#01 - How The Bloody Hell Did I Get Here?


In this episode Emma takes us on the journey from her days as a corporate marketing manager, via a pretty unpleasant breakdown (spiritual awakening), through her long and messy break-up with alcohol and ultimately to where we find her today working as a counsellor, psychotherapist & alcohol coach, living happily alcohol-free. She talks about:

  • Why there should be no shame or stigma about problematic alcohol use
  • The reasons why we drink are universal; only shame and stigma makes us think that they are ours alone.
  • Drinking and teenagers and how research and recommendations have changed since she grew up.
  • Eating disorders and disordered eating and how a history of this is very common for women and it was for Emma
  • Neuro & gender diversity in the family and late diagnosis of ADHD for herself
  • Changing ourselves to try and fit in.
  • The impact of trying to be all things to all people (mum, wife, employee).
  • How our resilience and tolerance depletes over time
  • How she began to build herself back up and discover who she really was
  • How understanding her values as a non-drinker and beginning to trust her intuition changed everything.

Thank you for coming on this journey with me as together we find our groove without booze.

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Lisa Corduff: Ready For Change (Get Unstuck)  https://lisacorduff.com/

This Naked Mind: The Alcohol Experiment, This Naked Life Podcasts & This Naked Mind & Alcohol Experiment Books https://thisnakedmind.com/ 

Parenting Teens & Alcohol: Paul Dillon, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia Teens, socialising, alcohol and other drugs: Parenting post-COVID-19 https://darta.net.au/wordpress-content/uploads/2020/12/COVID-PARENT-EVENING-WEB-2020.pdf


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