Chicagoland, SE Wisconsin, NW Indiana – West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup
Category Archives: 2020 ACA Events
Welcome to the list of 2020 ACA Events. The West Great Lakes Intergroup sponsors most of these events. A few of these events are not sponsored by the Intergroup. We think they may be of interest to ACA fellow travelers.
We encourage you to consider attending an event. Get more information about the event by emailing the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward your message to the appropriate person. That person will follow up with you regarding your question.
Length of Posting
We will leave these events posted on the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup web site all of 2020. We will do this so that fellow travelers can see the number and kind of events sponsored by the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup and the meetings that are affiliated with it.
It is incredible to see how the Ready Set GO!! program has matured since it was first introduced. There are new presentations and audio files to introduce those interested and the workbook, while still under development is maturing as well.
New dates have been added through the fall, with sessions starting in June, July and September with each session running once a week for 6 weeks. These are all virtual meetings and can be accessed by computer, smartphone and regular phone.
Please see below for a new flyer with the new dates and links to the new material. Please read it carefully so you will be prepared and have everything in hand for your meetings.
The draft materials for Ready Set Go are no longer available for direct download from our web site, however, a new welcome flyer is now available which points to new introductory material as well as how to get materials as you prepare to attend Ready Set GO!!
You can download the flyer from the link below. A new session is planned starting on June 6.
Ready Set GO!! has become a program that many Adult Children are finding valuable. Even during this time of social distancing the demand had increased. Two new virtual sessions have been added, Thursday mornings in May and Saturday afternoons in June. Please see the flyer below for details. Please also feel free to download and print out a copy for your group.
After lunch at the 2019 Annual Conference, Debbie H spoke to us about relationships and authenticity. The audio file and her handout is now available in the Resources->Media section of our website or you can click here.
You are welcome to take all 12 steps in a day at the Fitchburg Serenity Club, in Fitchburg, WI on March 14, 2020 from 9 am until about 5 pm. This one day program is a comprehensive intro to the language and concepts of the 12 steps of Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families. It can serve as a great overview if you are just getting started or a refresher if you’ve been at this for a while. Pizza will be served for lunch for a donation, the Ready, Set, GO!! workbook will be provided, and we will also explore a Loving Parent/Inner Child dialog after step 12. Click below for a flyer for additional information and to share with your group.
WHAT: Ready, Set, GO!! Take all 12 ACA steps in a day, followed by a Loving Parent/Inner Child Dialog WHEN: March 14, 2020, 9 am until about 5 pm WHERE:Fitchburg Serenity Club, 6048 McKee Rd, Madison, WI 53719 OTHER DETAILS: Lunch and Workbooks will be provided (donation accepted) RSVP or Questions to Dave S, 608-206-0442 or email@example.com. Please RSVP so we can have enough materials on hand.
Happy New Year Fellow Travelers, We have a new meeting you are all welcome to participate in the Beginning of 2020. (See attached flyer)
What: Reparenting My Inner Child – (Central Coast Intergroup’s Workbook) When: Starting January 4th, Every Saturday @ 10:00am Where: Evangelical Covenant Church 7727 W. Center St Milwaukee WI 53222 Cost: Workbooks are $5 each (22 Chapters) Support Provided: Experience the unconditional support we all deserved as children to become our “True Selves” living happy, joyous & free.
To be our own Loving Parents we need to have a relationship with our Inner Children. As our own Loving Parents, we have to reach out and make contact with our Inner Children because we are the adults. So while our focus is on communicating with our Inner Children, the skills we are developing in ACA are how to become our own Loving Parents.
Becoming our own Loving Parents is a way for us to review the past from our vantage points of adults and provide the fragmented children inside us with ways to develop
A relationship between our Loving Parent and our Inner Child
A solid foundation for natural emotional growth
A complete identity
A process for grieving to close the doors on the past
A plan to resolve the neglect, abandonment, abuse, and trauma of childhood that stunted our emotional growth so we can complete the life stages we did not finish
In doing so, we learn tools to use and get the emotional support of our ACA family that will allow us to build healthy, happy, and functional adult lives.
Click the image below for a flyer to share with your group