elephant in joy

Getting a grip on your drinking is a great feeling, and one that can carry a huge sense of achievement. More than just giving up booze, you are proving your resilience and determination by changing a deeply ingrained aspect of your lifestyle. It’s surprising what else can change when you stop drinking – so here…

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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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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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Transformation: life changes without alcohol

Club Soda member Kim shares her personal and moving story with us, and the many transformations she has undergone since stopping drinking ten months ago. From the last time she drank, to the journey of self-discovery since, she shares her shifting relationships with old friends, new friends and disco baths. On the 2nd December 2015…

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deep self-care

Sometimes our own self-limiting beliefs trip us up. They play into the hands of our internal saboteur. So on the webinar today we talk about how to recognise what those limiting beliefs are, how to use our strengths, and finding ways to care for ourselves that may take some practice to achieve. Taming your inner…

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Love yourself this Valentine's Day

Abusive relationships with alcohol There’s been a lot of talk about abusive relationships, in the week that the 50 Shades film is released. But whatever you think about Anastasia and Christian’s relationship, it’s fictional. Many of us have (or have had) an abusive relationship in real life – with alcohol. And, just as an abusive…

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