SLAA UK Convention Committee

The SLAA UK Intergroup Convention Committee has been setup to oversee and organize SLAA Conventions in the UK.

Each year we recruit volunteers to serve on the Convention committee and in other capacities too. This is a great opportunity for service and recovery, and if you are interested in helping please contact convention@slaauk.org.

Examples of Service positions organising the convention

  • Venue location finder
  • Catering
  • Ticketing
  • Convention Timetable
  • Treasury

Examples of Service positions at the convention:

  • Greeters
  • Set up
  • Ushering
  • Signage
  • Chair/Secretary at meetings
  • Tea/coffee stations
  • Literature

We are also interested in hearing your ideas about how you would like the Convention to be, and what events you would like to have. Please leave email: convention@slaauk.org, to tell us your ideas. If you would like to see examples of the events at the 2010 Convention, please click the links below.

                    

 

Convention Committee meetings are held which are open to all for join in with ideas and service. The next committee meeting will be:

 

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The next SLAA Convention will take place on:

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Information about past SLAA Conventions:

Date/TimeCategoryMeetingNotes
Saturday
5 Jan 2019 - 6 Jan 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Camden Town
London
SLAA UK CONVENTION 2019
Details and map
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd, Camden Town, London, NW1 7AY
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Convention Recordings

Saturday 5 January: 10am to 6pm (doors open 9.15am)

Sunday 6 January: 12pm to 6pm (doors open 11.30am)

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Join us for a weekend of recovery, connection and fellowship featuring international and UK guest speakers, workshops and meetings covering all aspects of recovery from sex & love addiction and anorexia.

Our international guest speaker is Samantha M from the USA, who draws on 23 years of relationship sobriety and her experience of working therapeutically with people suffering from trauma, addictions and allied psychiatric problems. In a two-part talk spanning the weekend, Samantha will discuss ‘the path of spiritual growth’ including her own story, her experience of working the 12 Steps and her many years of helping others.

Our UK guest speaker John B has 39 years of recovery from chemical addiction and found lasting recovery from sex addiction in SLAA in 2006. He will discuss how our growing understanding of codependency, shame, attachment and trauma can reinforce the 12 Steps and help us to treat ourselves and others with love and compassion, making recovery an ongoing and deepening process. He draws on his experience of working therapeutically with sex & love addicts, seeing sexual compulsion as an attachment disorder based in trauma.

Meeting topics over the weekend include:

  • Anorexia: From isolation to intimacy
  • Control: The freedom of letting go
  • Dating in recovery: Changing patterns for healthier choices
  • Fantasy & addiction: Recovering reality
  • LGBTQ meeting
  • Men’s meeting
  • Moving towards healthier intimate relationships
  • Overcoming avoidance in relationships
  • Parenting in recovery: Breaking the cycle of dysfunction
  • People of colour meeting
  • Rebuilding our intimate relationships after addiction
  • Recovering from romantic obsession and qualifiers
  • Recovering from slips: Keep coming back no matter what
  • Rock bottoms & spiritual awakenings: From hell to hope
  • Service: The path to connection, recovery and change
  • Spirituality: What’s God got to do with it?
  • Sponsoring: The growth & gifts of a unique relationship
  • Steps 1 to 3: From powerlessness to willingness
  • Steps 10 to 12: Living in the solution, one day at a time
  • Steps 4 & 5: Digging deep for honesty and freedom
  • Steps 6 & 7: Humility and surrender – the path to change
  • Steps 8 & 9: Compassion and forgiveness will set us free
  • Anorexia Steps Workshop: New tools in anorexia recovery
  • The magic of gratitude and acceptance
  • Top lines: Building a nurturing relationship with yourself
  • Understanding shame and perfectionism in recovery
  • Women’s meeting

Tickets

£15 in advance (plus 35p booking fee)

£20 on the door (if available, cash only)

Getting there by public transport

Nearest tube station: Camden Town
Nearest Overground station: Camden Road
Nearest bus stops: 274, C2

Getting there by car

Very limited onsite parking for special access needs only (email convention@slaauk.org to reserve). Free on-street parking nearby.

Access

Step-free access to all floors. Visit www.cecilsharphouse.org for more details.

Food and drink

An excellent onsite café offers meals, light bites and drinks all day:

  • Coffees, teas, herbal teas, soft drinks and pastries
  • Homemade vegetarian or vegan soup with crusty granary bread
  • A range of sandwiches
  • Three-cheese tarts & homemade sausage rolls
  • Beef or tomato & mozzarella empanadas
  • Roasted vegetable & quinoa frittata
  • Baked potatoes with cheese, tuna, chilli or beans
  • Chilli con carne with tortilla chips and sour cream
  • Homemade cakes, brownies, scones and muffins

Camden Town is a short walk away, with a range of other cafés, shops and takeaways.


If you are interested in doing service at the convention or on the convention committee, please email convention@slaauk.org or join the committee meetings which will be leading up to the convention.

more info about the convention committee and types of service can be found here





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Saturday
18 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
North Kensington
London
SLAA UK CONVENTION 2017
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Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Rd, North Kensington, London, W10 6EX
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‘From newcomer to Step 12 and beyond’

Saturday 18th (10am – 6pm) and Sunday 19th (12pm – 6pm) February 2017.

See Recordings and Handouts from the convention

Nearest tube stations: Latimer Road and Ladbroke Grove.


Click “Download” below for SLAA Convention 2017 Programme

– (printout for GSR’s,Groups and Fellows)

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Tickets:

  • SORRY SOLD OUT

    convention@slaauk.org.


     If you are interested in doing service at the convention or on the convention committee, please email convention@slaauk.org or join the committee meetings which will be leading up to the convention.

click here for more information about convention 2017 

more info about the convention committee and types of service can be found here





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Saturday
23 May 2015 - 24 May 2015
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
London
SLAA UK CONVENTION 2015
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Burlington Danes Academy, 300 Wood Lane, London, , W12 0HR
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‘We Do Recover’

Saturday 23rd & 24th may 2015

Draft Convention programme     Download

If you are interested in doing service at the convention or on the convention committee please email convention@slaauk.org or join with the committee meetings which will be help leading up to the convention.

more info about the convention committee and types of service can be found here





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Saturday
1 Nov 2014
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Chelsea
London
SLAA UK CONVENTION 2014
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Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AB
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(for one day only)

‘HOW – it works’

Saturday 1st november 2014 from 9.30am to 7.30pm

Further Information about the 2014 Convention (click here)

If you are interested in doing service at the convention or on the convention committee please email convention@slaauk.org or join with the committee meetings which will be help leading up to the convention.

more info about the convention committee and types of service can be found here





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Saturday
2 Nov 2013
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Chelsea
London
SLAA UK CONVENTION 2013
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Chelsea Academy, Lots Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AB
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(for one day only)

Title “Living In the Solution”

Further Information about the 2013 Convention (click here)

 

Click “Download” below for SLAA Convention 2013 Flyer – (printout for GSR’s,Groups and Fellows)

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