Episode 4 – Veronica Valli – Recovery Rocks!

Veronica Valli is a best selling author who has worked as a therapist, life coach and recovery advocate for over fifteen years.I have been following Veronica’s blog for some time.  She is a prolific, eloquent writer who has developed a really perceptive understanding of the nature of addiction and recovery through her own experiences, and her work with clients.

As a recovered alcoholic, she has personal experience of what it takes to recover. Veronica struggled with alcoholism through most of her twenties. Never a daily drinker but a binge drinker, she was aware for some time that something was wrong but was unable to define what it was; a chance meeting led to her finally getting help and turning her life around.

At the height of her drink problem, Veronica was unable to go to work without the aid of a drink; her life and confidence were in tatters. She got sober in 2000 at the age of twenty-seven. She now uses this experience to help and inspire others. She fully believes that all alcoholics and addicts can recover if they have access to the right kind of help, and that they can then go on to live life to the full.

She is committed to educating and informing the public on problem drinking and addiction and has appeared regularly on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire as a specialist guest. She has also appeared on the Lorraine Kelly show on ITV, and an ITV programme entitled The Truth About Binge Drinking; she has also appeared in national magazines and publications, discussing recovery from alcoholism.

She is the author of best selling book ‘Why you drink and How to stop,’ and ‘Get Sober, Get Free‘.  Both books are available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Veronica is married with two young sons and is currently working in private practice.

In this episode Veronica talks about Marianne Williamson’s A Course in Miracles

She talks about her Sober Parent website

This is the blog post about ‘alcohol assumption‘ she refers to

You can read a chapter of Veronica’s book, Why you drink and how to stop, here 

Find out about the She Recovers NYC conference

Learn more about the Anonymous People movie

You can find out more about Veronica and her work on her website.

She is on Twitter @veronicavalli and she has a Facebook page

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Esther Nagle
After 20 years of alcohol addiction that she couldn't and wouldn't acknowledge, Esther was forced to face all her demons at once when she had a breakdown. This led her to Yoga Teacher training, where she learned to bring her demons out, to talk to them, to soothe them, forgive them and loosen their grip on her life. On October 12 2014, she decided she never wanted to feel the pain and shame of a hangover again, and, by living the yoga she was taught, she has been sober ever since. She is now a Yoga teacher, recovery mentor, author and host of the Sober Living Rocks podcast

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