“Beautiful and devastating”
Ranvir Singh, ITV, Good Morning Britain
This Isn’t Me is the story of my journey into a heroin addiction and recovery, and then subsequent alcohol addiction that lasted over 27 years. It is about the horrifying shock of realizing that my alcoholism was impossible to overcome, even with all the available interventions and professional support I engaged with for over 15 years, when I had successfully overcome heroin with none.
It details the relationship between myself and my now 20-year-old son. About being a single mother and the absolute joy of the gift of him. A joy that turned into the crippling nightmare of severe post-natal depression, requiring in-house psychiatric care on two occasions, and my return to drinking and then self-harm to cope.
I write of my despair on realizing that I would die an alcoholic after being informed that my liver was damaged. Of the deceptions and self-disgust, of my complete desperation to be different.
And then it details the miraculous, magenta moment just over three years ago when I just stopped drinking. No last drink, I simply stopped. Of the “how” and “why” of my stopping. My sobriety is easy, and I do not attend any interventions or have any therapy or support. I just don’t drink. Even after my first sober, truly painful experience of loss of a loved one, alcohol did not enter my mind. I even have alcohol in the house, I just don’t see it.
It tells of my total commitment to helping my son heal as much as possible in a healthy way where his hurts and confusion are discussed and talked through, as and when he needs those conversations. I write about where I am now, where we are now in our relationship, our closeness, our friendship, our love and understanding.
Sonia is the author of an internationally-acclaimed book, about her recovery. Described as “A hugely inspiring & moving story“…….. “The most inspiring book I have read in a long time“……….”A beautiful book, an insight into alcoholism & inspiring story of recovery“……………. and a “Real gem of a book” by Amazon readers.
This Isn’t Me has a 95% Five Star rating on Amazon, & has a Highest Rated Award on Goodreads.
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“I myself have been alcohol free for 6 years I don’t like the term in recovery. I cannot recommend this book highly enough written with such honesty and truth I can totally relate to. It has helped me to be more open with my children about our experience during my drinking days I really felt like it was written about me we are now going to start family therapy thank you Sonia.”
“This book has saved my relationship with my son”
“I couldn’t put this book down. The author writes with honest simplicity about her journey through drugs and alcohol, never once seeking to shock or elicit sympathy, she Just tells it like it was. Pages written about her relationship with her son pulled at my heart strings and I felt her pride as he grew into an amazing young man. Well done. I think we can all learn about ourselves and whatever demons we battle from this book. I’ll certainly be thinking about my choices.”
How I Can Help You
Are you sick of trying to understand and change why you return time and time again to eating/drinking habits that make you feel out of control, unhappy with your body and causes sleepless nights over the damage you are doing to your health and loved ones?
Are you ready to step up, commit and end this unnecessary struggle without willpower or fear of failure? Then you are in exactly the right place at the right time.
I am a Master Practitioner of NLP and Master Coach I use the knowledge, insight and practical tools I have learnt, that keep me easily sober to coach you to the freedom for life that you deserve. I have both the compassionate understanding that is missing from your life right now, as well as some amazingly simple, yet effective, tools that work for you in the most stressful of moments, that will help you move through them painlessly and back to freedom.
I offer tailored coaching packages that fit any lifestyle.