WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?
To provide an opportunity to study Steps 4 and 5 of EDA’s 12 Steps and to write an abbreviated (or mini) 4th Step, in a supportive group setting. This workshop is designed to deepen your experience of the recovery process whether you are a newcomer or seasoned member of EDA. We hope to inspire confidence and encourage members who are not sponsoring to consider becoming sponsors. If you are already a sponsor this is an opportunity to have a fresh experience and to be of service to the newer EDA members in attendance.
We are working these Steps together following much of the guidance found in Chapter 7 of the EDA Big Book. The workshop includes presentations of content related to Steps 4 and 5, writing, reading, small-group sharing, time for questions and answers, and weekly assignments. As the workshop is highly interactive, all who register are requested to participate with their cameras on. No images, videos or audios of participants will be recorded.
WHAT’S THE TIME COMMITTMENT?
In addition to the 90-minute workshop on Saturdays, participants will be assigned activities to complete before the next session. The time required for this work will be approximately two additional hours per week. If you do not have this time available during the four weeks of the workshop, please do not register.
WHAT’S THE COST?
While not required, a donation of $12 to EDA is encouraged via the support tab on the EDA website. Select the third option to contribute on behalf of an EDA workshop.
WHEN ARE THE OTHER WORKSHOPS?
Workshop 4 covering Steps 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 begins April 20. Registration will be available on the EDA website starting one month prior to each workshop.
If you are new to EDA, please attend several EDA meetings prior to starting the workshop, as the workshop assumes a basic level of EDA knowledge. You may also find it helpful to explore the EDA website, as it contains a wealth of information. Recordings of two previous workshops can be found on the website under the literature tab.