – Scott & Judy9:30PM
Scavenger Hunt 10.55PM
Breaking the “Dont Trust” rule – Jim11.15PM
Closing12:45PM – 1AM

Sunday 25th October

Welcome to CoDA for Newcomers 5PM
Welcome & Opening readings6PM
“Let go or be Dragged” – Ritchard6:30PM
BREAK 9PM
“Fact of Crap” – Karen9:30PM
Closing 12.45PM – 1AM

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24th Oct – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
24th October – UK speaker series – John (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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17th Oct – Co-Dependence Matters

Meeting opens 6:45pm
17th October – UK speaker series – Annie (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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15th Mar – Mixed Retreat In Salisbury

CoDA Mixed Retreat at Sarum College, Salisbury

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March 2020

Come and enjoy a weekend of CoDA recovery and fellowship at Sarum College, a beautiful and serene venue in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral.

The retreat runs from 6pm on Friday until 3pm on Sunday and is open to men and women.
Food and refreshments are provided.

Accommodation is available on site in comfortable, modern bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms(as required) Day delegates are also welcome.

Dinner is served at 6.30pm on Friday, followed by the Welcome Ceremony.

CoDA meetings take place all day Saturday and Sunday morning, with a social evening on Saturday. Meeting sessions offer a choice of meetings including the 12 Steps, Chairs and a selection of topics which are agreed by delegates on Friday evening.

Residential Accomodation Prices:

Single room with shared bathroom – £168.50
Single room with en-suite bathroom – £232.50
Twin or double room with en-suite bathroom – £373 (£186.50 per person)
NOTE: Residential prices include all meals.

Day Delegate Prices(no accommodation)
£93 for all 3 days (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday including lunches and dinners)
£51 Saturday (including lunch & dinner)
£31 Sunday (including lunch)

To book your place, please visit our online registration and booking website by clicking on this link: https://codaukevents.squarespace.com/

Spaces are limited and rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Bookings are secured by Credit/Debit card payment only.

For all queries, please contact ukcodaretreat@gmail.com
Further details about the retreat will be emailed to booked delegates closer to the date.

Dietary Requirements: Sarum College can accommodate some special dietary requirements, i.e. vegetarian, vegan and allergies. Please indicate when booking. Other food preferences and intolerances cannot be specifically provided for, but a varied spread is offered at each meal providing lots of choice.

Travelling By Train: Direct trains to Salisbury run from London (1hr 30mins), Southampton, Portsmouth, Bath, Exeter, Bristol and Cardiff. Sarum College is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Salisbury train station.

Travelling By Car: Free car parking is available on site.
We encourage delegates to lift-share and will send out an email in early March to facilitate this.

Concessions: There are a limited number of places available at a reduced rate for those who are in receipt of certain benefits and, without assistance, would be unable to attend. If you think this applies to you, please email ukcodaretreat@gmail.com

CoDA Principles and CoDA traditions are observed and only CoDA approved literature is available for sale. For full details of CoDA approval please refer to the CoDA UK section at www.coda-uk.org

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Sponsorship in CoDA: 2020

Frank – Sponsorship Committee Host – Aug 2020

I remember when I started in CoDA, it took me a long time to find a home group where I felt at home. When I found that group, I hid out on the back row, not talking to anyone, escaping at the end of the serenity prayer. It took me a long time to realize I could talk to people after. And longer after that to start doing service.

I would recommend finding a CoDA group on Zoom which suits you, where it feels like home, where you can hear shares of Experience, Strength and Hope.

Once there, and you hear someone share who you identify with, reach out to them through the chat box when sharing ends. I’m finding this WhatsApp group a learning experience.

We don’t really have trusted servants here with roles. There are a few admins. I’m one. We don’t have newcomers reps etc. I think we’re still finding our feet.

I do service on the committee for the sponsorship workshop which is running on Zoom now too.

In the meantime, I’ve just seen this page for newcomers: https://sites.google.com/view/2020socalconference/welcome and this page on the same site for sponsorship: https://sites.google.com/view/lacoda/sponsorship?authuser=0

Some people are successful in their search for a sponsor through Outreach. I attended face to face meetings many years ago and found someone there who was willing to sponsor me.

I chose him because I could hear his recovery in his shares, and he could hear my willingness to work the steps in my shares. You might be able to do this in the online meetings.

