Parental alienation anonymous is a free 12 step meeting adapted from Al-Anon. The 12-steps are a spiritual based program and meant to be taken in order 1 step at a time. PA-A has weekly support group meetings with varying topics. All meetings are run by volunteers who are other alienated folks in the program. The meetings are run off of a format. The format creates structure, consistency, and safety.
Each member can choose to participate or just listen, some folks have their cameras on and some folks choose to have their cameras off until they feel comfortable. It is suggested to attend at least 6 meetings before you decide if the program might be useful. Because there is so much pain, hurt and trauma in our community it takes time to adjust and learn about personal recovery. Sign up at PA-A.org for a weekly newsletter containing meeting times, links and other group activities, plus a great resource page.
What are community members saying about PA-A (parental alienation anonymous) 12 step meetings?
“This is the first time I am in a group of people where I do not have to explain anything I am talking about. Everybody understands what I am saying and the words I am using. There is so much relief in that.”
“I have met some incredible people in the zoom meetings. I now have friends I text and talk within between meetings. I do not feel so isolated and alone more and more often.”
“I go to other 12 step meetings that are great, but this meeting fills a deep need to be connected with others that are struggling with the same reality. The steps have been magical in other programs. I am so excited to start working them in this program.”
“I came to PA-A to get some help with my family problems, that is all I really wanted. I came to several meetings before I learned that I am part of the problem. I had to focus my attention on myself and start working on my own issues, I feel so much more hope and freedom because of it. First and foremost, this program is about me, once I have a healthier and more grounded relationship with myself then I believe I will be ready to transform all my relationships especially with my kids.”
“My sponsor is a god send. It’s amazing that someone is willing to support me in such a gracious and kind way. I am slowly learning how to have a healthy relationship with myself and others”
Meeting resources to explore
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A TYPICAL PA-A 12 STEP MEETING? (typical meeting link)
WHAT IS A PA-A 12 STEP MEETING? (common questions link)
WHY IS IT SUGGESTED TO ATTEND AT LEAST SIX (6) PA-A 12 STEP MEETINGS? (6 meetings link)
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE SECRETARY AND LEADER AT A MEETING? (secretary & leader link)
WHAT IS A SPONSOR? (sponsor link)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A SERVICE POSITION IN PA-A? (service position link)
Links to the 12 steps, 12 traditions & related step questions of Parental Alienation Anonymous