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All the tools you need to cut down, moderate, stop for a bit, or quit drinking alcohol

with Laura Willoughby and Jussi Tolvi from Club Soda

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What is this workshop about?

We know drinking is a hard habit to change. An alcoholic drink accompanies most of our social situations and celebrations. It is also a reward, a comforter and a social ice-breaker. But sometimes we drink to cushion ourselves from the complicated parts of our lives, the things we think are too difficult to deal with.

Whether your aim is to cut down, moderate, stop for a bit, or quit for good, this workshop will give you the confidence to tackle those issues head on, and the commitment to get started and to carry on.

Supported by other people like you on the same journey, you will get a chance to think through the changes you want to make, and plan your route to a simpler, sustainable, and more sober life.

Mindful Drinking Workshop topics

The workshop will cover the following topics:

      • Preparing to change your drinking

      • Planning your moderation or quitting in detail

      • Understanding the potential pitfalls and how to tackle them

      • Dealing with difficult social situations with confidence.

These Mindful Drinking workshop will use the WOOP framework: Wish – Outcome – Obstable – Plan. This is a tried and tested method to thinking ahead, deciding what you want to achieve, and making a plan.

What previous participants have said about Club Soda workshops:

Brilliant facilitators! It was very well run and I found it really useful, fun and supportive.


Came because I wanted to cut down – not give up. Was very good for that.


Excellent venue. Very warm & easy-going approach & atmosphere.


Good to have enough time to share, & no pressure to share if not inclined to. Felt there was space to allow & hold my slightly emotional response at times, so thank you =)


I felt welcomed and immediately at ease, it was a lovely group of people and Laura and Jussi were extremely engaging and motivating. It was the perfect balance of serious and factual with an injection of humour. I have been feeling so isolated and now I feel part of a community of likeminded individuals. Club Soda is what I have been searching for and didn’t know existed, until now. Thank you so so much.


About Laura and Jussi

Laura and Jussi are co-founders of Club Soda, the Mindful Drinking Movement. Laura quit drinking five years ago and Jussi has actively moderated his drinking for the past five years. Over the last three years, in developing Club Soda, they have learnt about the behavioural tools and techniques to help you break your drinking habit. They will share them with you in this workshop.

About Club Soda workshops

Club Soda workshops have been designed to give you practical tools to help you make a change in your drinking habits. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the barriers and how to overcome them, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other open-minded individuals on a similar journey.

These sessions are designed by Club Soda. They include a mix of talks, group activities and good conversations. There is ongoing support provided after the workshop in the Club Soda online community, and at our regular socials and other events.

If you have any questions about our Mindful Drinking workshop, please email us at

Find out about our online programmes and other workshops.

Booking, terms and conditions

To book a place on a workshop, please use our secure online shop. Each workshop date will have its own “product” in the shop. You can pay using most debit and credit cards or PayPal. Please email us at for other payment options (such as bank transfer).

If you need to cancel your attendance, we are happy to transfer your booking (at no cost) to the next suitable workshop date. If you want to cancel your booking completely, we will provide a refund as long as you tell us in advance of the workshop date (we will deduct a small fee from your refund to cover the payment fees we can’t reclaim). Email us at as soon as possible!