The Drink Less Mind Workshop
The Drink Less Mind workshop is a thought provoking and insightful look at why people drink too much alcohol. People from all walks of life attend who all have one thing in common. They are secretly worried about how much they drink.
This programme is not for alcoholics (although many alcoholics have said they think the programme is brilliant at helping them to cope without drinking at all). There is a big need in the market for people who recognise that their drinking sometimes interferes with their lives in negative ways such as: procrastination, stress, anxiety, low self esteem and depression.
We are a culture of drinkers, which I kindly support, however sometimes we use alcohol as an emotional crutch that leads us down the slippery slope of another drink to forget, to forgive, to give love and make love.
I believe that alcohol is the symptom not the cause of over drinking and that the desire to drink more than we would like to is an emotional habit. An emotional habit that can be unlearnt!
Over-drinking heralds low self worth, shyness, fear of sexual intimacy, social anxieties just to name a few to be the culprit to the secret reasons why we drink when we know it truly isn’t helping our health and emotional well-being.
Social shyness and anxiety I believe is a major player when it comes to drinking too much, this includes people from all walks of life who simply don’t believe they can relax enough without having ‘that’ drink. There are others who feel they are not intelligent enough or funny enough unless they have that drink. There also those who feel in order to be intimate they need a ‘good luck’ charm swig of whatever in the false belief that it will calm their nerves and of course it does and this is when it becomes an emotional habit.
Gillian Hamer, fellow colleague and nutritionist talks on the day workshop, how the liver copes with alcohol and what you can do to help it process this toxin safely and effortlessly. Gillian suggests particular remedies and supplements that are not to encourage heavy drinking but rather a support those moments when we do consume more alcohol than we would like to.
The goal of the day workshop:
• To consciously and unconsciously educate your mind to connect with your emotions rather than transferring them straight to alcohol
• Stress management tools to help you cope better rather than using alcohol as your crutch
• To change your inner dialogue to be more positive
• Becoming more assertive
• Increase in natural self esteem without using alcohol as your confidence pill
• Encourage natural, deeper sleep
• Learning how to deal with difficult people and situations beyond your control
• To pace your drinking more slowly
• To drink more water before during and after you drink alcohol
The Drink Less Mind therapy has received some recent media coverage, see below:
Extract from Body & Soul, The Saturday Times, May 2008
“About 80 per cent of Foster’s clients are women in their thirties and older, mainly high-flying professionals who have little time to relax and working mums for whom “me-time” means uncorking the pinot grigio as soon as the kids are in bed. Foster says the body quickly gets used to that extra glass, and before they know it may be downing a bottle or more a night. “I mainly deal with people who are not ruining their lives with alcohol but recognise that they drink more than they should, and they have got into a bit of a rut. Many people have got themselves into an automatic pattern of drinking, which is pure habit. They start drinking because of social shyness, or to de-stress and turn off from the difficulties they face daily, and that slowly creeps up because the more they do it the more the mind thinks it is normal. Foster helps people to unlearn these habits and establish healthier ones”.
Extract from Psychologies Magazine, April 2008
“Even for a self-confessed control freak, it’s impossible not to drift away to Georgia’s soothing voice as she gently re-programmes our minds to make healthier choices. After the last of the sessions, I am so relaxed that I sleep for 12 hours that night. In the days following the workshop, I leave two (boozy) dinner parties sober, having had less than a couple of glasses of wine without giving it much thought. I feel stronger, partly due to a new awareness of my personal triggers. The common sense tips from Georgia as well as the subliminal mantras such as ‘I am dealing with life more healthily without over-drinking’, are present in my mind. I enjoy the festive period without the roaring pain and paranoia associated with hangovers”.
One day workshop
• 4 hypnotherapy sessions with Georgia valued at £700.00
• Inner Dialogue Theory devised by Georgia
• Free Book & CD £17.99
All this would normally cost £717.99
Usually it is £275 however special limited offer of £199.
* Book early as space is limited.
Saturday 22nd September 2012, West London