Sunday, November 11, 2018

NEW Mtg Wednesdays at 1 pm London time, 8 am ET/4 am PT

Wednesday Breakfast OTC Phone Meeting
8am East Coast, 4am West coast
1pm UK (apart from: 13th March 2019, 20th March 2019, 27th March 2019, 30th October 2019: 12pm) 


UK Telephone # +44 (0) 330 606 0520

Access code for ALL: 732652

International Telephone Numbers here

Wednesday Meeting Format here



We are happy to announce that finally there is a meeting with a Europe friendly start time. This new meeting is at Wednesdays at 1 p.m. London time, 8 a.m., Eastern time and 4 a.m. Pacific time. The format has rotating topics which include Obstacles to Intimacy, Toplines for Intimacy, the Steps and other reading material.

For those people who have conflicts with some of the evening meetings or live outside of the United States this may be a very convenient time to make a meeting. Please join us for the meeting launch on November 14th.

Week 1 - We read from ‘Facing Love Addiction’ by Pia Mellody (2003 edition), especially the chapters that deal with love avoidance: chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, and the questions in chapter 17.
Week 2 – We read from ‘Obstacles to intimacy and growth’ that begins on page 8 in the Tuesday meeting’s reading packet.
Week 3 – We read from the Anorexia 1, 2, 3 booklet or the Articles from the Journal: Stories with a Healthy Relationship focus booklet.
Week 4 – We read from ‘Capacities for Intimacy’ that begin on page 4 of the Tuesday meeting’s reading packet.

Week 5 – We read from a text selected by the meeting’s host.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

OTC July 27-29, 2018 Retreat Cancelled



Despite making every effort to pull together a full retreat committee, we just didn’t get the response we'd hoped for. So with heavy hearts we are cancelling this year's OTC retreat.
Going forward we’ll be organizing a group inventory. There, we’ll focus on the question: Are we doing everything we can to encourage service and provide the best recovery tools for the fellowship? In case you’re unfamiliar with them, group inventories are a healthy way to examine how a meeting (or in this case the fellowship as a whole) is working and what we can do to improve it.

We will be scheduling a retreat for 2019 and, towards that end, we need to find a new chair very soon.

If you feel scared or unfamiliar with the process but really want to offer service for next year’s retreat, please email the Service committee at info@open2change.org. We also have a retreat manual that describes the process of retreat planning - you may view that here. Those of us who have done service for past retreats will be more than happy to talk with you and answer all your questions about how to do it. We want to help anyone interested in participating feel comfortable with the service. So please do get in touch!

 - OTC Service Committee

Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 TELEMEETING SERIES – 4 MEETINGS

2018 TELEMEETING SERIES – 4 MEETING


WRITING STEP SHARES FOR THE OTC STEP WORKBOOK
STEP FOCUSED PHONE MEETINGS


March 3, 2018 at 10 am ET/7 am PT
Topic: Step 1
March 7, 2018 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT
Topic: Step 2
April 7, 2018 at 10 am ET/7 am PT
Topic: Step 3
April 11, 2018 at 7 pm/4 pm PT
Topic: Step 6


We are a getting closer to a completed Open To Change Step Workbook.
This kind of workbook is an invaluable tool for recovery and we can’t wait to get it
into everyone’s hands. Each meeting will have a speaker, time for step writing,
and open sharing. Some step shares are needed more than others which is why we
are not doing all the steps in order.

At the end of the meeting you’ll be asked to submit your written share (no names
will be included) via otc.lit@open2change.org which may be added to the final
version of the workbook.


Things to consider in your written share submission:
  • Is my share focused on recovery in this particular program (vs. AA, DA, Alanon, etc)?


US Call in Number: (641) 715-3818 Access Code: 732652#


International Telephone Numbers here


View telephone meeting format.