The Sober Experiment Podcast

Bee Sober

Alex and Lisa have been best friends since Lisa was 11 and Alex was 13 – They drank together for nearly 30 years before ‘experimenting’ with a sober lifestyle that immediately became a permanent fixture. Life as best friends just got interesting……. read less

Season 8 Episode 5 with Jane Sproston
18-03-2023
Season 8 Episode 5 with Jane Sproston
Welcome to season 8 Episode 5 of The Sober Experiment Podcast by Bee Sober where Alex and Lisa chat with Bee Sober Book Club ambassador and sober coach, Jane Sproston. Jane is a 52 year-old Mum of a 7 year old pocket rocket and got sober in 2017 after five years of trying and a long stint “moderating”. Jane previously had a drinking career of some 30 plus years. She survived student days, raving, and the ladette culture only to find herself using alcohol to cope and numb after lots of complicated trauma. Jane’s journey has been full of highs, lows, twists and turns, including a period spent in The Priory, AA, an attempt at moderation, relapse and recovery. Jane is now a qualified person-centred therapist (a journey which took 9 years instead of the usual 4) and a qualified sober coach and also volunteers as a counsellor for a Well woman’s centre. Jane talks about her road to recovery, and how finding Bee Sober and becoming the book club ambassador finally helped her to find the connections she’d been missing. Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join as a member, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/
Season 8 Episode 2 with Vicki Rebecca
04-02-2023
Season 8 Episode 2 with Vicki Rebecca
Welcome to season 8 Episode 2 of The Sober Experiment Podcast by Bee Sober where Alex and Lisa chat with Vicki Rebecca. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses rape in significant detail Vicki Rebecca has run a successful private Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming practice that includes one to one therapy, both in-person and online, classes, retreats, live-in intensives, books and products since 1999. Since 2003 that practice has included retreats all over the world including Egypt, India, Turkey, the sacred sites of Scotland and more. She wrote her first book: ‘The Me I Want To Be: Simple Shifts To Authentic Wellbeing’ initially for the clients and students she’d worked with for over twenty years. It was also a way of pulling all her knowledge together, but most of all she wrote it for those who could not manage to go along to sessions or classes because of cost or distance. It had always been a source of frustration to Vicki that she could not help them too. To make her work accessible to a larger audience she wrote the book and recorded over ten hours of instruction and guided journeys to accompany it. In response to “The Me I Want To Be” when she has opened up during public talks, informal chats, and most especially her own realisation that a huge part of her sadhana IS to share her story, Vicky has now written her autobiography, no holds barred: “Naked Truth: Diary of a Glamour Model” is a time document ranging from 1956 to today. The true story of a young runaway who made her way through the seedy photo booths of Soho of the 1970s into a career as a page three girl and Monroe lookalike. A broken heart left her fluctuating between stardom, drugs and despair and when she hit rock bottom a spiritual experience changed her life. Vicki Rebecca has certainly lived! You can find out more at https://vickirebecca.com/ Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join as a member, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/
Season 7 Episode 4 with Lea Watson Aka Glow Sober
03-12-2022
Season 7 Episode 4 with Lea Watson Aka Glow Sober
Welcome to season 7 of The Sober Experiment Podcast by Bee Sober where Alex and Lisa chat with Lea Watson, founder of Glow Sober. Originally an Instagram page to review alcohol-free drinks and literature, it has now evolved into working with organisations to support their employees by raising awareness of the impact of alcohol. Lea has always had a complicated relationship with alcohol which escalated after the death of her only son, in 2018. She finally became alcohol free on 12 July 2020 and is committed to making profound and lasting change by promoting the positive benefits of sobriety and supporting those that wish to take a more mindful approach to their own alcohol consumption. By working with employers, Lea’s aim is to remove the stigma from having conversations about drinking and encourage a non-judgemental, objective approach to the benefits of reducing