Mind Over Mood book

Amazon says: Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress–and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy–one of today’s most effective forms of psychotherapy–to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and…

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky
Dance of Intimacy book

A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships In the Dance of Intimacy, Dr Harriet Lerner outlines the steps to strengthen good relationships and heal difficult ones. She teaches us about the specific changes we can make to achieve a more solid sense of self and a more intimate connectedness with others. Combining…

The Dance of Intimacy
Harriet Lerner
Fear of losing

I’ve been having a lot of drinking dreams lately, where I’ve woken up having dreamt that I had gotten completely wasted, dreaming I had said something, done something, lost things. The list goes on. Feeling uncontrollable, embarrassing, shameful. And then, waking up, suddenly, mostly afraid, to slowly realise: No, it didn’t happen. And it’s okay.…

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dealing with emotional landscape

If you are used to dealing with emotional landscape, both good and bad, with alcohol then life suddenly feels very real when you go alcohol-free. Feeling emotions could lead you back to hit the f**k it button – but of course that would be silly. Learning a new set of skills for emotional intelligence is…

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Help with alcohol issues

Where to go for more help Does Club Soda work for everyone? We do know that Club Soda works for many people. We have already seen many people who have decided to quit, joined the club, and are now alcohol-free. Many others wanted to cut down, and are now successfully moderating their drinking. You can…

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Cut Back Before Your Life is Cut Short

Today’s Club Soda guest blogger is Aaron Nowell from Waterbury, Connecticut, in the US. He writes for The Christian Alcoholic blog, and he shares his personal story of cutting down alcohol. Cut Back Before Your Life is Cut Short I should be dead. My life should’ve been the same as the state I was in…

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Men stress alcohol

Men, stress and alcohol We know that stress can be a major trigger for excessive alcohol use. And that men are not always so good at dealing with their emotions. Anything that might help is therefore very welcome, and we are happy to talk about one such support today, on Men’s Health Week in the…

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Alcohol and Anxiety

Alcohol and Anxiety – Coping by Drinking Alcohol and anxiety often go together. The fact that people use alcohol to cope with anxiety is a bit of an open secret. In order to get through certain situations, we often quote how alcohol helps us relax and feel more confident. In this blog, we wanted to…

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Let's Have Sex Scrabble Tiles

Club Soda expert member Harriet Waley-Cohen tackles one of the big issues you will have to face when you quit drinking alcohol: Sober Sex. Harriet is a health & wellbeing coach, empowering people to become the healthiest, happiest, most confident version of themselves through coaching, talks, workshops and retreats. Harriet also co-runs a group called…

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