Four sessions of Ready Set GO!! are now planned through February. For information on each session please click the links below.
Please go to our Annual Conference resource page for information and a flyer about our 2021 Annual Conference. We will meet using Zoom from 8:30AM to 4:00PM on October 16. The theme will be “From Shame to Self-Worth.”
Plans are underway for our Fall Retreat. We have decided that we won’t be gathering in person at this time. Please check the retreat page below for information as new plans are firmed up.The theme will be Recovering From Our Brokenness. More information is forthcoming. For up to date information please refer to the retreat web page on our website: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/retreat-recovering-from-our-brokeness-november-5-7-2021/
We are planning to meet in person for our 2021 West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Annual Conference to be held this year on October 16, 2021. We’ll be meeting at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL and all Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families are welcome to attend. Planning is underway and as the details are firmed up you can see the latest and greatest information on the West Great Lakes ACA website at: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/2021-annual-conference-resources/
The Woodstock Adult Children of Alcoholics group will be celebrating their second anniversary with Guest Speaker Rick Atwater MS LCPC of Northwest Community Counseling Center on July 21 at 7:00PM.
The meeting will be held in-person with a virtual option. You may attend in person at: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W Calhoun Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.
To attend virually go to: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/renewedinside.
For additional information download the event flyer belowWoodstock-Adult-Children-of-Alcoholics-2
The Audio for the June 26 Retreat “Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child” has been published. You will find the audio for Ellie W’s and Matt W’s talks as well as versions of Matt’s presentation. The video will be available soon. To listen/download the audio please click here: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/topics-on-reparenting-virtual-retreat-june-26/
June 26 – from 12 Noon – 3 pm via ZOOM conferencing!
The Audio is now available for this Retreat. Please find two audio streams below. The first is Ellie W’s talk and the Second is Matt W. You can also find some versions of the presentation that Matt W Used
- Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child – Matt W – Presentation – PDF format
- Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child – Matt W – Presentation – PowerPoint format
- Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child – Matt W – Presentation – Open Document format
Topics to include:
- Nurturing your inner child
- Emotional Maturity
- Unifying the Self
- Positive Self Talk
- Understanding/Repairing your Story
- Embracing Self-Love
Join Ellie W from Libertyville and Matt W from North Barrington ACA groups as they share their personal stories of ACA Experience, Strength and Hope as well as giving plenty of time for sharing and participation from attendees. See the linked flyer to get the call-in ID and Passcode. Can’t wait to see you there!
Click the picture above for a flyer with all the details.
This has also been posted at the WSO website: here.
The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup holds a monthly business meeting every month on the 3rd Saturday at 1:00 pm Central Time. That is on June 19th this month and we will be meeting using Zoom. Any ACA who attends meetings is welcome to join us and see/hear what is happening in the area. Each meeting is encouraged to appoint a representative to attend the meeting with voice and vote, but any meeting member in the area is welcome. If you are interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the connection information and we’ll send it back via email and then, stop in a see/hear what we’re up to.
Two new sessions of Ready Set GO!! have been added in the AM and the PM. In addition to the May/June Sessions that are currently underway, new sessions have been added for July/August
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.
There is a great deal of excitement this year around the Ready Set GO!! program and literature this year as it moves through the final stages toward publication. These programs are based on that new publication.
TUESDAYS, MAY 4, 11,18, 25, JUNE 1, 8, 2021 (WEB0458) (TEL0462)
THURSDAYS, JULY 8, 15, 22, 29, AUGUST 5, 12, 2021 (WEB0543) (TEL0472)
10:00am ET, 9:00am CT, 8:00am MT, 7:00am PT
TUESDAYS, MAY 4, 11, 18, 25, JUNE 1, 8, 2021
THURSDAYS, JULY 8, 15, 22, 29, AUGUST 5, 12, 2021
6:30pm ET, 5:30pm CT, 4:30pm MT, 3:30pm PT
For more information and instruction on how to attend and get materials please click below for the flyer of your choice, either AM or PM (or both).
The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup and the ACA Regional Intergroup Toronto and Area are teaming up on to conduct a 2-day virtual Ready Set GO!! workshop on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, from 10am-4pm EST (9am-3pm Central). There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and a 45 minute lunch break. Please note: you must register for this event. The registration link is on the flyer. For a copy of the flyer with the information please click on the picture below.
Ready Set GO!! program is an introduction to all 12 Steps of ACA and the ACA Solution: becoming your own Loving Parent and developing a healing relationship with your Inner Child.