Helping others

Helping others We like supporting and helping others when they have had a blip. We are an amazing bunch of individuals in Club Soda. We have interesting jobs, hobbies and families. Our backgrounds and experiences vary. It is no surprise that each of us has a different route to changing our drinking habits. There is no direct…

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Resolving ambivalence about your drinking goals

I purposely did this webinar after procrastination last week as I feel they are related. Ambivalence is a great way to procrastinate! What is it and how do you go about resolving ambivalence? It is also an issue that is difficult for us at Club Soda, as we don’t want to tell you what to do.…

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Stop procrastinating

Procrastination is a problem whether you are moderating, going alcohol-free or looking to drink more mindfully. After all, you are planning to do something new and a bit difficult. Alcohol is probably hard wired into many aspects of your life: personal, social and emotional. So how do you beat procrastination? Postponing immediate gratification You are…

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Change and Optimism

Change is hard work, but it is much easier if you can engineer a dose of optimism. In this webinar Laura shares her very bad week and introduces you to The Kubler-Ross Change Curve to explore the stages and journey of changing your drinking, and discusses how your internal saboteur keeps you downbeat. You need to strive for optimism.…

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Practicing gratefulness

What are you grateful for today? A little while ago, a Club Soda member on our private Facebook group prompted others by asking, “What are you grateful for today?” It was a bleak, wintery Monday morning, and as November well and truly settles in, it felt like a little beam of light. It would be easy…

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Planning sober night

Planning sober nights out Planning a sober night out, it can be hard right? We set off with certain intentions, and it all sort of backfires. Either we end up drinking when we initially wanted not to, or we spend the evening bargaining with ourselves on how much to drink, just to drink more than we…

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Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas In this webinar Laura covers preparing for Christmas, especially if you want it to be your first sober one, or a less boozy one than your previous holidays. First, start by reflecting on Christmas’s past and think about what you want this Christmas to be. Then be creative and discover how to shake…

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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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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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Month Off Booze programme

How to set your goals for moderation or a sober September It is hard to set goals to take a break, moderate or quit alcohol. Even harder if you have tripped up and are starting again. In this week’s webinar Laura covers how to set your goals for moderation: understanding your drinking patterns to help…

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