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.
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
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.
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