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Being sober isn’t about simply giving up alcohol.

It’s about living life to its fullest. It’s about becoming the person you are meant to be.

At Soberful, we show you how to adopt a sober mindset so that you can achieve sustainable, emotional sobriety.

We help you shed the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Soberful offers online sobriety programs, group coaching, resources, and training to help you get sober—and stay sober.

Does this sound familiar?

We tend to think that alcohol will help us to have fun, create excitement, connect with others and belong, or to relax.

But it’s a total lie. We end up miserable, full of regret, at odds with the people we’re closest to, and more stressed and anxious than ever.

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You probably already know...

...that you would feel better—and that life itself would get better—if you stopped drinking.

And you may have already stopped.

But then you get STUCK.

Sometimes you get stuck trying to stop drinking. And sometimes you get stuck after you get sober.

Maybe you’re already sober, but...

...you’re riding the roller coaster of emotions that usually comes after you stop drinking (which is likely why your drinking became a problem in the first place).

...the relationships in your life are strained and you’re having trouble setting good boundaries.

...you thought that everything would get better once you stopped drinking, but it didn’t.

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Or maybe you want to get sober, but...

...you’re afraid your life will become boring and you’ll lose all your friends.

...you think you need alcohol to be social.

...you can’t stop going back to day one.

Or maybe you just want to moderate your drinking, but...

...you’ve tried that so many times that you’re beginning to wonder if it’s even possible.

Yet you keep giving in when you tell yourself, “I’ll just have one.” (It’s NEVER just one.)

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Sober Mindset

Would you love to have a structured environment with plenty of guidance, feedback, and accountability to ensure you’re making the right steps to change your beliefs—and staying on track? We are running a 6-month Sober Mindset Immersion that begins Wednesday, March 22, and ends September 8.

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Meet the Experts

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Hi. I'm veronica Valli,

SOBERFUL’S FOUNDER.

I have been a leader and pioneer in the field of alcohol recovery for almost two decades. As a former clinical psychotherapist and with 20 years of sobriety, I bring a unique personal and professional perspective to my work.

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I have been a leader and pioneer in the field of alcohol recovery for almost two decades. As a former clinical psychotherapist and with 20 years of sobriety, I bring a unique personal and professional perspective to my work.

I know what you’ve been through because I’ve been there too. And I know how to help you come through it because of my vast experience working with people just like you.

MY STORY

When I first started drinking, it was fun. I felt like I finally belonged in my own skin. Like I had the keys to this exciting new world. It’s like how you feel when you take your first couple of drinks. Fun. Relaxed. Happy. Interesting to others.

Funny how the blackouts, arguments, embarrassments, fatigue, and sometimes dangerous behaviors—and terrible hangovers—are muted by the glow of those first few drinks and the promises they make to us.

Eventually, I was drinking to numb the intense fear and panic I experienced yet didn’t have the tools to handle. “I’m not an alcoholic,” I told myself as I drank at 8:30 AM to get through class at university without panic. “Alcoholics actually enjoy drinking. I’m doing this because I have to.”

The things I told myself to convince myself that I needed to drink—and eventually to use drugs—were unreal. And I believed them every time.

THE GREAT BIG SOBER SECRET

When I finally heard someone describe the inner world of someone with an alcohol problem, I understood with crystal clarity that there was a solution to my problem.

You see, it’s not a drinking problem you have. Drinking is simply a symptom of another underlying problem you’re trying to solve. (Mine was fear and panic attacks.)

I’ve been sober for 20 years. Stopping drinking—and the work I did on myself alongside it—helped me feel like myself again. I now feel whole and purposeful. That’s worth everything to me.

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER

Everyone has a different story about their drinking. Your story is uniquely yours. But what we all have in common is the hope that we can face the difficulties in life, as well as the challenges we’ve experienced in the past, with tools and support that help us get through our days and understand our worth—no matter what we face.

