#56 Free AF

In this episode, I'm discussing the difference between being preoccupied with alcohol vs finding freedom from it.

I'm talking about about how our triggers stem from unmet needs and big emotions, and how learning to regulate our nervous system and be present with difficult feelings is key to long-term change.

Episode Highlights:

  • Most struggle with alcohol for years before finding freedom - be kind to yourself wherever you're at
  • Cravings are a sign we're in discomfort and need to learn how to soothe ourselves
  • Suppressing feelings doesn't work - we must learn to listen to ourselves with compassion
  • Alcohol numbs us from life's ups and downs, but being present with emotions is healthier long-term
  • Reducing "fight or flight" allows our brain to learn and grow in new ways.


  1. Join Emma's VIP ELITE experience here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/offers/k7AXMNPG
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  3. Get Emma's NEW Visualisation audio download at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/northstarvisualisation 
  4. Join Emma for our upcoming webinar on October 22: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/ditchthewinewitch 
  5. Emma's Awareness worksheets for people wanting to prepare prior to taking a break from drinking or reduce their drinking by being more mindful about what and why they drink https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/awareness-worksheets-opt-in
  6. Emma's 5 Day Alcohol Reset for people looking to take a quick reset https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/fivedayreset
  7. Join The Self-Paced Great Aussie Alcohol Experiment at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/aae

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