81 episodes

Finding Your Groove Without Booze

Midlife AF Podcast Emma Gilmour

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Finding Your Groove Without Booze

    #80 True AF

    #80 True AF

    I'm joined by my teacher Jay Moon Fields to discuss the transformative journey of embodied self-care. Jay shares insights from over 20 years working somatically to help people develop mindfulness of the mind-body connection. We explore how trauma and suppression impact sensitivity, and how developing skills for feeling feelings can help overcome addiction and conditioning. Learn practical tools Jay has shared with me for setting boundaries, applying knowledge with our whole being, and choosing ourselves each day.Episode Highlights: 


    Understand how trauma and suppression impact the mind-body connection
    Recognise signs of highly sensitive people and develop coping skills beyond numbing
    Start with acknowledging feelings you're resisting rather than avoiding them
    Develop embodied tools to apply what you intellectually understand
    Challenge binary thinking and the idea that there is only one reality
    Learn how somatic coaching can help rebuild self-worth infrastructure

    Episode links & Resources:


    Find out more about Jay at https://jaymoonfields.com/ 
    Follow Jay on Insta at https://www.instagram.com/fieldsofjay/ 
    Learn more about Emma Gilmour at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com
    Follow Emma Gilmour on insta @hoperisingcoaching

    My Upcoming Coached Events & Programs:


    Join Emma's VIP ELITE experience here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/offers/k7AXMNPG 
    Join Emma's Be The Lighthouse membership here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/bethelighthouse 
    Get Emma's NEW Visualisation audio download at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/northstarvisualisation 
    Emma's Awareness worksheets for people wanting to prepare prior to taking a break from drinking or reduce their drinking by being more mindful about what and why they drink https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/awareness-worksheets-opt-in 
    Emma's 5 Day Alcohol Reset for people looking to take a quick reset https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/fivedayreset 
    Join The Self-Paced Great Aussie Alcohol Experiment at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/aae 

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    • 40 min
    #79 Psyched AF

    #79 Psyched AF

    In this episode, child psychologist Leanne Tran discusses her work supporting neurodivergent children and teenagers. She talks about common diagnoses like ADHD and how parents can better understand and help their kids. Leanne also shares about the online courses she's creating to educate parents on how to create supportive structures at home.

    Episode Highlights


    Many parents of neurodivergent kids don't fully understand their child's diagnosis and what it means
    Creating routines, systems and structures at home can help neurodivergent kids feel less overwhelmed
    Leanne is launching online courses to teach parents practical strategies for supporting teenagers with ADHD and other neurodivergences
    Neurodivergent individuals are overrepresented in the prison population, highlighting the need for early intervention and family support

    Episode links & Resources:


    Find out more about Leanne at https://learn.leannetran.com.au/ 
    Find out more about Leanne's 'Supporting Your ADHD Teen' program at https://learn.leannetran.com.au/adhdteens 
    Follow Leanne on Insta at https://www.instagram.com/leannetranpsychology/ 
    Learn more about Emma Gilmour at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com
    Follow Emma Gilmour on insta @hoperisingcoaching

    My Upcoming Coached Events & Programs:


    Join Emma's VIP ELITE experience here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/offers/k7AXMNPG 
    Join Emma's Be The Lighthouse membership here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/bethelighthouse 
    Get Emma's NEW Visualisation audio download at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/northstarvisualisation 
    Emma's Awareness worksheets for people wanting to prepare prior to taking a break from drinking or reduce their drinking by being more mindful about what and why they drink https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/awareness-worksheets-opt-in 
    Emma's 5 Day Alcohol Reset for people looking to take a quick reset https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/fivedayreset 
    Join The Self-Paced Great Aussie Alcohol Experiment at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/aae 

    Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midlife-af-podcast/id1649673705

     

