You've probably tried to cut back your drinking more times than you'd care to admit.
The reason why many programs fail is because they focus on just stopping the behavior (quitting drinking). That just leaves us feeling deprived and always wanting the 'forbidden fruit'. Just like any restrictive diet. We can white knuckle through for a period of time, but then.....we go back to old habits. Willpower is rarely an effective long-term strategy.
What I teach you is how to eliminate the desire. So you see the 'forbidden fruit' as rotten and something that doesn't add value to your life. Now that's FREEDOM. Actually eliminating the desire to drink. I never thought I could be that person, but I am, and I'll teach you how.
The shame that comes with over-drinking is more powerful than you know and we have to tackle it head on. I'll walk alongside you as you get the root cause(s) of your over-drinking and change your relationship with alcohol. Let's tackle this problem once and for all.
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If you think you can't afford it, plug in what you spend on alcohol over a 3-month period. For some reason our wine money doesn't seem like real money to us, but it is. Not to mention all the non-financial costs of staying on your current path.
Being a modern day woman comes with so many responsibilities. We carry the mental load for our families and households all while working and finding career success. We carry mom guilt, wife guilt, sister guilt, daughter guilt, work guilt and it can get overwhelming and exhausting. I see you. I am you.
I'm a former healthcare executive who spent 15 years taking care of others. After having my second child I came back to work and quickly felt overwhelmed. The only way I knew to cope was to crack open a bottle of wine. When you are a working mom (this includes ALL moms because we ALL work) the only way to cope with the stress and overwhelm is through wine. Or, that's the lie I was sold. I'd wake up feeling ashamed. I'd think, I didn't even brush my teeth last night and did I really drink that whole bottle that's on the counter? What is wrong with me? I'm definitely not drinking tonight......but the cycle continued for quite some time. I was matching my husband drink for drink, so it felt like I wasn't overdoing it. But women can't drink as much as men. Yet, another lie we are sold. I'd wake up groggy (from all the wine and junk food) go to work and give every ounce of energy there, come home and open a bottle of wine. Rinse and repeat. I'd gained weight and had zero energy at home. Oddly enough, I was still thriving at work and no one knew, because that's what women do. We hide our struggles. We show up "strong" and with our armor on. And it's killing us.
After about a year of this cycle, I was able to get a handle on it. I mostly reserved drinking for weekends or special events. Yay!! All fixed. But then.....you guessed it. Covid hit. I was feeling so many emotions: fear, anxiety, sadness, grief, anger, and had no idea how to manage them all and certainly not all at the same time. My husband and I made cocktails and drank wine every single night. We had Zoom happy hours with friends and family and started drinking earlier and earlier. We were home schooling our kids and both running our own businesses and we were stressed and uncertain of the future. Part of this time was actually fun. We joked about our drinking with friends and it felt like it eased the discomfort of 2020. But then it stopped being fun.
November 1st, 2020 was the day I realized I needed to make a drastic change. I'd had some lab work come back that was abnormal and I felt awful. I'd always been the picture of health. I exercised regularly and ate healthy. I'd never had abnormal lab work. I knew the booze was the culprit. This was serious. I dug in deep and finally did the hard work. And it wasn't easy and it wasn't always fun. Through my journey, I identified 4 Pillars of Success with cutting back or quitting drinking all together: Emotional Intelligence, Self-Love & Compassion, Soul-Care (not to be confused with the frivolous self-care we are sold), Self-awareness. I'll teach you what these all mean and how to apply it to the problem at hand. Over-drinking. Turns out these "soft" skills are applicable to all areas of life.
So many programs are all or nothing. The fear of totally quitting forever is paralyzing to people, so they don't seek support. If you don't believe you are an alcoholic, but you do think drinking is problematic for you, you're in the right place. I'll give you the tools and the clarity to choose what's right for you. We'll dissolve the desire to drink vs. focusing on willpower. No judgements, no hard and fast rules, and certainly no shaming. I chose to drastically cut back my drinking, because it wasn't physically or mentally healthy for me and my family. Cookies also aren't healthy for me, but that doesn't mean I'm anti-cookie. I still drink (and eat cookies) on occasion, but I rarely even WANT alcohol and I NEVER thought I could be someone that said that. You are not powerless over alcohol. We just need to take your power back.
If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, join me. If I can break up with chardonnay, anyone can.
DRINK LESS, LIVE MORE
"I was a classic candidate for Rachel’s program. An everyday wine drinker, with a minimum of two full glasses and frequently an entire bottle at the end of each day. I had tried to stop completely numerous times but would fail after 4 or 5 days. When I heard about a program that didn’t require you to stop drinking, it piqued my interest. Nine months later, I now plan my drinking according to my calendar and have cut back by 80%. I no longer “need” my wine at the end of each day; instead, I reach for a zero ginger ale or a non-alcohol prosecco, pour into a wine glass, and relax. I was able to substitute my alcohol habit with non-alcohol, and now rarely drink alcohol at home. It didn’t take long for me to understand that it is the habit of unwinding at the end of the day that I need, and alcohol doesn’t have to be a part of that relaxation time. I still have two glasses of wine when we go out for dinner 1-2 times a week but have attended many parties and events and ordered club soda with lime instead of wine. I feel better mentally-- don’t miss the middle of the night headaches-- and physically, I’m more motivated to exercise. It’s great to know that I can still drink, but I don’t feel that I need to, just to get through the day! Rachel’s program is transformative, and I can’t recommend it enough."
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These coaching sessions are meant to reinforce and enhance your experience through the program. They are completely optional and payment plans are available. You can also just book 1:1 coaching without the program if you'd like.
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Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. If you are unable to stop drinking without withdrawal symptoms, this program is not for you. Quitting drinking abruptly can be dangerous and if you should consult a physician or recovery provider.
For people who want to determine whether their drinking habits qualify as a disorder, WHO created an alcohol use disorder identification test to help you determine quickly where you might fall on the spectrum. It’s easy to complete and provides an answer online in minutes.
The NIAAA provides an Alcohol Treatment Navigator as well to help you find the right treatment program, doctor or therapist for you. And the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a 24/7 helpline to refer you to appropriate treatment. Simply call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).