THE SMALL(ISH) PRINT
Is there any reason I shouldn’t do the course?
You must not stop drinking suddenly if you think you are physically dependent on alcohol. So if you think you might be dependent on alcohol, How to Drink Mindfully AF is not for you. But you might want to consider our other course, How to Drink Mindfully, which covers all the same material but doesn’t require you to stop drinking suddenly.
How to Drink Mindfully AF is not a substitute for medical advice. If you are concerned that you might be physically dependent on alcohol, talk to your doctor. And if you experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms at any point during the course, you must seek medical help.
When will the course start?
You can join How to Drink Mindfully AF at any time. Once your payment has been processed, you will be automatically enrolled in the course. And once you’re enrolled, you can find your course here. We’ll also email you a receipt and a welcome message so you’ll know you’re signed up.
If you can’t log in or you don’t receive any emails from us, please check your spam folder first. And if you still can’t find the email, please get in touch and we’ll look into it.
How does the course work?
All the course materials for How to Drink Mindfully AF are hosted on a secure and private part of our website. The course is divided into 31 days, plus bonus material, and a new day is released for you every 24 hours. You’ll find your mindful drinking diary, weekly self-guided check-in, downloads and videos in the course materials.
What about emails?
You’ll receive a little reminder email each day to let you know that new course material is available for you. To get these emails, you need to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter – we use the same system to send them. You can subscribe when you buy the course or sign up to the email newsletter here.
How do I join the Club Soda Slack?
You’ll find a link to join our private Club Soda Slack once you’ve logged in and begun the course. Joining Slack is simple and easy, and we’ve included comprehensive instructions in the course. If you have any difficulties getting into Slack, do get in touch.
Who’s behind the course?
The short answer? The Club Soda community.
The longer answer? How to Drink Mindfully has been developed by Dru Jaeger, one of the co-founders of Club Soda and the lead author of How to Be a Mindful Drinker. Dru is a writer, researcher, facilitator and coach with more than a decade of experience in healthcare policy. But the course isn’t his work alone. It includes contributions from other members of the Club Soda team, including Laura Willoughby, Club Soda’s founder who quit drinking more than seven years ago. And most importantly, it draws on our research into the experiences of the many Club Soda members who become mindful drinkers. You’ll find their encouraging quotes throughout the course, as well as some of their stories of how they changed their drinking.
Is this course about meditation?
People often confuse mindfulness and meditation. Mindfulness is about paying attention to ourselves and the world around us, and meditation can be a useful tool that can help deepen that awareness. This course will help you increase your awareness of your relationship with alcohol, but it will not teach you to meditate.
While we make every effort to run our programmes as advertised, we reserve the right to change course content, dates, trainers and moderators if necessary. We also reserve the right to suspend any member who does not keep to our Club rules and terms and conditions.