To receive confirmation please email cosazoomroom@yahoo.com prior to attending your first meeting. Thank you for understanding our safety is important as we respect yours also. Please read the meeting Guidelines prior to attending your first meeting.

Support Meeting A process in which two or more people come together in support of mutual healing and growth.

The COSA Zoom Room is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week for all COSA members to use. Regularly-scheduled meetings have priority use. Thank you.

Meeting Topic Information: To receive weekly meeting topics, you may sign up here.

To join all meetings, go to: https://www.zoom.us/join – Enter Meeting ID: 457 778 6313 

Sunday

“SUNDAY SERENITY”
Newcomers welcome. Join us to start your week with ESH (Experience, Strength, & Hope)! Conference Approved Literature (CAL) based on the Step and Tradition of the month, along with other recovery topics, is shared.
7:30 pm US Eastern US, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago
6:30 pm US Central
5:30 pm US Mountain
4:30 pm US Pacific
12:30 am UK (Monday)
9:30 am Sydney, Australia (next day/Monday)
11:30 am NZ (next day/Monday)

Monday

MONDAY – “Finding Life In Balance” Meeting *NEW TIME*

Newcomers welcome. This meeting uses “The Balance”, the bi-monthly COSA newsletter, focusing on the Step and Tradition of the month, and other recovery topics. Balance articles have been written by COSA members for over 25 years. 

7:00 PM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

6:00 PM US Central 

5:00 PM US Mountain 

4:00 PM US Pacific 

9:00 AM Sydney, Australia (next day/Tuesday) 

11:00 AM NZ (next day/Tuesday)

 

MONDAY – “Anorexia-Avoidance” Meeting

This meeting is open to those who have been affected by compulsive sexual behavior, focusing on the pain, anger, shame, and experiences of COSAs dealing with another’s sexual anorexia or the compulsive avoidance of sexual intimacy. 

9:00 PM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

8:00 PM US Central

7:00 PM US Mountain

6:00 PM US Pacific

11:00 AM Sydney, Australia (next day/Tuesday)

1:00 PM NZ (next day/Tuesday)

Anorexia/Avoidance Meeting Script 

 

Tuesday

TUESDAY – Traditions Meeting*****BEGINS APRIL 6th, 2021********************************************

Newcomers welcome. This meeting studies the 12 Traditions of COSA. 

12:00 PM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

11:00 AM US Central Time

10:00 AM US Mountain Time

9:00 AM US Pacific Time

4:00 PM Greenwich / Reykjavik, Iceland 

5:00 PM London, UK

6:00 PM Paris – Vienna – Switzerland

7:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

5:00 AM NZ (next day/Saturday) 

TUESDAY – “Living The Literature” Meeting

Newcomers welcome. Topics come from the COSA literature. (Each week’s topic will be presented during the meeting. No purchase is necessary.) 

2:00 PM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

1:00 PM US Central Time

12:00 PM US Mountain Time

11:00 AM US Pacific Time

6:00 PM Greenwich / Reykjavik, Iceland 

7:00 PM London, UK

8:00 PM Paris – Vienna – Switzerland

9:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

6:00 AM NZ (next day/Saturday) 

 

TUESDAY STEP STUDY – FULL – CLOSED to new members of the group – 75 minutes 

7:00 PM US Eastern

6:00 PM US Central

5:00 PM US Mountain

4:00 PM US Pacific

                                                                                TUESDAY – “HEALTHY INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS” (HIR) Meeting                                                         

Please note that this meeting is in a zoom room with a different number and password.
To receive the information, email hir.zoom@yahoo.com for access to the meeting.

HIR (or Healthy Intimate Relationships) is a meeting in which both COSAs and Sex Addicts are welcome to participate fully, with or without partners. This meeting uses the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of COSA to help us develop a greater capacity for empathy and emotional intimacy.
COSA HIR Zoom Meeting Script
8:30 pm US Eastern
7:30 pm US Central
6:30 pm US Mountain
5:30 pm US Pacific
10:30 am Sydney, Australia (next day/Wednesday)
12:30 pm NZ (next day/Wednesday)
Go to: https://www.zoom.us/join – Enter Meeting ID: 566 056 0930 Email  hir.zoom@yahoo.com for password.

