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Information for Healthcare Providers

Do you have clients or patients who are struggling to cope with the stress of daily living and who desire to feel better emotionally? Do individuals you work with feel different and alone? You may wish to consider a referral to a local group of Emotions Anonymous (EA), a confidential peer support group based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Find out if there is a meeting close in your area within the US here. Please note due to the pandemic, many face-to-face meetings have shifted to virtual or remotely accessible ways of meeting. Remotely accessible and virtual meeting options can be found off of this webpage here.

EA is not a replacement for professional therapies but rather complementary support for individuals with emotional difficulties. We have not found it helpful to place labels on any degree of illness or health, and do not give advice or counsel. We neither endorse nor oppose the use of any medication or therapy. We encourage each member to adhere to the advice of their healthcare provider.

Our aim is simply to use the tools and structure provided by Twelve Step programs to create a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere that encourages individuals to make healthy life choices. One of the key tenets of EA is that one can learn to live with unsolved problems and find peace of mind. To that end we provide a warm and caring atmosphere where individuals can feel free to share their concerns, to hear of what has worked for others, and to begin to alleviate feelings of fear, loneliness, and isolation.

There are no dues, fees, or requirements to participate in EA from us, other than a desire to become well emotionally.

Please print, copy and share the pamphlets listed below as you wish. Additional Emotions Anonymous literature that can be distributed freely can be found here. Material for sale may be ordered online here.

  • A flyer to post in your office or lobby to let your clients know about any local, remote, and virtual EA meeting options available.

  • This pamphlet explains more about Emotions Anonymous Meetings. Why is EA a Step meeting? What if you haven't worked the Step that the group is on that week? Why don't we discuss our problems? Why does EA discourage cross-talk and feedback during the meeting? What if someone strays from the subject of the meeting? Who manages the meeting? Why don't we discuss religion? All of these questions are answered in this pamphlet.

  • This pamphlet is specific for healthcare providers to learn more about Emotions Anonymous International and the Emotions Anonymous 12 Step Program. There is information that explains what EA is and why it might be helpful for the healthcare provider's patients/clients.

  • A quick and easy guide to the basics of the EA program.

  • A pamphlet that explains the concept of confidentiality in the EA program.