Sponsorship


What is Sponsorship?

When we are ready and have worked some of our steps, we may feel ready to help sponsor other members recovering alongside us through the Twelve Step recovery process. We share our experience, strength and hope with our sponsee, and work with them between meetings, providing a listening ear on the phone if they’re struggling or hearing them share writing they have done on the steps and traditions.

The recovery goal in CoDA sponsorship is to have a mutually beneficial relationship, with both partners gaining from the arrangement. Working the steps, changing our behaviour, and growing spiritually frees us from advising, controlling, and rescuing.

A sponsor-sponsee relationship is not the only way to work the steps. CoDA members have made use of a variety of different methods to work the steps and grow in recovery.

Common Ways to Work the Steps

Sponsor-Sponsee
Co-Sponsorship
Steps/Sponsorship Group
Individual Progression

Getting Started

Working Steps 1,2,3
CoDA has produced a new thirty question tool to aid newcomers to begin working steps 1, 2, and 3.
Thirty Questions – Getting Started working the steps as easy as 123

Sponsorship resources from Coda.org

Coda Fellowship Forum Audio Recording

Coda – Fellowship Forum – Audio Recordings

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Ideas

We are looking for CoDA groups/individuals to provide ideas/feedback on what has worked for them which we can share (anonymously) at our Sponsorship Workshop in London or via our Zoom Workshop. We would also welcome suggestions on how we can move sponsorship forward in the UK. Is there something you would like us to try? […]

Sponsorship Shout Out

If you are a sponsor looking for sponsees, then we would appreciate it if you could contact sponsorship@codauk.org. There are always lots of sponsees looking for sponsors and we can put you in touch with each other.

15th Aug – Sponsorship Workshop (Zoom)

CoDA UK will host the 2nd Zoom Sponsorship Workshop on Saturday, August 15th 2020. This event will be limited to the first 100 people who log-in. No registration is needed. Numbers limited to 100 (by Zoom) No registration required, first come first served Doors open 12:30pm (meeting) Workshop start 1pm Zoom connection details – will […]

London Face to Face Sponsorship Workshop (Postponed) – Jan 2020

**** NOTE: Sponsorship workshops have been postponed following consideration of current health guidance **** A copy of the latest sponsorship flyer with further details for our CoDA 2020 sponsorship workshops, including future dates, can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on this link: CoDA Sponsorship Workshop dates 2020 Flyer Are you looking for a sponsor?Are […]

Sharing ESH

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, […]