OA Program of Recovery
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. If you want to stop your compulsive overeating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.
What's New for OA San Fernando Valley
Send Us Your Story!
OA is developing a new publication and wants to hear your experience, strength, and hope on the topics of body image, sexuality, and relationships. Help others by sharing how maintaining abstinence, using the Twelve Steps, and relying on a Higher Power has meant a life free from shame and isolation and one full of beauty, love, and self-acceptance.
How has your physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery affected your body image?
What is your experience of feeling connected to your body before OA? In OA?
How has your physical recovery affected your emotional and spiritual recovery?
Are the decisions you make for yourself at a healthy body weight different than those made when you were over- or underweight?
How has your sexuality been affected by your physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery?
What aspects of sexuality have been the most difficult to face in the light of recovery, and how did you deal with these issues?
How do you celebrate your sexuality as a recovering member of OA?
How are your intimate relationships different as a result of your physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery?
How do you stay abstinent when dating, in a relationship, or during a breakup?
How do you relate your recovering body image and sexuality to your relationships?
Stories of approximately 500 words have a greater chance of publication, and submissions are assumed intended for publication, are subject to editing, and become the property of OA, Inc. Submissions are not returned. All submissions must contain the author’s full name and address. You may request anonymity with publication. Your state, province, or country may remain anonymous if you so indicate.
Due by January 31, 2016
Email your story to email@example.com with Subject Line: “Body Image”
CANDLELIGHT PROMISES MEETING – 12 SPEAKERS, 12 PROMISES
When: Saturday, December 19, 2015 – 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: 36th Church of Christ Scientist, 4032 Whitsett Ave., Studio City, CA. 91604
What: 12 SPEAKERS, 12 PROMISES – An evening of inspiration and recovery
Candles will be provided. Please, no beverages other than water inside the church.
Cost: $5.00 Suggested Donation
EXPLORE GRATITUDE AND ACTION PLANS IN OA
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 1:00 – 4:30 pm (Optional Hiking time at 3:30 pm)
Where: The Audubon Society at Debs Park, 4700 North Griffin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
What: Gratitude isn’t a feeling…it’s an ACTION (Just in time for Thanksgiving). Speakers, Hiking and Writing
Bring: a notebook or journal
Cost: $10.00 Suggested Donation
Sponsored by Overeaters Anonymous Foothill Intergroup
A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP FOCUSING ON ONE STEP EACH MONTH. SEE DETAILS BELOW:
3:00 – 4:00 PM
DIAL IN EACH MONTH FOR A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ON THE STEPS.
DIAL IN #: 424.203.8405 / PIN: 925619#
JAN 11, 2015 – STEP 1
FEB 8, 2015 – STEP 2
MARCH 8, 2015 – STEP 3
APRIL 12, 2015 – STEP 4
MAY 10, 2015 – STEP 5
JUNE 14, 2015 – STEP 6
JULY 12, 2015 – STEP 7
AUGUST 9, 2015 – STEP 8
SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 – STEP 9
OCTOBER , 2015 – STEP 10
NOVEMBER 8, 2015 – STEP 11
DECEMBER 13, 2015 – STEP 12
OA Literature can be orderd by phone, fax or email!!
Delegate’s Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm., in the OA Office.
So that we can provide an accurate Meeting Directory, please collect "new" Secretary info from your meeting and send to the 5th Tradition Editor
Sunday, 9:00 am
RECOVERY FROM RELAPSE
Kaiser Permanente, Panorama City
Tuesday, 6:00 pm
AA 12 &12
United Methodist Church, Sherman Oaks
A Delegates Meeting is a meeting chaired by the OASFV Intergroup Board for the benefit of delegates elected by the meetings within our intergroup. The Board members update the delegates as to the past, present, and future status of our intergroup. The meetings are held every third Monday of the month from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Members and Guests are welcome to attend and observe.
An OASFV Board Meeting is an administrative meeting for the members of the OA San Fernando Valley Intergroup Board. These meetings are held at the Darby office every first Monday of the month from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Members are welcome to attend and observe.