NAR-ANON ZOOM GROUP MEETING SCRIPT
Welcome to the Saturday morning Nar-Anon Virtual meeting. Please mute your microphones until you would like to speak. If you are in a public place or at home where people not attending the meeting could enter the room, please do not have your video on and wear headphones. Equally important, please ensure the videos of attending members are not visible to anyone else. This is to protect privacy and anonymity.
We would need 6 volunteers to help with the readings today. [Raadings are from the Blue Book]
When it is time to share, you could either use the “raise hand” button or simply wave and the leader will invite you in. My name is [ ] and I will be the leader for today. Let us open the meeting after a moment of silence followed by the reading of the serenity prayer:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference
Is there anyone here tonight at their 1st 2nd or 3rd meeting? If so:
Read Newcomer's welcome
Leader then invites Members/volunteers to read:
Twelve Steps – blue book page 7
Twelve Traditions – blue book page 8
Keeping our meetings healthy – blue book page 12 – if the person reading does not have the version which includes the paragraph about CAL on page 13, ask her/him to read also: “An important tool in our literature…” on page 16.
About Addiction – blue book page 6
The Family – blue book page 4
Helping – blue book page 13
Once the meeting is opened, we only read from Nar-Anon conference approved literature which can be found on the literature order form from the Nar-Anon UK website shop. (if requested, post this into the chat: www.nar-anon.co.uk/shop).
Anything you hear today is of our own opinion. The principles of Nar-Anon are found in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. If a member says something you cannot accept - remember he or she is speaking from their own experience, they are not speaking for Nar-Anon. When you leave our meeting, take home those thoughts that will be most helpful to you, forget those you feel will not be helpful, and keep coming back.
We ask that you speak only as a member of Nar-Anon, unless you were invited as a speaker from NA.
In Nar-Anon meetings, we do not engage in cross talk. Personal progress for the greatest number depends on unity; therefore, we take turns sharing our own experience, strength, and hope. We do not interrupt each other or engage in dialogue; we do not put the spotlight on just one member; and we do not give advice, offer solutions, or try to rescue one another. By patiently listening, we show respect for each other and concern for the common welfare of the group. Loving interchange can occur outside the meeting time through one-to-one or group conversations, email, telephone, and sponsorship. [Newcomers to this meeting can also remain on the line to talk after the meeting if they have any questions. (only if someone offers to act as Newcomer greeter)]
We agreed at a group conscience that we would have a timecard. The Zoom Host person will indicate when your sharing time has come to an end by an onscreen display. We can have 5 minutes per share today. Can you please respect the time allowance to ensure that others can share?
Introduce the topic of the meeting.
[The speaker now has 5 to 10 mintues, and could read a relevant daily reading from the SESH book or from other NarAnon approved literature]
The meeting is now open for sharing. If you want to share, use the “raise hand” button or raise your hand and I’ll invite you in.
At 10:|45: We have now come to the end of sharing time but not the end of the meeting. Can xx now read Just for Today please? – blue book page 15
Read Just for Today
Our seventh tradition says that every group ought to be fully self-supporting. We make contributions for purchasing literature from the World Service Office, for Public Information about Nar-Anon and to make donations to service areas beyond group level.
You can donate via our Website, on the Donate page, selecting the Saturday Meeting option.
I would like to thank those who do service in the group, including those who helped with hosting and readings tonight, and supporting members between the meetings.
Are there any Nar-Anon related announcements?
Nar-Anon related announcements
Can we ask who will offer to lead next week, and who will offer to speak on the Topic?
To connect with other members between meetings, we use In Touch Spaces, a free App you could download on your phone from Google Play. To register to our closed group, please e-mail your phone number including the area code to Info@nar-anon.co.uk.
The stories you heard were told in confidence and should not be repeated outside. These stories are told so that we might better understand this programme and ourselves, and to give encouragement and help to new members.
Who you see here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here.
After a moment of silence, let us end our meeting with the Serenity Prayer.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference
(You may leave the call - disconnecting from Zoom will not disconnect the call if others choose to remain on for further fellowship time/ newcomer support. However, the Host or Co-Host must stay on the Zoom call or assign another member Co-Host rights.)
The Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for you who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We will respect your confidence and anonymity, as we know you will respect ours.
We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome. Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. We have found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.
Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to share during the meeting. You may ask questions after the meeting. You will soon make new friends and will feel very much a part of the group. With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it, as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive
Nar-Anon FGH Inc. Nar-Anon Blue Book . Nar-Anon FGH, Inc.. Kindle Edition.