Calm Lake

Emotions Anonymous Newcastle Convention 2022.

Theme: You are no longer alone

We warmly invite everybody interested in the Emotions Anonymous 12 step programme to our first Newcastle Convention being held at the Copthorne Hotel on the 1st and 2nd May 2022.

Agenda: 1030hr arrival (01/05/22) tea and coffee served. Convention begins with a short-guided meditation then top table themed talks and general shares throughout the two days with regular breaks for tea and coffee and a light lunch on the first day at 1pm. Convention closes Monday (02/5/22) 12pm.

Ticket price £15 inclusive of hotel parking, tea and coffee refreshments and a light lunch on 01/05/21.

To purchase a ticket, please transfer £15 per ticket to the Newcastle EA bank account

Account name: Emotions Anonymous NE; Sort Code 54-10-45; account number 23676302.

Please put your name as the reference and then follow this up with an email to eaconvention@gmail.com to confirm your contact details. We will send you an email to confirm your tickets.

Optional fellowship evening meal at a nearby restaurant on 1/5/21 7.30pm

Directions: Copthorne Hotel The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RT tel: 0191 222 0333

Should you require further information please feel free to contact Peter F (EA convention committee member) by email: pefprodev@yahoo.co.uk]

11/03/2021

Proposed EA residential retreat in Douai Abbey for Autumn, hosted by the EA Reading group. (Dates to be confirmed)

Please contact Chris for details and to express interest.

christopher@douaiabbey.org.uk

Photo © Oswald Bertram

05/12/2019

We warmly invite everybody interested in the Emotions Anonymous 12-step program to the

Third EA Regional Convention in the UK

taking place at the beautiful and serene environment of Douai Abbey on 28th March 2020.

 

The convention will start at 10:30am with coffee and tea and finish at 4:30pm.

Booking:

There is no need to book. You may just come along to the day and bring your own food.

However, there is the option to book a cooked lunch at the Abbey and also to stay over from Friday to Saturday and/or Sunday. Both need to be booked by 16 March. Please contact Chris at Christopher@douaiabbey.org.uk. There is no charge for the convention but we welcome donations to cover costs.

 

05/02/2019

A member of the Douai meeting shares the story how the EA program has changed his life. Read more here!

29/01/2019

We warmly invite everybody interested in the Emotions Anonymous 12-step program to the

 

Second EA regional convention in the UK

 

taking place at the beautiful and serene environment of Douai Abbey on 9th March 2019.

 

The convention will start at 10:30am with coffee and tea and finish at 4:30pm.

We will hold a big meeting and have a period of meditation. We encourage you to share your experiences with the 12 steps with the group and will also leave plenty of time for exchanging experiences and discussing program-related questions.

 

Booking:

There is no need to book. You may just come along to the day and bring your own food.

However, there is the option to book a cooked lunch at the Abbey and also to stay over from Friday to Saturday and/or Sunday. Both need to be booked by 25 February. Please contact Chris at Christopher@douaiabbey.org.uk.

There is no charge for the convention but we welcome donations to cover costs.

 

Directions:

Douai Abbey is situated in Western Berkshire between Reading and Newbury, just off the A4 in Upper Woolhampton. The postcode is RG7 5TQ. The closest rail station is Midgham, 1.2 miles from the abbey. A lift from the station will be available at 10.29am. Please contact Chris at Christopher@douaiabbey.co.uk to book a place.

12/03/2018

 

UK Convention 2018

 

From 9-11 March 2018 we have held the 1st EA regional convention in the UK at Douai Abbey in Berkshire

Members of 4 groups have come together to connect with each other, exchange experiences and ideas, get inspiration and feel that they are not alone.

We have had a big EA meeting and the following three topical sessions:

Session 1: Overview of EA in the UK (presentation of an UK EA website; our history, etc.)

Session 2: Sponsorship

Session 3: Promotion vs. attraction

We wish to meet again in 2019 at Douai Abbey for the 2nd EA UK convention

08/08/2018

Here is a statement about the convention by one of the participants:

Way back in March, about 15 of us came together at the beautiful Douai Abbey in Berkshire for the first ever U.K. EA Convention.

We had a one day Convention on Saturday 10th March, with the option to stay Friday and/or Saturday nights in the very comfortable Douai Abbey accommodation.  You could pay either for delicious meals provided by the Abbey kitchen or bring you own packed lunch for the Saturday when we all ate together in the Abbey guest refectory (dining room).

Positives: 

- We were, I believe, all encouraged by meeting other EA fellowship members
- We were able to exchange ideas on various topics, such as Sponsors and cross sharing.

- Long time members of EA or other fellowships were able to advise on group governance and principles for the UK EA website.

- We had a full one and a half hour fellowship meeting on the Saturday as well as the discussions

- It was a very uplifting, encouraging and motivating day.

- The possibility of staying meant that some of us had more time to 'fellowship' with  one another.  

- Those who wished to were able to attend evening and morning services at the Abbey. 


It was a very special day/weekend that inspired me to always carry on our St  Albans group, however small.  It also inspired me to definitely attend next year's UK EA Convention: to be held again at Douai Abbey (dates to be confirmed in the autumn).