You’re a little worried.
Maybe you’re a lot worried.
Something that used be casual and fun is starting to feel more like an addiction.
Perhaps it’s the glass of wine you sip while you cook dinner that becomes the bottle you finish after the kids go to bed.
It might be the blur of nights out with friends, colleagues, or dates that always seem foggy and tinged with dread (“What did I say? What did I do?”) the next morning.
Drinking is part of your culture and part of your coping mechanism.
Drinking is also becoming a problem.
If you’re honest with yourself, it’s been a problem for a long time. You can’t quite remember what it was like to “just” be you without your drinking habit.
But you’re curious…
What’s possible for you if booze stopped being a key element of your lifestyle?
What would it feel like for you, physically, mentally, and emotionally if you weren’t stuck in this cycle of dependency?
What if sobriety wasn’t about being boring and stressed, but instead was about empowerment and real joy?
Introducing Embodied Sobriety
It’s time for you to change your relationship with drinking, yes, but it is also time to change your relationship with yourself. It’s time to create an opening and shift the way you feel about your body, your relationships, and your potential.
Embodied Sobriety is for you when you’re ready to wake up to all the ways you’re numbing out in life.
Alcohol is our go-to drug of choice (it was mine before I entered recovery in 2007), but our journey to sobriety is about so much more than quitting a single destructive habit.
You are so much more than your addiction.
You are a powerful, potential-filled being
who is here to bring more love and laughter into this world.
And, when you embrace that sobriety is not only possible but pleasurable,
you discover your own immense capacity for self-love.
You find freedom for the first time in a long time.
Hi, I’m Erin Nes and I’m an accidental “Sobriety Expert”
Once upon a time, I was a sales rep for a wine distributor. As I like to say, I never do anything half-assed. I threw myself into my job and within a pretty short span of time, I was great at selling and drinking my own product.
But then I realized I wanted to be good at other things besides all night cabernet tastings.
There are so many reasons to make a change and embrace sobriety. For me, it took the realization that my drinking was putting my new marriage in jeopardy (oh, the fights I used to start - and then forget - when we were newlyweds). And, in an even more intimate way, it was the body shame I felt because of the way drinking had changed the way I looked and felt.
In large part, it was my early experiences with recovery that inspired me to go back to grad school to become a therapist. I realized all the ways that people need to be emotionally supported through the transformation into true, embodied sobriety.
And now that I have a private psychotherapy practice, I realize that women are looking for both one-on-one and group support that allows them to feel truly seen and comfortable, a place that matches their values and goals.
What does the Embodied Sobriety Program look like?
I see individuals and couples in my Bethesda office for therapy related to recovery, relationships, and the quest for true emotional, physical, and spiritual embodiment.
This program is designed to offer women on the sobriety journey a sense of community - something that is so essential for all of us in recovery.
There are two monthly membership options:
Two group meetings + one individual therapy session: $350
Two group meetings: $180
All members will also receive exclusive discounts on my other events and offerings, including Qoya classes. These movement classes involve a lot of dance, a little bit of yoga, and countless ways to connect to the divine energy of the body.
Embodied Sobriety FAQ
Do I already have to be in recovery to join this program?
This program is for women who want to quit or who are struggling to keep alcohol out of their lives. We’re not asking for perfection, but you are asked to come with a real desire to get and stay sober.
This program gives you a chance to tell your stories and sit with your emotions. It also gives you a chance to connect with like-hearted women and get back into your body - the place where the real healing happens.
What do you mean by “sobriety”?
The sober lifestyle I’m advocating for doesn’t mean giving up your friends and fun times and becoming a boring, stay-at-home type who just wants to do crossword puzzles (unless that’s your jam).
Embodied Sobriety is about being fully awake and empowered. It’s about being free of the substances and negative habits that have controlled you for so long. It’s about strengthening the relationships that make you feel good about yourself, body and soul. It’s about finding the strength to change or leave the relationships that hold you back
Embodied Sobriety is about stepping fully into your power and making choices based on your passions and goals. It’s about dancing and laughing your ass off. It’s about finding new healthy ways to tell stress to fuck off.
Is this group just for women?
The Embodied Sobriety Program is designed for women and people who identify as women who want to dedicate themselves to creating a sober lifestyle. I also offer individual therapy to individuals and couples who are struggling with putting together the pieces during recovery.
Why go to a therapist or join the Embodied Sobriety group when there’s AA?
AA has helped countless people over the years. I myself attended meetings during the first years of my sobriety journey. Ultimately, it wasn’t the place for me, but it did open me up to realize all the emotional needs that come up for people struggling with addictions. I became a therapist because of all that I went through and all that I wish I had had available when I stopped drinking back in 2007.
A marriage and family therapist like me can help you:
Create a new family ecosystem that supports your quest for embodied sobriety
Help you uncover and understand patterns of codependency and how they show up for you, your partner, and others close to you
Create a truly safe container where all of your emotions, fears, and shame tinged stories can be discussed and healed
The group is forming now and will launch in early spring 2019.
To sign up, get more information, or set up an individual therapy session so you can start your embodied sobriety journey immediately, contact me today.