W.A. World Service Organization Newsletter
Living in Balance E-NewsetterJune 2011
In This Issue
2011 W.A. World Conference in Austin, Texas
W.A. 2011 Fundraising Campaign
W.A. is looking for Communications Volunteer
Audio Tapes of the 2010 W.A. World Conference available online.
Quick Links
We hope this correspondence finds you feeling good and living in the now and happy with your many blessings!

2011 World Conference coming soon!
Register by August 31st, 2011 to take advantage of a $50 Early Bird discount. See below for links to the site.

Consider helping with a 7th Tradition contribution.

See info below.

Michele S., Outreach Coordinator
Workaholics Anonymous

Living in Balance, the WA print newsletter, needs your stories; finding WA, struggles and your progress in recovery.  Please send contributions to: newslet[email protected].  


Lonely Workaholics

Workaholics can be lonely people. Work is like a jealous lover. It demands more and more of us. We progressively become more and more isolated from those important to us. It is good to be productive but busyness is no substitute for for intimacy. We often don't stop long enough to let ourselves know what we are feeling.   


Working the steps in W.A. using the tools and sharing with others all help me gauge my behavior and give me ways to get back on track into healthy habits of taking care of myself more so I can have rewarding relationships with myself, my Higher Power, family and friends. 


My new slogan :)
Help me feel joyful and blessed instead of fearful and obsessed!

Passing the Basket - 7th Tradition 

Carrying The Message

In our work-drenched society, amazingly few people have heard of us, other than ourselves.  This is the challenge: to get the word out and to encourage meeting formation so the feelings of isolation, stress and helplessness can be healed.  Workaholism is treated as a joke in our society and is not understood or appreciated as a serious addiction both in the form of over-working and work anorexia. 


Passing The Basket

If you have sought and found recovery through our program, please consider a 7th Tradition contribution dedicated to letting people know that help is available.  Your donation will help:


  • Create public service announcements for radio and TV (goal $12,000).
  • Provide our books as part of our "starter kits" (goal $2,000).
  • Create a presence at other 12 Step Conferences to raise awareness of W.A. (goal $6,500).
  • Create scholarships to help others to attend our annual conferences.
    (goal $2,000).
  • Provide face-to-face mentoring to struggling meetings (goal $3,000).

We cannot do these things without your help! Your donations to W.A., large or small, offer the opportunity for service, a cornerstone of the 12 Step Programs. You can mail your check or use a credit card on our website: workaholics-anonymous.org. Donations are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided.  Please see our website for more on new plans for outreach.


Please make checks payable and send to: Workaholics Anonymous World Service Office (W.A.W.S.O.) - PO Box 289 Menlo Park, California, 94026, USA.


"Our primary purpose is to stop working compulsively and to carry the message of recovery to workaholics who still suffer."

                                             - from The Preamble of Workaholics Anonymous


2011 W.A. World Conference in Austin, Texas!  

Sponsorship & Service - How it Works  

This year, the WA World Service Conference will be held Friday, October 28th through Sunday, October 30th, 2011 in Wimberley, Texas at the 7A Resort, with an optional Pre-Conference day on Thursday, October 27th. For more information see the 2011 Conference Flyer.

To register, print and send in the registration form and pay with a check or pay online for your registration, room, and pre-conference. Preregistration is required. Register by August 31st, 2011 to take advantage of a $50 Early Bird discount.  Check out the schedule of sessions here on page three.


2010 W.A. World Conference Audio Tapes Online!



Our audio recordings of the W.A. 2010 World Conference are available online!  


  $50.00 + shipping costs


 Click here to visit our website to purchase the CD


W. A. Volunteers Needed! 


The current Communications Coordinator has retired from WAWSO Board service in this position.  The "work" is temporarily handled by others.  WAWSO requests contacts by persons interested in being considered for the Coordinator's Board position, and from those who wish to serve by answering general letters, phone calls and emails.  The tasks are are essential in dealing with first and tentative inquiries from sufferers from compulsive working (and aversion), and coordinating correspondence among Board members. 


Training and guidance will be available from current Board members.  The Communications Coordinator's position is also a WAWSO Board of Trustees position, which involves attending monthly telephonic Board meetings and attendance at our annual Conference.  A person who assumes these duties needs to be a seasoned WA member with basic knowledge and comfort with the 12 Step concepts.  This is a great opportunity for Service and a way to influence the growth of WA.  If you are interested and want to know more about this position, please contact

[email protected].  


Purchase Our Books Online!


The Book Of Discovery

Book of Discovery, W.A. WorkbookA guide to the 12 Steps  

The Workaholics Anonymous Book of Discovery is a
guide that provides step instruction, questions, activities, and stories-all with room to write and reflect as necessary, in a large spiral-bound, three-hole punch volume. The book is designed to lay completely flat so as to be easily used for writing as well as for protective storing in a three-ring notebook of your choice with other loose or extra pages if desired.  This workbook can be used alone, with a sponsor  or used with a group in a meeting format. 

Click here for online purchase    You can also purchase through the mail.  Price: $25. Plus $4.95 shipping and handling anywhere in the US. Send your check to WSO Web Payment Center, PO Box 56416, Portland, OR, 97238.


The Book of Discovery

W.A.'s first publication and the main text. Valuable information for
all recovering workaholics; history, stories, guidance in working the steps and tools to help you with your recovery program!

 Click here for online purchase