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Jan
13
Wed
Vince’s LIVE ZOOM 2021 Lecture Series – Noon Program
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Vince's LIVE ZOOM 2021 Lecture Series - Noon Program

Wednesdays 12PM:

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817848874
Meeting ID: 848 1784 8874

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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

–OR– Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kebZNmLNak


Please join us for Vince’s weekly lectures live on ZOOM each Wednesday at noon and 7pm (Zoom links and topics listed below.)

Many of Vince’s previous lectures can be found on  Vince’s YouTube Page. Please take a few moments each day and visit Vince’s Facebook Page and The Starting Point’s Facebook Page for more of Vince’s content.


By Vince DiPasquale:

  1. Stay in the present – One day at a time.
  2. Repeat the 3rd Step Prayer:

God, I offer myself to You – to build with me and to do with me as You will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Your will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Your Power, Your Love, and Your Way of Life. May I do Your will always. Amen.

  1. Keep an open mind.
  2. Accept reality.
  3. Practice patience and healing – everything in God’s time.
  4. Learn to detach with love.
  5. Forgive and make amends.
  6. Face fears with faith and love.
  7. Learn the value of loving yourself.
  8. Sort out and accept your feelings.
  9. Ask for help from God and others.
  10. No more secrets: honesty, humility, human, and healing.
  11. Share with those you trust.
  12. Develop positive relationships.
  13. Recognize the need for family spirit.
  14. Have willingness to change and grow.
  15. Embrace your heritage and history with love.
  16. Build healthy relationships with your body, mind, and spirit.
  17. Have gratitude, humility, acceptance, and love.
  18. Learn to let go and let God.
  19. Live and practice the principles of the 12 steps.
  20. Relax and enjoy life.
  21. Try not to take life too seriously.
  22. Listen to your inner child.
  23. Always remember to go back to the basics.
  24. Work on setting healthy boundaries.
  25. Live in the spirit of the slogans: easy does it, one day at a time, keep it simple, think, think, think, let go and let God.
  26. Repeat the 7th Step Prayer:

My Creator, I am now willing that You should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character, which stands in the way of my usefulness, as I go out from here, to do Your bidding. Amen.

  1. Repeat the 11th Step Prayer:

On awakening, we ask You, Father, to help us think about the twenty-four hours ahead, and consider our plans for the day. We ask You to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonesty, or self-seeking motives. In thinking about our day, we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take.

Here we ask You for an intuitive thought or decision. We ask that You show us all and that You give us whatever we need to take care of our problems. We ask especially for freedom from self-will. As we go through the day, when agitated or doubtful, grant us the right thought or action. Constantly remind us that we are no longer running the show. Father, help us humbly say many times each day, “Thy will be done.”

  1. Repeat the Serenity Prayer:

God, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking as He did this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that he will make all things right if I surrender to His will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

Amen.


 

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) Hybrid Meeting Onsite and Via Zoom (See Details)
Jan 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) Hybrid Meeting Onsite and Via Zoom (See Details)

Adult Children of Alcoholics is an organization intended to provide a forum for individuals who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.


Details:

Dial in number: 646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 293144633 , Pass-code is WedMeeting

Video Via internet link: https://zoom.us/j/293144633

Vince’s LIVE ZOOM 2021 Lecture Series – 7PM Program
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vince's LIVE ZOOM 2021 Lecture Series - 7PM Program

Wednesdays 7PM:

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89253761873
Meeting ID: 892 5376 1873

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+13017158592,,89253761873# US (Washington DC)

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+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

–OR– Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kebZNmLNak


Please join us for Vince’s weekly lectures live on ZOOM each Wednesday at noon and 7pm (Zoom links and topics listed below.)

Many of Vince’s previous lectures can be found on  Vince’s YouTube Page. Please take a few moments each day and visit Vince’s Facebook Page and The Starting Point’s Facebook Page for more of Vince’s content.



WEEKLY LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE ~ 2021

HOLIDAY SERIES

    • December 1 ~ Thanksgiving Service: Gratitude
    • December 8 ~ Codependency and Family Tradition
    • December 15 ~ Service: The Spirit of Generosity
    • December 22 ~ No Lecture
    • December 29 ~ No Lecture

WEEKLY LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE ~ 2022

HOW TO DO A POSITIVE INVENTORY

    • Jan. 5 ~ Four Basic Life Questions
    • Jan. 12 ~ How Do I Handle Situations in Life
    • Jan. 19 ~ 12 Spiritual Words
    • Jan. 26 ~ The Power of Positive Thinking

