Annick Ina webinar: Be Your Own Booze

Club Soda member and transformational coach Annick Ina hosted this week’s webinar, and wants you to know that everything you think booze does for you – you can do yourself! As we have discussed, there are lots of myths that we have to discard in order to change our habits. One of them is that…

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Drinking dreams

There is no single explanation for the reason or function of dreams. Some experts claim they are just random images created by the brain in response to things we have seen while we are awake. Others suggest they are a way of preparing us for future stresses, almost functioning as a practice run. In this…

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How to reduce anxiety and be more serene

Anxiety from changing your drinking habits The challenges of giving up alcohol or moderating your drinking habits can cause periods of anxiety. We all have things, situations and people that ‘trigger’ us, making us angry or upset. In reality, these smaller irritations might have larger themes behind them. For example, irritation from someone leaving a…

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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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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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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
Sober music power

Don’t stop the music! Club Soda member Debbie shares with us the important role of music in our drinking behaviour change journey – the sober music power – and has even made us all two playlists to listen to! Music – happiness but also a trigger? Music – it’s everywhere in our modern world and…

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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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Drinking Dreams

Drinking dreams Lots of members report dreaming that they are drinking alcohol. This is not unusual. So what do our drinking dreams tell us? Whilst having a drinking dream can be scary, they can actually be an indication of a lot of positive things in your path towards changing your drinking. Here are the 5…

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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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