Lisa’s 30-year drinking career began when she was around 17 years old. She was working in an office and going down to the local bar at lunchtime was part of the Australian culture, something she had to do to fit in. A people pleaser, Lisa always chose jobs that fed her need to make others happy. And, she used alcohol to cope with anything life threw at her. Despite nearly dying at one point and thinking she had learned her lesson and could moderate, Lisa continued drinking to excess. Her marriage and work suffered. Her mental and physical health suffered. In this episode, Lisa shares how she found freedom from alcohol and how joining The PATH by This Naked Mind was like coming home.
So, if you asked me about the one thing that makes This Naked Mind so different from anything else I would have to say emotion. Is the emotion people feel when they’re really ready to make a change, when they’ve had that mindset shift, when they’ve gone through all the materials and the methodology, and they get this feeling that they’re never going to get to drink again, they let that go and they think, “Oh my gosh, I never have to drink again.” That change in emotion. And honestly, according to all sorts of new research, it is emotion, especially positive emotion more than anything else that predicates how long a change in our behavior will stick, how long it will last. It’s emotion. And so when you feel excited about a change in your life, when you’re thrilled, you’re making this new different change instead of feeling deprived or like you’ve been missing out, everything changes.
And that’s really what makes This Naked Mind stick for the long-term. That’s what makes it so different is we focus on how you feel and truly change your emotion around drinking. And if that sounds interesting to you, I want you to check out our self guided PATH at nakedmindpath.com. Enrollment in this program is closing on June 11th. So you don’t want to miss it. It’s closing now. And this is the path to changing your emotion and changing your feelings so that you can really truly find freedom in your relationship with alcohol.
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Highlights of Living Life Without Alcohol with Lisa
Learn how Lisa living life without alcohol after cheating death and drinking to excess.
- A 30-year drinking career
- People-pleasing leading to drinking
- Continually pushing the goalpost
- Drinking to deal with everything
- Cheating death and still unable to envision a life without alcohol
- Needing tools to be able to stop
- Embracing a life without alcohol with The PATH
Lisa shares her journey and what has helped her to live life without alcohol in this powerful podcast with Scott. Make sure to listen!