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Ep 20: Toolkit '101': Mindful Mastery: The Science & the Know-how
Episode 2030th May 2024 • The Big Drink Rethink • Anna Donaghey
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In this episode of Big Drink Rethink, host Anna Donaghey dives into the world of mindful mastery, exploring the science and know-how behind cultivating self-awareness and emotional literacy to rethink drinking habits. Through personal stories from guests Nick Elston and Sam Williams in previous episodes, Anna emphasises the role of alcohol as a coping mechanism and the importance of understanding one's emotions. She introduces mindfulness and meditation as powerful tools to strengthen the brain, enhance self-control, and promote emotional well-being. Join Anna as she shares practical tips on incorporating mindfulness practices into daily life, offering a fresh perspective on how these techniques can positively impact our relationship with alcohol and ourselves.

Here are the highlights:

03:39 Curiosity, self-exploration, emotional literacy, mindfulness, meditation.

08:07 Alcohol restricts authenticity, hinders emotional connections, mindfulness helps.

12:39 Meditation improves attention, self-control, and brain function.

16:02 Power of Now advocates mindfulness for peace.

19:33 Label thoughts, focus on breathing, and find peace.

23:03 Accept and label your thoughts for self-improvement.

26:11 Attend mindfulness event in Liverpool on June 12.

Link to Mindfulness event:

Tickets for Sober Scribbles – the Creative Writing event in Liverpool on June 12th, hosted by previous guest, Helen Jeffery.

Sober Scribbles tickets

About the host Anna:

Anna is a certified Alcohol Mindset Coach, trained by Annie Grace of This Naked Mind. Drawing on her own journey out of alcohol addiction, she now helps others explore and control their drinking. With a career spanning 25 years as a Strategist in the Advertising industry, she combines her own lived experiences, with great insight into what makes us tick and what influences us to behave the way we do.

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