I have also seen many people join step groups, who couldn’t find sponsors. The step group lets all the participants work the steps together.

When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of Fellowship always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.

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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!
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!
CoDA Outreach Group

This group is for CoDA members to coordinate Outreach calls. A place to find someone to share with (rather than share in channel).

Platform: Whatsapp
CoDA Outreach Call

Find out more!
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!
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!


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Public Liability Insurance 2020

Is your group covered for public liability insurance?
Does your room rent include 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?

Several CoDA groups who rent rooms are unsure of the answer to both these questions and believe they are covered by their venues insurance policy. Without reading the small print of the lease and asking specific questions to the Landlord it’s not always obvious.

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

In 2019, CoDA UK contacted all groups requesting they check if the rent they pay for their rooms includes Public Liability Insurance. Many groups discovered they were not covered which led to CoDA UK purchasing a group policy for those groups who wanted to be covered. Several groups later approached us and paid to be added to the policy as their venue required a copy for their landlord to continue renting out the room.

The cost for each group to be covered last year was £50 per annum. A few groups last year paid the amount over several weeks. If your group would like to purchase cover and be included in the CoDA group insurance or if you have any questions regarding the policy, please send an email to coda.uk.insurance@gmail.com before the 26th March 2020.

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Sponsorship in CoDA – Workshop held in Birmingham 21/4/07

I am a recovering codependent who normally attends the Birmingham Branch of CoDA, and the following relates my experience of the above workshop. There were two speakers: Emma, who shared her experience of individual sponsorship, and Hilary, who shared her experience of co-sponsorship. Kay, the speaker on group sponsorship, could not be at the workshop so sent her written account to be read out.

There was some discussion following the talks, when both speakers mentioned how healing the sponsoring relationship can be, in terms of providing an opportunity for identification with another person, and the feelings of reassurance and acceptance that this can give. It can really relieve the feelings of isolation and shame that many codependents carry. For myself, I came away with the realisation that by setting clear boundaries for oneself, it makes it easier for the other person to define themselves. And, I guess, that the ideal sponsor-sponsee relationship can provide a blueprint for managing all relationships – within CoDA and outside. 


Individual Sponsorship

Sponsorship in CoDA – Workshop held in Birmingham 21/4/07 The speaker began by stating how the role of sponsor in a one-to-one situation is a GIFT from recovery; ideally a mutual and balanced relationship and very much a two-way street. The sponsored member may have much to give. She clarified the role of the sponsor […]

Group Sponsorship

Sharing the Experience, Strength and Hope I’ve Found in a CoDA Step Work Group My name is Kay and I’m a recovering co-dependent. I have been in the fellowship for just under three years. I joined the fellowship following a bad break-up which left me broken spiritually, untrusting of my own judgement and merits and […]

Co-Sponsorship

Sponsorship in CoDA – Workshop held in Birmingham 21/4/07 The speaker described how she had been in CoDA for around 3-4 years, following sponsoring in another 12 step fellowship. There was a lack of available sponsors, and the co-sponsoring relationship was set up in the light of this. She described the ‘mechanics’ of the relationship, […]

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Welcome to Co-Dependents Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors.

We rely upon the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions for knowledge and wisdom. These are the principles of our program and guides to developing honest and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. In CoDA, we each learn to build a bridge to a Higher Power of our own understanding, and we allow others the same privilege.

This renewal process is a gift of healing for us. By actively working the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous, we can each realize a new joy, acceptance and serenity in our lives.

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London South-East Region

The London & South East Region (LSER) became operational again at the last meeting on July 11th, and a committee has been formed consisting of Chair, Communications Secretary, Minutes Secretary and GSR (Regional Rep).

We’ll be holding regular meetings every 3 or 4 months (to be decided at the next meeting) and we’re hoping the LSER will be  a forum for GSRs and members to come together in CoDA spiritual principles of service and unity to share what is working in their meetings, raise issues, and to discuss putting on events and other community building activities.

We currently have a vacancy for the post of :

  • Treasurer, and regional representative
  • Other service positions will become available as we look to do various projects and work out what we need in the Region.

    For further information about these service positions please email Andy B (Chair) at shellac777@yahoo.com or Annie W (Comms Sec) at coda.uk.se.region@gmail.com

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

All CoDA members are warmly invited to attend

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LSER Communications Secretary

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 […]