Shaky in your sobriety?
Sober but you want more?
Sober but feeling stuck and uninspired?
Tired of going back to day 1 again and again?
Ready to deepen your recovery but you don’t know how?
Trying to cope with life’s difficulties but not very successfully?
You’ve stopped drinking—or you want to—because you can’t stand who you become when you drink. Or because you can’t stand who you become (or how you feel) the day after you drink.
You are starting to see through alcohol’s lies. And you’re eager for a better sober life.
Soberful Life is a purposeful alcohol-free program and community where you get online access to the resources, knowledge, connections, and support you need to stop drinking and “cross the bridge” into an amazing sober life.
Soberful Life is an ongoing membership program. We show up for each other day after day and continue to add workshops, masterclasses, coaching sessions, recovery groups, and more every month.
JOIN TODAY. CANCEL ANYTIME.
“The Soberful Life group has reenergized my recovery and given me new tools and a new perspective! I can’t believe how much I’ve gotten out of only a month of membership. Having Veronica to guide us and share her expertise, while also bringing in amazing experts to help with other topics, all in a space where I feel safe to share with other women dedicated to their recovery… is priceless.”
There are many paths to sobriety. And many ways to live a thriving soberful life. Here is what a soberful life might look like for you:
Getting sober—and staying sober.
Managing your emotions more effectively.
Finding sober friends who understand you.
Doing work that fulfils you—and excelling at it.
Feeling healthier than you have in a long time.
Getting free of the fixed mindset you picked up in childhood.
Developing habits and thought patterns that help you to grow.
Waking up every morning clear-headed and ready to take on your day.
Managing crisis successfully without falling apart or going back to drinking.
“I don’t always have the time in my schedule to go to a meeting, or to go to therapy, but at any moment of the day, I can come on to Soberful Life for Veronica’s [and Chip’s] wisdom and to talk with people who are sharing my experiences. It’s like the best 12-step meeting AND therapy TOGETHER anytime I want it.”
For a fraction of the cost of a night out on the town every month, you get access to workshops, expert masterclasses, online recovery groups, and ongoing support from renowned alcohol recovery experts Veronica Valli and Chip Somers—and a community of like-minded people just like you who are dedicated to living a sober life.
We do a minimum of 2 to 3 workshops each month, often adding BONUS workshops as we go.
We hold frequent sober support meetings where we all “meet up” online. These are always hosted by qualified addiction professionals.
We invite an expert to do a masterclass every month.
We have added MULTIPLE live support meetings throughout the week to give people extra support during this critical worldwide coronavirus crisis.
Our intuitive eating coach, registered nurse Tiffany Thoen gives an intuitive eating coaching session every month.
You get access to dozens of archived workshops and training videos on all sorts of topics to help you successfully manage the many issues that you’ll encounter throughout your recovery.
PLUS—you’ll take this journey alongside like-minded people in various stages of recovery, sharing their stories, offering their insights, and asking for support when they need it, just like you.
If confidentiality in an online program is a concern to you, we recently moved the program to the perfect online home that allows you to create an anonymous profile so that you can feel 100% comfortable being YOU.
And you don’t have to join a Facebook group to participate.
You get all this for the price of a couple of bottles of wine every month. And you can cancel anytime.
Boundaries – Learn how to use boundaries to keep you safe and sober.
Relationships in Recovery – Discover how to improve your relationships and to navigate the difficult ones.
Emotional Regulation – Manage difficult emotions in sobriety and understand why they arise.
Great Big Sober Secret – Never feel like you are ‘missing out’ because you are sober.
Relapse Prevention – Know how to see it coming and take the right steps to avoid it.
Rebuilding Trust – Learn how to repair relationships that alcohol has damaged.
Cross Addiction – Discover what to do when you become addicted to other things apart from alcohol.
Vulnerability and Trust – Heal and grow by doing the internal work.
Plus so much more!
“I am a very private person, and find it hard to discuss my drinking with anyone face to face. I have not been able to speak up at AA meetings so this is perfect for me. I live in a rural area so meetings are not as readily available when I feel like drinking.”
