MEMBER EVENT: Building Confidence with Sunita Harley – Saturday 22nd May 2021

MEMBER EVENT: Building Confidence with Sunita Harley – Saturday 22nd May 2021

11.00am – 12:00pm BST

Biography

Sunita is a Business, Career and Confidence Coach with over 15 years coaching experience. As well as working with major corporate firms, she’s worked with Nike, The Body Shop, Vogue, Elle and as a DJ during her diverse career in fashion, music and HR. Sunita also runs Lucky Things @luckythingsblog, an online and events space all about looking after our confidence, careers and wellbeing. Lucky Things, as featured on the BBC, is well known for being inclusive, inspiring and informative. Sunita has enjoyed sobriety for over 4 years and loved conjuring up headache-free mocktails.

Workshop Description

Hear from Sunita, a career and confidence coach who also runs various team workshops for a number of organisations as well as the Lucky Things podcast. With over 15 years of experience in her field, her online space @luckythingsblog is all about looking after your confidence, careers and wellbeing. Changes in restrictions can create a variety of feelings for individuals During this interactive workshop for the Sober & Social community, Sunita will be sharing handy tricks to look.


This is a members-only event, if you are interested in joining, please email membership@soberandsocial.com

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MEMBER EVENT: Pilates with Emily Andrew – Thursday 13th May

MEMBER EVENT: Pilates with Emily Andrew – Thursday 13th May

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM BST

Join us for this 60-minute pilates class with Emily Andrews. This session is the perfect post-work workout to start winding down to the end of the week.  

A bit about Emily..

I’ve been teaching Pilates for over 7 years and have built up a large client base of personal and corporate clients. I run regular classes (currently online) as well as specialised 1-1s & 2-1s for a range of clients who either have specific goals, are recovering from serious accidents or have long term illnesses which require specialist support. The thing that I love about pilates is that its adaptable to you no matter how you feel – it will help you to reconnect, destress and feel great! 

But what is Pilates?

Pilates is a full body exercise method that will help you do everything better. First coined ‘Contrology’ and created by Joseph Pilates as a way to calm the mind and recondition the body back into its optimum state. He used his unique brand of physical activity to rehabilitate injured army recruits and later as a way to prevent common imbalances and injuries in athletes and dancers. Now, due to it’s low impact, effective nature, Pilates can be adapted for all bodies and physical fitness levels which is why you’ll find everyone from Premier League football players to your grandparents getting onto the mat. 

What should I expect?

Expect a mixture between a workout and yoga. This class will be friendly for all levels and we’ll be welcoming anyone who is postnatal. 

What do I need to bring?

An exercise mat, comfy stretchy clothes and some water. 

This is a members-only event, if you are interested in joining, please email membership@soberandsocial.com

Emily

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Sober Socialising After Lockdown

Sober Socialising After Lockdown

Let’s be honest – our social lives have been turned upside down over the past 12 months and the thought of life resuming can feel super daunting. Especially if we have gone sober over lockdown and are yet to flex our sober socialising muscles! The thought of going to a bar, a pub garden, nightclub, festival and summer BBQ’s really can feel quite overwhelming. 

To help you with this, we are sharing our top tips and tricks to help you navigate sober socialising with confidence, ease and excitement!

1. Reframe your perspective

Think of it as an adventure – a chance to explore a new part of you, a chance to make deeper connections and remember conversations, a chance to figure out exactly what YOU like and don’t like. Re-framing this as an exploration of self can really help to take worries and fears of sober socialising into a space of self-enquiry and adventure. 

2. Call ahead

Call the bar ahead of time and make sure they have some AF options. Not only does this take away the worry about somewhere not having something you can drink but it also means it takes away that battle in your head which tells you ‘just have one’. We know where one can lead so make sure you already know what you are going to drink before you get there.

3. Have a power hour

If a situation seems really triggering but you REALLY want to go, set yourself the goal of a power hour. Go for one hour but after this time if you aren’t having a good time or feel triggered give yourself permission to leave. 

4. Be the organiser

Offer to organise the day, night, or afternoon out. This way you could suggest a non-alcohol related activity or make sure wherever you are going has a fabulous AF drinks selection. By doing this, you are helping your friends by taking a task off their hands, whilst making sure it’s somewhere you feel comfortable.

5. Have an exit strategy

Know how you will get home, whether this is knowing where the nearest tube or bus stop is, bringing a local taxi number with you or pre-booking someone to pick you up. Having this in mind really helps take the pressure off thinking you have to stay all night or relying on anyone else. The last thing you want is to be waiting around for a drunken pal who has decided they want to stay out all night. An exit strategy allows you to sober socialise on your own terms.

6. Don’t be afraid to leave

You don’t owe anyone an apology, you don’t need to feel guilty and you certainly don’t need to go into details. If you’re not feeling it, you feel triggered, or everyone keeps repeating the same story…whatever it is, give yourself permission to leave and not feel bad about it.