Welcome to our Online Emotions Anonymous Meetings
Current Daily Pacific Standard Time Meetings:
Mon through Thurs. at 6 PM, Fri. 5 PM, Sat. 5 & 7 PM, Sun. 4 & 6 PM

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Who We Are

Emotions Anonymous Online Meetings were created to help those of us who can not attend regular EA meetings in our towns. Also, those of you who have regular EA meetings in your towns are welcome. We can especially use sharing from those of you who already are in EA meetings in your town. Our primary purpose is to help those who still suffer from emotional problems. We have focused meetings with topics and we each take turns sharing without cross-talking, interrupting, questioning or giving advice to others. This makes our meetings a safe place to share what you need to share. 

 

The Twelve Steps

No one who has diligently followed our path has ever been known to fail. "Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program."* If you are hurting and want to change, you can. Recovery depends on being completely honest, open to new ideas, and willing to take the necessary actions.
These are the Twelve Steps which we follow in our program of recovery:
1. We admitted we were powerless over our emotions — that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him,
praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message and to practice
these principles in all our affairs. (Permission to use the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for adaptation
granted by A. A. World Services, Inc.)

The Twelve Traditions

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on EA unity. 
     
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority ‹ a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. 
     
  3. The only requirement for EA membership is a desire to become well emotionally. 
     
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or EA as a whole. 
     
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose ‹ to carry its message to the person who still suffers from emotional problems. 
     
  6. An EA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the EA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose. 
     
  7. Every EA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. 
     
  8. Emotions Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers. 
     
  9. EA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. 
     
  10. Emotions Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence, the EA name ought never be drawn into public controversy. 
     
  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films. 
     
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

Just For Today

The Choice is Mine

1. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not tackling all of my problems at once. I can do something at this moment that would discourage me if I had to continue it for a lifetime.
2. Just for today I will try to be happy, realizing my happiness does not depend on what others do or say or what happens around me. Happiness is a result of being at peace with myself.
3. Just for today I will try to adjust myself to my own desires. I will accept my family, my friends, my business, my circumstances as they come.
4. Just for today I will take care of my physical health; I will exercise my mind; I will read something spiritual.
5. Just for today I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. If anyone knows of it, it will not count.  I will do at least one thing I don't want to do, and I will perform some small act of love for my neighbor.
6. Just for today I will try to go out of my way to be kind to someone I meet. I will be considerate, talk low, and look as good as I can. I will not engage in unnecessary criticism or finding fault, nor try to improve or regulate anybody except myself.
7. Just for today I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. It will save myself from two pests - hurry and indecision.
8. Just for today I will stop saying. "If I had time." I never will find time for anything. If I want time, I must take it.
9. Just for today I will have a quiet time of meditation wherein I shall think of my Higher Power, of myself, and of my neighbor. I shall relax and seek truth.
10. Just for today I shall be unafraid. Particularly, I shall be unafraid to be happy, to enjoy what is good, what is beautiful, and what is lovely in life.
11. Just for today I will not compare myself with others. I will accept myself and live to the best of my ability.
12. Just for today I choose to believe that I can live this one day.

The Twelve Promises of Emotions Anonymous - These do happen as we work and live the program one day at a time. Sometimes these happen quickly and sometimes slowly, but they will always materialize if we work for them.

1.  We realize a new freedom and happiness. 
2.  We do not regret the past or wish to shut the door on it. 
3.  We comprehend the word serenity, and we know peace of mind. 
4.  No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we see how our experience can benefit others. 
5.  The feelings of uselessness and self-pity lessen. 
6.  We have less concern about self and gain interest in others. 
7.  Self-seeking slips away. 
8.  Our whole attitude and outlook upon life changes. 
9.  Our relationships with other people improve. 
10.  We intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. 
11.  We acquire a feeling of security within ourselves. 
12.  We realize that God is doing for us what we could not do ourselves.