About Sonia

A Happy, Healthy, HEALED & Whole LIFE   🧡

From the fear and chaos of my childhood, through drug addiction, the trauma of my mother’s sudden death, into alcoholism, crippling depression that led to hospitalisation on more than one occasion, anxiety and despair, and the sad, early years of my son’s life, to the Happiness, Freedom and Peace of LIFE now, I have learnt that all change is possible.

And that all change, comes through the same 4 step AWAKEN process to powerful, insightful & JOYFUL transformation.

I know that focusing on, and trying to change the behaviours – Drinking, Eating, People Pleasing,  all of the actions taken when we don’t feel Good Enough, lack Confidence, Self-Esteem, are Fearful and Anxious, will  create more tension and stress in LIFE, and very rarely deliver the result of Happiness we are all searching for.

My drinking seemed to be my biggest monster, and it robbed me of LIFE, not physically (although it came close), but the Joy, Peace, Happiness, Gratitude and LOVE of a life worth living.

My attempts to not drink, to not pick up that damn first glass was a daily battle I always lost.

I thought it was me vs vodka, but the truth is it was me vs me.

And from the moment I accepted that profound truth, I stopped looking at alcohol as the ‘problem’, and recognised drinking was what I did, when I was out of balance with me.

I stopped thinking alcohol had any hold over me.

I stopped looking to the people, places and situations, knowledge and learnings in the world around me (my outer world), to explain and resolve my painful behaviours, my childhood my wounds, for my lack of self-love, and I turned my attention to within me.

  • To what I had learned to Believe to be true of me,
  • To what I had learned to Believe to be true of the world around me, and my place in it,
  • To what I had learned to Believe to be true about how hard change is, and how ALL change, especially the seemingly ‘miracle’ changes happen

And through gentle curiosity, kind self-questioning, giving my soul time to answer and then acting on those answers, I naturally started to live an easier LIFE.

A LIFE free from my confusion, fears around the ‘failure’ of me, of accepting what didn’t (couldn’t) work for me, and finding exactly what did work.

Based on my own journey, I created the 4 step AWAKEN process that HEALED, my childhood, my anxiety, my binge eating, my lack of self-worth…..my LIFE then, and still continues to HEAL my LIFE when other wounds show up.

Professionally, I use my skills as a

  • Master Practitioner of NLP
  • Master Coach
  • Master Practitioner of TimeLine Therapy & Hypnosis,
  • Soul Plan Reader

To transform my client’s lives.

I coach worldwide, with clients from all walks of LIFE, including celebrities and CEO’s,  and have appeared on This Morning, BBC, GB NEWS and TalkTv, as well as on radio, and in print, in The Daily Mail, Woman magazine, the Huff Post, & Sunday Telegraph.

I have also been a regular contributor to Thrive Global and have written an internationally acclaimed book on my journey through addiction to freedom, This Isn’t Me.

My pain has become my change others LIVES.

I am constantly learning, researching and integrating into my practice the tools, skills and techniques that I know will change my clients lives in the fastest possible time, with the least possible resistance, and with Grace & Ease.

To start any new journey on an unknown path, alone, to not be able to see the road in front of you, to not be able to TRUST yourself to know which next step to take, is beyond painful and slow.

To start any journey where the path is already walked, with someone beside you to guide, advise, offer insight, support and cheerlead you, who knows the fastest route, the next step to take with confidence and ease, is beyond exciting…..Let’s do this journey together!

Be kind and gentle with yourself

Sonia x


Hi, I’m Sonia and I am The LIFE Recovery Coach, the very proud sober single mother to my one-in-a-trillion-son, Christopher, and  Mama to my two ‘Girls’, my doglets Gorby & Piccalilli.

I started my coaching journey as The Recovery Coach, and I am the creator of unique, 6 week Rapid Alcohol Recovery Method process, which has helped 100’s of women and men regain control of their drinking and given them back the Peace, Happiness and Calm in LIFE that comes from having the freedom to choose how and when they enjoy a social drink with confidence and ease.

And I have now expanded my work into LIFE Recovery Coaching, and I offer various packages, from 90 minute intensive, BREAKTHROUGH SESSIONS, my 4 week AWAKEN process to my 12 week, MEANT FOR MORE program,  and in each, I utilise the deep foundational work of my 4 Step process, to create extraordinary LIFE transformations. 

My unique methodology uses an exciting blend of neuroscience, practical strategies and spiritual practices.

"This isn't me" by Sonia Grimes

If you would like to know more about my own journey,  here is the link to my book,  This Isn’t Me

Taking the first step

If you are ready to release your daily struggle with feeling Overwhelmed, Exhausted, Stressed and using destructive coping mechanisms that drag you further down, when all you want is to feel better…..let today be the first day of regaining your Happiness, Peace, Freedom & the LIFE you deserve 🧡

Be kind & gentle with yourself

Sonia x

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