Carol dabbled in drinking in her teens – with older siblings and friends in the woods after school and on weekends. She recalls being very controlled, never getting sick. All that changed in her 20s and 30s when she moved to Italy and became interested in wine as a tour guide. Carol used her profession as an excuse to drink more than needed. Eventually, she abstained from drinking during trips. But she made up for it in the weeks in between until she got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Cleanses and fasts, sobriety programs and 12-step … nothing clicked for Carol until she found This Naked Mind. Tune in to hear how she navigated lockdown in Italy during the pandemic and how she has made sobriety her superpower.
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 Sobriety As A Superpower
Carol never imagined she would one day call sobriety a superpower, especially when she struggled to find freedom from drinking. Here are highlights from our talk –
- barely a drinker for years
- how a move to Italy changed everything
- the drinking trajectory
- Realizing there is an issue with alcohol
- Trying all the ways to stop drinking
- Discovering This Naked Mind, The Alcohol Experiment, and The PATH
- Sobriety is a superpower
Make sure to listen to the complete podcast to hear from Carol on how she has made sobriety her superpower.