*April dates sold out, next training June 11-12
According to a new report, at least eight million people in Britain are ‘over drinking’, as much as 50 units of alcohol a week, it’s a rise of two million since October 2019 and lockdowns played a part in encouraging people to drink more at home. Earlier in 2019 a Lifesearch report had found that twenty-four million people admitted to ‘self-medicating’ with alcohol after a stressful day.
At first glance, reading statistics like these, one assumes that these people are clinically dependent on alcohol and need rehabilitation, but invariably that’s not the case at all. Despite the regular large quantities of alcohol, they are functioning well, working, going about their lives, in many cases, apart from the ‘ringing into work sick’ or the number of bottles in the recycling bin, no-one would know.
The majority of people are ‘Grey Area Drinkers’, a term coined by US author Jolene Park, as I said in my TEDx talk ‘Sobriety Rocks – Who Knew!’ There are many shades of grey – none of them sexy. The good news is that with the right support, and encouragement you can step off, the ‘booze elevator’ before you hit rock bottom.
While I was still very much a grey area drinker, I would often ask a therapist or a GP about my drinking, but as I was functioning perfectly well, they usually assumed I was ‘normal’ (because it is seen as ‘normal’ to drink too much!) and merely needed to add in the odd alcohol-free day. This is a travesty in my opinion, as anyone who reaches out for help (to be clear alcohol is the number one most harmful drug when you consider all factors), needs to be signposted to some content and a community that can encourage, inspire and support them.
That’s why I founded The Sober Club, it’s for those on ‘day one’, or those who have been sober for years, because we focus on the ‘What’s next?’, it’s all about living your best life. If you’re a therapist, coach or practitioner and want to add to your toolkit to be able to support clients, consider becoming a Sober Coach, I now offer The Sober Club Accredited Coach Training. You can support others to be Happy Healthy Sober! and encourage them to optimum wellbeing underpinned by sobriety.
Of course, you will benefit from huge personal transformation too, so this is a fantastic way to deep dive into personal development.
This has never been needed more than now! We desperately need more people who know how to support others who want to live their best life, they know that alcohol is holding them back, or perhaps they have already stopped drinking, but are now realising that limiting beliefs are holding them back.
Think of the difference you could make!
The next Sober Club Coach Training is April 22nd-23, 2 days in person (or online) followed by 4 weeks of business / brand building support.
From the moment I signed up to The Sober Club Accredited Coach Training Course, the whole experience has been amazing. Having experienced Janey’s 1:1 coaching and being in The Sober Club – I had no hesitations whatsoever. I knew it would be led with passion and that I would be fully supported.
It was a transformational week where I honestly felt like I stepped into my true authentic self. I loved Janey’s holistic approach and the variety of different techniques she shared. It was packed with so much valuable content and covered all elements of coaching but also the importance of taking care of our own well-being, as well as the needs of the client – so refreshing.
Sharing a safe space with like-minded people, we were able to practice some of her tried and tested self-care techniques with each other, with some powerful results. I came away feeling stronger, inspired, and motivated to help others. Janey’s support is invaluable both during and after the course. She truly leads from her heart.
Debs Davison – Sober Club Accredited Coach
I loved this course. Janey takes you to places where you wouldn’t usually push yourself, but she gives you the tools and info to help you grow through the challenges, it’s been nourishing, nurturing and worthwhile, even if you don’t intend to do this professionally, it’s worth it for yourself, it’s a really safe place.