Change your mood with a touch
Ever want to change the state of your brain? You need neuromodulation. We have access to a lot of powerful neuromodulators all the time, and we don’t have to look outside ourselves. The skin, the largest organ, has a huge effect on our physiology. Not only is it the border between our bodies and our…Read More
What is Post-Traumatic Growth?
We’ve all heard of post-traumatic stress. In fact, most of us have lived experience of it. We know the cycle of being constantly startled, then distracted, then disconnected from everything. It’s no surprise that experiencing violence has a lasting effect on us. Now that we’ve recognised the syndrome that comes with this kind of stress,…Read More
Resources for connection in recovery
This weekend I had a triple dose of beautiful connections with the recovery community and my heart filled with joy. Two online support groups and one in-person social gathering combined to rejuvenate me in a new way. What happens when you get together with other sober people? In a support context, you don’t have to…Read More
Interested in a taste of coaching?
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What’s the difference between a sober coach and a sponsor?
One of my most frequently asked questions is, What’s the difference between a sober coach and a sponsor? Coaching is relatively new and only a few have a specialty in sobriety and recovery. On the other hand most people have heard of a sponsor as someone who guides people in AA, NA, and other twelve-step…Read More
Keep going no matter what day it is
In January in particular it’s important to keep in mind that it doesn’t really matter what day it is. You might have a surge of energy on the first day of the year, or the first day of a new month, or on Mondays, and decide “I’m starting the new habit today!” Great — go…Read More
Women’s Circles Schedule for 2021
Hurray, the women’s sharing circle is back I’m so glad to be starting the third year of circles since bringing She Recovers to Sydney. The community we’ve built together is warm, compassionate, and brilliant, and I’m so grateful for every meeting. Moving the circles from monthly to fortnightly in the second half of 2020 worked…Read More
More Sober Strategies for the Silly Season
Sober Strategies for the Silly Season Stay Sober and Enjoy Christmas This guide from 2019 will give you strategies in six different areas so that you can relieve some of the stress of the parties and obligations you’ll face over the silly season. Enter your email below to see the full lesson. Get your copy…Read More
Stay Sober for Happy Holidays replays
Get strategies for common scenarios in this free class Don’t let the holidays derail your sober momentum. If you are dreading December’s mess, get prepared, and face the season with a strong action plan. Last week’s class on strategies for the festive season got good feedback and a few requests for a replay so I’ll…Read More
Happy Sober Holidays preparation — free course
Prepare for Sober and Happy Holidays – free course How can you stay sober over Christmas and New Year’s? Can you be happy being sober during the festive season? Whether sober or not, for many of us it’s the most stressful time of the year. And what happens when we’re stressed? We return to our…Read More
Costs and Benefits
The cost-benefit exercise is a common way to evaluate a decision. What did alcohol do for you? You might be surprised by that question from me, but it’s important to recognise that there are benefits of drinking. That’s why we got into the habit of doing it, right? The counterbalance is, what did alcohol do…Read More