Reach Out to Suffering Members in Fellowship
Telephone on the 12th of Every Month
“Telephone or electronic contact also provides an immediate outlet for those hard-to-handle highs and lows we may experience.”
– Overeaters Anonymous Tools of Recovery (abridged)
New Step Study forming!
WEDNESDAYS MARCH 7 – JUNE 27, 2018
LITTLE WHITE CHAPEL * 1711 N. AVON ST. * BURBANK, CA 91504
QUESTIONS? Contact Jenny K at 510-333-3708
- In order to maintain continuity and continued progress, this group will be closed after 3/14. This group is a 17-week commitment.
- All participants should have their own copies of the OA 12 & 12, Alcoholics Anonymous 4th edition, AA 12 & 12, Voices of Recovery and For Today for meetings and homework.
Body Image – Love the One You’ve Got! (sponsored by Santa Cruz Intergroup)
The Big Book Comes Alive (sponsored by the Channel Islands Intergroup)
FRIDAY April 6 – SUNDAY April 8
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS * 350 E. Port Hueneme Road * Port Hueneme, CA * 93041 Hotel Paid Separately. Please contact the hotel directly at (805) 986-5353.
- OA group room rates are being held until 3/1/18 (make sure to mention this when making reservation). After 3/1/18 standard room rates will apply.
- $138/1-2 people per night, $148/3 people per night, $158/4 people per night
- Breakfast is included at the hotel. Please bring your own reusable water bottle.
OUR RETREAT SPEAKER
A recovered compulsive eater from Winnipeg, Canada who has 24 years of abstinence. He has dedicated his life to serving OA and bringing the Big Book Alive. Together we will go through all the steps as instructed in the Big Book.
Two ways to register –
Register online: (transaction fee will be applied) Click here to register for The Big Book Comes Alive Retreat!
Mail in registration: Big Book Comes Alive Mail-in form and flyer
Make check payable to Channel Islands Intergroup and mail to P.O. Box 1321, Summerland, CA 93067
- $50 Registration Fee (Jan. 1 thru Feb. 28, 2018)
- $60 Registration Fee (After Mar. 1, 2018)
No cancellations or refunds, but registration is transferable.
For general information contact: Janine I. (206) 841-1965 or Amy W. (646) 373-6828
Want to give service at this retreat? Contact our volunteer coordinator Stephanie J. (805) 729-4811
It’s a ‘Whee!’ Program
Registration is Now Open for the
OA Region 2 Convention in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO – ONLINE REGISTRATION opened this week for Overeaters Anonymous’ Region 2 Convention, June 29 through July 1, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, in Sacramento.
Here is a sneak preview of what’s in store, hot off the presses!
|SPECIAL SPEAKER EVENTS
|Early Bird Registration Special
$45 to register by April 15, 2018
($55 by June 10, 2018 and $65 at the door)
You are not alone
Are you a Compulsive Overeater?
Now that you have found Overeaters Anonymous, you may want to make sure our program is right for you. Many of us have found it useful to answer the following questions to help determine if we have a problem with compulsive eating.
Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs nourishment?Yes No
Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick?Yes No
Do I have feelings of guilt, shame, or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?Yes No
Do I eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when I am alone?Yes No
Is my eating affecting my health or the way I live my life?Yes No
When my emotions are intense — whether positive or negative — do I find myself reaching for food?Yes No
Do my eating behaviors make me or others unhappy?Yes No
Have I ever used laxatives, vomiting, diuretics, excessive exercise, diet pills, shots or other medical interventions (including surgery) to try to control my weight?Yes No
Do I fast or severely restrict my food intake to control my weight?Yes No
Do I fantasize about how much better life would be if I were a different size or weight?Yes No
Do I need to chew or have something in my mouth all the time: food, gum, mints, candies or beverages?Yes No
Have I ever eaten food that is burned, frozen or spoiled; from containers in the grocery store; or out of the garbage?Yes No
Are there certain foods I can’t stop eating after having the first bite?Yes No
Have I lost weight with a diet or “period of control” only to be followed by bouts of uncontrolled eating and/or weight gain?Yes No
Do I spend too much time thinking about food, arguing with myself about whether or what to eat, planning the next diet or exercise cure, or counting calories?Yes No
Have you answered “yes” to several of these questions? If so, it is possible that you have, or are well on your way to having, a compulsive eating or overeating problem.
To learn more go to Program Basics
To find a meeting go to Find a Meeting