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Episode #104 - Dry January for the Sober Curious with This Naked Mind Coach Mike Shennan - Part 1

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Drinking is a social concept that we often experience in our day-to-day work, whether it be at a happy hour event after a long day of work or indulging at a live concert over the weekend. Alcohol is all around us, at every party and event, and in every marketing stream we consume.

But what if you’re sober curious?

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Overview of Episode #104 --- 

  • This Naked Mind: Control alcohol, find freedom, discover happiness, and change your life.
  • Steps to take if you've become sober curious and aren't sure where to start. 
  • What it means to be compassionate toward yourself and others who are on this journey. 
  • Quit Lit resources to get you started.

Mike Shennan, a senior coach with This Naked Mind, joins me today to share about his relationship with alcohol and his journey to freedom from alcohol. This Naked Mind approaches sobriety as an experiment as opposed to a rule, providing the flexibility to look inward and learn more about yourself.

This Naked Mind helps people uncover their core beliefs around drinking and provides tools to overcome the obstacles that they may face. They also promote a judgment-free zone surrounding those who have not decided to take the road to freedom from alcohol just yet.

The core component that surrounds This Naked Mind is compassion. In order to move towards becoming alcohol free, you have to be able to ask questions about why you are drinking and have compassion for yourself while you uncover those answers.

For the people in our lives who continue to drink, we must approach them with compassion and understanding that they either don’t have the tools they need or are not ready to embark on their own journey to freedom. 

Tune in to this episode to hear more about the effects that alcohol has on your body, how you can take steps if you are sober curious, and what This Naked Mind offers to support you through it all.

In this episode: 

[01:10] Welcome to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!

[02:47] What is This Naked Mind?

[06:45] Welcome my guest, Mike Shennan, senior coach with This Naked Mind. 

[11:26] What are some of the reasons behind why we drink?

[16:41] Asking questions about why we are drinking is a way to show compassion for ourselves.

[18:13] Viewing the drinking behaviors of others through a lens of compassion. 

[23:19] Transitioning into environments where others are drinking when you’re sober can take some time. 

[26:40] What are the effects of alcohol on the body?

[33:07] Finding the way to freedom with the knowledge you gain with This Naked Mind. 

[35:51] Connecting with others who are in the same stage of their journey as you are. 

[39:00] What is Quit Lit?

[40:08] What does it mean to be Sober Curious? 

[41:38] The Alcohol Experiment with This Naked Mind. 

[46:51] Additional resources for understanding the impact of alcohol in your life.

[48:31] What does it look like to work with a coach from This Naked Mind?

[50:55] Thanks for joining me today for Part 1. Tune into Part 2 for more!

Information Shared in the Podcast:

This Naked Mind Book
Book a Discovery Call with Mike 
This Naked Mind Author Annie Grace - Theory about the unconscious mind. Who am I?
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchin Ruben 
Peloton Sober Squad 
Alcohol Explained by William Porter 
We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen 
Alcohol Lied to Me - New Edition: The Intelligent Escape from Alcohol Addiction by Craig Beck

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