Category Archives: ACA – Chicagoland and Southeast Wisconsin

Register Soon for Reduced Price – WGLACA Annual Conference

You have until October 1 to register and pay for the West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Annual Conference for the reduced price of $25. After October 1 the price goes up to $35. We will be gathering at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL on October 8th for our first Post-Pandemic ACA In-Person Annual Conference. A chance to gather around tables with other Adult Children.

Here are just a few of the activities that will be available:

  • Speakers
  • Panel Discussion
  • Lunch and Conversation
  • Serenity Bookstore literature
  • Door Prizes
  • Raffle

To register, pay and get more information about the conference please navigate to: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/2022-annual-conference-registration/

New Ready Set GO!! Sessions will begin in October 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions we be starting in October. The dates for the new sessions will be:

  • Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 2022 @ 9:00 AM Central
  • Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 2022 @ 7:00 PM Central

For additional information and flyers and materials please go to: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/ready-set-go/

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

2022 West Great Lakes ACA Annual Conference Registration Now Open

October 8, 2022 at Trinity University, 2065 Half Day Road, Village of Bannockburn, Deerfield, IL

Time to Register and put the date in your calendar.

Everything you need to know is on our Annual Conference page and on the event flyer: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/2022-annual-conference-registration

  • Use the form on the registration page whether you are coming in person or you want to attend virtually using Zoom. This way we can make sure we have enough zoom seats for virtual attendees and enough food for in-person attendees
  • Everyone must register. Those who are attending in person can pay using paypal. For those attending virtually there is no cost.
  • Register and pay $25 by October 1 for the discounted price. After October 1, and at the door, the price goes up to $35.
  • At the bottom of the page you will find a flyer with all the information you should need.

Just a taste of what we have in store

  • Kathy A.- “How the Laundry List Keeps us Stuck in Clutter”
  • Karin S – “12 Steps to Healthy Service in ACA”
  • Panel Discussion – Introduction to the Loving Parent Guidebood
  • Lunch is provided including Gluten and Vegetarian
  • Door prizes
  • Serentiy Bookstore

Registration is now open at: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/2022-annual-conference-registration

For more information go to the registration page or download the event flyer (below)

Ready Set GO!! Schedule Set Until May and a New Page!

Six week sessions of Ready Set GO!! have been scheduled now, nearly back to back, Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings through May. As of this post we are about half way through the August – September session with the next one starting at the beginning of October.

For more information please go to our NEW RSG PAGE! Here you will find materials, schedules and past Ready Set GO!! posts. To get to the page either choose MEETINGS and then READY SET GO!! from the website menu or bookmark https://westgreatlakesaca.org/ready-set-go/ in your browser for instant access. You can also find the schedule and links to the materials in our event calendar.

NEW ACA MEETING – “Becoming Our True Selves” – Starts 9/19/2022 – CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Greetings Sister & Fellow Travelers,

I warmly invite you to Becoming Our True Selves—a meeting of opening to healing by the grace of a power greater than ourselves.

As ACA founder Tony A. said: 

…healing can and does take place… and… is often propelled by… faith… we are being asked to open ourselves to the healing help of a spiritual force.

In this meeting, we will learn the science behind how our brains have been wired to live in survival (the Traits) and how we can rewire them for living in a state of joy and creation.

Through presence work and connecting with the divine field of infinite love, we will allow the gentle release of behavior patterns associated with the false self and embrace the expression of our Higher Power in us—our True Self.

The meeting will read from Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza

We will have time for reflecting and timed sharing. And, we will practice connecting with our higher power, following one part of the guided meditation from the book at a time, going in order (through parts 1-4). We will follow a gentle and gradual pace as guided by our group conscience. 

At the end of the book, there will be an opportunity to continue meeting to practice the full meditation (all four parts together) with the support of the group and to share our experience, strength, and hope with each other.    

STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

Yours in healing,                                                               

Bryna G.


Zoom Connection Information
Becoming Our True Selves: Mondays, 10:30 am Central
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83973645991?pwd=ME5ZZHFkSVVyamtvWDU3V3g2YjRadz09
Meeting ID: 839 7364 5991
Passcode: 12345

September 2022 Traveler Newsletter

A new month a new issue of The Traveler. You can access and download the September issue of The Traveler on the WSO Web site at this address or by clicking the image below or this link: https://mailchi.mp/45f569c7dc10/welcome-to-the-traveler-from-aca-wso-1656170. Remember also the ComLine a blog of inspirational and thought provoking items that is updated twice a month and can be found at https://adultchildren.org/literature/comline/.

2022 West Great Lakes ACA Annual Conference – Save the Date

Planning is underway for the 2022 West Great Lakes ACA Annual Conference. Put Oct 8th, 8:15am – 3:30 in your calendar. Much is in the works including speakers, lunch and other activities. More information will be available soon for now, save the date and, if you can help, give Kathleen A a call at 847-946-0170 or drop an email to secretary@wglaca.org and we’ll get in touch with you. See the flyer below for additional information

Ready Set GO!! Sessions for August through September 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions are beginning in August, a morning and an afternoon session.

Information about these sessions can be found at the links below.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

Ready Set GO!! Sessions for May and June 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions are beginning in May, a morning and an afternoon session.

Information about these sessions can be found at the links below.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.

Ready Set GO!! Sessions for March and April 2022

New Ready Set GO!! sessions are beginning at the end of March, a morning and an afternoon session.

Information about these sessions can be found on the ACA World Service Organization calendar at the links below.

ACA Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to gain clarity and
understanding while becoming acquainted with the ACA program, the ACA 12
Steps and the Inner Child in 6 weeks. RSG also supports the experienced
member. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to
go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook.