#19 - Choosing you this Valentines

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue - This Valentine’s Day Will You Choose YOU?


Choosing YOU This V-Day!

In this episode, Emma explores why taking a break from drinking and reducing alcohol consumption is the most radical act of self-care. She shares how the fear of being rejected, alone, and unloved can be present in people who drink, especially those with trauma in their backgrounds.

You’ll also discover how taking a break from drinking and taking care of oneself is an act of self-love and compassion, and is key to teaching children how to love and take care of themselves.


"Taking a break from or reducing your alcohol consumption is a radical act of self compassion and self love."


In this episode, Emma will help you to unpack:

  1. How is reducing drinking or taking a break from drinking the most radical act of self-care?
  2. What are the psychological and physiological effects of ingesting addictive substances like alcohol?
  3. How can we practice self-love and choose ourselves this Valentine’s Day without feeling guilty or ashamed?


  • My three day virtual retreat 'Change Your Relationship With Alcohol in Just Three Days without Stopping Drinking' is on 21st to 23rd February.  Get the details here.
  • If you aren’t ready to stop drinking but want to make some positive steps to a healthier relationship or prepare for taking a break with alcohol download my FREE Awareness Worksheets
  • If you need a quick reset or you want to get to know me and my methodology a bit more before you take a plunge into a longer program the 5 Day Alcohol Reset Program could be what you are looking for check it out here
  • Ready to hit the ‘stop’ button in 2023? Here is the link to my new self-paced, start when you are ready Aussie Alcohol Experiment.  If you can’t wait until March to join our ‘Live’ version of the Great Aussie Alcohol Experiment then here it is

Learn more about Emma Gilmour at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com

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