The Year of Grace Program
Change Your Relationship with Alcohol
Now that you have at least thirty days of sobriety, are you ready to gain the insight and understanding of why your drinking got out of control in the first place? Maybe, you’re ready to stop feeling like you’re failing when you have a desire or a craving to drink. I know from experience that you might be afraid that you might go back to your old way of life that is manageable and tolerable only by numbing with alcohol. And, if you’ve found this page you’re probably ready to change your life so that you don’t need to drink to feel complete.
If you are ready to learn how to maintain your life without alcohol, you’re in the right place. Learning about your relationship with alcohol is very important. I can tell you from experience that living life without alcohol is much easier and fulfilling when you have an understanding of how you got here in the first place.
Do any of these sound familiar?
- You’ve been to rehab and/or tried a 12-step program, and it just wasn’t the right fit for you
- You’ve tried to do this on your own, but can’t maintain any substantial length of sobriety
- You’ve relapsed and you feel too ashamed to go back to your meeting/group
- You feel that whatever it is that you’re doing, isn’t enough
Why AA isn’t for everyone
When I started questioning my drinking, I desperately wanted to know that I wasn’t alone. When I first began to notice that my drinking was getting out of control, I needed a support structure, but I didn’t know where to look and I wasn’t ready to admit that I was an alcoholic. If I’d had a coach guiding me I may not have had to hit my rock bottom. But I did.
When I got sober in 2009, my recovery options seemed to be either rehab or AA. I was absolutely devastated and distraught that it had come to that. AA works for many, many people and I’m the first to admit that AA saved my life, but, it’s not for everyone.
If you’re familiar with AA, you know that it is suggested that you get a sponsor. Sponsors are not paid professionals; they benefit personally from the service they give by staying sober themselves. A sponsor’s job is to help their sponsee stay sober by working through the 12 steps and using the program and fellowship to stop addictive behavior. Sponsors have a singleness of purpose – they stick to the steps and traditions. The focus is on cleaning up the past.
Here’s the thing, recovery is not one size fits all. There are many different ways, and programs, to get and stay sober. I’ve learned many tools, ideas and philosophies over the years and I bring everything together to help my clients reduce the suffering caused by alcohol.
My program combines my years of personal experience in AA along with all of the additional tools and practices I’ve learned in my extensive coach training. I bring all of this to the table to challenge and support my clients that want to make lifestyle changes resulting in a better quality of life. Unlike many recovery programs, coaching is future focused not focused on the past.
As a hardworking, professional woman, I have ignored my well-being for decades. Nancy helped me recognize patterns and shift behaviors so that I can live a far healthier life without any guilt of actually taking the time to take care of myself. Nancy is an extraordinary listener who is truly committed to the health and well-being of others. She has an arsenal of practices that can make big differences and offers support permanently creating positive change in your life. Work with her!
A Different Choice
This year long program is designed to educate, enlighten and provide you with the tools that you need for long term sobriety. You may be wondering why this program lasts for an entire year. My experience has taught me that the first year of sobriety is one of the most challenging, because of all the changes that will come up for you. One year is a huge milestone and I want to help build a solid foundation with my clients so that they have every opportunity to succeed.
I bring all of my experience and training to help you understand yourself and how your brain works. You’ll learn why you want to drink, why you like it and how desires are created. Then you’ll learn why it’s so damn hard to quit. What’s going on in our brain? This is not about willpower. You’ll learn tools to unlearn the desire that’s causing the trouble.
Your commitment to this program will give you greater awareness, understanding and focus. This program will increase your self-confidence and your desire to maintain your sobriety. Not only that but you’ll learn to give yourself permission to put you and your sobriety first. As women, sometimes we feel like we don’t deserve to be happy and fulfilled. We have a tendency to put everyone and everything else in our lives first. We think that if we put ourselves first we’re selfish. This is just nothing short of bullshit.
During my first coaching session, Nancy helped me in seeing things from a different lens – I couldn’t believe I learned so much.
Who This Program Is For
This program is for you if:
- You have completed the Say “Enough” to Drinking Program or have maintained at least 30 days of continuous sobriety
- You’re ready to learn more about your relationship with alcohol
- You’re ready to make the commitment to yourself
- You’re ready to grow and discover your truth
- You haven’t had a drink for a while (maybe even quite a while) but your sobriety doesn’t feel solid
- You’re working with a sponsor, but you want to enhance your 12-step work with skilled, professional coaching
Who This Program Isn’t For
This program isn’t for everyone.
