The Closing Reading

Preparation for the Next Stress and Anxiety Overcomer's Events

To practice our commitment to our own overcoming process, we take seriously our obligation to ourselves and others on the journey along side us in this stress and anxiety overcommers community. It is that community and the educational material we meet to learn together that supports us.

To help us with next week's study, we need at least three helpers. First is the Opening Reader, who reads what you heard at the beginning of this study. Is there anyone willing to be our Opening Reader for next week?

(Wait for a volunteer.) Thank you, ___. (Enter their name into the chat as next week's Opening Reader.)

We also need a Closing Reader, who reads what I am reading now. Is there anyone willing to be our Closing Reader for next week?

(Wait for a volunteer.) Thank you, ___. (Enter their name into the chat as next week's Closing Reader.)

Our third volunteer is the Welcoming Greeter. We want new participants to feel at home as soon as they arrive, so the Greeter says something like this. "Welcome. We're glad you are here," and then introduce themselves. They are like an usher in a theatre or a hostess or host in a fine restaurant. It is an important role that lends warmth to that first impression and provides you with an added personal benefit: There is no better way to feel welcomed than to welcome others. Is there anyone willing to be our Welcoming Greeter for next week?

We can have more than one welcomer too. Is there anyone else who would like to welcome others?

(Wait for a volunteer.) Thank you, ___. Our Welcoming Greeter arrives for the study ten to twelve minutes before the formal start time, so please don't forget to arrive ten to twelve minutes early next week. (Enter their name into the chat as next week's Welcoming Greeter.)

Congratulations everyone for participating in today's event. This conference line will remain open for ten minutes after the event formally ends so that you can socialize. Feel free to ask others for their contact information or offer yours if you feel comfortable with doing so.

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