Sober & Social Workshop Exploring your Sobriety – Wednesday 21st October 2020

Sober & Social Workshop Exploring your Sobriety – Wednesday 21st October 2020

Wednesday 21st October 

7:00pm – 8:30pm BST 

Emily will share her story of how and why she got sober. We will then explore our current and previous drinking patterns, why we used to drink/ why we are currently still drinking, how we can take accountability for ourselves and form healthier habits and what commitments to ourselves we can make to stay on track .

We will end the session with group sharing and Q&A. This session will not be recorded as we want everyone to be able to share in privacy and keep it in the room so we can all talk and express ourselves freely. The aim of this workshop is to dive deeper into ourselves and explore our drinking in a safe space. We want you to start living your best sober life and can’t wait to help you get started!

Is this workshop for me? This workshop is for you if…

•Alcohol is effecting your life negatively and you want to stop for a while or the long haul

• You have already stopped drinking but want to stay on track

• You want to explore your drinking habits and triggers

• You are the beginning of exploring sobriety and want to dive a little deeper

What our session will look like;

• Emily’s story – why and how she got sober

• Looking at the advantages and disadvantages of our drinking

• What our drinking patterns look like

• How we feel after we have had a drink

• How we can form healthier habits

• What we can do to stay on track and move forward

• Sharing/Question time

We look forward to welcoming you to our exploring sobriety workshop and helping you dive deeper!

 

The Sober & Social Team

Top Tips for Navigating Friendships

Top Tips for Navigating Friendships

When beginning your sober journey, a noticeable area of change is often in the dynamics of your friendships and relationships. You may need to heal friendships that you have damaged in your drinking days, you may need to ‘come out as sober’ to your friends or you may need to make space for your new sober friends.

Below are our top tips on how to navigate your friendships as your sober self.

1. Be Honest

       We personally found the more honest we were about our sobriety the better our friendships became. We were totally honest with our nearest and dearest as to why we were making this decision and because these people love us they wanted the best for us. You will be surprised how supportive people will be when they know your why. Honesty is definitely the best policy.

2. Suggest Fun Activities

Suggest other ideas away from your usual drinking environments that you would usually hang out in together. Go to an exercise class, meet for brunch, go for a walk and grab coffee. You can still spend together but you just need to change what you would usually do together (AKA getting smashed)

3. Find Sober Pals

This has been one of the most game changing and rewarding things we have done in our sobriety. It means you have a strong network of people that truly understand you, support you and are your sober cheerleaders.

4. Set Boundries

       Make sure you are realistic with your friendships. For example if you are going on a boozy night out and you know everyone will be drinking, manage expectations and let them know you will be attending but not be staying the whole night or if it’s something that is to triggering politely decline and organise a lunch on a future date. Don’t feel like you have to attend everything.

5. Let Them Go

Sometimes people won’t get it and just like life friendships ebb and flow. There will be some people that you may feel disconnected to with your new found sober lifestyle but there will be others you will grow closer to who will be able to better support you. It’s okay to let people go and free up space for you and for new friends to flow in.

Our Top 6 Ready to Drink Cocktails

Our Top 6 Ready to Drink Cocktails

Ready to drink for any occasion even though we know it’s fun to play mixologist there are times where you just need drinks that are easy yet delicious. Perfect for picnics, little get togethers and summer BBQ’s we have listed our top 6 ready to drink cocktails so you can have none of the hassle but all of the fun!

Clean Liquor

https://cleanliquor.com

The development of The Clean Liquor Co. has been a long and personal journey. For these canned cocktail they have skilfully combined fragrant and juniper-packed CleanGin with a wonderfully well balanced and refreshing tonic water and CleanRum which which skilfully combines the sweet caramel notes and cayenne pepper spice of CleanRum with delicious cola. Both these mixed drink that is only 0.5% vol yet crisp and delicious.

Highball

https://www.highballcocktails.com

Highball are husband and wife team Red and Kate Johnson. They were seeking alcohol free alternatives to their favourite cocktails that were delicious, convenient and would be suitable for social occasions and drinking at home. Because they mix alcohol free cocktails for ourselves, they decided to develop a small range of some of their favourites – and called them Highball Cocktails. They come in 6 delicious flavours Cosmopolitan, Gin & Tonic, Ginger Dram, Italian Spritz, Mojito and Pink G&T

Nocktail

https://www.nocktail.com

Nocktail use a stimulating, natural botanical blend of Garden MintKafir Lime, Lemongrass & A Hint Of Chili combined with a delightful Natural Rum Flavour (alcohol-free of course!) to bring these Mojitos to life and help re-create the similar sensations you would expect from a traditional Mojito. The same satisfying flavours, without the dissatisfying mornings.

NOgrini

https://seedlipdrinks.com/uk/

A non-alcoholic twist on the classic Negroni, the NOgroni was born in Seedlip founder Ben Branson’s garage. It debuted at The World’s Best Bar Awards in London in 2017 and has been a popular non-alcoholic listing in some of the best bars around the world ever since. Now Seedlip is bringing the NOgroni into a bottled concept. The NOgroni is a bold & bittersweet contemporary take on a classic cocktail made with a perfectly balanced mix of Seedlip Spice 94, Æcorn Bitter & Æcorn Aromatic.

Served as an aperitif with food or simply enjoyed on its own, the NOgroni is a complex, bitter & citrusy blend with hints of Chinotto Orange, Grapefruit, All Spice & Gentian.

Ish

https://www.ishspirits.com

ISH is the alternative for the mindful drinker. The athlete, the pregnant woman, or the designated driver. It’s for those who can tear up the dance floor sober, and for those who simply want to wake up with a clear head on a Sunday morning. Realizing people craved the same familiar flavors. ISH, was created  we can all still enjoy our favorite cocktails with no- og low-alcohol, for any occasion, and most importantly – without compromise. They have two delicious canned flavours SpritzISH which is truly a bittersweet balanced experience, with flavors reminiscent of long summer evenings and warm nights and GinISH and tonic.

Square Root

https://www.squarerootsoda.com

In 2012 Ed + Robyn started making Square Root Sodas, selling them at their local farmers market.They enlisted the help of a 1920s delivery Tricycle, Elsie, and began peddling them all around town.Since then, they opened up their very own Soda Works in a railway arch in Hackney and demand for the sodas has grown exponentially.With an ever changing range of flavours, Square Root Sodas truly are unique. Ed, Robyn and the team really do strive to get the most out of their ingredients and ensure that every flavour you try is the best it can be! They have their non- alcoholic G&T as well as there non -alcoholic Negroni Spritz.

Membership Launch Party with Morning Gloryville, DJ Fat Tony & Canelo Drinks

Morning Gloryville Sober is My Superpower Rave ft Fat Tony

Sat, 26 September 2020

9am – 1pm BST

Online Event

Morning Gloryville have teamed up with Sober & Social for a rave & online wellness party!

Join us for 4 HOURS of dancing, connection & fun for the whole family! 💃

Our world famous sober morning rave is coming into your living room! Awesome tunes, a whole lotta dancing, live DJs, yoga, wellness, mindfulness, wisdom, connection, playfulness and awesome entertainment for the whole family… 😍

We’re so EXCITED to announce that the incredible DJ Fat Tony will be on the decks bringing us the best tunes, so you’ll be up on your feet in no time!!! 🤩

Join your tribe on Saturday 26th September for our Sober is My Superpower Rave & Online Dance Party! 💖

Tickets and more info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/morning-gloryville-sober-is-my-superpower-rave-ft-fat-tony-tickets-118605270557?aff=web

Emily

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