12-Step Virtual Retreat-2021Virtual 12 Step Retreat 

When: Friday, December 17 to Sunday, December 19, 2021

Download a printable flier for the event here

Before registering, please:

REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDING THE ZOOM GDVI STEP RETREAT

  • Identify as a Sex and Love Addict or thinking you have a problem with Sex and Love addiction.

  • This is not a recovery day where you can show up or leave throughout the weekend. This retreat requires all participants to participate together to share and grow using the S.L.A.A. Basic Text. Please make sure you are available for the entirety for the times listed on the schedule. All times are Eastern Time Zone.

     
  • Have access to ZOOM on a phone or computer device with video capabilities. 

  • Please download & update the most recent version of ZOOM prior to check-in at https://zoom.us/download.

  • Dial in without video options is not an option.

  • Due to this being a virtual retreat you must be signed in no later than 7:00pm ET on Friday, no later than 9:00am ET on Saturday and Sunday of the retreat in order to participate.

  • There is an opening Sponsorship and Step Presentation at 6:30pm ET, Friday as noted on the schedule if you would like to attend prior to the formal start of the retreat.
  • You will be required to stay signed in to the Zoom meeting each day from the time you log in until we end for the day. There are many scheduled breaks. (please keep this in mind if you are using a cell phone for attendance) 

  • Be willing to be open, flexible and supportive of the retreat coordinators and attendees throughout the weekend.

  • The S.L.A.A. Basic Text is used for the entirety of the retreat weekend which will not be shown as a share screen. Please have your basic text with you in order to participate. (You can order a copy of the basic text by contacting our literature coordinator) or through Fellowship-Wide Services Online Store or have shipped with your registration packet.
  • After registering and paying for the retreat you will receive a confirmation email. The zoom access information will not be sent until the week of the retreat.
     
  • Prior to registering, read the attached schedule to assist you with answering questions about the virtual retreat. Please reach out to the retreat coordinator if you have questions. 

Notes:

  • We have included breaks indicated on the schedule. These breaks are opportunities to get to know others as well as time for self care or meals.

  • You are welcome to turn off your video feature or keep your audio off if you need a self care break at any time throughout the weekend.

  • This step retreat requires all attendees to actively participate. This is not a recovery day to be in and out of participating.

  • E-Readers or Kindles are welcome, although pages differ from that of the basic text.

12 Step Virtual Retreat Schedule – December 17 to 19, 2021

ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME ZONE (location of GDVI)

Friday 12/17

5:30 pm – 6:45 pm  Open Check in: Check in to the Meeting Day

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm  Answer Zoom Questions and Fellowship Fellowship Waiting Room

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Sponsorship Q & A – Fellowship Waiting Room

7:15 pm – 10:30 pm  We begin at 7:15 pm SHARP. Must be on time!

Welcome Evening Session:
Ice breakers, Review meeting schedule and guidelines, Draw names for leaders/speakers, Q & A, [Break]

Review safety ground rules, Getting Current Meeting
-Breaks will be suggested as we go during this time frame

Saturday, 12/18

8:30 am – 9:00 am  Open Check in: Check in to the Meeting Day

8:30 am – 9:15 am  Fellowship Chat & Optional Breakfast together (virtually)

9:15 am – 11:15 am  Step 1, 2, 3: Speakers & Buzz groups Multiple Break Out Rooms

11:30 am – 1:15 pm  Step 4, 5: Mini-assignment, Speaker, & Buzz groups  Multiple Break Out Rooms

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm   Lunch Break at Home Individually or With Others  Fellowship Open Chat

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm   Step 6, 7: Speakers & Buzz groups Multiple Break Out Rooms

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm  Re-Entering Announcements, Affirmations, GDVI/FWS, Chat

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm  Self Care Break Individually or With Others Fellowship Open Chat

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm  “Truth Be Told” & 5 minute writing

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm  Getting Current Meeting 

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Giveaways Fellowship Open Chat

Sunday, 12/19

8:30 am – 9:00 am  Open Check in: Check in to the Meeting Day

8:30 am – 9:00 am  Fellowship Chat & Optional Breakfast together (virtually) 

9:00 am – 10:45 am  Step 8, 9: Speakers & Group shares

11:15 am – 1:15 pm  Step 10, 11, 12: Speakers & Group shares

1:25 pm  Outreach, 11th Step Prayer & Closing Song

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm  Room will stay open till 2:15 for Fellowship


*Additional details will be mailed or emailed with your registration packet* 

Format of the Retreat:

  • During the retreat weekend we will read and share on the 12 Steps-together. If you have worked on the Steps in this type of format before, you already know its value. If you have not done any study of the Steps, intensive or otherwise, this is a great way to do it, especially the first time. It gives you hope and faith that the program steps work. Regardless of where any one individual is in the Step study process, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other.

  • There will be leaders and speakers selected at random on the Friday introduction of the weekend. We trust our Higher Power in this process and know whoever is chosen to speak or lead is strengthening their own recovery and offering value to ours.

Cost to Register:

$50 Early Registration (before 10/31/21)

($4 required add-on if you do not already own the Guide to The Steps workbook. This will be used only for Step 4 writing assignment)

$75 (after 10/31/21) helps to support the Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup to continue our work on carrying the message to the Sex and Love addict who still suffers. No more registrations will take place after 12/7/2021, 11:59pm ET or once we have reached the 20 person limit. 

($4 required add-on if you do not already own the Guide to The Steps workbook. This will be used only for Step 4 writing assignment)

Cancellation Policy:
  • To receive a FULL REFUND (less any credit card processing fees), please contact the retreat coordinator by email IN WRITING NO LATER THAN 4 weeks (Nov 19, 2021) prior to the weekend for which you are registered to attend.
  • Cancellations made less than 4 weeks  (Nov 19, 2021)  prior to the retreat date will have the choice to be partially refunded at GDVI discretion or the full registration amount will be applied to a future GDVI Retreat (of the same kind; ie: virtual for virtual / in person for in person)
  • GDVI and coordinators reserve the right to cancel any weekend if it does not receive at least 10 reservations by the respective registration dates. You will be refunded in full if this occurs.