Wednesday

 

WEDNESDAY – “Recovery“ Meeting

Newcomers welcome. Topic Meeting.

11:00 AM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

10:00 AM US Central

9:00 AM US Mountain

8:00 AM US Pacific

3:00 PM Greenwich/Reykjavik, Iceland

4:00 PM London, UK

5:00 PM Paris -Vienna – Switzerland

6:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

 

WEDNESDAY – “Step Into Recovery” Meeting -FULL and CLOSED to new members of the group.

1:30 PM Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

12:30 PM Central

11:30 AM Mountain

10:30 AM Pacific

5:30 PM Greenwich/Reykjavik, Iceland

6:30 PM London, UK

7:30 PM Paris -Vienna – Switzerland

8:30 PM Helsinki, Finland 

WEDNESDAY – “Sponsor Check In” Meeting

Newcomers welcome. This meeting is for those who are willing to sponsor and those who need a sponsor can meet and learn more about sponsorship.  

This meeting format provides an opportunity for COSAs who need a sponsor and COSAs who are willing to sponsor.

7:30 PM Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago 

6:30 PM Central

5:30 PM Mountain                                                                                               

4:30 PM Pacific

9:30 AM Sydney, Australia (next day/Monday)

11:30 AM NZ (next day/Monday)

 

WEDNESDAY – “Wednesday Warriors” Meeting

Newcomers welcome. This is a topic meeting based on the Steps, Traditions, Tools and ISO Conference Approved Literature.  

8:30 PM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

7:30 PM US Central

6:30 PM US Mountain

5:30 PM US Pacific

10:30 AM Sydney, Australia (next day/Thursday)

12:30 PM NZ (next day/Thursday)

Thursday

THURSDAY – “Safe Haven” Meeting

Newcomers welcome. A recovery-focused safe haven of recovery. 

3:00 PM US Eastern US, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

2:00 PM US Central

1:00 PM US Mountain

12:00 PM US Pacific

8:00 PM London, UK

9:00 PM Paris & Vienna

10:00 PM Helsinki

7:00 PM NZ (next day/Friday)

THURSDAY –  “Let’s Work It” Step Study Meeting  – FULL- CLOSED to new members of the group

8:30 PM US Eastern

7:30 PM US Central

6:30 PM US Mountain

5:30 PM US Pacific

10:30 AM Sydney, Australia (next day/Friday)

12:30 PM NZ (next day/Friday)

Thursday – “HEALTHY INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS”

Please note that this meeting is in a zoomroom with a different number and password.
To receive the information, contact thursdayhir@yahoo.com for access to the meeting.

HIR (or Healthy Intimate Relationships) is a style of blended meeting (an open meeting) in which both COSAs and sex addicts are welcome to participate fully, with or without partners. This meeting uses the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of COSA to help us develop a greater capacity for empathy and emotional intimacy in our primary love relationships. 
COSA HIR Zoom Meeting Script
11:30 pm US Eastern
10:30 pm US Central
9:30 pm US Mountain
8:30 pm US Pacific
1:30 pm Sydney, Australia (next day/Wednesday)
3:30 pm NZ (next day/Wednesday)
Go to: https://www.zoom.us/join – Enter Meeting ID: 566 056 0930 email thursdayhir@yahoo.com for password.

Friday

FRIDAY – “Morning Step Study” Meeting FULL – CLOSED to new members of the group

9:00 AM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

8:00 AM US Central

7:00 AM US Mountain

6:00 AM US Pacific

1:00 PM GMT

FRIDAY – “TGIF” Meeting

Newcomers welcome. Join us as we share our Experience, Strength, and Hope (ESH) on diverse topics from a variety of recovery resources. 

