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2022 ACA World Convention

Workshop Recordings & Additional Materials

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2022 AWC Opening

Saturday

East Asia Speaker Panel

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East Asia Speaker Panel

Speaker: Christina (China) / Sean (Taiwan) / Yuhki Y (Japan) / Brian P (Thailand)

Speakers living in East Asia will share their ACA recovery journey.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Christina (China) / Sean (Taiwan) / Yuhki Y (Japan) / Brian P (Thailand)

Africa Speaker Panel

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Africa Speaker Panel

Speaker: Bangs (Zambia) / Karen T / Kay M / Wilma (South Africa)

ACAs in Africa speaking about their ACA recovery journey. Speaker shares and participant Q and A. Also an update on printing ACA literature in Africa.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Bangs (Zambia) / Karen T / Kay M / Wilma (South Africa)

Meeting Your Loving Parent

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Meeting Your Loving Parent

Speaker: Esau G.

This will be an introduction to the subject of the Loving Parent using a mix of lecture style explanation, question-and-answer interaction with participants, and interactive activities.

Workshop Audio

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Speaker: Esau G.

Starting From Scratch: Creating a Bilingual Recurrent Event

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Starting from Scratch: Creating a Bilingual Recurrent Event

Speaker: Marius S / Crristina S / Cristina M / Anelia / Iulia / Cipran / Vasile

Tech Host: Hardeep M

We’ve learned that abuse and dysfunction doesn’t care for language, culture or geography and that we’re all one big global village. The panelists will share the impact of these events in their life and recovery, how being part of the technical team helped them to step up in doing services in community and how important it was for them to step up from isolation.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Marius S / Cristina S / Cristina M / Anelia / Iulia / Ciprian / Vasile / TECH HOST: Hardeep M

Creative Writing for Recovery: Thriving with the Spirit of Creative Writing

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Creative Writing for Recovery

Speaker: Christine B / Gretchen W / Judy G / Marcus H

A panel discussion where 2 – 3 recovery writers read their creative writing and discuss how it supports their recovery. Writing “prompts” or ideas will be discussed. Participants will be invited to share about what they hear in participants’ writing that relates to recovery.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Christine B / Gretchen W / Judy G / Marcus H

The Set Aside Workshop (Seeing Service from a New Perspective)

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The Set Aside Workshop

Speaker: Bob M

The workshop will help participants to focus on what life was like prior to ACA, recognize the positive impact of ACA, and to reflect on ways that their experience can be put into service to help others.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Bob M

Meet the European Committee

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Meet the European Committee

Speaker: Hasse (Denmark) / Fredrik (Sweden) / Vilma (Lithuania)

ACA development in Europe and what steps we could be taking the coming year. Plus Translations and the importance of Regions.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Hasse (Denmark) / Fredrik (Sweden) / Vilma (Lithuania)

Tapping Into the Subconscious

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Tapping Into the Subconscious

Speaker: Eriko I / Carol E

The Puppet Show method allows us to tap into our subconscious to find out what our Inner Children want from us.

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Speaker: Eriko I / Carol E

Finding Support in ACA Recovery

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Finding Support in ACA Recovery

Speakers: Christine B / Justine F / Sue V

Three members of the Sponsorship Study Group will present a summary of their Connections document, currently in Literature Evaluation, and answer questions about sponsorship and other support.

Workshop Audio – Session 1

Workshop Audio – Session 2

Speakers: Christine B / Justine F / Sue V

Meet the ACA WSO Trustees

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Meet the ACA WSO Trustees

Speaker: WSO Trustees

Get to know the ACA Trustees! No boring speeches!

What’s their favorite thing to do outside of ACA?

How many languages do they speak?

Any secret talents?

Workshop Audio

Speaker: WSO Trustees

Setting Boundaries

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Setting Boundaries

Speaker: Christine B / Sandy D

 Understanding and practicing boundaries in recovery.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Christine B / Sandy D

The Intimacy Gram

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The Intimacy Gram

Speaker: Ken F

The Intimacy Gram is a diagram representing the quality of your relationships and balance in your life. It serves as a roadmap for future direction as well as a resource when working the 12 steps.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Ken F

12 Baby Steps: Beginning of the Beginning

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12 Baby Steps: Beginning of the Beginning

Speaker: Linda S-H

There are ways to stay with the program without falling away if we use the Baby Steps and soften the rise to recovery. Non-dominant handwriting excercise asking their inner self to respond to the idea of using the baby steps in their own recovery.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Linda S-H

Inner Child Meets Loving Parent

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Inner Child Meets Loving Parent

Speaker: Alexandra M

We meet both the inner child and the loving parent in two separate meditations. Finally we bring the two together in a visualization that facilitates unity and healing.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Alexandra M

Show & Tell: Games and Toys From Childhood

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Show & Tell: Games and Toys From Childhood

Speaker: Anita J

Sign up to share a Show & Tell of games and toys from your childhood.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Anita J

Let’s Flip It

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Let's Flip It

Speaker: Clara T.

We will address the laundry lists traits, drama triangle and learn how to flip it with the help of our Inner Family members and achieve emotional sobriety.

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Workshop Audio

Speaker: Clara T.

Stress Relief for ACAs

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Stress Relief for ACA's

Speaker: Pete A.

Join Pete A. for a heartfelt workshop where participants will learn practical techniques for reducing their stress.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Pete A.

