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Emotions Anonymous: The Twelve Step Program For Everyone

Tens of millions of people in the U.S. have walked through the doors of twelve step meetings, whether it be due to an addiction or being close to someone who has an addiction. For these people, as we have discussed before, success rates of these programs have been as high or better than talk therapy. But what if you don’t fall under one of these categories? There is good news! Emotions Anonymous might be the program for you.


People from all walks of life come into EA strongly feeling a wide range of emotions ranging from anxiety and depression to fear, anger and shame. While everyone’s story is not the same, people find similarities in their experiences and what drives them to their actions.

Emotions Anonymous, founded fifty years ago, provides a warm and accepting group setting in which to share experiences without fear of criticism. Through weekly support meetings, members discover they are not alone in their struggles. Through working the twelve steps of EA, members work to replace their character defects with assets, and in the process, discover serenity and peace of mind.


It is truly remarkable how committing to the twelve steps and making a concerted effort to make progress in the program can result in a life where people feel more at peace that they are living life the way that their true value system reflects. If it sounds like a general emotional wellness group could benefit you, visit the website today and find a virtual group or an in-person group near you!

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