The Online Community for Culver City – The New Scene
Time: January 17, 2015 from 9am to 5:30pm
Location: SHARE! Culver City
Street: 6666 Green Valley Circle
City/Town: Culver City
Website or Map: http://www.shareselfhelp.org
Phone: (310) 846-5270
Event Type: self-help, support, group, day
Organized By: Libby Hartigan
Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2015
Every year, people decide they'd like to lose weight, get organized, save more money, improve relationships or other New Year's Resolutions. And every year, people slide away from their goals, unable to stick with their decision, or perhaps lacking the tools to accomplish their ambitions.
Research shows that people are MUCH more likely to stick to their goals when they pursue them as a part of a support group.
With that in mind, SHARE! will be hosting "Keep Your New Year's Resolution Day" at SHARE! Culver City. You are invited to attend, check out more than 25 support groups and choose the one that's best for you! It's fun, free and could be life-changing-- so what do you have to lose?
Self-help support groups work for several reasons, according to research:
Stating a goal publicly, and being surrounded by encouraging people, rather than dealing with it on their own, makes people more likely to reach their goals.
Support groups give people the encouragement they need to keep trying even when they mess up or make mistakes in pursuit of their goal, rather than giving up because they binged on chocolate or missed a day at the gym or smoked a cigarette.
Support groups teach tools and systematic approaches for achieving change. Debtors Anonymous, for example, teaches people to keep a budget, and to systematically whittle away at their debt. Overeaters Anonymous encourages people to set their own abstinence, working with a doctor if they choose to find the approach to eating which is best for them. Clutterers Anonymous teaches people to remove an item each time they bring home a new item.
"Keep Your New Year's Resolution Day" offers an opportunity to get to know all kinds of self-help support groups which are free and available throughout Los Angeles County. These groups address relationship issues, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, advanced planning for health crises, anxiety, depression, substance abuse (including smoking), and attention deficit disorders. While many of the groups follow 12-Step formats, others use cognitive behavioral methods, and/or non-spiritual approaches.
There will be information about the 12,000 self-help support groups in Los Angeles County and help finding the ones will help you keep your New Year's Resolutions.
Participants will be able to attend sample meetings of the groups and get information and literature. These groups include Overeaters Anonymous, Debtors Anonymous/Compulsive Spending, Co-Dependents Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Sexual Compulsives Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous, Recovering Couples Anonymous, Free 'N' One, S.M.A.R.T. Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous, Women in Sobriety, Alcoholics Anonymous, Cleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous (CASA), Nicotine Anonymous, Attention Deficit Disorder support group, and Recovery International. Several groups will be offered in Spanish including Co-Dependientes Anonimos, Neuroticos Anonimos, and W.R.A.P (Wellness Recovery Action Plan).
If you have ever wondered what happens in a support group, or want a free way to reach for the life you have dreamed of, attend Keep Your New Year's Resolution Day. Free lunch is provided, including vegetarian options.