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Announcements (last updated 04/19/18)

1) NEI is need of a new Web Site Coordinator. Please see link to flyer to the right for more details.

2) Spring Gathering is Sat., April 21, 2018 from 8:30AM – 5:30PM in Newton, MA.

The theme of the Spring Gathering is Self-Care. The day includes key note speakers at the beginning and end of the day, and topic discussion meetings throughout the day. There is a 1.5 hour lunch break where attendees are encouraged to join one another at local restaurants in Newton Center. Please see flyer on web site for more details

Here is where we need help:

  • Raffle Items and Bake Sale Items. Anyone who donates a raffle item or bake sale item will receive 2 raffle tickets to put in any cans of the prizes they want to win on the raffle table.  Raffle items in the past have been recovery books/items.  Some have made gift baskets and handmade goods. If you are able to donate raffle item or bake sale item please contact Spring Gathering Planning Committee.

  • Interested in Co-facilitating a Topic Discussion Meeting? If you are attending the Gathering and have at least 6 months of continuous sobriety and would like to speak on a recovery topic, below is a list of topics in which we still need a facilitator.  There will be meeting scripts provided in each room for each co-facilitator to follow. Co-facilitator (s) speak on topic for 10 minutes and then open meeting for others to share on the topic. 
Time Topic
10:00AM – 11:00AM

Easing our Recovery with the Tools

Finding humor in Steps 1 – 3

Don’t wait for me, I’m okay (Letting go of intrigue & rain checking)

Create support with a Sponsor/Sponsee

11:15AM – 12:15PM

Empty the cup of fear and fill it with faith – have 1 female co-facilitator

Being gentle with ourselves in Steps 4 – 7

Mindfulness in our Bottom, Accessory, and Top Lines

Avoiding the Porn Trap & Creating Internet Sobriety

1:45PM – 2:45PM

Exploring life outside Anorexia & Isolation

Kindness and comfort in Steps 8 & 9

There is time for play without fantasy and obsession

Prioritizing curiosity and creativity (visioning) – have 1 female co-facilitator

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Patience and pacing (Dating: When, a Plan, Setting Boundaries)

Joyful living in Steps 10 – 12

Awareness of changing relationships (with God, Ourselves, Others) – have 1 female co-facilitator

Adjusting your Environment to recover from slips & relapses

Click here to review the Spring Gathering flyer.