Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to
Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together
in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional
difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages,
economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for
membership is a desire to become well emotionally.
program has been known to work miracles in the lives of many who suffer from
problems as diverse as depression, anger, broken or strained
relationships, grief, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic, abnormal fears,
resentment, jealousy, guilt, despair, fatigue, tension, boredom, loneliness,
withdrawal, obsessive and negative thinking, worry, compulsive behavior
and a variety of other emotional issues.
anonymous program, EA respects the confidentiality of its members at all
times. As a spiritual program, there is an emphasis on a higher power.
Experience has shown the EA program works equally well for those with or
without religious beliefs or affiliations.
provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences
without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover
they are not alone in their struggles. We may each have different symptoms,
but the underlying emotions are the same or similar.
program was founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1971. As of 1996 there are over
1,200 EA chapters in 39 countries, including the United States. Emotions
Anonymous is supported and maintained by member contributions and each member
and group is encouraged to share in the financial support of Emotions
Our Meetings: EA is not a medical or psychiatric service, nor does it
provide personal or family counseling. Leadership of group meetings rotates
and is non-professional. The leader's function is simply to conduct the
meeting, not to serve as an authority. Our meetings are structured to assist
individuals who want to achieve and maintain emotional health by
understanding and utilizing the Twelve Steps of Emotions
Anonymous in their daily lives.
The Ann Arbor EA Group
meets Monday, 7:30 p.m. at King of Kings Church,
at the intersection of Eisenhower
and Packard in Ann Arbor.
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