How to have bad days without a drink

Bad days are normal Everyone has bad days. Mostly we have ‘ok’ days, and ok days are normal too. We keep being told (by other people’s Facebook feeds, the media, and advertising) that our days should be full of joyous belly laughs and feelings of love. But the reality is that a majority of ‘ok’ days…

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Sally webinar emotions goals

How emotions can ruin our goals We often ruin our goals in the heat of the moment. When our emotions get the better of us and we say ‘F**k it’. Club Soda member Sally kindly did this week’s webinar (Laura lost her voice!) and shares one of the key things she has learnt in 10…

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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
Sober life in high definition

Going Sober – Life in High Definition The first of many surprises that people often report after going sober is a new intensity of everyday experiences. Whether it’s happiness, tiredness, sadness or boredom, emotions that are no longer masked by alcohol become pure and unadulterated. Instead of creeping up on you, they knock you for…

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Festive Fall-Out

Harriet has been practising being sober at Christmas for 14 years – so what are her top tips for avoiding festive fall-out? This is just a very short snippet of the excellent advice video … Don’t get too tired. Say no. Do things that allow you to relax and avoid overwhelm. Blank out some nights for…

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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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How to change your drinking – tips and tricks This post has some general ideas, tips and tricks on how to change your drinking, whether you want to cut down, stop for a bit, or quit completely. Many are very simple – why not try some of them out, and see what works for you!…

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