CoDA Service Conference __2009____

Motion Form

Committee: ______SSC_____________ Date:_____7/9/09________

Motion Number: (data entry purpose only):___________

Result (data entry purpose only):

Motion: To accept the short version of the CoDA Welcome as an option to reading the long version.

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________Intent:

Streamlining the language so there is more time for sharing

 

 

Remarks: TX VEI 2007-03 Issue:  The "Welcome" be reviewed and streamlined to create an optional shortened version to read at meeting (i.e., the longer version would still be available). The "Preamble" was last revised in 1994, and while it is an excellent document, it may also benefit from the same process to increase sharing time at meetings.

Intent:  Streamlining the language so there is more time for sharing.

 

 

WELCOME ©

Long version

We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous - a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage, and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves.

Most of us have been searching for ways to overcome the dilemmas of the conflicts in our relationships and our childhood. Many of us were raised in families where addictions existed - some of us were not. In either case, we have found in each of our lives that codependence is a most deeply-rooted, compulsive behavior, and that it is born out of our sometimes moderately, sometimes extremely dysfunctional family systems.

We have each experienced in our own ways the painful trauma of the emptiness of our childhood and relationships throughout our lives. We attempted to use others - our mates, our friends, and even our children, as our sole source of identity, value, and well being and as a way of trying to restore within us the emotional losses from our childhoods. Our histories may include other powerful addictions, which at times we have used to cope with our codependency.

We have all learned to survive life, but in CoDA, we are learning to live life. Through applying the Twelve Steps and principles found in CoDA to our daily life and relationships, both present and past, we can experience a new freedom from our self-defeating lifestyles. It is an individual growth process. Each of us is growing at our own pace and will continue to do so as we remain open to Godís will for us on a daily basis. Our sharing is our way of identification and helps us to free the emotional bonds of our past and the compulsive control of our present.

No matter how traumatic your past or despairing your present may seem, there is hope for a new day in the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous. No longer do you need to rely on others as a power greater than yourself. May you instead find here a new strength within to be that which God intended - Precious and Free.

 

 

 

 

WELCOME ©

(Edits to arrive at short version)

We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous - a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage, and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves.

Most of us have been searching for ways to overcome the dilemmas of the conflicts in our relationships and our childhood. Many of us were raised in families where addictions existed - some of us were not. In either case, we have found in each of our lives that codependence Codependence is a most deeply-rooted, compulsive behavior. , and that it It is born out of our sometimes moderately, sometimes extremely dysfunctional family systems.

 

We have each experienced in our own ways the painful trauma of the emptiness of our childhood and relationships throughout our lives. We attempted to use others - our mates, our friends, and even our children, as our sole source of identity, value, and well being, and as a way of trying to restore within us theour emotional losses from our childhoods. Our histories may include other powerful addictions, which at times we have used to cope with our codependency.

We have all learned to survive life, but in CoDA, we are learning to live life. Through applying the Twelve Steps and principles found in CoDA to our daily life lives and relationships, both present and past, we can experience a new freedom from our self-defeating lifestyles. It is an individual growth process. Each of us is growing at our own pace and will continue to do so as we remain open to Godís will for us on a daily basis. Our sharing is our way of identification and helps us to free the emotional bonds of our past and the compulsive control of our present.

No matter how traumatic your past or despairing your present may seem, there is hope for a new day in the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous. No longer do you need to rely on others as a power greater than yourself.

May you instead find here a new strength within to be that which God intended - Precious and Free.

 

 

 

 

WELCOME ©

(short version)

We welcome you to Co-Dependents Anonymous - a program of recovery from codependence, where each of us may share our experience, strength, and hope in our efforts to find freedom where there has been bondage, and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves.

Codependence is a deeply-rooted, compulsive behavior. It is born out of our sometimes moderately, sometimes extremely dysfunctional family systems. We attempted to use others, as our sole source of identity, value, well being, and as a way of trying to restore our emotional losses. Our histories may include other powerful addictions, which we have used to cope with our codependency.

We have all learned to survive life, but in CoDA, we are learning to live life. Through applying the Twelve Steps and principles found in CoDA to our daily lives and relationships, both present and past, we can experience a new freedom from our self-defeating lifestyles. Our sharing helps us to free the emotional bonds of our past and the compulsive control of our present.

No matter how traumatic your past or despairing your present may seem, there is hope for a new day in the program of Co-Dependents Anonymous. May you find a new strength within to be that which God intended - Precious and Free.