Some meeting topics

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OOMG
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Some meeting topics

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Some Possible Topics:

MEETING HANDBOOK draft
15 beginner topic readings
12 step topic readings
59 other topic readings
57 short topics with questions
https://gaais.org/handbook

PROGRAM SLOGANS
One day at a time.
Easy does it.
Progress not perfection
12 miles into the forest, 12 miles out.
Keeping to my own side of the street.
Acceptance and Serenity

BEGINNING TOPICS

• Getting honest: How did gaming create or worsen problems in my life?
• Obsession and compulsion: What have my attempts at moderation been like?
• The "subtle insanity that precedes the first game": What are the thoughts that trigger an irresistible compulsion to game? How can I deal with them?
• One Day at a Time: What can I do to make it between now and the end of the day without starting that first game?
• Asking for help: How can I reach out to the GAA fellowship?
• Living game-free: As newcomers, we suddenly have much more time on our hands and can struggle with boredom and lack of motivation to do constructive things. How can we deal with this?
• Withdrawal symptoms: What can I expect? What healthy ways can I use to deal with stress and emotional pain?
• Reservations: Do I have any lingering plans or ready excuses to game again? How and where am I holding myself back from trying out the suggestions in GAA?

Other TOPICS that have been used:

• Willingness
• What is my next step in recovery?
• Anger.  Do I have less anger since I stopped gaming?  How can I apply the program to dealing with my anger?
• Hope,  What gives me hope for recovery?
• Relapse: What causes it?(#2)
• Patience:  Making changes that last.
• Gaining Serenity
• Higher Power of my own understanding: What is a power greater than myself that can restore me to sanity.
• Rigorous Honesty
• Appreciating our recovery:  What am I pleased with about my choices in recovery?
• Acceptance:  How am I beginning to accept the things I cannot change?
• Wisdom: How do I tell the difference between what I can and cannot change?
• Open-mindedness:  In what ways am I practicing open-mindedness.
• Trust:  What do I trust to lead me to recovery?
• Doing the next right thing
• Patience and Dealing with Life As it Is.  Have I become more patient after stopping gaming.
• Commitment
• Self-acceptance without reservations
• I never want to go back to gaming because....
• Gratitude: What am I grateful for?  How can I build on what is best in my life?
• 12 miles in, 12 miles out: Taking baby steps toward recovery.
• Self-centeredness vs. self-care: how to balance them in life.
• Today, I will remember that the frustrations around me are not who I am. I can live peacefully and well
• Powerlessness over gaming addiction
• What brought you to recovery?
• Willingness and Humility
• Responsibility: How am I taking responsibility for my actions?
• Denial: Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying
• The courage to change the things I can
• Debating with my addict brain
• Living one day at a time
• Re-entry: How do I feel about real life?  Am I pursuing healthy activities since stopping gaming?
• Trust: Who do I trust to help me recover?
• Staying away from that next game
• Willingness to change
• Letting go: Who & what do you need to let go of and why?
• Accepting others as they are
• Did I make insane decisions as a result of my addiction?
• Living without games
• Crazy addict thinking
• Integrity:  How did I lose integrity when gaming?  How am I regaining my integrity?
• Constant effort: what steps are you taking to recover?
• Changing Routines, Changing People, Places and Things (to avoid gaming)
• Re-entering real life:  How am I building a new life away from games?
• Playing the tape to the end--what does that look like for me?
• How am I taking steps to be present in my recovery?
• Progress not perfection
• What's going well?
• Action.  How is taking action important for my recovery?
• Being honest about where I am right now in recovery.
• Reservations: what am I holding back that might harm my recovery?
• Cravings--what do we do about them.
• Triggers. How do I avoid the things that can lead me back to gaming?
OOMG
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Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Location: Zoom

Re: Meeting format (for both Mumble and Zoom)

Post by OOMG »

One day at a time.
Easy does it.
Progress not perfection
12 miles into the forest, 12 miles out.
Keeping to my own side of the street.
Acceptance and Serenity
Possible topics:
• Willingness
• Courage
• What is my next step in my recovery?
• Anger. Do I have less anger since I stopped gaming? How can I apply the program to dealing with my anger?
• Hope
• Relapse: What causes it?(#2)
• Patience: Making changes that last.
• Gaining Serenity
• Higher Power of my own understanding
• Rigorous Honesty
• Resentment
• Appreciating ourselves: What am I pleased with about my choices in recovery?
• Acceptance: How am I beginning to accept the things I cannot change?
• Wisdom: How do I tell the difference between what I can and cannot change?
• Open-mindedness: In what ways am I practicing open-mindedness.
• Trust
• Doing the next right thing
• Patience and Dealing with Life As it Is. Have I become more patient after stopping gaming.
• Commitment
• Self-acceptance without reservations
• I never want to go back to gaming because....
• I love the self-respect this program gives me.
• Gratitude: What am I grateful for? How can I build on what is best in my life?
• 12 miles in, 12 miles out: Taking baby steps toward recovery.
• Who am I when no one is looking?
• Grace comes to us in the midst of a meaningless life
• Self-centeredness vs. self-care: how to balance them in life.
• Today, I will remember that the frustrations around me are not who I am. I can live peacefully and well
• Powerlessness over gaming addiction
• What brought you to recovery?
• Willingness and Humility
• Responsibility: How am I taking responsibility for my actions?
• Denial: Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying
• The courage to change the things I can
• Debating with my addict brain
• Living one day at a time
• Re-entry: How do I feel about real life? Am I pursuing healthy activities since stopping gaming?
• Trust: Who do I trust to help me recover?
• Staying away from the next login
• Willingness to change
• Letting go: Who & what do you need to let go of and why?
• Accepting others as they are
• What gives me hope for continuing my recovery?
• Did I make insane decisions as a result of my addiction?
• Living without games
• Crazy addict thinking
• Integrity: How did I lose integrity when gaming? How am I regaining my integrity?
• Constant effort: what steps are you taking to recover?
• Changing Routines, Changing People, Places and Things (to avoid gaming)
• Re-entering real life: How am I building a new life away from games?
• Playing the tape to the end--what does that look like for me?
• How am I taking steps to be present in my recovery?
• Progress not perfection
• What's going well?
• Action. How is taking action important for my recovery?
• Being honest about where I am right now in recovery.
• Reservations: what am I holding back that might harm my recovery?
• Cravings--what do we do about them.
• Triggers. How do I avoid the things that can lead me back to gaming?
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