Digital Speaker Recordings

Our annual ABA Retreat and Conference events have been recorded since 2004. These valuable sources of experience, strength and hope are now available in mp3 format for purchase!

To buy the digital version of a speaker CD set please use the payment button below the set you wish to order. It will take you to a separate page on www.payhip.com. Follow the instructions for submitting payment and you will be able to download the files afterwards.  You can pay by credit card, Visa debit, or PayPal account.

Please ensure that your device is able to play mp3 files before purchasing them (see tech tips below.)

*Please support the GSA by not illegally sharing these files.  Thank you. 

*Tech tips for downloading to smartphones:
Android: if you find you cannot open/play the file from the Downloads folder, check your ‘Play Music’ folder or other default music/audio storage app.
Apple: you may not be able to download the files directly to your phone without using an app that allows you to do this. Download the files into iTunes on your PC and then sync your device.

#DF-15 Unity: Together We Can Do What None Can Do Alone!
Our co-founder shares her views on unity on the first track. Three members who have never shared their story before at the retreat are included in this set.  A comprehensive workshop on sponsorship facilitated by two long-time members rounds out the set.
Recorded in 2017
$15 CAD
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#DF-14 The Program and the Fellowship: Recipe for Freedom
Three new speakers and one veteran from Canada and the United Kingdom share their stories on these two key factors in their journey to wholeness. The last file contains an hour-long workshop where two experienced members answer a variety of general questions from the audience.

Recorded in 2016

$9 CAD
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#DF-13 Our Circle of Healing: The Unique Nature of ABA
Two old-timers and two relative newcomers speak on what makes ABA unique and how it relates to their own personal journey. Parents of a long-time member share their extensive experience on providing meal support to local ABA members. The final talk is comprised of a workshop on the retreat’s theme facilitated by three members with different lengths of sobriety.

Recorded in 2015
$12 CAD

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#DF-12 Learning to Love Ourselves
This set includes inspiring stories of self-love from four ABA members with long-term sobriety as well as a detailed workshop on Sponsorship. A husband of one of our members shares his experience on ‘The Family Perspective’ to round out the set.

Recorded in 2014
$15 CAD

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#DF-11 Recovery Becomes Reality: A Global Experience
Recorded during our 2nd International Conference held in Lake Dallas, Texas, USA. Three new ABA speakers from different stages of the recovery journey share their stories of healing. The fourth speaker shares her insights on the Twelve Traditions and their importance to the unity and strength of ABA.

Recorded in 2013
$12 CAD

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#DF-09 Sharing the Solution
Once again, five ABA speakers never before recorded offer their experience, strength, and hope to anyone wishing to hear it. These members focus on how ABA’s solution to their eating disorder has become a solution to other problems that life has presented to them. The second section, a workshop on “Meal Support,” contains the fresh experience of two facilitators, ABA members who have themselves received and provided meal support. Two bonus talks on “The Family Perspective” record three family speakers who have lived with ABA members.
Recorded in 2011
$18 CAD

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#DF-08 Service Work: Our Most Powerful Tool
Have you ever wondered why service work is named by the ABA textbook as “the most powerful tool of recovery”? An answer to this question is explored in depth by one of ABA’s pioneering members, followed by the experience of four sober ABA members who have used this tool extensively. The second section contains a workshop on “Service Work” led by two ABA members with unique experience on the subject. Anyone hearing these seven inspiring speakers will emerge with a renewed commitment to service in ABA. Bonus files contain the “Perspective of ABA Friends”—two non-ABA directors who have served on ABA’s General Service Association.
Recorded in 2010
$15 CAD

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#DF-04 Sobriety is Surrender: The Tools of Recovery
All sober ABA members know the importance of using the eight “Tools” outlined in the ABA textbook, for this is the means of cooperating with the Higher Power that keeps us sober. One ABA speaker presents a general introduction to this subject, followed by eight members sharing their experience of using one of the tools in the course of their recovery. A bonus talk on “The Family Perspective” contains the experience of three family members who have lived with ABA members.
Recorded in 2007
$18 CAD

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#DF-03 The Promises Come Alive
Many ABA meetings conclude with a reading of the “9th Step Promises” from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. These Promises sketch a vision of the relief and joy that await anyone willing to work through the first nine Steps of the 12- Step Program, and they offer hope to newcomers and to others still in the pain of early sobriety. Six ABA speakers offer their experience of the truth of these Promises. Highly recommended for anyone needing a reason to persevere with working the Steps! A bonus talk on “The Family Perspective” records three family members sharing their experience of living with an anorexic or bulimic, both before and after recovery.
Recorded in 2006
$12 CAD

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#DF-01 Strength Through Our Traditions
The 12 Traditions of ABA are the single most important element in ABA’s unity and vitality.  Following the Traditions is the best way that ABA members and groups can ensure the survival of our Fellowship and its outreach to others suffering from eating disorders. In six separate presentations, ABA members explore the Traditions and their importance. A “must-hear” for anyone committed to the continued growth and health of Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous!
Recorded in 2004
$15 CAD

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General Service Office Hours

As we no longer have a physical office, please email the office manager if you require any literature. Arrangements will need to be made for pick-up of  any literature orders within Edmonton and area.

Letter from the President
Next Board / GSA Meeting

The next board meeting will be Monday July 20th, 2020, at 6:00 pm Mountain Time/8:00 pm Eastern TimeClick here for more information about attending the meeting in person or via Zoom or phone and for the agenda for this meeting.

Inventory Committee

Inventory Committee. Minutes, reports and documents can be accessed here:

 
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Committee Meetings

Meeting Support Committee

This committee needs a Chair.

Please contact Amy amygillard50@gmail.com for further information.

Public Information Committee

Please contact Alison alison.ensworth@gmail.com for further information

GSO and Personnel Committee

Please contact the Chair, Kheri, k.taylor-milos@shaw.ca for further information.

Literature and Outreach Committee

Please contact the Chair, Lou, at yogi-lou@bigpond.net.au for date and time of meetings.

Retreat and Conference Committee

Please contact the Chair dawnjaitken@gmail.com for meeting date and time.

GSR Committee

The GSR Committee needs a Chair.  The GSR meets the first Saturday of each month at 2:30pm Eastern time on Zoom 615–788–8412. Pswd:361958

Website Committee

Please contact the Chair, Tammie, tammie.neumiller@breathewebsolutions.com for further information.

To the fellowship,

During this time of COVID-19 things are rapidly changing. We trust that everyone is taking good care and that each meeting is making autonomous decisions regarding how to keep everyone safe. Some live meetings have gone online and others have closed temporarily. If you have a change to your meeting such as a temporary closure, please email the office so that we can update the website.

If you are meeting live, then you may, as a group, decide not to hold hands at the end in prayer but instead to just pray next to each other. Feel free to take the actions that fit for you and your group and remember that we need to keep ourselves healthy and we also need to keep others that might be more vulnerable safe as well.

We have been told that due to closures of institutions that there is an increased demand for the services of Zoom rooms. Due to that, the Zoom system has been quite busy and there have been some connection issues with our virtual meetings. Therefore, we have instituted a back up system to connect for the AGM in case we run into problems. Please see the website for details on that.

Also, know that orders that come into the office may take longer than usual as we face the slowing down of services. We ask for your patience with this.

Remember to use all of our tools to connect with each other while taking precautions. Use your phone and email to stay connected as we all may need increased support in that way during this turbulent time. We can pray and meditate to stay grounded as well.

Be well everyone.

Amy G on behalf of the GSA Board of Directors