—Soberful Life member
Getting sober is an inside job. And while we won’t tell you that it’s easy, we WILL tell you that it’s so much easier than continuing to drink.
You don’t actually have a drinking problem. Instead, you have been using drinking to help “solve” problems that drinking only worsens.
And to get to the bottom of all of this, you have to show up, look inside, and get to the heart of what’s really going on.
That’s what it takes. And the good news is that everything you need to get sober is on the inside.
You have what it takes.
“I joined Soberful Life with a buzzing head, where I did not know how to move forward. I had been sober 16 months at that point. The workshops, Q&As, and comments have helped me to develop a path forward, by looking at emotions, fears, actions, and goals.
Small steps at the moment as it can be uncomfortable, but with the guidance and support on here, I feel I am moving forward now and have been able to ease the buzzing head. I feel empowered with the tools, advice, and insights Veronica and Chip share.”
You are having trouble staying sober.
You feel like you can’t get past the struggle of early sobriety (even if you’ve been sober for a while).
You haven’t reached that amazing sober life everyone keeps talking about even though you have stopped drinking.
You are bored with your sobriety.
You’re struggling in relationships.
You’re having trouble finding or connecting with new friends.
Your emotions are all over the place.
You feel stuck, overwhelmed, afraid, and want support.
You have substituted one addiction for another (food, exercise, sex, etc.).
Your sobriety is going pretty well but you feel like something is missing.
“Today marks 3 years of sobriety for me! I found the Soberful Life group about a year ago and it has helped me grow so much into a truly soberFUL life. At the time I was happy to be sober but knew there was more I was missing, and I found it in this group.
All of the workshops, shared experiences, and encouragement have helped me stretch and grow into a fuller, brighter sober life. I’ve connected with people and I really appreciate the recovery groups and support and feedback I’ve received.
I can’t believe the amount of value we receive, it’s like having a sober coach to walk us through all of these different topics and challenges that you don’t think about but we all experience.
I’m so grateful to have found Soberful Life during my own sober journey!”
“I’m in my third year of sobriety and Soberful Life has been critical to my journey.
A huge amount of content: workshops, Q&As, regular guest speakers, and the ability to interact live with Veronica and Chip in online group recovery meetings.
It’s absolutely incredible value. A month’s membership for what I used to spend on a bottle of wine.
Veronica and Chip understand the struggle because they’ve been there. They are both in long-term recovery and both extremely experienced as they have worked for decades in the recovery field.
Long(er) term sobriety is about so much more than quitting drinking, it’s a complete mindset change, and Veronica and Chip will (gently) get you there.”
Veronica Valli is a psychotherapist, recovery coach, level two EFT (emotional freedom technique) practitioner, MASC life coach, author of books Why You Drink and How to Stop and Get Sober Get Free, and cohost of the Soberful Podcast. She has been in recovery for 19 years and has been working as a recovery coach and therapist for 18 years.
Veronica passionately believes that anyone can recover from alcohol if they are given the right tools and support. She has personally helped thousands of women transform their lives. Veronica believes that alcohol is only a symptom of a deeper underlying problem, and that to recover, thrive and become the women we are truly meant to be, we need to embrace the process of change.
Now based in the USA, she works with women all over the world through her online programs, Facebook groups and one-on-one or group coaching. Veronica is married and lives on Long Island with her husband and two sons.
Chip Somers is a successful psychotherapist with a practice in Harley Street, London. He has run several rehabilitation centres throughout his 33-year career. He deals with people who have tried to sort themselves out but need that extra bit of input to help them get better and get through the mess they are in.
Chip has been instrumental in many people's recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. In particular, Russell Brand dedicates a whole chapter to Chip in his new book Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped. Chip is married with two adult children. He has been continuously sober since 1985.
Hi, I'm Coach Tiffany. I have been a registered nurse for 12 years.