    • 41 min
    #78 Sober AF

    #78 Sober AF

    This week I’m delighted to be welcoming back to the podcast, author Victoria BatStone to discuss her memoir 1000 Wasted Sundays. Vic shares personal stories from her journey navigating midlife without alcohol after years of binge drinking and partying. We discuss the impact of addiction on identity and self-discovery, as well as how trauma and societal pressures influenced our relationships with alcohol from a young age. We also explore how sobriety has helped us gain self-awareness and confidence through therapy, writing, and embracing simple joys in life.Episode Highlights:- How alcoholism affected the Vic’s sense of self and ability to evolve emotionally- The role of trauma, microaggressions, and lack of emotional education in developing unhealthy coping mechanisms a- Insights on addiction, recovery, and gaining clarity through long-term sobriety- Tools for self-care, personal growth, and maintaining "sobriety capital" in the recovery journeyRESOURCES⭐ If you aren’t ready to stop drinking but want to make some positive steps to a healthier relationship or prepare for taking a break with alcohol download my FREE Awareness Worksheets: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/pl/2147565979⭐ If you need a quick reset or you want to get to know me and my methodology a bit more before you take a plunge into a longer program the 5 Day Alcohol Reset Program could be what you are looking for check it out here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/five-day-alcohol-reset-copy-1⭐ Ready to hit the ‘stop’ button in 2024? Here is the link to my new self-paced, start when you are ready Aussie Alcohol Experiment. If you can’t wait until March to join our ‘Live’ version of the Great Aussie Alcohol Experiment then here it is: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/aae⭐ Learn more about Emma at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com⭐ Follow Emma on insta @hoperisingcoaching⭐ Learn more about Victoria at www.drunkmummysobermummy.com⭐ Follow Victoria on insta @drunkmummysobermummy⭐ Victoria’s podcast is called Sober Awkward⭐ Join Victoria’s community at www.cuppa.communityLoved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midlife-af-podcast/id1649673705

    • 35 min
    #77 Busy AF

    #77 Busy AF

    In this episode, I'm discussing how a busy brain is a common reason why many women, especially those who are neurodivergent, use alcohol to cope. I explore where a busy brain comes from and how perfectionism plays a role. 

    Episode Highlights:- A busy brain can present as an overactive mind that replays the day's events and finds faults- Perfectionism, productivity culture, and competition contribute to a busy brain- Neurodivergence and trauma can make one more sensitive to daily "micro-traumas" - Many use alcohol and other coping mechanisms to manage intense emotions and an unbearable modern world- It's important to learn how to be with ourselves in distress without the use of substances

    Episode links & Resources:


    Learn more about Emma Gilmour at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com
    Follow Emma Gilmour on insta @hoperisingcoaching

    My Upcoming Live Coached Events & Programs:


    Join my NEW 'Em G In Your Pocket' coaching program: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/em-g-in-your-pocket **SPACES LIMITED
    Download my FREE awareness worksheets: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/awareness-worksheets-fb 

    Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midlife-af-podcast/id1649673705

    • 56 min
    #76 Free AF

    #76 Free AF

    This week I'm sitting down with my dear friend Sarah Rusbatch to discuss our journeys navigating midlife without alcohol. Sarah shares her personal story of overcoming alcohol addiction and discovering her authentic self through sobriety and self-care. We also discuss the impacts of perimenopause and the importance of prioritising our own needs. Episode Highlights:


    Sarah's journey from gray area drinking to being alcohol-free and personal growth
    Understanding perimenopause symptoms and lifestyle strategies for wellbeing
    Removing alcohol is just the beginning, focus on nurturing yourself holistically
    Discovering your authentic self and purpose beyond societal expectations
    Offering personalised coaching for an alcohol-free Easter

    Episode links & Resources:


    Find out more about Sarah at https://sarahrusbatch.com/ 
    Buy Sarah's book: "Beyond Booze" at https://sarahrusbatch.com/beyond-booze 
    Follow Sarah on Insta at https://www.instagram.com/sarahrusbatch/ 
    Learn more about Emma Gilmour at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com
    Follow Emma Gilmour on insta @hoperisingcoaching

    My Upcoming Live Coached Events & Programs:


    Join my NEW 'Em G In Your Pocket' coaching program: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/em-g-in-your-pocket **SPACES LIMITED
    Download my FREE awareness worksheets: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/awareness-worksheets-fb 

    Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midlife-af-podcast/id1649673705

    • 46 min
    #75 Healing AF

    #75 Healing AF

    In this episode, I sit down with author Ann Dowsett Johnston to discuss the complex relationship between women and alcohol. Ann shares her personal journey with addiction and recovery, and how societal expectations have enabled problematic drinking patterns. We explore the manipulation of big alcohol companies and how perfectionism fuels isolation. Episode Highlights: 


    Alcohol functions as a "steroid" enabling women to manage multiple responsibilities
    Big alcohol targets women through normalisation and health claims not supported by evidence
    Addiction stems from perfectionism, loneliness and the pressure to meet unrealistic standards
    Authenticity and self-care are discovered through sobriety rather than drinking to conform
    Storytelling and connection are powerful ways to break the cycle of shame surrounding alcohol

    Episode links & Resources:


    Find out more about Ann at https://www.anndowsettjohnston.com/ 
    Buy Ann's book: "Drink - the intimate relationship between women and alcohol" at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/drink-ann-dowsett-johnston?variant=32208103505954 
    Follow Ann on Insta at https://www.instagram.com/anndowsettjohnstonofficial/ 
    Learn more about Emma Gilmour at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com
    Follow Emma Gilmour on insta @hoperisingcoaching

    Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/midlife-af-podcast/id1649673705

    • 47 min

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