If you're waking up feeling hungover or just plain sluggish, if wine o'clock can't come around fast enough, if one beer turns into an all night session, or if you just don't have an off switch, then let's take a look at whether you are controlling alcohol, or alcohol is controlling you.
There is no judgement, shame or guilt here. You are not the problem. Your brain is doing exactly what it is designed to do.
All Rural Sobriety programs are developed especially those of us living in rural, remote and regional Australia and for our unique way of life.
Learn the real story behind alcohol. Find the freedom to choose how it shows up in your life.
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I'm Noelene, nice to meet you!
I'm a country girl at heart, hailing from the Midlands in Tasmania, and now Iiving on the stunning south coast of WA.
My life's been quite the adventure, with plenty of good times, but with lots of loss, heartache and just plain old tough times along the way too.
Alcohol became my pain killer, numbing me from everything around me - the bad and the good. I had an on again, off again drinking career spanning two decades. I tried many times to control alcohol, rather than allowing alcohol to control me.
Two years ago I finally found the solution. This Naked Mind, developed by Annie Grace, has literally changed my life.
First, I read the book, and then I did a 3 month intensive program online to really expand on and put into practice everything I had learned.
I have never looked back. So much so that I trained as a Certified Coach so that I can help you regain control over your drinking too.
I can still drink if I want, but I simply choose not to. That is true freedom.
Why I do this ....
20 years ago I needed someone to lean on. No-one came.
We lived in a small rural village in Europe. We had three toddlers, we worked hard and life was busy, but good. Until the day we lost our business, our house, and our land. Then our dog died. It all nearly broke me.
I reached out for help, but no one came. I felt trapped and alone, a long way from home, with no way out. For two decades I drank to numb the emotional pain of life and all the curveballs it kept throwing at me.
Of course I got through it, but I made a promise to myself that one day when others reached out I would be there. I would be the person I needed all that time ago.
It is through my own battle with the bottle, my journey to healing and rediscovering the joy life can bring, that I can now stand with my arms outstretched, ready to give you a hand.
Am I An Alcoholic?
The short answer is no, and nobody else is either.
Let me explain exactly why, and answer all your questions in this free guide.
Rural Sobriety acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work and live, and pay our respects to Elders past, present & emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
Information provided on this site, during a coaching session, or in any interaction with Rural Sobriety, is not intended as medical advice. Anyone considering quitting alcohol should be in regular contact with their doctor or medical specialist.