Ready Set GO!!

Introducing the ACA 12 Steps, the ACA program, the Critical Parent, the Loving Parent, and the Inner Child

Face to Face Closed Meetings.
There will be two sessions for 2019.
Each session takes five consecutive Saturdays

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL 60525

Dixon Auditorium Center
Building 1, First Floor, Room A

Also you may phone in:
Dial-in number (US): (712) 451-0695
Access code: 177289#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/acatoni5617|
Online meeting ID: acatoni5617

Join the online meeting:
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(Two sessions for 2019)

Session # 1 – First Saturday of May through First Saturday of June

Session # 2 – First Saturday of September through First Saturday of October

Session Times:
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Pacific Time
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mountain Time
2:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
3:00 pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time

Agenda for Week 1
Introduction,
• Steps 1, 2, and 3

Agenda for Week 2
• Steps 4 and 5

Agenda for Week 3
• Steps 6, 7, 8 and 9

Agenda for Week 4
Steps 10, 11 and 12

Agenda for Week 5
The IC Workshop “Awakening My Little One”
(Bring a picture of yourself as a child your “little one”)

Temporarily for material and Questions/Answers please email Toni: acatoni5617@comcast.net

To view a rough rough draft full version (temporarily available) of RSG
• Go to https://westgreatlakesaca.org
• Scroll down to GLOBAL ACA NEWS
• Scroll down to click here for RSG material

In the mean time, for a summary of Ready Set Go!!, you will be able to view and listen to the RSG DVD presentation which runs 47 minutes. Copy and paste this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j9z3qhwwk1lsbo8/Final%20RSG%20DVD%2012%3A12%3A2018.m4v?dl=0

PLEASE NOTE:“Ready Set GO!!” is being field-tested for development as ACA WSO Conference-Approved Literature. Copy For ACA Use only. ROUGH DRAFT

Please send comments to: litstaff@adultchildren.org

Welcome and For Your Information follows: Please read this material before attending the first RSG Meeting. 


Welcome to Ready Set GO!!
Introductory Meetings of ACA

Ready Set GO!! are closed ACA introductory meetings. We meet to introduce ACA 12 Steps and the ACA program and the inner child, in a structured 5 or 6 week time frame. We recognize all our 12 Traditions for safety within the group.

Ready Set GO!! is an introduction for ACA newcomers to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps and get clarity and an understanding of the ACA Program. Ready Set GO!! Introduces the experienced member to a renewal of their commitment to working their program through the ACA 12 Steps. Ready Set GO!! prepares members for when they will feel ready to go through the ACA 12 Step Workbook. Feel free to leave your fears and anxieties behind you as you experience these introductory meetings.

The material is taken from the ACA Big Red Book, the ACA 12 Step Workbook, and Strengthening My Recovery, the ACA meditation book. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery and emotional sobriety.

Our objective is simple: to introduce members to the ACA program and introduce the ACA 12 Steps by bringing clarity and awareness to the realization that the ACA 12 Steps offer opportunities for solutions and relate to the Inner Child.

Each step will contain a worksheet that may bring more clarity and understanding of each Step. We will set aside a few minutes to fill in the worksheets and to answer any questions. The Appendix will provide a full version of the worksheets for extra copies. There is no right or wrong way to do the worksheets. They can be done over time as we grow.

Choosing a sharing partner from this group who has some ACA experience is suggested for support for the 5 or 6 weeks. Sharing the worksheets with a sharing partner or sponsor or fellow traveler is recommended. This experience with a sharing partner can give the adult child insight to choosing a sponsor. Sharing partners have some ACA experience.

Sponsors may be inclined to introduce Ready Set GO!! to their sponsees to begin their work together in ACA perhaps setting a flexible time frame to accommodate their needs.

In each of the 5 or 6 weeks we encourage you to prepare for these meetings by reading The Laundry List Traits, ACA 12 Steps, ACA 12 Traditions, ACA Solution, and the ACA 12 Promises at the beginning of the book before attending each Ready Set GO!! Meeting.

As we begin, we remind ourselves to have an open mind and an open heart. Be gentle with yourself as you go through this experience of Ready Set GO!!. This brief encounter may prepare you for when you are Ready, and you feel Set to GO!! forward. Remember Ready Set GO!! is an introduction of ACA.

Be in peace and let fear and anxiety leave you for this journey.


Ready Set GO!!

For Your Information

Please read the next few pages before attending first RSG meeting.

  • Ready Set GO!! is an introduction to the ACA program, the ACA 12 Steps and the Loving Parent/Inner Child.
  • Participants are asked to have attended 2 or 3 regular ACA meetings.
  • Material is available at acatoni5617@comcast.net for the 5 or 6 weeks, using a user friendly, structured, detailed format, clearly marking the reading for the leader and participant.
  • References will be made of the other 2 Parts that make up Ready Set GO!!, covering many different features to gain an understanding of RSG using our, ACA recovery. Go to westgreatlakesaca.org to view Part 1 and Part 3
  • Service Sheets are provided for telephone meetings when you receive your request for the material via email.
  • Screen Sharing will be used to help participants follow along with our readings. The choice is yours to print out or not.
  • Following are important documents to help prepare the participant to get some idea of how to handle this RSG journey.
  • Email: Toni at acatoni5617@comcast.net with any questions of RSG.

