Survivors of Incest Anonymous
Coming Home Phone Line
for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Call  1.712.432.8808     
Access code 742247#

Press *1 to mute and unmute

Scripts:  Regular  Workshop  Step Zero  Noting too heavy IFS Poetry

(incomplete) Workshop script
Hi everyone. Welcome to the?SIA Coming Home Phone Line,?an Intergroup of Survivors of Incest Anonymous. My name is ________, and I am a survivor.

Now, and every ____day from _____ to _____ ET, we will be reading through the book ___________ by _____________ and sharing our thoughts and feelings, our experience, strength, and hope, on the passages read. [Auther name] ___________________ presents a lot of information on how trauma has affected us, (not only our minds but also spirits and our bodies,) so we'll be reading this book at a pace geared towards helping us all better understand ourselves, the effects and consequences of our abuse, as we continue on our paths to recovery. As we move through the book, some of the reading might be triggering, so there may be periods of silence, and that's OK. When there's a break in sharing, the reading will continue.

If anyone has the book and would like to share in the reading, that would be great.

I'd like to welcome everyone who is here tonight and thank you for coming, especially any newcomers. Are there any newcomers on the line who would like to introduce themselves by first name only? Press *1 to unmute. If there are any newcomers here tonight, please stay after the workshop and we will answer any questions you have.

In order to get to know each other, if anyone would like to, please introduce yourself, and if you want, where you're calling from. I'll start. My name is _________ and I'm calling from the ________________.

Would anyone else like to introduce themselves? (Welcome each person.)

Welcome everyone.

Because this is a workshop and not a formal meeting, we're not required to do all of the SIA readings, but we do need to read the 12 Guidelines for Safe Sharing.?Is there anyone who would like to read the Guidelines tonight?

(Thanks, _______. Please go ahead)


Thanks again, ______.

Again, because this is a workshop and not a regular meeting, everyone's welcome to share multiple times tonight. I will ask, though, that if you have already shared that you wait briefly before requesting to share again to allow anyone who has not shared to have the time to do so.

Please limit your shares to 5 minutes?(as determined by the workshop?s group conscience).

Would someone volunteer to be our?Spiritual Timekeeper?

(If ?someone volunteers, thank them and say: At four minutes, the Timekeeper will say ?One Minute.? At the end of five minutes, they will say, ?Time.? Please acknowledge when you hear the Timekeeper.

OK. We'll self-time for 5 minutes then.

Last week, we continued reading from chapter _________.

[Auther name] ___________________ has been discussing ______________________
Tonight, we will pick up from where we left off. We'll start by reading the last paragraph we read last week beginning on page _____. Then, the workshop will be open for sharing. If anyone would like any parts of this section read again, please just ask. You can share on anything the reading brought up for you or on any thoughts or feelings you have about the passage. If you would rather get current that is fine, too. Does anyone have the book and want to read tonight? If not, I will be glad to do it.

OK, again, I do need to give a trigger warning before reading. There are sections of this book that may be triggering. ====================

One final note before sharing: Please try to remember to keep your phone muted except when reading or sharing. To mute and unmute, press *1, or you can unmute by pressing *1 then use the mute button on your phone.

Who would like to begin sharing?

Please go ahead ______________. We are self-timing for 5 minutes (or we do have a time keeper tonight).

(At about 15 minutes before end)

Now it's time for the?Next-to-the-last Share.?Is there anyone who has not shared yet who would like take the Next-to-the-last Share? (Is there anyone who would like to take a second share?)

The Last Share of the Day is reserved for a Newcomer. A Newcomer is someone who has shared 6 or fewer times on the line. Is there a Newcomer who would like to share tonight? (Is there anyone who would like to take the last share??


I want to thank everyone who showed up tonight. Thanks to everyone (who read,) everyone who shared, (our timekeeper) and all who held space by listening. I hope you will join us again next week as we continue reading in Ch ___ and exploring the incredible insights this book has to offer.

For all those who would like to join me in saying the?Serenity Prayer, please press *1 to unmute.

Higher Power. Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


I would like to welcome any Newcomers. Are there any Newcomer questions?

Now it's time for announcements.

On the Coming Home Phone Line, there are daily meetings or workshops, morning, afternoon and evening. For information about meeting topics, times, and which meetings have moderators, please go to the website,

What to do if the moderator is unable to be present: Anyone may start the SIA meeting if the scheduled moderator is unable to do so. As long as someone is willing to read The 12 Steps, one Tradition, and the 12 Guidelines for Safe Sharing an official meeting can take place. The readings and the meeting script are on the Coming Home Phoneline website.

We are still in need of moderators. Please consider doing service by moderating an orphan meeting.

There is a meeting scheduled for ______________________ (mention next meeting this day, and say if there is/is not a moderator).

Are there any other announcements or requests for phone numbers or would anyone like to give out a phone number?

Because SIA is a peer led support group, there are no professionals to mediate safety issues that arise outside of structured meetings and workshops on this line. As a result, by unanimous vote of the Coming Home Phoneline Intergroup, it was decided to end all fellowship before and after phoneline meetings and workshops. We realize that sometimes meetings end before all who want to share have a chance to do so. Therefore, attendees of any meeting may continue to share if someone agrees to step up and serve as moderator. After the meeting?s announcements have been made, and questions answered, anyone may volunteer to step in and serve as moderator until everyone who wants to share has done so. At that point, the extended meeting will close with the Serenity Prayer. Please remember, from this point forward, the phoneline is for meetings and workshops only. If you would like to have a back and forth conversation with a fellow survivor, you may exchange contact information and continue sharing offline.

I'm going to sign off as moderator of the workshop now. Thanks everyone.