ACA Recovery as a BIPOC

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ACA Recovery as a BIPOC

Speaker: Bea B-J (UK), Hardeep M (UK), Judy (USA), Von G (USA)

Speakers will share about their ACA recovery journey as a(n) BIPOC.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Bea B-J (UK), Hardeep M (UK), Judy (USA), Von G (USA)

Supportive Relationships within the ACA Community

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Supportive Relationships within the ACA Community

Speaker: Louis B

The workshop will provide some potential reframes for how ACA might present and discuss recovery relationships in the program for both those with longer-term recovery and beginners.

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Workshop Audio

Speaker: Louis B

Bringing ACA to Hospitals, Prisons & Therapists

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Bringing ACA to Hospitals, Prisions, and Therapists

Speaker: Rich / Jim / Mindy / Sachi / Gary

We will suggest how to set up local H+I meetings in jails and institutions. We will also go over the new “ACA Information for Health Professionals” trifold and give suggestions on how to bring this trifold to local therapists and doctors.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Rich / Jim / Mindy / Sachi / Gary

Belonging, Connection, & Purpose

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Belonging, Connection, & Purpose

Speaker: Claire W / Jasminia T / Lawrence D / Mary R / Omid J

The premise that any amount of service can create connections for our inner children to be part of a worldwide community and truly belong. Our collective experience from ‘hurting to healing to helping’ is the highway of our shared community.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Claire W / Jasminia T / Lawrence D / Mary R / Omid J

Meeting Your Inner Child

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Meeting Your Inner Child

Speaker: Esau G

This will be an introduction to the subject of the Inner Child using a mix of lecture-style explanation, question & answer interaction with participants, and interactive activities.

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Workshop Audio

Speaker: Esau G

Meeting My Inner Child

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Meeting My Inner Child

Speaker: Reg R

The first step in my spiritual awakening started when I embraced my indigenous heritage but that was not enough to really change who I was inside.

There is much in common with my indigenous teachings and ACA. Both are based on thoughts and actions coming from love.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Reg R

Sunday

India Speakers

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India Speakers

Speaker: Shangreila S / Sunita N / Nidhi G / Shishir G / Subhash C

ACAs in India will share their experience, strength and hope gleaned from their ACA journey thus far.

Also, an update on India’s first Intergroup, and printing literature for India.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Shangreila S / Sunita N / Nidhi G / Shishir G / Subhash C

Publishing Committee

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Publishing Committee

Speaker: Sue V / Bill D / Fredrik H

Update on what’s going on with ACAs worldwide publishing. Spreading the hope of ACA Recovery to the still suffering Adult Children across the globe.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Sue V / Bill D / Fredrik H

European Speakers

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Speaker: Angeliki K (Greece), Anita D (Greece), Sophia A (Translator)

Angeliki K: How did I pass the dysfunction from my family of origin to my own family, to my kids?

Anita D: Working the steps – from hurting to healing to helping

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Angeliki K (Greece), Anita D (Greece), Sophia A (Translator)

Service Coming from Love

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Service Coming From Love

Speaker: Erin D / Cheryl F / MaryJo L / Fredrik H

Panel discussion with scenarios, representing effective and ineffective communication around business meeting and service settings. Solutions around our Laundry Lists, Steps, Traditions, character defenses, The Suggested Commitment to Service.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Erin D / Cheryl F / MaryJo L /
Fredrik H

ACA Schematic

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ACA Schematic

Speaker: Alaska Y / Doug R / Juliet O

Utilizing the ACA Schematic with the Basic Five Daily Needs and the Six Essential Recovery Tasks to address the effects of CPTSD from trauma experienced in childhood.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Alaska Y / Doug R / Juliet O

Literature Committee

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Literature Committee

Speaker: Christine B

Update from the Literature committees on new ACA literature under review and in progress. Learn how you can get involved! Literature Development and Literature Review subcommittees.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Christine B

ACA Laundry Day – In Living Color

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ACA Laundry Day In Living Color

Speaker: Ashley N / Carlos L / Chantelle B / Kim H

BIPOC speaker meeting that will explore how ACAs identify with the Laundry List and the ACA tools they use to live on the Flip Side of the Laundry List.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Ashley N / Carlos L / Chantelle B / Kim H

Emotional Sobriety in Intimate Adult Relationships

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Emotional Sobriety in Intimate Adult Relationships

Speaker: Michael H / Alaska

We will use the Reparenting Check-in and readings from ACA literature to give us clues as to what we’re looking for in terms of integrating and moving on from our problematic patterns and habits in our relationships. Guided meditation and time for journaling followed by participants sharing.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Michael H / Alaska

Setting Boundaries in My Recovery

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Setting Boundaries in My Recovery

Speaker: Anastasia S

Share experience, strength and hope to the adult children. Learning that boundaries are an important part of recovery and could be achieved.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Anastasia S

Calming the Mind and Body

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Calming the Mind and Body

Speaker: Lisa D

This was a physical/visual presentation. We are unable to share the video due to anonymity issues for the participants. Even though you may not be able to figure out everything that is being done, we hope you still find value in being able to hear the audio.

This workshop would offer the opportunity to experience vagus release exercises and Trauma Release Exercises as well as some neuro rebalancing and fascial release. Would be ideal to have space for a mat.

Workshop Audio

Speaker: Lisa D

Closing Ceremony

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