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Tired of breaking your promise to go easy on the drinks tonight? You know your nightly habit isn’t great for your health or waistline, but it’s so hard to say no.

Sound familiar? Then you need Rachel. She knows what it’s like to be fed up with your drinking, worried about judgment from others, and turned off by approaches that focus on a higher power instead of brain science.

Learn the exact steps she used to change her relationship with alcohol. Discover how the brain works, the real reason you crave a drink, the key to changing your desire, and how to decide what’s right for you.

Create a life that is fun, spontaneous, relaxing, and, most importantly, pleasurable (no buzz necessary).

For her latest free class, visit linktr.ee/rachelhart or check out rachelhart.com for show notes and more.

Take a Break from Drinking Rachel Hart

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 2.5K Ratings

Tired of breaking your promise to go easy on the drinks tonight? You know your nightly habit isn’t great for your health or waistline, but it’s so hard to say no.

Sound familiar? Then you need Rachel. She knows what it’s like to be fed up with your drinking, worried about judgment from others, and turned off by approaches that focus on a higher power instead of brain science.

Learn the exact steps she used to change her relationship with alcohol. Discover how the brain works, the real reason you crave a drink, the key to changing your desire, and how to decide what’s right for you.

Create a life that is fun, spontaneous, relaxing, and, most importantly, pleasurable (no buzz necessary).

For her latest free class, visit linktr.ee/rachelhart or check out rachelhart.com for show notes and more.

    Caught in a Contradiction

    Caught in a Contradiction

    If you routinely drink too much, should you just stop drinking? What if you keep drinking, even though, deep down, you don’t believe you can moderate? These are fraught questions that often bring up a lot of fear and shame. 
    Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is to approach the question from a different angle. In order to do this, you must explore the contradiction underlying the habit.
    Everyone walks around with contradictions inside them. You say you want to lose weight, but you keep eating junk food. You want to make the most of life, yet you keep wasting hours on your phone. And you want to drink less, yet you keep going back for more. 
    Instead of blaming and shaming yourself, what if the contradiction is the key to change? Perhaps behaviors you view as deeply illogical, make perfect sense. 
    Take the free Drink Archetype quiz to understand your drinking patterns and how to address them effectively: http://drinktype.com
    Discover alternative approaches to drinking less inside our membership program, Take a Break: https://rachelhart.com/tab/
    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/383

    • 11 min
    Interview with Kara Loewentheil on The Brain Gap and Drinking

    Interview with Kara Loewentheil on The Brain Gap and Drinking

    Listen to Rachel’s conversation with Kara Loewentheil, a Master-Certified Life Coach and author of Take Back Your Brain: How a Sexist Society Gets in Your Head and How to Get It Out.
    Together, they discuss some of the hidden reasons why you might reach for a drink when you’re feeling anxious at a party, overworked, afraid of making mistakes, or wanting to avoid disappointing someone.
    Discover why the first step to stopping any behavior that feels compulsive has nothing to do with creating the “perfect” plan to follow. Learn what you should do instead and why it may feel counterintuitive. 
    Take the free Drink Archetype quiz to understand your drinking patterns and how to address them effectively: http://drinktype.com
    Discover alternative approaches to drinking less inside our membership program, Take a Break: https://rachelhart.com/tab/
    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/382

    • 37 min
    What am I waiting for?

    What am I waiting for?

    You want to change your relationship with drinking, but other than listening to the podcast, you’re not doing anything about it. 
    This paralysis, while frustrating, is actually very normal. 
    Explore the three reasons this happens and how they relate to your cravings, your beliefs about failure, and your vision of the future. 
    Discover why your unwillingness to act isn’t illogical but actually an important piece of how the habit works. 
    In this episode, you’ll find a new perspective that will help make it easier to take the plunge and stop waiting around for your drinking to change on its own.
    Take the free Drink Archetype quiz to understand your drinking patterns and how to address them effectively: http://drinktype.com
    Discover alternative approaches to drinking less inside our membership program, Take a Break: https://rachelhart.com/tab/
    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/381

    • 24 min
    Tackling the Excuse, "Who Cares?"

    Tackling the Excuse, "Who Cares?"

    Who cares? How many times have you poured yourself a drink after silently uttering these words to yourself?
    If you’re like most people, the answer is a lot.
    Hidden behind “Who cares?” is a powerful tension that, if revealed, will help you say no to your cravings.
    Tune in and discover why this particular excuse is so good at sabotaging your commitment and what’s actually required in order to successfully change your relationship with alcohol. 
    Do you know your drink type? Take the free Drink Archetype quiz and discover which of the eight drinking patterns applies to you: http://drinktype.com
    Want to feel more in control and have a healthier relationship with alcohol? Join the Take a Break membership: https://rachelhart.com/tab/
    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/380

    • 10 min
    I'll Be Good Tomorrow

    I'll Be Good Tomorrow

    You know the scenario. You promised not to drink tonight… but by 5 o’clock, you’re ready for a drink.
    Or you told yourself you would only have one drink at happy hour, but then your friend suggests another round.
    “I’ll be good tomorrow” is an excuse you’ve probably told yourself many times before.
    Why is it so easy to fall into this trap, even when you have plenty of evidence that tomorrow you’ll wish you had said no?
    Tune in and discover why this excuse is so insidious and the best way to combat it.
    After listening to this episode, you’ll never hear the excuse “I’ll be good tomorrow” the same way again.
    Do you know your drink type? Take the free Drink Archetype quiz and discover which of the eight drinking patterns applies to you: http://drinktype.com
    Want to feel more in control and have a healthier relationship with alcohol? Join the Take a Break membership: https://rachelhart.com/tab/
    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/379

    • 7 min
    Overcoming the 'No Point in Stopping Now' Excuse

    Overcoming the 'No Point in Stopping Now' Excuse

    In this episode, we cover a scenario that may be familiar. You start drinking and then convince yourself to continue because "Why stop now?" This mindset isn't just about alcohol; it can also happen with food and spending. Many of us develop a habit of letting things like an empty glass or a finished package override our feelings of fullness.
    Listen to understand why we make this excuse and how to stop, even after you've begun. Learning to stop is a key step in teaching your brain to manage cravings. Understand why accepting that mistakes are part of the journey and not a sign of failure.
    Take the free Drink Archetype quiz for insights into your drinking habits and effective strategies for change: http://drinktype.com
    Discover alternative approaches to drinking less inside our membership program, Take a Break: https://rachelhart.com/tab/
    Get the full show notes and more information here: https://rachelhart.com/378

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

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Helpful for many issues

I listen to this podcast to better understand and respond to my binge eating issues and I find it very helpful. It’s not just for drinkers!

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So Helpful!

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