Monday, November 19, 2018

Call for service - join the 2019 Retreat Committee

We need your help to make the 2019 Retreat a success.  It's taking place in July 2019, and you could help with promotion, creation of workshops, scheduling, and general organization.

The Retreat committee meets on a monthly basis. So right now that service commitment is for about 7 months. People who are interested in serving on the retreat committee should email the retreat chair, John B., at retreat@open2change.org.

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)

US Telephone # (641) 715-3836

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.

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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