2:00 PM US Eastern, CAN, Trinidad/Tobago

1:00 PM US Central Time

12:00 PM US Mountain Time

11:00 AM US Pacific Time

6:00 PM Greenwich / Reykjavik, Iceland

7:00 PM London, UK

8:00 PM Paris – Vienna – Switzerland

9:00 PM Helsinki, Finland

6:00 AM NZ (next day/Saturday)

 

Saturday

Saturday – “HEALTHY INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS”
HIR (or Healthy Intimate Relationships) is a style of blended meeting (an open meeting) in which both COSAs and sex addicts are welcome to participate fully, with or without partners. This meeting uses the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of COSA to help us develop a greater capacity for empathy and emotional intimacy in our primary love relationships. Please note that this meeting is in a zoomroom with a different number and password.
To receive the information, contact thursdayhir@yahoo.com for access to the meeting.
COSA HIR Zoom Meeting Script
10:30 pm US Eastern
9:30 pm US Central
8:30 pm US Mountain
7:30 pm US Pacific
12:30 pm Sydney, Australia (next day/Wednesday)
2:30 pm NZ (next day/Wednesday)
Go to: https://www.zoom.us/join – Enter Meeting ID: 566 056 0930 email thursdayhir@yahoo.com for password.

Zoom Room Meeting Guidelines

To keep the room safe, we COSAs: 

  • Mute our microphone unless sharing or when asked to unmute by the Lead.

  • Are aware certain attire may be triggering for others and dress accordingly.

  • Stay attentive, avoid cell phone use/texting, minimize distracting movements, eating, etc.

  • Consider using ear buds if another person around us is able to hear anything. Meetings are private and anonymous. We make sure that we are the only person others in the meeting can see and that meeting participants are only visible to us.

  • Keep our video on. We make a visual and verbal introduction when entering the room for the safety of others. When possible, we inform “Everyone” in the chat box as a courtesy to the group if we must turn off our video.

  • Communicate any barriers at the beginning of the meeting. For example, if our home has people or activities going on, we may have to suddenly stop our video.

  • Make a habit of arriving on time and staying for the entire meeting.

  • To keep meetings healthy, we do not refer to specific acting out places, people, or behaviors, but rather speak in general terms and refer to how we feel. It is most helpful when members focus on the tools of the program, including the Steps, Traditions, and slogans. It is part of the trusted servant’s role and everyone’s responsibility to gently speak up if someone shifts away from these guidelines.

  • Share our own experience, strength, and hope (ESH) with the group, speaking in “I” terms (rather than using ‘you’) and keeping the focus on our own journey.

  • Advice-giving, telling others what they should do, judging or commenting on what people say or cross talk, including directing comments to a group member, or using another participants name during share, are all strongly discouraged. 

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*Guidelines for Safe Communications*

  1. We respect others and ourselves in the group by using the safety guidelines.
  2. We use “I” or “we” statements. We avoid blaming and shaming, button pushing, case building and the taking or sharing of another person’s inventory*.
  3. We practice active listening, especially when in meetings.
  4. We respectfully allow others to have the floor. We do not interrupt others.
  5. We remain present when others are addressing the group.
  6. We end meetings on time to allow people to attend to their personal needs.
  7. We agree that one person at a time has the floor.
  8. We wait until the speaker is finished, before raising our hands or if by phone, asking to be recognized by the Leader to speak.
  9. We ask for clarity and use mirror feedback if we are uncertain about what the speaker is saying.
  10. We avoid triangulating with others by practicing direct communication.
  11. We say what we mean, mean what we say, and we do not say it meanly. When we say how we feel, what we think, and what we like or dislike, we use care and concern for the relationships within our group.
  12. We accept that we will have disagreements.
  13. We accept that there are many right answers.
  14. We speak in polite voices. We do not use yelling, intimidation, or sarcasm.
  15. We agree to keep our language clean.
  16. We table issues when emotions run high, for a period, beginning with 15 minutes, or until the next meeting.
  17. We commit to return to discussion of tabled issues at a specific mutually acceptable time.
  18. We own our responsibility for our own feelings and triggers. We contain ourselves.
  19. We agree that all of us are equally responsible for the relationships within the group. (See Traditions: 2 – For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as expressed in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. 4 – Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or COSA as a whole.)
  20. We agree to show up, speak our truths, and then, turn over the outcomes to our HP as expressed in our Group Conscience.