one’s alcohol intake. Lea’s son was killed in a road traffic collision when he got into a car with his friend who drunk. He crashed and Jack was left with catastrophic and fatal injuries. Lea works with a charity called Safe Drive Stay Alive and talks to teenagers of driving age about the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Lea has a first-class degree in English, and is also PCET (DTLLS) trained. She also holds an MA in Lifelong Learning. Much of Lea’s working life had been in business development, and product management. She has written and developed many training courses on a variety of subjects and delivered presentations to corporate audiences on a regular basis. She is also a designated Recovery Coach Professional. Lea relocated to Bournemouth from South Gloucestershire in 2021 where she and her partner have bought an old house with a sizeable garden to renovate. She says she can already feel the benefit of coastal living. Lea is a a keen runner and has completed several marathons, including New York. Find Lea here: https://www.facebook.com/glowsober https://www.glowsober.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/glowsober/ Please also check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join as a member, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/
Season 7 Episode 3 with Kate Roe - Ham
19-11-2022
Season 7 Episode 3 with Kate Roe - Ham
Welcome to season 7 of The Sober Experiment Podcast by Bee Sober where Alex and Lisa chat with Kate-Rowe Ham who is a Women’s Health Coach with a special interest in menopause fitness and nutrition. Kate is also the founder of the Owning Your Menopause App. She is passionate about educating women on how to exercise at this time and how movement and diet go hand in hand in playing a fundamental role in managing many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Qualifying as a level 3 Personal Trainer later in life, alongside raising her three children and experiencing her own issues with peri menopause has given Kate a unique insight into how midlife women's needs often fall by the wayside. Kate knows first-hand how hard it can be to regain body confidence especially after children and how many of the symptoms of menopause can leave women feeling overwhelmed, invisible, and anxious. As a trusted expert in her field, Kate has become the ‘go-to’ Personal Trainer known for her specialised approach in making sure women are getting the correct evidence-based information on how to train effectively and nourish their bodies through menopause. She believes that so many women miss out on optimising their midlife and menopause experience due to not understanding how to adapt their lifestyle during this phase. Find out more about Kate: www.owningyourmenopause.com Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join as a member, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/
Season 6 Episode 8 with Sam Phillips
13-08-2022
Season 6 Episode 8 with Sam Phillips
We are back for season six episode eight of our podcast. Alex and Lisa chat with Sam (Aka Dare to dip) about cold water therapy and how it can be a fantastic addition to sobriety and therapy for mental health! Sam struggled with his Mental Health for years, specifically anxiety and depression. The anxiety started in school and Sam had no idea what this feeling was in his chest. He soon learnt that it was not physical pain but a mental one. Later in life, he turned to alcohol and drugs, which soon escalated leading him to go off the rails. This only heightened his anxiety and escalated his feelings of depression. Sam discovered Cold Water Therapy, and decided to train his body with 30 days of cold water showers. And then like everything else he does in life, he wanted to take this to the next level. Sam decided to take a dip in the North Sea every day for a year and is now asking people to support him by joining in or donating to his charity of choice, Anxiety UK! Sam’s Links: https://www.instagram.com/dare_to_dip/ uk.gofundme.com/f/sams-dare-to-dips https://open.spotify.com/show/1wVzWLd0lg15QI0I5nLvWv?si=a6cccc39843f44ab Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/ Nacoa: https://www.nacoa.org.uk/ AA https://aa.org/ Al Anon https://al-anon.org/ Luna Courses: https://www.lunacourses.com/ Use code BEESOBER20 to receive £20 off any course over £50 15% off Nocktail use BEESOBER at checkout https://www.nocktail.com 10% off Noughty AF wine use BEESOBER10 at checkout https://thomsonandscott.com/products/noughty-alcohol-free-sparkling-wine 5% off all AF drinks from The Wise Bartender use BEESOBER5 https://wisebartender.co.uk/?ref=beesober