Unfortunately, in my quest for health, I found more and more restrictive diets. While I was no longer dieting for weight loss as I had done off and on since age 12, I was still restricting. The combination of life long dis-ordered eating and the restrictive "healthy" dieting, really started to mess with my head. I would eat perfectly for awhile and then binge. I would then feel that there was something wrong with me and go into a shame spiral (which only made things worse). I had no idea what was actually happening. That it was the severe restriction that was the problem, not me. Fortunately, I found Intuitive Eating....a way to heal my relationship with food.
After healing my own relationship with food, I started noticing how much of a challenge it was for my clients and the women (and some of the men) in my life. I saw them wasting so much of their precious mental and emotional energy trying to control food and their bodies. I decided I needed to do more. I became certified in Intuitive Eating so I could help others heal.
Tamara has helped hundreds of people recover from active addiction as a Licensed Addictions Counselor and International Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She uses her own recovery as well as her clinical skills and education to lead the path in stigma reduction, raise community awareness, and educate businesses. She helps businesses change company policy and build a better business by meeting the needs of their employees. She has opened and maintained the development of two addiction treatment programs in the past five years. Currently she is a treatment consultant with the Indiana Center for Recovery and Haven Behavioral Health as well as the community manager of Soberful Life.
"Celebrating 8 Months Today!
The early days of sobriety were easier than I expected. But then I realized being sober was about a lot more than "not drinking."
I am so glad to be here, taking the next step in my recovery. Working on processing emotions, letting go of codependency, and balance. I am looking forward to learning to cope with all of the things that kept me drinking for 10 years. The workshops this week have been great!
I am heading on to 9 months and looking forward to accomplishing my first year."
—Soberful Life member
"Yesterday, I hit one year sober! I honestly can hardly believe I have made it this far. My daughters are so proud of me, which makes it all worthwhile.
I have been struggling for the past few days, wondering why I am doing this, wishing I didn't have to do this, missing drinking, etc. But I now realise that I get these 'down times' occasionally, and I just have to wait for it to pass. And it does, always! I am now feeling more hopeful and generally happier.
This [group] has been a wonderful support."
—Soberful Life member
“If it’s possible to truly “enjoy” a site such as this—this is the one! I have felt welcomed from day one. I don’t visit as often as I should, but when I do, I feel welcomed, not judged, and like I fit in.”
How do I know this will work for me?
If you’re here, you know that what you have been doing until now isn’t working. You need the right tools and support to make it happen. When you have a solid plan combined with the knowledge of what to expect, then you have a much better chance of success. We use our experience to give you the knowledge and skills—it’s up to you to do the work.
What if I’m still drinking?
That’s okay. Some people in Soberful Life have been sober for years, some for less, and some are working to get sober. We offer support to people at all stages of alcohol recovery.
I’m sober. I’m doing pretty well. Is this program for me?
The truth is, we all have struggles. Even if alcohol is no longer a thought in your mind, it’s likely that there are areas in your life that you still struggle with. The real work in alcohol recovery has to do with all the underlying issues we face on a day-to-day basis. If you think that your life could be even better with some new skills and a fresh perspective, then Soberful Life will not disappoint. You can always give it a try for a month or two.
Do I get access to Soberful Life right away?
Yes, as soon as you pay, you gain access to the full program.
For how long do I get access to the program?
Soberful Life is a monthly online recovery program. As long as you maintain your subscription, you will have access.
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
Yes, you can.
Do I have to do AA to be a member of Soberful Life?
We don't necessarily adhere to or advise against these steps. We leave the choice of support up to you. We have seen people do very well in AA, but we have seen people get support other ways as well.
I don’t use Facebook. Can I still participate?
We have moved the Soberful Life Program to a new platform that allows us to create posts just like in Facebook, as well as to host all the videos and training materials in one place.
Do I have to reveal my real name when I create a profile?
Soberful Life is a robust, interactive program that allows you to participate as little or as much as you like. If you prefer to keep your communications confidential, you can create an anonymous profile.
I am drinking more than a couple of drinks every day. Anything I should know?
If you are drinking heavily, you are at risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms that need to be monitored by a healthcare professional. We are not licensed, health professionals. The information in this program is for educational purposes only and is not meant to replace any advice from a healthcare professional. Please consult your health care professional before you plan to give up alcohol.