Anonymity Inside and Out

The podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Eleven– Anonymity, and Concept Eleven – Humility

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“Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television, and other public media of communication. – Tradition Eleven

“Trustee administration of the World Service Office should always be assisted by the best standing committees, executive staffs and consultants.”– Concept Eleven

The principle of Tradition Eleven is Anonymity and Concept Eleven is Humility. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how anonymity and humility are important in their service work.

For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on oa.org for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands
Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?
Tradition Five – Always to extend the heart and hand of OA
Tradition Six – Keeping Our Meetings Focused on the Primary Purpose
Tradition Seven – The many ways to contribute to OA
Tradition Eight –  Suit up, show up, be a part of and share the load
Tradition Nine – Service structure, not power structure

Tradition Ten – Neutrality and Clarity


2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.

Neutrality and Clarity

The podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Ten – Neutrality, and Concept Ten – Clarity

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“Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the OA name ought never be drawn into public controversy. – Tradition Ten

“Service responsibility is balanced by carefully defined service authority; therefore, duplication of efforts is avoided.”– Concept Ten

The principle of Tradition Ten is Neutrality and Concept Ten is Clarity. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how neutrality and clarity are important in their service work.

For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on oa.org for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands
Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?
Tradition Five – Always to extend the heart and hand of OA
Tradition Six – Keeping Our Meetings Focused on the Primary Purpose
Tradition Seven – The many ways to contribute to OA
Tradition Eight –  Suit up, show up, be a part of and share the load
Tradition Nine – Service structure, not power structure



2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.

Service structure, not power structure

There’s a new podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Nine – Structure, and Concept Nine – Ability

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“OA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.” – Tradition Nine

“Able, trusted servants, together with sound and appropriate methods of choosing them, are indispensable for effective functioning at all service levels.”– Concept Nine

The principle of Tradition Nine is Structure and Concept Nine is Ability. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how structure and ability are important in their service work.

For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on oa.org for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands
Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?
Tradition Five – Always to extend the heart and hand of OA
Tradition Six – Keeping Our Meetings Focused on the Primary Purpose
Tradition Seven – The many ways to contribute to OA
Tradition Eight –  Suit up, show up, be a part of and share the load


2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.

Suit up, show up, be a part of and share the load

There’s a new podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Eight – Fellowship, and Concept Eight – Delegation

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“Overeaters Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.” – Tradition Eight

“The Board of Trustees has delegated to its Executive Committee the responsibility to administer the OA World Service Office.”– Concept Eight

The principle of Tradition Eight is Fellowship and Concept Eight is Delegation. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how fellowship and delegation are important in their service work.

For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on oa.org for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands
Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?
Tradition Five – Always to extend the heart and hand of OA
Tradition Six – Keeping Our Meetings Focused on the Primary Purpose
Tradition Seven – The many ways to contribute to OA


2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.

Using the Twelve Steps on Life Problems

The Twelve Steps are our Program of Recovery. In this workshop, two members relate how working the Steps allowed them to turn obstacles into opportunities for growth when life presented them with problems.

One OA member shares about how, through working all Twelve Steps, she discovered her Higher Power, rebuilt her relationship with her son, and dealt with surgery on a tumor.

Another member relates how she used each step to work through a life problem concerning a relative living in her home and how she made the decision to return the child to her parents.

Both powerfully demonstrate how through using the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous, compulsive eaters can deal with any life issue without turning to food.

Listen Now – Using the Twelve Steps on Life Problems

Keeping our meetings focused on the primary purpose

There’s a new podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service. Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Six –Solidarity, and Concept Six – Responsibility

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“An OA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the OA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.” – Tradition Six

“The World Service Business Conference has entrusted the Board of Trustees with the primary responsibility for the administration of Overeaters Anonymous.”– Concept Six

Tradition Six is Solidarity and Concept Six is Responsibility.  The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how solidarity and responsibility are important in both their service work and in their lives.

For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on oa.org for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands
Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?
Tradition Five – Always to extend the heart and hand of OA


2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.

Tradition Five – Always to extend the heart and hand of OA

There’s a new podcast series for 2016 centered on “Service and My Recovery.” In addition to the Steps and Traditions, each podcast explores one of the Twelve Concepts of OA Service. Podcasts are available at any time and at no charge, so follow this series to become more familiar with the Concepts and to learn the many ways service can boost your program and strengthen your recovery.

Principles of Tradition Five – Purpose, and Concept Five – Consideration

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“Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.” – Tradition Five

“Individuals have the right of appeal and petition in order to ensure that their opinions and personal grievances will be carefully considered.”– Concept Five

The principle of Tradition Five is Purpose and Concept Five is Consideration. The workshop speakers share their individual stories of recovery and how purpose and consideration are important in both their service work and in their lives. For additional study, review The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous and The Twelve Concepts of OA Service.

The 2016 podcasts are produced from recordings of monthly virtual workshops held on the second Sunday of every month, and OA members can also participate in the virtual workshops before new podcasts are released. See the Datebook Calendar on oa.org for the complete schedule of telephone workshops and dial-in instructions.

Previous podcasts in this series include –

Tradition One – United We Stand
Tradition Two – Who’s in Charge?
Tradition Three – All together now we are reaching out our hands
Tradition Four – There are no musts…but is it good for OA as a whole?


2015 Workshop Series

If you need help working the Twelve Steps, check out last year’s “Working All Twelve Steps” podcast series. Each podcast focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.