Monday, June 3, 2013

Anorexia Retreat Action Meeting Format

Anorexia Retreat June 2013 - Action Meeting Format (Adapted with permission from U.A.)
Developing a Wellbeing Vision and Initial Action Steps

This is a guideline for an Action Meeting, designed to facilitate two people helping a third to express his or her social/emotional/relationship/dating concerns and, then, to generate specific actions based on those concerns. Use whatever best serves your group and the individual you’ve come together to support.


 Brainstorm — What does social/emotional/relationship wellbeing look like to you?

o       Write or say as many words, concepts or images that come to mind (your action partners may “scribe”) 2-3 min. These are your Wellbeing Elements.
o       When complete, read the list of your Wellbeing Elements.
o       Go back and circle the items that are the most important.
o       Share anything you like about the list with your action partners.
o       What did you leave out? Add any additional items and explain.

 Define three Wellbeing Categories

o       What three categories could include all, or most, of your wellbeing elements listed. Discuss if necessary.
o       On a second sheet of paper, make three columns and write one category at the top of each column.
o       List all the items from your wellbeing elements under the appropriate category

Next, Define Actions …

Define Actions …

o       Based on your three categories and the wellbeing elements listed under each, create actions for each category.
o       On a third sheet of paper, create your three columns again and write Actions you could take under each category.

Serenity Prayer – We version:

“God, grant us Serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can and Wisdom to know the difference.”

Taken from the Third Step Prayer:

God, I offer myself to you—to build with me and to do with me as you will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do your will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of your power, your love and your way of life. May our work here together be guided by God’s will.