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We are delighted to share with you the launch of our services in South Africa - officially on 1 May 2015! We started our first EA meetings in Fish Hoek, Cape Town as a trial during March 2015.
Here are some questions you may have.
Please contact us at any time if you have questions, needs or how to start a group in your area.
A Twelve Step Program for Those Seeking Emotional Health
Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.
Our program has been known to work miracles in the lives of many who suffer from problems as diverse as depression, anger, broken or strained relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears, resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, fatigue, tension, boredom, loneliness, withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, compulsive behavior and a variety of other emotional issues.
As an anonymous program, EA respects the confidentiality of its members at all times. As a spiritual program, there is an emphasis on a higher power. Experience has shown the EA program works equally well for those with or without religious beliefs or affiliations.
EA provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. We may each have different symptoms, but the underlying emotions are the same or similar.
About Our Meetings
EA is not a medical or psychiatric service, nor does it provide personal or family counseling. Leadership of group meetings rotates and is non-professional. The leader's function is simply to conduct the meeting, not to serve as an authority. Our meetings are structured to assist individuals who want to achieve and maintain emotional health by understanding and utilizing the Twelve Steps of Emotions Anonymous in their daily lives.
The Tools of Our program
Tools of our program include: the Twelve Steps, Traditions, Concepts, and Promises. Also available is our EA book which features writings on the Steps and personal recovery stories, our daily meditation book Today, and program-approved literature.
Origins of Emotions Anonymous
Our program was founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1971. As of 2007 there are over 1000 EA chapters in 35 countries, including the United States. Emotions Anonymous is supported and maintained by member contributions and each member and group is encouraged to share in the financial support of Emotions Anonymous.
Background To The Global 12 Step Program
A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Originally proposed byAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the Twelve Steps were first published in the 1939 book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism. The method was adapted and became the foundation of other twelve-step programs.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-step_program
The Twelve Steps - Adapted For Emotions Anonymous
News Flash! New Cape Town Weekly Meetings
We now have a meeting every Thursday at 7pm in Kirstenhof, Southern Suburbs area, Cape Town. Click the button below for details.
Emotions Anonymous - Starter Pack
The starter pack consists of:
Guide For Health Professionals
This is a Guide for Professionals and a self-assessment questionnaire for you to decide if you can benefit from Emotions Anonymous.
READ ONLY: Your Health Care Professionals Guide below.
Emotions Anonymous International
PO Box 4245, St. Paul MN 55104-0245
Phone: (651) 647-9712
Fax: (651) 647-1593
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