There's More to Me Than My Sobriety
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
3h ago
This episode, Kate and Steph talk to Paige about when becoming sober takes over and becomes your main identity. They talk about the importance of connection, especially in early sobriety, as well as how the focus can potentially become addictive, especially when paired with social media. It’s about forging a new life sober, without making your new life only about sobriety. Show Notes Check our Paige's website https://soberandfunky.com/ or follow her on instagram https://www.instagram.com/soberandfunky/ Your thoughts can help shape the future of the show. Take The Sober Effect Podcast Survey. F ..read more
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Why Alcohol Is Never the Solution for Stress
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
1w ago
In today's episode, Kate and Steph talk to Rory about the common believe that alcohol alleviates stress. Despite its widespread reputation as a stress reliever, it can actually heighten stress levels. Join us as we delve into the intricate relationship between stress and alcohol consumption, exploring healthier alternatives for managing the everyday challenges of life. Show Notes Rory Kinsella is a Vedic Meditation teacher and sober coach based in Sydney, Australia. A former hard-drinking musician and journalist, he quit alcohol in 2017 and now helps others change their relationship with alcoh ..read more
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Rethinking Rock Bottom
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
1w ago
Some of us quit drinking because we recognise it’s become a problem for us, but what if others say you didn’t have a problem? And you didn’t even have a rock bottom? Do we need to be in the gutter, or jail, before people accept we have a bad relationship with alcohol? A high bottom is still a bottom. You get to decide when drinking becomes a problem. Nobody else. Show Notes Your thoughts can help shape the future of the show. Take The Sober Effect Podcast Survey. Follow The Sober Effect on Instagram @the_sober_effect_podcast Kate @‌walking_the_straight_line Steph @‌this.is.steph.sober Email th ..read more
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Changing Unwanted Behaviors with Hypnosis
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
2w ago
This episode breaks from our usual format. Kate and Steph talk to Erica, a certified clinical hypnotist. She talks about behaviour change, and in particular, stress behaviours and how hypnosis can help to change unhealthy patterns in your life. She also provides two hypnosis exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home, and listen to again and again. With this in mind, you should not listen to this episode while driving! If you are interested in working with Erica you can find her information in the show notes below. Show Notes Erica McPherson, the Director of Cherry Blossom Hypno ..read more
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How our Younger Years Influence our Drinking
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
1M ago
Childhood pressure often leads to teenage drinking as a means of seeking relief. In this episode, Hilary Phelps candidly shares her own journey, highlighting the pressure to fit in and connect as a teenager, which ultimately led her to lose sight of herself. Now over 16 years sober, she reflects on the non-linear nature of sobriety, emphasizing that challenges still arise. Hilary's story is a reminder that no one is alone on this journey; by supporting each other through the tough times, celebrating the victories, and being our authentic selves, we can navigate sobriety together. Hilary helps ..read more
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The Sober Side of Sex
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
1M ago
This episode, Kate and Steph talk to 'sexpert' Cindi Roberts. Join them as they delve into the much-requested topic of sober sex and intimacy. With 25 years of experience educating men and women about sex, Cindi brings some valuable insights and practical advice to the table. They cover everything from the challenges and benefits of sober sex to tips for improving intimacy without using alcohol as a prelude. They talk about how sobriety can enhance sexual experiences and relationships, offering listeners a new perspective on intimacy that is both empowering and enlightening. Show Notes: Cindi ..read more
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Awakening Minds – Journeys in Consciousness and Sobriety
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
2M ago
In this episode, Kate and Steph take a stroll into the world of consciousness with their guest, Duncan. They discuss what it really means and share tips on how to elevate your awareness and outlook. From the serene practice of meditation to the empowering act of self-love, they leave no piece of quartz unturned. Join them as they laugh, ponder, and even have a few 'a-ha' moments. Show Notes Books discussed in this episode The Untethered Soul by Michale Singer The Mountain is You by Brianna Wiest The Inner Work by Matt and Ash A New Earth and The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle Your thoughts can ..read more
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Building Bonds without Booze
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
3M ago
In this episode, Kate and Steph chat with Amanda about how connections with friends change when you stop drinking. They look at how socializing changes, and how friendships change, fade and improve when one of you decides to quit the booze. Show Notes Your thoughts can help shape the future of the show. Take The Sober Effect Podcast Survey. You can find our guest Amanda on Instagram @rethinkingalcohol Follow The Sober Effect on Instagram @the_sober_effect_podcast Kate @‌walking_the_straight_line Steph @‌this.is.steph.sober Email thesobereffect23@gmail.com Watch The Sober Effect Podcast on YouT ..read more
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Relationships on the Rocks; The Impact of Alcohol and Sobriety on Our Connections
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
3M ago
This episode Kate and Steph talk about how different relationships are affected by drinking and sobriety. Like what happens when you’re in a marriage and only one of you quits? A situation they are both in. And how can friendships change when you stop drinking? These can be some of the hardest situations to navigate when you decide to stop drinking and this frank and honest conversation delves into some of the challenges and also some of the potential ways of dealing with them. Show Notes Your thoughts can help shape the future of the show. Take The Sober Effect Podcast Survey. Follow The Sobe ..read more
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The Hazards of Hiding Your Happy Hour Habits on Your Medical Forms
The Sober Effect
by Kate & Steph
4M ago
This episode Kate and Steph talk to Azure about the dangers of not being honest with your healthcare providers about your alcohol consumption. Show Notes: Your thoughts can help shape the future of the show. Take The Sober Effect Podcast Survey. You can follow our guest Azure on Instagram @sober.chronicles Follow The Sober Effect on Instagram @the_sober_effect_podcast Kate @‌walking_the_straight_line Steph @‌this.is.steph.sober Email thesobereffect23@gmail.com Watch The Sober Effect Podcast on YouTube ..read more
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