Concepts of Safety and Service 

These six “‌Concepts‌ ‌of‌ ‌Safety and Service” were created as a guideline to help ensure our CSH Council Meetings are a safe and welcoming place. “We may not have it all together… but together we have it all!”

  • 1. We are a community committed to discovering self determined, practical strategies for connected, healthy living. We do this by gathering and supporting one another as we share our own experience, discuss ideas and most importantly listen.
  • 2. The only requirement for participation is a desire to find longer lasting healing and help others do the same.
  • 3. Although we welcome the free interchange, and expression of ideas and experiences, we avoid discussions regarding outside issues which tend to compromise group harmony. Our communications are respectful and we refrain from contending.
  • 4.  Confidentiality and anonymity are central tenets of our community. No matter who you are or what you have experienced, you are welcome here. We believe that courageous, candid and vulnerable sharing helps us all heal, regardless of perceived differences.
  • 5.  We acknowledge the existence and availability of a Universal Source of Healing as each individual chooses to define such. This can be God, Love, A Force For Good, The Group, Nature, The Field Of Possibilities or any Entity a council member chooses. We consider the journey of sustainable healing to be a physical, emotional, social and spiritual process of discovery.
  • 6.  We strive to practice anonymity in public relations as a reminder to keep the focus on the principles of our messages, instead of the personalities of our council’s participants. No individual program member speaks for The Council as a whole. “Our common welfare should come first. Personal progress for the greatest number depends upon unity.” (ACA Tradition #1)