We only need willpower to resist doing what we desire, the things we do want to do, not the things we truly don’t. And because of our desire, it is the hardest, least successful method of long term change.
There is always a space, a pause, between your ‘I need a drink’ hijacked thoughts and the physical act of picking up the bottle, pouring a glass and then drinking it, and in that pause is immense power.
When I stopped drinking, one of the first things that I realized was that I had no level of self-care - or self-love, or self-respect. Actually, thinking about it now, I had no sense of 'self' at all. Thankfully I learn quick - for good and for bad it seems - and I understood that … Continue reading Self-Care is not Selfish. The Top 10 Tips That Helped Me Stop Drinking
Social Conditioning around alcohol is so powerful that it is hardly surprising many of us get caught in the alcohol trap. But what is Social Conditioning? Where does it come from and why is it's influence so strong?
Too many of feel that we are not good enough, not worthy, not deserving. feelings that deprive us of the life of peace and joy we all deserve, and using food and alcohol in an attempt to comfort those losses. We eat and drink in ways we are ashamed of, that make us feel we … Continue reading TimeLine Therapy – Peaceful Compassionate, Self-acceptance of Who You Really Are