In response, Club Soda, the mindful drinking movement is launching a free weekend course and live event to help people beat lock down drinking and start a happier and healthier May.
The Sober Weekender runs over four days, 1st–4th May, giving people the chance to reflect on their drinking habits, boost their well-being, connect with others, and build new mindful drinking intentions for the month ahead and is completely free to join.
The weekend has been specifically developed to tackle the challenges of lock down drinking, and designed to kick start change for anyone who wants to get to grips with their drinking, either by cutting down or going alcohol-free for the longer-term.
The Sober Weekender incorporates live and interactive sessions, including webinars on choosing alcohol-free drinks, mindfulness and meditation, and online panel discussions on well-being and the benefits of changing your drinking habits.
It is for everyone, whether you want to cut down, go alcohol-free or are just curious about changing your drinking.
‘Drinking more makes these problems worse, and we wanted to do something to help. Whether you want to cut down your drinking or quit completely, the Sober Weekender is a great way to kick start change.
Willoughby noted that: ‘We hope it becomes a habit for people too, taking regular breaks from drinking is a great way of being healthier and happier, especially in lock down.’
What does the Live Sober Weekender look like?
Daily online learning, reflections and email prompts taking you through the key principles of mindful drinking.
Top tips to boost your well-being so you can live well in lock down, tackling anxiety, stress, poor sleep and eating habits.
Digital tools to help you reflect on your drinking and plan for the future.
Live online sessions over the weekend, including Friday night after-work drinks, talks, cocktail classes and webinars.
A shopping list and suggestions on where to buy alcohol-free drinks.
Taking part in the Sober Weekender is completely free of charge.
The Sober Weekender isn’t just a course. Join Club Soda for a live programme of online socials, webinars and discussions over the weekend including:
Friday night drinks.
A session on mindfulness, meditation and managing change.
A webinar club soda guide is helping you make the right alcohol-free drinks choices.
A conversation with Katie Elliott from Little Challenges about little changes that can make a big difference to your well-being.
A panel discussion with sober influencers on the upsides of changing your drinking.
Register now and take part on the Sober Weekender.
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