96 episodes

Veronica Valli and Chip Somers are experts on recovery. Chip Somers was most recently described by Russell Brand in his book 'Recovery' as a 'right social liability.' Together they have been sober for almost 50 years and have a LOT of stories, messes, experience and occasionally helpful advice to share on living in sobriety. They bring all of that (and more) to the Soberful podcast. This podcast is for anyone who wants to live an alcohol-free life, is struggling to get sober or who is in long-term recovery.

Soberful Veronica Valli & Chip Somers

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    • 4.9, 95 Ratings

Veronica Valli and Chip Somers are experts on recovery. Chip Somers was most recently described by Russell Brand in his book 'Recovery' as a 'right social liability.' Together they have been sober for almost 50 years and have a LOT of stories, messes, experience and occasionally helpful advice to share on living in sobriety. They bring all of that (and more) to the Soberful podcast. This podcast is for anyone who wants to live an alcohol-free life, is struggling to get sober or who is in long-term recovery.

    95: Rebuilding Trust

    95: Rebuilding Trust

    How do you rebuild trust in your relationships after years of drinking? In this episode, Chip and Veronica lay out the steps to take to start rebuilding trust with your loved ones when you get sober.
     
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    • 54 min
    94: Triggers

    94: Triggers

    Today we discuss how to deal with triggers. Triggers are a response to an outside stimulus that results in an automatic action. We have trained our brains to drink, and we have to untrain them. We look at how H.A.L.T.S (Hungry. Angry. Lonely. Tired. Stressed) can affect our sobriety.
     
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    • 43 min
    93: How To Change

    93: How To Change

    How do we change? Chip and Veronica talk about the cycle of change and the 'dance' we go through when we need to change something. We discuss the three phases of change, and how we sabotage ourselves and stay in this cycle until we get to the 'maintenance' phase and the 'change' becomes our normal life.
     
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    • 43 min
    92: 20 Things in 20 Years

    92: 20 Things in 20 Years

    Veronica is celebrating twenty years of sobriety on May 2nd. In this special episode, Chip and Veronica discuss the twenty things she has learned during that time. She is also hosting a party (online) to celebrate (and you are invited).
     
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    • 53 min
    91: Sobriety and Sexuality with Suzanne Goodson

    91: Sobriety and Sexuality with Suzanne Goodson

    An engaging and enlightening conversation with Suzanne Najarian Goodson, who is a sacred and sober sexuality teacher and coach. We discussed the challenges of engaging with our sexuality once we are sober, how to talk to kids about sex and sexuality, and how authenticity in our sexual relationships will transform them.
     
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    • 46 min
    90: Surviving Our Mothers with Elissa Altman

    90: Surviving Our Mothers with Elissa Altman

    Veronica interviews Elissa Altman the author of best-selling memoir Motherland - a memoir of love, loathing and longing'. They discuss what it's like growing up with a difficult parent, how that affected them and led to their drinking. They also talk about that due to the current uncertainty, many people are having to share spaces with family members that can be triggering and difficult.


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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The 4 people you will meet !

I absolutely loved listening, it’s given me insight and equipped me with some techniques to overcome difficult conversations.. I didn’t want the pod cast to end ! Thanks so much x

JDav25 ,

Amazing 👏👏👏

I absolutely love this podcast and it is so helpful on my sober journey. Veronica & Chip are fantastic hosts, so knowledgeable and also hugely entertaining. This podcast is not just an absolute must for everyone who is concerned about their alcohol use but also anyone who wants to live a happier, more fulfilled life.

AnAmericaninDerbyshire ,

Doubly Brilliant

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone seeking deeper knowledge and understanding of addiction and recovery. The hosts, Veronica and Chip, are both experts in their own right. With humor and compassion, they share from their own personal experiences as well as their successful professional careers as psychotherapists. I have learned so much from listening to them and want to send them both a heartfelt thanks for sharing their wisdom and expertise in this terrific free resource.

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