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Women's Only Thursday Early Morning


Journey to Hope Women’s Only 

Early Morning Telemeeting Script

http://www.ajourneytohopesaa.org

Thursday 430am Pacific


As people join:

Welcome callers as you hear the entry chime

Ask who has the readings available and make a note of this so you can call on these individuals to read.

The Opening (adapted page 1 Green Book)

12 Steps (page 20-21 Green Book)

Unity Prayer (page 45 Tools of Recovery)


Introduction:  Welcome to, A Journey to Hope Women’s Only Early Morning Telemeeting, a meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous.

My name is __________, I am a sex addict and your Trusted Servant for this meeting. (pause for welcomes)

This is a closed, women’s only telemeeting for all those who have a desire to stop their compulsive sexual behaviors. There is no 

other requirement.


To help reduce line noise, please mute your phone with 4* when you are not talking.


Serenity Prayer:

Let’s begin the meeting with a moment of silence for those who are still suffering, followed by the Serenity Prayer.

(Pause about 10 seconds)  “God, 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.”


Readings:

All of the readings for this meeting can be obtained at www.ajourneytohopesaa.org

The readings have/have not all been assigned.  I will introduce each of you.


(Name)______, would you please read “The Opening”?

The Opening (taken from pgs 1-2 Green Book): Our Program is based on the belief, confirmed by our experience, that a Power 

greater than ourselves can accomplish for us what we could not do alone.  By surrendering our addiction to a Higher Power, we receive

the gift of recovery, one day at a time. In the fellowship of SAA, we discovered that we are not alone and that meeting regularly

together to share experience, strength, and hope gives us the choice to live a new life. Membership is open to all who share a desire 

to stop addictive sexual behavior. There is no other requirement.

Our primary purpose is to stop our addictive sexual behavior and to help others recover from sexual addiction. We find a new way of 

living through the SAA program and carry our message to others seeking recovery. Sex Addicts Anonymous is a spiritual program based

on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, we are not affiliated with AA or any other organization. Together we 

found hope and the care of a loving Higher Power. Our commitment is to help others recover from sexual addictions, just as we have been

helped.



(Name)________would you please read the “Twelve Steps”?

The Twelve Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymous (pg 20,21 Green Book)

1. We admitted we were powerless over addictive sexual behavior – that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only for 

knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other sex addicts and to 

practice these principles in our lives.



Thank you (NAME, NAME) for helping out with the readings.


General Introductions & Sobriety Birthdays:

It is now time for general introductions and sobriety birthdays. “Sobriety” is defined as time away from your inner circle. 

If you are comfortable doing so, please indicate your first name, where you are calling from, how you are feeling, and your 

sobriety anniversary. If you are a newcomer, feel free to identify yourself as such so we can welcome you.

(To organize introductions, consider using a geographical approach, i.e., start on the West Coast and move East or vice versa.)

I will go first.  My name is _______, sex addict from ______.  I am feeling physically_______, emotionally, _______, and 

spiritually_______.  I’m grateful for another 24 hours to add to my sobriety since_____________. (Wait for others before 

moving on.)


Readings:

In this meeting we use The Daily Meditation from http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/thought.view (choose from any of the 6 

readings on the left side of the screen), SAA Voices of Recovery, as well as Answers in The Heart.  The purpose is to guide the 

discussion around recovery.

We also welcome guest speakers on any recovery topic.  If you would like to speak on a topic please arrange it with the trusted 

servant one week in advance.


Today the reading is ___________________from ____________. If you have the source and can help out with reading, I will 

begin and pass to the next reader.


Latecomers:

It is now time to welcome anyone who arrived during the reading.  If you would like to introduce yourself, please identify yourself

by first name and geographic location and, if you would like to, share a sobriety anniversary with us.


Discussion:

The meeting is now open for discussion. It is not a meeting for getting current. You can share about the reading or how the Program

is working in your life. To keep the meeting safe we have no cross talk, nor do we make direct comments about another person’s share

or give advice. Please avoid mentioning the name of a book, movie, or treatment center in your share because this can be viewed as 

“promotion”. It is okay, however, to talk about your experiences with these items. It is always safest to speak in “I” statements, as

opposed to “you” statements. It is also appropriate to reference the reading. Who would like to begin?


(About 5 minutes before the hour is up) Anonymity:

As a gentle reminder for all of us, anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions. What you heard today was spoken in 

confidence and should be treated as confidential. Please keep the things you heard here in the confines of your mind and always 

remember to “place principles before personalities”.



Unity Prayer:


I put my hand in yours and together we an do what we could never do alone.

No longer is there a sense of hopelessness. No longer must we each depend upon our unsteady will power. We are all together now, 

reaching out our hands for a power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands we find love and understanding beyond our

wildest dreams.      Keep coming back.


Seventh Tradition:

Now is the time for the 7th tradition, which states that “every group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions”. 

We have no dues or fees, but our International Service Organization does have expenses. 12 step meetings around the world pass a basket

to receive donations that are used to support recovery. Contributions can be mailed to the main SAA office that is located in Houston or

by phone at 1-800-477-8191. Your donation will support the work of SAA meetings around the world. Additionally, Lifeline Partners is a 

program of giving as a way to give back to the fellowship that supports you. Simply go to the saa-recovery.org and select Become a 

Lifeline Partner.



Contacts:


Everyone is encouraged to get phone numbers of individuals whose shares they relate to. If you would like to receive a contact list 

consisting of members associated with A Journey To Hope Telemeetings, please send an email to mlbxpatsy@aol.com with your first

name, last initial, state you are from, and at least one form of contact such as phone, email, Skype ID; also indicate if you accept calls

from men only, women only, or both.   If you do not have Internet access you can call Patsy @ 865-446-0558.  Or if you would like to

obtain and be added to a list of women only contacts, please send an email to: grace@saa-women.org


Now is the time to share your phone number and personal concerns with others if you choose to.  Please share your name, where you are

from, your number and your brief request.  Also, share whether you are open to phone calls and messages about your concerns.


Announcements:

Now is the time for announcements. Are there any SAA related announcements?  The first is that we ask you to share this number and

passcode with women only.


Are there any other SAA related announcements?


Closing Meeting:

In closing, please join me in the Serenity Prayer.


Fellowship:

You are welcome to stay around for fellowship.

Now is a good time to ask questions and make comments, especially if you are a newcomer.


Thank you all for allowing me to be of service.



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