OASV Serenity Retreat
Posted Jan 13, 2016, 10:32 AM by oasv webmasterOur Intergroup's Serenity Retreat, April 22-24, 2016 in Santa Cruz, has a few spaces left--and even a few 50% scholarships for those with financial hardship. This weekend by the beach with a longterm OA speaker is a great boost to your program whether you've been in it a long time or are brand new. After Jan. 31, the rate goes up, so register now. Go to oaserenityretreat.org to learn all about the retreat and to register.
Overeaters Anonymous Silicon Valley (OASV) Intergroup serves the OA meetings in Santa Clara County, California, including Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Hollister, Los Gatos, MIlpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale.
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What is Overeaters Anonymous?
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using theTwelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another's anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets—it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. OA is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. To address weight loss, OA encourages members to develop a food plan with a health care professional and a sponsor. If you want to stop your compulsive eating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.
Check out the information on our New To OA pages.
OA is open to people with all types of bodies. You do not have to be overweight to benefit from the program. As Tradition 3 states: "The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively."
It is possible to eat compulsively without gaining weight —as in cases of anorexia or bulimia. People with these eating disorders can also benefit from the program.
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