Potential for better physical and mental health
Statistics show that professional, well-educated women in high-pressure jobs are one of the groups most likely to drink in excess of health guidelines on a regular basis.
Social media and Prosecco O’Clock have normalised drinking to such an extent that many women look to each other for permission to drink most days of week.
While drinking a few glasses of wine can be one of life’s joys, the habit of reaching for a large glass or more on a daily basis can become an incredibly hard habit to break. Using alcohol as a de-stress tool may provide a temporary relief but longer term reliance on this method can lead to poor sleep, groggy mornings, weight gain, low self-esteem and poor mood. Importantly it also leads to feeling shame, and when we feel shameful we are less likely to put ourselves forward for new assignments and challenges.
The Mindful Drinking Pod will involve a 30 day alcohol free challenge followed by a 60 day exploration where Pod members support each other to establish new and healthier habits.
NB – this programme is not for those with a physical dependence on alcohol. If you think this is you, we are happy to have a confidential chat but will recommend for you to seek professional medical help.
“I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty.” Lillian Bollinger