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Top Ten Tips for Sober October

by | Oct 1, 2021 | Advice, Press Release

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Top Ten Tips for Sober October 2021

 London, England, October 1, 2021

  1. Identify internal triggers: Feelings, Thoughts and Emotions, that cause you to drink.
  2. Identify external triggers: (The AA call it, “People, Places and Things”) that cause you to drink.
  3. Use a journal to reflect on Internal/External triggers & plan strategies to cope with them.
  4. Use S.O.B.E.R.: S – Stop: pause whatever you are doing. O – Observe: what is happening in your heart, mind and body? B – Breathe: focus on your breathing to stay present. E – Expand awareness: to your environment. R – Respond: mindfully rather than automatically.
  5. Use Urge Surfing to ride the ‘surf’ of an urge like a wave until it dissolves on the beach.
  6. Structure your day: Don’t skip breakfast and eat a little every three to four hours to avoid hunger pains which can be mistaken for alcohol urges.
  7. Carry a water bottle everywhere and drink at least 1.5 litres a day so you’re never thirsty.
  8. Let your family, friends and work colleagues know for ongoing moral support.
  9. Read a “Quit-Lit” book like Annie Grace’s “The Naked Mind”, Simon Chapple’s “The Sober Survival Guide”, or Mark Holmes’s “Holmes’s Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol”, (below).
  10. Plan an end-of-month reward as an incentive and celebrate your sober success!

The Addiction Help Agency (Aha), www.addictionhelp.agency, have just published, 1st September 2021, their guide to quit drinking with over 300+ alcohol facts in readiness for Sober October 2021, “Holmes’s Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol; The Easy, Mindful and Pain-free Way” for the Price of a Pint ($5.99 E-book) on Amazon.com (here).

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NOTES TO THE EDITORS

For information or questions, please contact:

Mark Holmes

hello@addictionhelp.agency

(+44) 07596335734

www.addictionhelp.agency

YouTube’s Alcohol Quit Guru

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Mark Holmes MA is CEO and Founder of the Addiction Help Agency Ltd., to help others achieve permanent sobriety painlessly without using willpower and without cravings.

Holmes is a former International School Principal and high functioning alcoholic for over thirty years who spent years researching how to stop drinking which led to training as an Alcohol Addiction CBT Therapist and culminated in writing his unique mindfulness method of alcohol cessation in "Holmes's Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol; The Easy, Mindful and Pain-free Way".

Holmes has a Master's degree from UCL, and is a registered CBT Therapist at NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, and abides by their professional standards and ethics.

Holmes offers one-to-one online counselling HERE internationally and face-to-face one-day group seminars HERE in London, UK.

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