Season 6 Episode 5 with Barbara Williams
18-06-2022
Season 6 Episode 5 with Barbara Williams
We are back for season six episode five of our podcast. Alex and Lisa chat with Sheffield Ambassador, Barbara Williams, Aka Sober in Colour! This episode is packed with laughter – we just love recording with our ambassadors. And hang on at the end, this one ends twice! Two call her Nanny Barbie, one calls her Mum, one calls her Wifey and some call her Bea. Her relationship with booze - social>binge>grey area drinker literally that quick, it just hit her. Barbara needed to think about this before it became too late, so she did. On 7th February 2021 she decided to ditch the booze and focus on herself and the more important relationships in her life. Find Barbara here: https://www.instagram.com/sober_in_colour/ https://www.beesoberofficial.com/members/ambassadors/barbara-williams/ Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/ Nacoa: https://www.nacoa.org.uk/ AA https://aa.org/ Al Anon https://al-anon.org/ Luna Courses: https://www.lunacourses.com/ Use code BEESOBER20 to receive £20 off any course over £50 15% off Nocktail use BEESOBER at checkout https://www.nocktail.com 10% off Noughty AF wine use BEESOBER10 at checkout https://thomsonandscott.com/products/noughty-alcohol-free-sparkling-wine 5% off all AF drinks from The Wise Bartender use BEESOBER5 https://wisebartender.co.uk/?ref=beesober
Season 6 Episode 4 with Gary Rutherford
04-06-2022
Season 6 Episode 4 with Gary Rutherford
We are back for season six episode four of our podcast. Alex and Lisa chat with Gary Rutherford, founder of ARC Fitness, a Not-For-Profit social enterprise based in the Northwest of Ireland. Gary is a registered Mental Health Nurse, REP's Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer and importantly - has been sober for over 8 years. Gary struggled with alcohol and drug abuse for the better part of 15 years. Getting and staying sober has enabled him to pursue a life of love, purpose and fulfilment and he is fortunate to be able to use those experiences to carry hope for other individuals and families who are actively struggling with addiction. Gary has learning, experience and qualifications in the following areas: Addiction counselling; Motivational Interviewing; Life coaching; Level 3 Personal training; Level 2 Fitness instruction; Counselling and Psychotherapy & Mental Health Nursing. ARC Fitness’ unique approach to tackling the stigma of substance misuse enables individuals and their supporters improve their mental and physical wellbeing through physical activity, professional support, education, and community. ARC links here: Web: www.arcfitness.co.uk Insta: @arcfitnessni Twitter: @ARCFitness2 Facebook: ARC Fitness - Addiction Recovery Coaching YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCfpqxVTOrD1X5H8hx5zQ4pg Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/ Nacoa: https://www.nacoa.org.uk/ AA https://aa.org/ Al Anon https://al-anon.org/ Luna Courses: https://www.lunacourses.com/ Use code BEESOBER20 to receive £20 off any course over £50 15% off Nocktail use BEESOBER at checkout https://www.nocktail.com 10% off Noughty AF wine use BEESOBER10 at checkout https://thomsonandscott.com/products/noughty-alcohol-free-sparkling-wine 5% off all AF drinks from The Wise Bartender use BEESOBER5 https://wisebartender.co.uk/?ref=beesober
Season 6 Episode 3 with Sarah Williamson
21-05-2022
Season 6 Episode 3 with Sarah Williamson
We are back for season six episode three of our podcast. Alex and Lisa chat with Sarah Williamson, a Bee Sober Head Coach and Ambassador for Surrey about sober life, friendships and sober adventures. When Sarah was 41, she made the decision to quit alcohol for a year, she told a few friends that she was going to do it and once she had said it out loud she knew She’d have to see it through or lose face! Sarah started to count down to her start date, still binge drinking and wondering how she was going to pull it off when she realised she was stalling for time, so she quit there and then. Sarah had her last drink – nothing monumental, out with a few friends and no hangover the next day and that was that. No crushing rock bottom – just a feeling of relief about a decision well made. Listen to Sarah’s Podcast here: https://https://drinklesslivebetter.captivate.fm/listen.captivate.fm/listen Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/ Nacoa: https://www.nacoa.org.uk/ AA https://aa.org/ Al Anon https://al-anon.org/ Luna Courses: https://www.lunacourses.com/ Use code BEESOBER20 to receive £20 off any course over £50 15% off Nocktail use BEESOBER at checkout https://www.nocktail.com 10% off Noughty AF wine use BEESOBER10 at checkout https://thomsonandscott.com/products/noughty-alcohol-free-sparkling-wine 5% off all AF drinks from The Wise Bartender use BEESOBER5 https://wisebartender.co.uk/?ref=beesober