For 12 years I used alcohol to fill a void within me. But for some reason, the void only got bigger despite what alcohol promised me. I got out, and so can you—no matter how big or small your void (or whether you even recognize you have one).

I created Soberful to help you.

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Hi. I'm Chip Somers.

SOBER COACH. PSYCHOTHERAPIST.

I have been on the frontlines of drug and alcohol recovery for over three decades helping people understand that their traumas, big and small, do not define them. I was described by Russell Brand in his book ‘Recovery’ as a "right social liability!"

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Chip Somers is a successful psychotherapist with a practice in Harley Street, London. He has run several rehabilitation centers 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.

Meet the Expert Team

Tamara Kirby 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 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 at Soberful Life.

Tiffany North is an intuitive eating coach and a registered nurse who healed her own relationship with food and then went on to coach clients to do the same. Intuitive eating is not a diet. It is a way of relating to food and your body that supports you and brings back joy, balance, and satisfaction with food. Tiffany leads monthly intuitive coaching sessions inside Soberful Life.

Louise O’Brien joined Soberful in 2018 looking to make sobriety stick after many years of trying to moderate. After signing up for one of Veronica and Chip’s 4-month intensive programs, she found sobriety, and it has changed her life and her career.

Louise is certified to work in an Alcohol and Other Drugs Assessment Role. She is the Operations Manager for Soberful Life and co-hosts the sober support meetings alongside the qualified therapists. Louise offers support and relatable advice from her own recovery journey to bring the true connection to the growing Soberful Life community.

Yulonda Ross is a Licensed and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC and ICADC), and is in the process of becoming an empowerment life coach.

With a Master’s degree in addiction studies and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, she has been in the field of substance abuse for 14 years. Yulonda was called to the field because she lived with someone who had an addiction and has family members still struggling with alcoholism and other addictions.

Leeny Barrett joined Soberful Life two years ago after hearing Veronica speak at a Women for Sobriety conference. She has been in recovery for three years. After attending Veronica’s Sober Mindset training in February 2020, Leeny answered a call to growth and resigned from her position as a program manager in the electronics industry where she has spent most of her career.

Leeny has been a moderator for the Soberful Facebook group and recently took on a new role as Soberful’s Project Manager. Leeny and her husband of 27 years reside on Long Island, NY with their dog and two cats. Leeny enjoys winter getaways in the Pocono Mountains of PA and summers on the Jersey Shore.

Jan Bowen joined Soberful Life at its inception. After balancing raising three children, running a non-profit animal rescue group, and advocating for special needs kids, she is now switching gears to bring her skills to the recovery community.

She is a moderator for the Soberful Facebook group, co-runs the book club inside Soberful Life, and is currently enrolled to be a certified recovery coach. Her favorite pastime is meandering with her dogs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She’s an avid skier, photographer, gardener, reader, and cook—all of which is enjoyed so much more alcohol-free. 

Mimi Devine-Touhey, MSN, FNP, CPC, SRCD is a certified professional life and recovery coach who is passionate about helping women rediscover their life path and recover from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

She is knowledgeable about all avenues of recovery and believes that every individual needs to put together their own patchwork of support. She leverages her 25 years as a family nurse practitioner, supporting and counseling her patients with substance use disorders, food challenges, and chronic disease management.

She has a particular interest in treating women during perimenopause and menopause and spent six years focusing on and treating women with sexual health concerns. She is an EFT (emotional freedom technique) practitioner. Mimi has been in recovery from alcohol addiction for 15 years.

Soberful Core Values We are committed to the journey of living our truth.

Soberful has always been committed to creating safe spaces for all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, or religious belief. All are welcome, and we actively work to make sure Soberful is a safe space for all.

We also recognize that minorities and POC face additional obstacles and barriers to accessing help for a drug or alcohol problem. We continue to work on dismantling these barriers so that all people can have equality in access to help and services.

Chip and I have been committed to anti-racism work our entire careers. This work continues and is ongoing.

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