There will be a phone conference from now on every Wednesday Phone number: 001-712-432-0140 Access code: 404606# Time: 1pm New York, 6pm UK I suggest that if 3 or more people turn up we use the following format, but it's not compulsory of course: Basically, after opening the meeting we can go to 'shares'. All members have the opportunity to share although no-one has to. A share is for a person to talk through their problems, their challenges and difficulties, and come to some sort of conclusion if they can. It is vitally important that no-one interrupts or comments on the share. It would be polite to keep shares reasonably short though, and say 'pass' when you're done. After that there is a few minutes for people to make action commitments, again without comment from others. People can book-end if they want, i.e. arrange a specific time to check back in on the same number and update others of their progress. Then the meeting is concluded, after which people can stick around and chat, or arrange with other members to talk again at a set time. I'm hoping to lead the call, but if I can't make it for some reason, anyone can lead, following the format set out below (it's not my format, it's the tried and tested AA format). Of course the meeting itself is 100% free, but your regular phone tariff will apply. I've deliberately tried to make it short, but being a work-in-progress it might end up even shorter (possibly longer but I'd try to end the official meeting on time and allow guys to carry on talking afterwards). Greeting Hey guys I am ________ and I will lead our call today. This is the telephone meeting for YourBrainRebalanced.com. Would anyone who cares to please join me in the opening saying. Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference. Grant me patience for the changes that take time, appreciation for all that I have, tolerance for those with a different struggle and the Strength to pick myself up and work my program one day at a time. Phone Meeting Guidelines Before we open the meeting for sharing, a word about crosstalk guidelines, which help keep our meeting safe. In our meetings we speak about our own experience, and we listen without comment to what others share. We work toward taking responsibility in our own lives, rather than giving advice to others. Please do not address anyone else’s share directly or give advice to anyone regarding their share. Be gentle with one another as all are here for the same purpose- recovery. Please acknowledge the leader for the day, and the leader is the only one on the call who can address the whole group during a meeting. Please limit your shares to allow everyone to have a chance to share. Who would like to be the first to share? Open sharing for about 15 minutes Begin taking action commitments for the day for about 5 minutes Close Meeting In closing, we would like to remind you that the opinions expressed here were strictly those of the individual who gave them. Take what you like and leave the rest. If we are to recover, we must feel free to say what is in our minds and hearts, so please remember to respect anonymity. Let whom you see here and what was said here stay here when you leave here. Please feel free to remain on the line for fellowship or exchange of information or phone numbers. This line is open for use by anyone who wants to check in throughout the day. Feel free to schedule bookends with one another on tasks or to have discussions around program. Have a great day everyone.