This is the official website of Emotions Anonymous International. Emotions Anonymous (EA) exists to support
individuals with emotional difficulties in their efforts to live more manageable lives by using the Emotions Anonymous Program of recovery.
Thank to you the hundreds of individuals and groups that supported EA financially during the past twelve months. We raised $35,000 in individual and group contributions during the last fiscal year (ended June 30). Financial information for the past year will be made available in our Annual Report and on this website later this summer. We count on the support of all our members to continue to provide services to EA throughout the world. Click here to go to the donation page. Thank you!
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EA members have responded so generously to the fundraising effort that was launched in May. Thank you to every group and person who made a contribution. We hope to be able to reach our goal of $45,000 from groups and individuals in the remaining two weeks of this fiscal year. Please consider a gift - online or by mail - if you have not already done so.We were just notified of a gift that was made through a will. Someone so very kindly thought of EA many years ago. Remembering EA in your estate
People are really stepping up to create regional gatherings in place of an Annual Convention! Yet another group is looking for help planning a telephone conference in Region 5 conference. Right now they are thinking of a conference lasting 1 – 3 days for 4 to 6 hours. What a great way to reach more people with the EA program! All the details are up to the planning committee.If you would like to be a part of this effort, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which of the
A California group translated the entire Today book into Spanish! What an enormous amount of work for which we are so grateful! We now need to format each page to fit the appropriate page size. You do NOT need to understand the Spanish language to do this task! You simply need to copy/paste and then adjust the type size/style and create a PDF of each page. It's a huge task but it could be divided among multiple people. Would your group like to take it on as a service to EA? Please email
Your Trustee's Reflections
During 2017, your EA Trustees will reflect on one of the Helpful Concepts here.
Concept 7: Emotions Anonymous is a spiritual program, not a religious program. We do not advocate any particular belief system.
EA is a spiritual program, not a religious program. We do not advocate any particular belief system. I work as a pastor. Nonetheless, or perhaps because of this fact , I strongly uphold this position. Praying Christian prayers during an E.A. meeting is, as the British would say "bad form." We advocate a space at our meetings and in our program for the atheist and for the religious person by following this concept carefully. It's time for E.A. to be more sensitive to those who struggle with god-language. We can do this by following EA guidelines - Scott J.,VP & Treasurer
Our program is spiritual in nature. EA does not recommend any specific church or religious sect. We believe in a Higher Power. A member's Higher Power is based on their beliefs which often comes from working the program of Emotions Anonymous. The word God can represent a member's understanding of their Higher Power. We ask our Higher Power for help when we need help. The only formal prayer we use is the Serenity prayer. We do not use any religious doctrine; it is not welcome at our meeting, nor is talk about religious beliefs - Harold H.
While both Religion and Spirituality can be helpful for many people in recovery, our HP clearly reminds us that we are a spiritual program and not a religious one. What’s the difference? Religion is an organized social system of beliefs and practices, while Spirituality is part of all of us as all have been created by god (HP) with numerous capabilities, such as sight, hearing, etc. which are not religious. Spiritual, yes. Religious, no - Gus S., President