GRIEF AND LOSS

    • Feb. 2 ~ Stages of Grief
    • Feb. 9 ~ Denial, Anger, Bargaining
    • Feb. 16 ~ Sadness and Acceptance
    • Feb. 23 ~ Guest Speaker

ADDICTIONS

    • Mar. 2 ~  Codependency : Root of Addiction
    • Mar. 9 ~ Isolation Addictions
    • Mar. 16 ~ Fantasy Addictions
    • Mar. 23 ~ Care-taking Addictions

TWELVE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES

    • Apr. 6 ~ Acceptance, Faith and Trust
    • Apr. 13 ~ Honesty, Humility and Forgiveness
    • Apr. 20 ~ Healing, Prayer and Meditation
    • Apr. 27 ~ Service and Sharing
    • May 4 ~ Using these Principles in Daily Living

CODEPENDENCY

    • May 11 ~ What is Codependency?
    • May 18 ~ Family Systems
    • May 25 ~ How to Play and Have Fun
    • June 1 ~ Codependency and Relationships
    • June 8 ~ Roles of Codependency
    • June 15 ~ Six Stages of Recovery
    • June 22 ~ Self Parenting and Affirmations
    • June 29 ~ Family of Origin
    • July 6 ~ Discovering the Inner Child

 

 

 


 

Jan
14
Thu
NEW Podcast Series Begins This Thursday! Topic is Entitled “Let’s Talk About Anger Management” @ *Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

As part of The Starting Point Education Series, we are beginning a new free live podcast series on a variety of topics. This Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9am, our Executive Director Loretta Depka will be joined by Starting Point practitioner, Gary Dock to discuss Anger Management what is it and who needs it?

Gary is a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with over 25 years of experience providing various mental health and addiction services. Additionally, he offers training on various topics such as trauma and addiction, stages of change, medication assisted treatment and anger management. His work is guided by the belief that each day brings with it new opportunities of hope and redemption.


ZOOM INFORMATION:

Topic: Let’s Talk About Anger Management
Time: January 14, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To Join the Zoom podcast:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81074479869?pwd=UjU1bDJpR1lCRXB3MlNTMUF2d09MZz09
Meeting ID: 810 7447 9869
Passcode: 167876

 

Codependents Anonymous (CODA) – (OPEN – for Women Only) – Virtual Phone Meeting Via Zoom (See Details) @ *Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Codependents Anonymous (CODA) – (OPEN - for Women Only) - Virtual Phone Meeting Via Zoom (See Details) @ *Virtual Via Zoom

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships.


Join Zoom Meeting

 

Jan
15
Fri
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.


Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/75037750629?pwd=THlLemlSd2hhR2xHYWN5TGhjWktRUT09

Zoom Meeting ID is 750-3775-0629, Pass-code EDA

AL-Anon Family Groups (AL-Anon – Virtual via Phone Meeting and Zoom (See Details)
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

AL-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.



Details: Video Via internet link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/93356518841 , Passcode is ‘ think ‘

Jan
16
Sat
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) – (Closed Meeting) – Virtual and In-Person (See Details)
Jan 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) - (Closed Meeting) - Virtual and In-Person (See Details)

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.


Please contact SA through https://njessay.org/contact-us to gain access to virtual meetings.

Recovery Inc. Meeting – Onsite Meeting @ The Starting Point Inc. of New Jersey
Jan 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Recovery Inc. Meeting - Onsite Meeting @ The Starting Point Inc. of New Jersey | Haddon Township | New Jersey | United States

Recovery International offers a cognitive behavioral training method developed by the late neuropsychiatrist Dr. Abraham A. Low. For more than 80 years, this method has helped people learn to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that can lead to emotional distress and related physical symptoms.

Jan
18
Mon
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.


Zoom Meeting ID is 853-6529-2924, Pass-code is 258202

Emotions Anonymous, Monday, 6:30 PM : Now an Onsite Meeting (See Below For Details)
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meeting Update:

This meeting has returned to the Starting Point. It no longer offers a virtual (Zoom) option.

Any questions, please contact Kim at 856-341-4252.


(Emotions Anonymous (EA) is a twelve-step program for recovery from mental and emotional illness.)

 

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) – (Closed Meeting)
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.


SA meetings take place via Skype until further notice. Newcomers should contact SA through https://njessay.org/contact-us so that arrangements can be made to allow them to participate in meetings.

Jan
20
Wed
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) Hybrid Meeting Onsite and Via Zoom (See Details)
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) Hybrid Meeting Onsite and Via Zoom (See Details)

Adult Children of Alcoholics is an organization intended to provide a forum for individuals who desire to recover from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family.


