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Ep 17: Toolkit '101': Overcoming the Fear of Change
Episode 179th May 2024 • The Big Drink Rethink • Anna Donaghey
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In today’s toolkit episode, Overcoming the Fear of Change, your host Anna Donaghey invites you to start a transformative journey towards a healthier, alcohol-free future. She discusses how changing your ‘drinker’ identity can be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat. Anna also talks about adopting an experimental mindset and focusing on the gains of sobriety rather than the perceived losses. She encourages listeners to make a list of the characteristics they want to change and the person they want to become. Anna concludes with a powerful exercise that helps visualise the potential future one, three and then ten years from now, encouraging listeners to weigh up the outcomes of continuing to drink versus committing to change.

Embrace this opportunity to challenge your assumptions about drinking and uncover what truly lies on the other side of change.

Here are the Highlights:

04:03 Your personal identity can evolve, embrace new opportunities.

07:16 Embrace change with a curious and open mind.

11:15 Resisting change focuses on perceived losses. Motivation is needed.

16:23 Embrace fear and take action for growth.

21:12 Visualisation exercise.

22:45 You are committing to a transformative process.

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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