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Most likely you read something somewhere that I wrote about my own sober journey. Or maybe you heard me on a podcast or saw me on Instagram where I said something that resonated with you. However you ended up right here, I’m glad you did.
I’m going to take some wild guesses that might describe you…
- Somehow your glass of wine at night turned into a bottle or two.
- Your nights out turn into one-too-many or, worse, blacking out.
- You wake up mad at yourself, exhausted and maybe even embarrassed too often as the result of your drinking.
- You’ve tried to moderate and put rules around your alcohol consumption, which have failed, and maybe even miserably.
- You have anxiety and you drink to manage it.
- You’re questioning if you have a drinking problem.
- You KNOW you have a drinking problem but you don’t know how to change it.
- Your life is largely based around social activities and work functions that “require” you to drink, so even if you wanted to quit, you don’t know how you would make it in life without alcohol.
- Being sober sounds boring and you fear you’ll be saying goodbye to having fun if you give up alcohol.
- Calling yourself the A word – Alcoholic – sounds like a nightmare.
- Along with that, going to AA meetings would actually be a nightmare. (They aren’t my jam at all either)
- You’ve tried to stop, and have maybe even gotten some days or months under your belt, only to return to your unhealthy relationship with alcohol because you thought you had it under control.
- Maybe you are already sober but you feel like a lost puppy who keeps saying, “Now what?”
- Drinking isn’t even “fun” anymore, but you can’t seem to stop.
- You have told yourself “I’m never drinking again,” more than once and more than likely a few times in the past few weeks or months. But you keep doing it and can’t figure out why.
Am I close? I’m willing to bet that I’m on the right track. I know these things because I experienced all of them myself.
I get it. This whole sobriety thing is hard and learning how to live without alcohol seems VERY daunting and scary.
Let’s be honest, putting the booze down, explaining it to friends and family, learning how to BE yourself sans substances and actually working through everything under your hood sounds like a HUGE undertaking.
However, on the flipside, you know that staying stuck like you are and continuing down this path that you KNOW in your bones isn’t working anymore leads to a MUCH bigger set of consequences you’ll be up against.
That’s where I come in…
I’m a Certified Recovery Coach with almost a decade of sobriety under my belt from alcohol and cocaine. Not only does my coaching come from an educational training background, but more importantly, it offers a resume full of hands-on experience.
It’s important when you hire a coach, that you find someone who has not only read the books, but who has also actually done the work and can speak from their own experience.
I’ve been in the trenches. I know what it feels like to be in your shoes. To be addicted, exhausted, hopeless and desperate. I know the fears, anxiety and mindset shifts that have to be busted through to be successful in sobriety.
What I bring to the table is that I’ve not only done this work myself, but I’ve also undergone extensive training and coaching as well. My coaching style comes from a place of complete understanding and compassion as we work together to help you kick alcohol once and for all in the service of your highest self.
Together, we will work to help you grow, stretch and experience ah-ha moments that will bring sustainability, freedom and clarity into your perspective around living alcohol-free.
My goal as a coach is to come along side you and give you the tools you need to not only embrace a lifestyle without alcohol or drugs, but to also LOVE it.
Design Your Sobriety™
Get & Stay Sober: A fresh, holistic approach to finding freedom from alcohol. I’ll be working with you 1-on-1 and taking you through a 10-Week Journey into Designing Your Sobriety & creating a life you love. In the 10 Weeks together we will go through a specific process I’ve curated to help you uncover and rediscover who you are and help you live the life you want to, now. The program will consist of an in-depth, deep dive into the following tracks:
Week One & Two: Personal Appraisal
A thorough, honest look at where you are at and how you got here. This is a detailed assessment that will help you identify the root of why you are drinking in the first place and lay the foundation to change it.
Week 3: Understanding Addiction
This week is all about understanding what is actually happening in your brain, body and mind when you put substances into it to help you mindfully choose otherwise.
Week 4: Sweet Surrender
The process of becoming willing to do things differently and walking through all the fears you have around putting the booze down.
Week 5: Awareness & Rewiring
A complete rewiring of your mindset and learning how to shift from reaction into intentional decision making.
Week 6: Developing A Spiritual Practice
Coming into an understanding that all things are working out for your greater good and having a space to (re)connect to your spirit.
Week 7: Self-Care & Love
We will be talking on all things important to your self care tool box including nutrition, exercise, emotional intelligence & healing techniques.
Week 8: The Importance of Connection
“The opposite of addiction is connection.” –Johann Hari, We will be taking a close look at the importance of connecting with others and oneself.
Week 9: Owning Your Truth
This week is all about self-expression, owning your story and making sobriety your lifestyle.
Week 10: Contribution & Living on Purpose
Learn to tap into your dharma and be up to something bigger than yourself.
In order to begin…
Here’s the deal – I want to be uber clear that working with me is both a time and financial commitment. My programs are NOT for dabblers or people who are wishy-washy. I only take on people who are serious about freeing themselves from the chains of addiction.
By working together, I’m giving you access to my blueprint for sobriety, inside access to exactly what has worked for me and I’ll be guiding you through a systemized program that will ultimately be tailored to you no matter where you are in your relationship to alcohol – sober already or trying to be. I’ll be educating you and working with you to help you build your very own path to recovery.
Our sessions will be 1 time per week where we meet for 1 hour to review that week’s track and you’ll be assign pre & post inquiry work. We will go deep and you will need to be hyper-committed, coachable and ready to experience true freedom.
If this is calling to you, let’s set up a discovery session together to identify if 1:1 coaching is a fit for you. If it’s not a fit or I cannot help you, I will straightforwardly tell you and point you in the right direction for your needs.
I’ve spent years in therapy, working with my own coaches, studying and researching all aspects of addiction, diving deep into my own recovery, have multiple certifications and have coached many people into a life of sobriety. All of this work led me to develop a detailed, holistic approach to living an alcohol-free and drug-free lifestyle.
Being sober is SO much more than not drinking or using.
It’s a lifestyle of radical clarity, wellness, self-development and adventure.
I’ll show you the way and give you the tools to live more intentionally, play bigger, vibe higher and create a life you love waking up into every day.
Miracles ARE Brewing…
Carly Benson is a Certified Christian Life Coach through Light University and has participated in Design Your Life with The Handel Group. Carly is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with The Beck Institute, which is great for guiding her clients with anxiety, depression and compulsivness. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and Coaches and has completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Baptiste Institute and is a certified RYT through the Yoga Alliance. Additionally, she has trained with some incredible people such as Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Brene Brown, Brendon Buchard, Gabby Bernstein, and Alexi Panos to name a few.