Some people aren’t ready to commit to an entire year, and that’s OK. I recognize that, and want you to too. This program probably isn’t right for you if you:
- Don’t have at least 30 days of continuous sobriety (see my 30 day Say “Enough” to Drinking Program)
- Think you can do this by yourself and don’t need anyone to help you
- Aren’t willing to explore what’s behind your drinking
- Are looking for psychological help
- Expect your coach to tell you what to do, relieving you of responsibility of the outcome
Are You Ready for Some Grace?
This year long coaching program has been especially created for women who are ready to make a commitment to themselves and their sobriety, and who want to take a deep look at their relationship with alcohol. My coaching is heart-based, confidential and compassionate, allowing you to discover what is behind your drinking and underlying your thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. I will help you focus on the present and future to support your growth in sobriety. The emphasis is on what you can do today to gain clarity and take action to move towards living a fulfilling life without alcohol.
We’ll talk weekly and we will develop a deep connection and relationship that will give you the support that is so critical, especially during the first year of sobriety. You will experience many different phases, emotions and challenges with the passing of each milestone. I’ll be with you every step of the way. This year will be one of personal growth, perhaps that you’ve never allowed yourself to even consider possible.
This program is designed to help you…
- Begin to rebuild your life without alcohol
- Understand why willpower doesn’t work
- Learn what is behind your drinking
- Make choices that align with your values
- Stay on track and be accountable
- Learn to trust yourself again
- Dig into the thoughts and beliefs that have kept you struggling with alcohol
- Learn new tools to replace old habits and patterns with new ones
- Feel excited about your life
What about relapse?
Relapse isn’t a part of my story, but it is for many people. Getting sober can be difficult and for many women, relapse is part of their recovery. If you relapse while you’re in the program, it’s okay. That’s called being human. This is a shame and judgment free zone. With kindness and compassion, I will help you understand what led to your relapse and how you can avoid it in the future.
Nancy provided coaching during a challenging time in my life. She listened and shared insight to help me gain perspective. Working with Nancy was amazing! I will be forever grateful.
Meet Your Coach
I’m a Certified Wayfinder Life Coach through Martha Beck, Inc. as well as a Certified Mind-Body-Eating Coach through The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Since becoming a coach, I’ve coached many clients, as well as family and friends, helping each of them bring transformational change to their lives.
During my 37 years in the business world, I was continually sought out as a mentor for colleagues and team members. Prior to becoming a Life Coach, I spent 14 years in the kitchen & bath design field and 23 years in the energy industry. The downturn of each led to the other. Both careers helped me develop the many skills of being organized, paying attention to detail, planning, the ability to visualize, and creating strategies that continue to serve me and my clients in my coaching business.
Through the pain of the challenging and life changing events of getting sober and surviving cancer, I became acutely aware that life is short. I recognized my purpose and I started training to become a Life Coach in 2017 when I turned 60.
While I’ve never been one to ask “why me?” the answer certainly would be to use my journey, of over-drinking, getting sober and finding my inner strength to change my life, to help other women, who are suffering, to face their challenges and make the changes they want in their lives.
One weekly 50 minute coaching calls (50 weeks – allowing for vacations & holidays)
We’ll meet once a week by phone or over the computer. We’ll discuss what’s happening with you, what’s getting in your way and where your focus can be shifted. I’ll give you assignments to keep you moving forward.
Emergency telephone and email support
This is perfect for more urgent and in depth questions or concerns that come up between sessions like: What to do when shit happens (and it will), or you have a strong craving to pour yourself a drink, (and you will). You don’t have to feel alone in those moments. I’m here for you.
Resource List –
I’ll send you a list of the books that have been the most helpful to me, and so many others in the recovery community, so that you can have these useful resources at your fingertips.
Price: $4,200 USD
(Payment Plan Available)
I’m here for you when you’re ready…
If you want to explore a different modality for recovery, and are ready to make this commitment to yourself, I invite you to choose you, once and for all. You can’t do this for your boss, your husband, your parents, not even your kids. Why? Because the first time they piss you off, or disappoint you, you’ll want to reach for a drink. Will they benefit from you getting sober? Hell, yes. But you have to do this for you, as if your life depends on it. Because, guess what? It probably does.
You Can Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!
Your Life ~ Your Choice
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