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Upcoming Workshops

Anatomy of Recovery Workshop | Using Big Feelings

Sunday, May 26 | 9AM PT / Noon ET / 5PM UK (90 minutes, Free)
Don’t just cope with your feelings, USE them! They are the richness in life and the path to liberation. This 90-minute workshop is to understand the healing process and look for a listening partner if you choose. Sign up by Saturday, May 25 at

Secular Overeaters Workshop | Recovery Circles

Sunday, June 23 | 9AM PT/Noon ET/5PM UK (75 minutes, Free)
Find out more about Recovery Circles (RCs), hear from established RC members, practice RC skills in breakout groups, and start to form your own RC at the workshop. Prior registration by June 22 required:

New Recordings

We’re recording the DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) classes and have recently started posting on The Secular Overeaters and Friends Podcast. Follow us on your favorite podcast app! 

New Meetings and Classes

There are three new unregistered OA meetings/classes that use outside resources. Check the meeting schedule for Zoom links and more information.

Meeting: Mindfulness, Meditation, & Secular Buddhist SOA
Wednesdays | 4AM PT/7AM ET/11AM UK
Rotating content.

Class: DBT Skills for Recovery
Thursdays | 7AM PT/10AM ET/3PM UK
An 8-week pilot starting April 4; Zoom room locks at 5 minutes after the hour, so show up on time!

Meeting: Food Freedom Early Birds
Saturdays | 4AM PT/7AM ET/11AM UK
Uses the Food Freedom Manual as a basis for discussion.

Service: Volunteer at our Workshops!

We need panelists, facilitators, and Zoom moderators for our Secular Overeaters events. 

If you’re interested in being a panelist or creating your own workshop, fill out this form:

If you’re interested in helping with Zoom or being a facilitator who reads parts in a script, fill out this form:

Annual Report for 2023

Read about what we’ve accomplished in 2023: Secular Overeaters Annual Report 2023

Secular Overeaters Alternative Step Discussion Begins in Its Fifth Year in 2024

Join us on the third Sunday of the month for an engaging discussion of eight sets of Steps (9am PT / Noon ET / 5pm UK). You don’t need to be working the Steps or the Step of the month to participate! Check Meetings for Zoom link and discussion guide information.

The Secular OA Stories Project

The OA Secular Service Board has started a project to collect stories by secular OA members for possible inclusion in an OA-approved book. Check here for more details:

Zoom Rooms Available for Recovery Circles!

Secular Overeaters now offers no-cost 2-hour weekly Zoom Room time slots for secular members wanting to start a recovery circle.
Find out more about Recovery Circles
Apply for a Zoom Room

God-free Readings for OA Meetings

If you’re an official OA meeting, you’re supposed to use only OA “conference-approved” literature. Here’s a list of OA readings (mostly from books) that are deity-free.

Secular OA Lifeline Stories
Volunteers compiled this list of secular and god-lite OA Lifeline stories for use at secular meetings or by individuals, and they are conference-approved! Your meeting can also make a copy of the Google Sheet and add things like a column to track the stories you’ve used.

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