Season 6 Episode 2 with Adam Jablin
07-05-2022
Season 6 Episode 2 with Adam Jablin
We are back for season six episode two of our podcast. Alex and Lisa chat with Adam Jablin, a best-selling author, keynote speaker and Transformational Life Coach and Recovery Mentor about getting sober, relationships and spiritual healing. In 2006, Adam got clean and sober, which unleashed many gifts he had hidden inside. During the most successful years of his company, Adam was in the grips of alcoholism and addiction. HE KNOWS WHAT IT'S LIKE BE POWERLESS. His family intervened and Adam's spiritual journey began. While running a multi-million-dollar company, Adam dedicated himself to helping others and showing them the path out of their problems and into the SOLUTION. Later, Adam helped sell that business for 9 figures with his loved ones. NOW he wants to help YOU. Adam's teachings show people THE WAY to become the HERO of their own lives. Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Have a go at The Sober Experiment® (our free gift to you here: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/join-bee-sober/join-the-sober-experiment/) Links for Adam: IG Link: https://www.instagram.com/adamjablin/ Fb Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theheroprojectwithadamjablin Website: https://adamjablin.com/ Book Adam as a Keynote speaker: https://adamjablin.com/speaker/ LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-jablin-9548646/ Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/ Nacoa: https://www.nacoa.org.uk/ AA https://aa.org/ Al Anon https://al-anon.org/ Luna Courses: https://www.lunacourses.com/ Use code BEESOBER20 to receive £20 off any course over £50 15% off Nocktail use BEESOBER at checkout https://www.nocktail.com 10% off Noughty AF wine use
Season 5 Episode 10 with Kim Bellas aka Sober Is The New Cool
05-03-2022
Season 5 Episode 10 with Kim Bellas aka Sober Is The New Cool
On today’s episode we speak to Kim Bellas, aka Sober is the New Cool. In 2013, her 15 -year-old started having seizures. Like most teenagers, he enjoyed going to parties and socializing. A significant aspect of these parties was the consumption of alcohol, and her son was unable to drink due to his seizures. As a mother, it was instinctive to make him happy by assuring him that alcohol wasn't necessary for him to enjoy himself. It IMMEDIATELY dawned on her how hypocritical she was being as she found herself frequently drinking wine. To prove a point to her son, she stopped drinking for 3 months. The time went by quicker than she anticipated, and she decided to remain sober for another 3 months. Following 6 months of sobriety, she found herself happier than she had been in a while. What started as an example for her son became something she decided to commit to for her son and herself. It's now 2022, and she is proud to announce that she has been sober for 8 years. Sobriety has changed her outlook on life for the better and has improved both her physical and mental well-being. Her goal is to demonstrate that a SOBER LIFE is an exhilarating one, and anyone can reap the benefits. You can find Kim here: Sober.is.the.new.cool. / Instagram Sober is the new cool / Facebook Soberisthenewcool.ca / website Please check out our website www.beesoberofficial.com. You can also check out the following link to find out more of what we are up to, you can sign up to our newsletter, join our Facebook group and subscribe to our YouTube channel - linktr.ee/beesober Season 5 is sponsored by Wise Bartender, Visit their website for more information and to purchase your Alcohol Free drinks https://wisebartender.co.uk/?ref=beesober using BEESOBER5 at checkout for your 5% discount. Additional links: Donate to Bee Sober: https://www.beesoberofficial.com/support-us/ Nacoa: https://www.nacoa.org.uk/ AA https://aa.org/ Al Anon https://al-anon.org/ Luna Courses: https://www.lunacourses.com/ Use code BEESOBER20 to receive £20 off any course over £50 15% off Nocktail use BEESOBER at checkout https://www.nocktail.com 10% off Noughty AF wine use BEESOBER10 at checkout https://thomsonandscott.com/products/noughty-alcohol-free-sparkling-wine 5% off all AF drinks from The Wise Bartender use BEESOBER5 https://wisebartender.co.uk/?ref=beesober