Details:

Dial in number: 646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 293144633 , Pass-code is WedMeeting

Video Via internet link: https://zoom.us/j/293144633

Vince’s LIVE ZOOM 2021 Lecture Series – 7PM Program
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vince's LIVE ZOOM 2021 Lecture Series - 7PM Program

Wednesdays 7PM:

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89253761873
Meeting ID: 892 5376 1873

One tap mobile
+19292056099,,89253761873# US (New York)
+13017158592,,89253761873# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

–OR– Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kebZNmLNak


Please join us for Vince’s weekly lectures live on ZOOM each Wednesday at noon and 7pm (Zoom links and topics listed below.)

Many of Vince’s previous lectures can be found on  Vince’s YouTube Page. Please take a few moments each day and visit Vince’s Facebook Page and The Starting Point’s Facebook Page for more of Vince’s content.



WEEKLY LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE ~ 2021

HOLIDAY SERIES

    • December 1 ~ Thanksgiving Service: Gratitude
    • December 8 ~ Codependency and Family Tradition
    • December 15 ~ Service: The Spirit of Generosity
    • December 22 ~ No Lecture
    • December 29 ~ No Lecture

WEEKLY LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE ~ 2022

HOW TO DO A POSITIVE INVENTORY

    • Jan. 5 ~ Four Basic Life Questions
    • Jan. 12 ~ How Do I Handle Situations in Life
    • Jan. 19 ~ 12 Spiritual Words
    • Jan. 26 ~ The Power of Positive Thinking

GRIEF AND LOSS

    • Feb. 2 ~ Stages of Grief
    • Feb. 9 ~ Denial, Anger, Bargaining
    • Feb. 16 ~ Sadness and Acceptance
    • Feb. 23 ~ Guest Speaker

ADDICTIONS

    • Mar. 2 ~  Codependency : Root of Addiction
    • Mar. 9 ~ Isolation Addictions
    • Mar. 16 ~ Fantasy Addictions
    • Mar. 23 ~ Care-taking Addictions

TWELVE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES

    • Apr. 6 ~ Acceptance, Faith and Trust
    • Apr. 13 ~ Honesty, Humility and Forgiveness
    • Apr. 20 ~ Healing, Prayer and Meditation
    • Apr. 27 ~ Service and Sharing
    • May 4 ~ Using these Principles in Daily Living

CODEPENDENCY

    • May 11 ~ What is Codependency?
    • May 18 ~ Family Systems
    • May 25 ~ How to Play and Have Fun
    • June 1 ~ Codependency and Relationships
    • June 8 ~ Roles of Codependency
    • June 15 ~ Six Stages of Recovery
    • June 22 ~ Self Parenting and Affirmations
    • June 29 ~ Family of Origin
    • July 6 ~ Discovering the Inner Child

 

 

 


 

Jan
21
Thu
Codependents Anonymous (CODA) – (OPEN – for Women Only) – Virtual Phone Meeting Via Zoom (See Details) @ *Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Codependents Anonymous (CODA) – (OPEN - for Women Only) - Virtual Phone Meeting Via Zoom (See Details) @ *Virtual Via Zoom

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships.


Join Zoom Meeting

 

Jan
22
Fri
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.


Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/75037750629?pwd=THlLemlSd2hhR2xHYWN5TGhjWktRUT09

Zoom Meeting ID is 750-3775-0629, Pass-code EDA

AL-Anon Family Groups (AL-Anon – Virtual via Phone Meeting and Zoom (See Details)
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

AL-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.



Details: Video Via internet link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/93356518841 , Passcode is ‘ think ‘

Jan
23
Sat
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) – (Closed Meeting) – Virtual and In-Person (See Details)
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) - (Closed Meeting) - Virtual and In-Person (See Details)

Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.


Please contact SA through https://njessay.org/contact-us to gain access to virtual meetings.

Recovery Inc. Meeting – Onsite Meeting @ The Starting Point Inc. of New Jersey
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Recovery Inc. Meeting - Onsite Meeting @ The Starting Point Inc. of New Jersey | Haddon Township | New Jersey | United States

Recovery International offers a cognitive behavioral training method developed by the late neuropsychiatrist Dr. Abraham A. Low. For more than 80 years, this method has helped people learn to identify and manage negative thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that can lead to emotional distress and related physical symptoms.

Jan
25
Mon
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Eating Disorder Anonymous (EDA) Zoom Meeting @ *Virtual Via Zoom

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.


Zoom Meeting ID is 853-6529-2924, Pass-code is 258202