Welcome to Sponsors 4 Today! This email loop is a place where members of Overeaters Anonymous can discuss OA sponsorship within the tradition of anonymity. We discuss in a loving and accepting way the sponsorship relationship, and seek to understand what AA and OA literature has to say about sponsoring. We also seek to promote discussions about different styles of sponsoring and to understand the differing ways people have of sponsoring - for example, step, big book, food, spiritual, emotional or any other term that may sometimes be used. Sponsors and sponsees share their experience of this tool, and what have been the successes and learnings of working the programme in this way. We may also discuss any pitfalls that have been found.
In recognition of the importance of anonymity to the success of this programme, we would ask that you NEVER identify other people when discussing sponsors or sponsees, either by name, or by using language that would identify them.
Our email loop has some basic guidelines that all members must follow. Please, read the following guidelines and be sure to follow them when you begin to share on our loop:
Guideline 1: On this loop we share our experience, strength, and hope with fellow compulsive overeaters. Our purpose is to strengthen our recovery by sharing positive messages of encouragement. Both problems and their solutions may be shared. Remember always to use courtesy and respect.
Guideline 2: Although ours is a spiritual program, each member of our groups interprets this spiritual side in his/her own way. Therefore, in order to protect the spiritual program of all our members, we use the terms God, God of my understanding, or higher power, when referring to our spiritual work.
Guideline 3: Negative messages that attack or put down other members of this loop are called "flaming" and are not allowed, nor are commercial messages. If you have something personal to discuss with someone, please email them privately. Members who choose to "flame" or advertise on our loop will lose their privilege to share on the loop. Thanks for helping make our loop a safe place for all of us to share.
If you would like to join our loop, type in your email address below and click on the Yahoo Groups button. We look forward to meeting you in our email loop!
Welcome to Sponsors 4 Today!