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 chapter 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 here. Due to the pandemic, many face-to-face meetings have shifted to virtual platforms. That information can be found here.
EA is not a replacement for professional therapies but rather a 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 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, 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.