Want to take a break from drinking? Discover How to Drink Mindfully AF

How to Drink Mindfully AF (that’s alcohol-free!) isn’t just a month off drinking. It’s a 31-day course packed with all the information, tools and support you need to help you reset your relationship with alcohol for good.

Whether you want to quit drinking, or you just want to take a break from alcohol right now, How to Drink Mindfully AF is everything you need to kickstart change:

  • Week 1 dives straight into practicalities and planning so you can get your alcohol-free month off to a flying start, including the daily and weekly tools that will help you deal with triggers and cravings and track your progress
  • Week 2 takes a step back to introduce the essentials of mindful drinking, giving you the skills you need to pay attention
  • Week 3 goes deeper, exploring the patterns of your thinking and your motivations for change beyond your month off
  • Week 4 is a chance to consider life beyond your month off booze, including helping you decide whether you want to continue alcohol-free and quit alcohol for good, or moderate your drinking
  • And the final few days prepare you for life beyond How to Drink Mindfully AF, so that – however you’ve decided to change your drinking – you’re ready to put your plans into action.

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Change your drinking in just 31 days. Learn How to Drink Mindfully AF for just £40.

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For just £40, you’ll get:

  • 31 days of thought-provoking and in-depth online learning, personal reflections and practical exercises to support you through your alcohol-free month, and build your skills and confidence to change your drinking in the longer-term
  • Exclusive bonus videos each week featuring conversations with Laura Willoughby (Club Soda founder) and Dru Jaeger (author of How to Be a Mindful Drinker) exploring the course materials in more depth
  • Four downloadable booklets packed with practical advice to help you make plans, pay attention, understand yourself and live with intention
  • An online mindful drinking diary so you can make daily plans, pay attention to your triggers and cravings and track your happiness day-by-day
  • A weekly self-guided check-in so you can track the impact of changing your drinking on your sleep, energy, emotions, relationships and more, and review your intentions for the long-term and build your confidence and commitment
  • Challenges to practise your mindful drinking skills in the real world and the chance to share your experiences with others
  • Connection with other mindful drinkers and members of the Club Soda team through our private Club Soda Slack, including a secure private messaging mobile app so you can keep in touch wherever you are
  • Regular group video chats so you can share your progress, ask questions and get the support you need.

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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 my 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.

And finally…

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.


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