from Dr. Alexandra Katehakis – Outside Director for SCA :
“We’re living in a disruptive time; pandemics, war, and climate change disasters are on the rise. I don’t
think we’re ever “going back” to what was. As such, I believe we will continue to see an increase in
addiction as people grasp to regulate themselves and find meaning in a topsy-turvy world. Sadly, the
current sociopolitical climate engenders isolation, violence, and deprivation of those in need making
SCA and its services more critical. SCA will remain a beacon of light through inclusivity, a place for
people to find a “home” where they won’t be judged, and caring fellows to soothe and support them.
May you all flourish and be well.”
Please support the new virtual Dallas SCA Meeting, Fridays at 7:30 CST
For more information look under Meetings / Virtual / Friday
on the sca-recovery.org website.
E-Book Version of Avoiding Common Pitfalls is now available for sale on any of our three (3) E-Book platforms. This version contains all of the revisions and additions included in the corresponding chapter in the new Recovery Book. The price for the E-Book is $0.99.
Available on Apple iBooks here
Available of Amazon Kindle here
Available of Google Play here
Other E-Book versions of chapters containing new material will be available in the coming months.
Please keep our International Meeting List (located at sca-recovery.org) apprised of any changes that may take place.
We have just learned that there has been a SCA In-Person meeting ongoing, every Sunday at 7:30pm in San Antonio, Texas for the last 8 months. It is growing and is now listed on our meeting list.
By having your meeting listed you get the support of the whole fellowship. Everything from new literature announcements to ongoing service opportunities.
SCA: A Program of Recovery – 3rd Edition – Revised and Expanded $19.99
This book contains over 200 pages of more than four decades of experience, strength, and hope in recovery from sexual compulsion. It has been written, edited, and published entirely by members of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA). This 3rd edition is an expanded and updated version of SCA’s previous recovery book. It includes commentaries on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as adapted from the original principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, as written by members of SCA, and personal stories of recovery.
To order please go to our online Literature Store at sca-recovery.org
I could always tell when someone wasn’t respecting me.
Many of us tried to hide our activities from others in our compulsive state, seeking to avoid the humiliation of being exposed. Our need for secrecy and concealment invariably led to self-isolation, sometimes to the point where we hid from ourselves.
This denial also fed its way into resentments. Our sense of low self-esteem would hurt even more if we felt disrespected. We might carry this resentment through our interactions with other people. As our compulsion deepened, some of us acted out our resentments and sense of victimhood through anger, sometimes by lashing out at others. We might tie our anger to a growing sense of entitlement: we had been through so much that we deserved “special” consideration.
In recovery, we may find relief from re-living past wounds and traumas as we work the Steps and begin having compassion for ourselves and others. We learn to build new coping skills instead of falling back into the ways of our compulsion.
I’m no longer a victim; I’m working my recovery daily.
How to Handle a Zoom Bombing:
(uninvited participants disrupting and vandalizing the virtual meeting room)
Recommended Best practices:
- Each meeting secretary should claim the host responsibilities by entering a host key or pin as soon as they log into the meeting.
- Ask someone to serve as a CO-HOST and make that person a co-host. It’s helpful for regular chairing activities (such as for re-muting people who forget to do that) and also you will need the help FAST if a “Zoom Bomb” situation comes up. Here are some recommendations on how to handle a “Zoom Bomb”:
- Enable the waiting room feature-it is located in the “Security” icon which appears after host is claimed.
- The hosts needs to accept those in the waiting room to enter the zoom meeting.
- Anyone can be removed from a Zoom meeting by clicking on their name and remove them or send them back to the waiting room.
IF A MEETING CHOOSES NOT TO HAVE A WAITING ROOM:
- SUSPEND PARTICIPANT ACTIVITIES by clicking on the “Security” tab on the Zoom toolbar. Then Click on the red “SUSPEND PARTICIPANT ACTIVITIES” button at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Then Click on SUSPEND – This will:
a. Lock the meeting so no one new can enter.
b. Enable the waiting room.
c. Hide profile pictures.
d. Disable Share Screen.
e. Disable Chat.
f. Disable the ability for people to rename themselves.
g. Disable the ability for people to unmute themselves.
h. Disable the ability for people to turn on their video
- Open the participants list, SELECT DISRUPTIVE PEOPLE, click “MORE” and then “Put in Waiting Room.” We recommend this over “Report” or “Remove” people as you may be moving quickly and don’t want to accidentally report or remove a fellow from entering the meeting again
- ENABLE PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES ONCE AGAIN
Once the room seems clear of uninvited participants, you need to click on “Security” again and:
a. Unlock the Room (click “Lock Room” to uncheck it).
b. Allow Profile Pictures (click to uncheck it).
c. LEAVE THE WAITING ROOM TURNED ON FOR THIS MEETING.
d. Turn on Chat (click “Chat” and a checkmark will appear).
e. Turn on Rename Themselves (click “Rename Themselves” and a checkmark will appear).
f. Turn on Unmute Themselves (click “Unmute Themselves ” and a checkmark will appear).
g. Turn on Start Video (click “Start Video” and a checkmark will appear).
- You may ask all remaining participants to start their video to verify they are intended participants in the room.
- Report the Zoom Bombing to your Intergroup via email. Please include details (meeting, time, when the zoom bombing began, and other relevant information.) More information is available here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360041848151
Fiduciary has created and published an e-book version of the new revised and expanded version of ” A Program of Recovery”. It is available on all three (3) platforms (Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Google Play), for sale at $7.99.
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Apple iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/sca-a-program-of-recovery-3rd-edition-revised-and-expanded/id1580401199?ls=1 (or search for “SCA” using the app)