A Coda meeting is a group of people in recovery from codependency. They meet on a regular basis to share their experiences, strength and hope.
The meetings are based on the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Members are anonymous, using only their first name and last initial.
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How to find a meeting
If you’re new to the recovery scene, a coda meeting can be a great place to start. They’re a fun and social way to meet others who share your interest in overcoming addiction. A Coda meeting can take many forms, from a one-hour video chat to a full-blown family recovery group. There are also plenty of online tools to help you navigate the meetings and find the right fit for your needs. The best way to find a coda meeting is to start with the CODA website, which contains a database of worldwide meetings – and it’s free! You can also try Meetn, an online service that makes it easy to connect with people who share your interests.
Basic meeting format
A meeting is generally a time for everyone to share their experiences, feelings and thoughts. Some meetings are structured, while others are free-form. There is often a leader or a greeter who welcomes everyone to the meeting, and explains how to use CoDA’s tools and services. A sign-up list of first names and phone numbers may go around, allowing newcomers to call those they have met with to discuss their questions and concerns.
Coda has a smart spreadsheet structure that is helpful for information needs like product development, OKRs and sales playbooks, but it can be difficult to organize notes when attendees attend different events. With Hugo, you can create collaborative team agendas with shared blocks that participants update with their own text or meeting-purposed blocks such as form fields and surveys, and then mark follow-up task assignments during the meeting. It is also easy to find a note, thanks to the comprehensive search capabilities and multiple-variable search.
Meetings with a phone list
If you’re using an online meeting that requires a phone call (such as Zoom, Google Meet, or UberConference), you can create the meeting with a list of dial-in phone numbers. Then when you’re ready to host your call, simply click the dial-in number you entered and it will be automatically assigned to that contact. It can take up to 24 hours for these phone numbers to show up on the calendar invite for your attendees.
When creating a new record, enter the name of the contact, the location where the meeting takes place, and select a type of meeting (phone call, in-person, or video chat). Then add the details you want to include on the invitation, such as the start and end time, description, and if the meeting will be repeating.
Meetings with a webcam
During coda meetings online, we make it possible for each participant to use their webcam to share with the rest of the group. This is especially helpful for those who don’t live in close proximity to a meeting location. Attendees can also enable or disable their camera for privacy reasons.
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