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Secular Overeaters Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills For Recovery Workshop

Sunday, March 10 | 9AM PT/Noon ET/4PM UK (60 minutes, Free)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps people gain skills for managing emotions effectively. We will review DBT skills to manage addiction and learn how to: identify and accept our feelings, manage strong and overwhelming feelings, and take a pause before avoiding or responding. Prior registration required:

Anatomy of Recovery Workshop | Are the Steps for You? Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

Sunday, March 24 | 9AM PT / Noon ET / 4PM UK (90 minutes, Free)
What you need to know in choosing a recovery program. Chia will lead this 90 minute workshop for anyone with questions about how to approach recovery or with objections to the step approach. Questions to Sign up by Saturday, March 23, 2024 at

Secular Overeaters Accountability Buddy Workshop

Sunday, April 14 | 9AM PT/Noon ET/5PM UK (60 minutes, Free)
Join this one-hour presentation to learn about the concept of Accountability Buddies, practice new skills, and get tips on how to find one of your own. A buddy is a great way to get more secular OA support, especially if you don’t have a sponsor yet or if you have a nonsecular sponsor. Register here BY MIDNIGHT, Saturday, April 13, for a reminder and the Zoom link:

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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