97 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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    • 4.8, 173 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.

    96: When The Worst Thing in the World Happens with AJ Daulerio

    96: When The Worst Thing in the World Happens with AJ Daulerio

    AJ Daulerio was only four months sober when the worst thing in the world happened to him. You may remember it; Hulk Hogan sued him (and won) for $115 million. AJ was the editor of Gawker magazine where he ran a story about Hulk Hogan's sex life. That story destroyed a lot of lives, including AJ's. In this honest and searching interview, Veronica asks him how he got through such a public shaming sober and what happened next.
     
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    • 53 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

littlecat29 ,

Amazing

Please keep it up! This is an excellent tool, thank you for everything

MeganCires ,

Invaluable

This podcast has been such a huge tool in solidifying my sobriety and helping me understand myself and my emotions better. I can’t thank Chip and Veronica enough.

CharlesAtRest ,

Soberful is additive to my recovery.

I observed a five-year sober anniversary in January, 2020. It was about then I started listening to Soberful. The hosts’ recovery status, openness and clinical experience combine to make theirs one of the better recovery podcasts. This comes through in their topic selection and renditions.

I encourage people, recovery or no, to give this a listen as I am satisfied they are revealing some hard and essential truths about healthy living. That’s helpful regardless of your status vis mood-altering substances and behaviors.

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