Experiencing Ready Set GO!!
Telephone Closed Meeting

Safety for all members is imperative for this group

  • Helpful to have attended a few regular ACA meetings before taking on RSG.
  • Call in on time.
  • Try to participate in sharing time to the best of your ability.
  • Share on the reading or whatever is on your heart, sharing your experience, strength and hope. (3 min. shares)
  • Respect the anonymity of others.
  • Be kind and courteous and respectful of all members.
  • Attending all six weeks consecutive meetings is most beneficial.
  • Volunteers to be the leader, do the readings or be a timekeeper.
  • We do not cross talk. Crosstalk means interrupting, referring to, commenting on, or using the content of what another person has said during the meeting.
  • Choosing a sharing partner from this group who has some ACA experience is suggested for support for the six weeks. Sharing the worksheets with a sharing partner, sponsor, fellow traveler, or your group is recommended, when you feel comfortable. This experience with a sharing partner can give the adult child insight to choosing a sponsor.
  • Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and any occurrence will result with member being removed from the call.

Ready Set GO!!
Suggested Preparations For Participants

  • Read The Laundry List, The Problem, The 12 Steps, The 12 Traditions, The Solution and The Promises on your own the day of your Ready Set GO!! meeting.
  • Volunteer to be a sharing partner when you feel comfortable for six weeks.
  • Ask a sharing partner to support you through the five or six weeks.
  • Volunteer to be the leader for one week of Ready Set GO!!
  • Continue to attend your regular meetings.
  • Put your mind at ease and understand that RSG is available to be taken as many times as needed. It is a stepping stone to go on to the ACA 12 Step Workbook when you are ready to choose to move onto that.
  • Have faith in the process and know that the Steps offer a solution.
  • Feel free to ask questions. This is your recovery and questions help us understand and gives us clarity.
  • Print out full worksheets that are in Appendix B as needed.
  • A few regular ACA meetings would be helpful before attending Ready Set GO!! Introductory Meetings.

It is time to focus on my ACA Recovery!


Suggested Guidelines For Leaders

  • Pray for guidance to lead a RSG meeting. Some experience leading a meeting will help.
  • Volunteer to be the leader for one week of Ready Set GO!!
  • Follow Part Two, which contains the primary script of Ready Set GO!! inserted into a user friendly, structured, detailed format. This is designed to cover the 5 weeks of a face to face meeting and/or 6 weeks of a telephone meeting.
  • Part Two may be followed for telephone meetings with the details that are in Appendix D.
  • Part Two may be followed for the RSG One Day Workshop.
  • Part Two may also be useful for a 2 or 3 day retreat with minor adjustments.
  • Sponsors may find RSG helpful to be used with sponsees at a slower pace.
  • Pick a location for your meeting.
  • Pick a date and time for the meeting.
  • Register the meeting with WSO. (for telephone meetings)
  • Create a sign-up sheet for face to face meetings.
  • Make announcements at meetings.
  • Print out full worksheets that are in Appendix B as needed.
  • Create a flyer for the meeting.
  • Contact your local Intergroup and WSO to post the flyer on their website for other members to participate.
  • Perhaps offer RSG meetings once or twice a year in place of your regular meeting.

SEEKING HELPFUL GOALS

READY = I will become READY to take on the ACA 12 Steps.

SET = I will become SET into a new way of living my life.

GO!! = I will become willing to GO!! to any length for my recovery.


Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
Dixon Auditorium Center
First Floor, Room A

Ready Set GO!!

Two Sessions for 2019

Session #1
First Saturday of May through First Saturday of June
2:00 – 4:00pm Central Time

Session # 2
First Saturday of September through First Saturday of October
2:00 – 4:00pm Central Time

DIRECTIONS

From Chicago (South Side)

  • I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) south to La Grange Road north;
  • Take La Grange Road north to 55th Street;
  • Turn left (west) and go to the third street light (Willow Springs Road);
  • Turn right (north) onto Willow Springs Road
  • The hospital is 1/2 mile north of 55th street on the right (east) side of the street.

From Chicago (Loop Area)

  • I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) west to I-294 (tollway) south;
  • Go south on I-294 to Ogden Avenue east exit;
  • Take Ogden Avenue east to Gilbert/Willow Springs Road;
  • Turn right (south) onto Gilbert/Willow Springs Road;
  • The hospital is 1-1/2 miles south of Ogden Ave on the left (east) side of the street.

From Far Western Suburbs

  • I-88 (Ronald Reagan Tollway) east to I-294 (tollway) south;
  • Go south on I-294 to Ogden Avenue east exit;
  • Take Ogden Ave east to Gilbert/Willow Springs Road;
  • Turn right (south) onto Gilbert/Willow Springs Road
  • The hospital is 1 1/2 miles south of Ogden Ave on the left (east) side of the street.

ALTERNATELY

  • Take Plainfield Rd east to Willow Springs Rd;
  • Turn left (north) onto Willow Springs Rd;
  • The hospital is 3/4 miles north of Plainfield Road on the right (east) side of the street.

From the South and Southeastern Suburbs

  • I-294 (tollway) north to Wolf Road;
  • Turn right (north) onto Wolf Road to Plainfield Road;
  • Turn right (east onto Plainfield Road;
  • Continue to Willow Springs Road;
  • Turn left (north) onto Willow Springs Road;
  • The hospital is 3/4 mile north of Plainfield Road on the right (east) side of the street.

From the Northwestern Suburbs

  • I-290 east to I-294 (tollway) south to Ogden Avenue east exit;
  • Take Ogden Ave east to Gilbert/Willow Springs Road;
  • Turn right (south) onto Gilbert/Willow Springs Road;
  • The hospital is 1-1/2 miles south of Ogden Avenue on the left (east) side of the street.

From the Southwestern Suburbs

  • I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) northeast to Joliet Road;
  • Take Joliet Road northeast to Willow Springs Road;
  • Turn left (north) onto Willow Springs Road;
  • The hospital is 3/4 mile north of Plainfield Road on the right (east) side of the street.
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