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Everybody knows they should drink a bit less, but good intentions are hard to keep. Mindful Drinking shows not only why you should but also how you can, in a way that will change your life forever.

Ever woken up worrying that you said the wrong thing at work drinks the night before? Felt frustrated with yourself for polishing off the entire bottle of wine when you only intended to have one glass? The emotional pull of alcohol is strong, but Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life is here to help us cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol.

Journalist Rosamund Dean combines scientific expertise with practical advice in a game-changing four-step plan: The Problem, The Incentive, The Clean Break and The End Game. Drinking less will improve your mood, your skin and your body as well as reduce stress and anxiety for the long term.

©2017 Rosamund Dean (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Not a scientific review of effective treatments, but never the less, some will find it helpful. Might be particularly useful for women caught up in a social culture of heavy drinking.

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a good listen

well worth listening too. full of good practical ideas that are easy to employ. good luck.

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Be brave, take that first step!

This audio book was easy to listen too & had great tips for anyone that has thought of cutting down their drinking habits or stopping completely.

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worth a listen

The book contains relevant infomation, helpful tips and is an interesting listen. worth a go if you are considering cutting down drinking.

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profoundly simple

simple yet powerful. a easy to use and apply process to regain your power and vitality. thank you

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  • Sheri
  • 09-01-2018

Simple, useful. Glad I took the time to listen.

It's not rocket science. Time for a break from the booze. Here's a simple how-to plan...

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  • Erin
  • 07-06-2021

Helpful not judgey

Finally, someone said out loud how much they are drinking! I’m not alone. This book isn’t full of unobtainable wackiness. It’s real life advice. My whole mindset is changing b/c of this book. With alcohol for sure, but with just a lot of things in life! Get it. Worth a credit. Short and you can re-listen when you need to for a pick me up.

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  • D.R.
  • 24-02-2021

Great tool

It's often difficult to find a book that does not solely focus on abstinence. Although this book would help in that arena too, I appreciate her view on moderation and mindful drinking. She's also great to listen to. I'm looking forward to starting my journey.

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  • Thomas Hughes
  • 21-10-2019

Entertaining and practical advice

Entertaining and packed with practIcal advice.
It's an honest approach to moderating your drinking, while acknowledging some of us may need to cut it out all together.

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  • Kenneth Sundby
  • 23-02-2019

Lovely.

great book, and the author has the most wonderful friendly voice. Will re-listen next week when I start my 28-day break :)

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  • Mark H.
  • 08-01-2018

So relatable!

Listening to this book I could relate to so much of what was being said, the situations faced and the thoughts and feelings associated with those situations. It’s empowering to know I can now deal with those situations in a much different way and the answer isn’t at the bottom of a bottle! Highly recommend this to anyone who knows they need to cut down but don’t quite know how to, just yet! Listen to this book and you will!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-06-2018

Good solid advice

This is a good book to get your head in gear and in the right place when it comes to thinking about drinking. It does make a nice change from all the "cut it out for good and go sober" books. This helps you put in place a realistic way to drinking AND think to cut down.
It's more prosecco & pesto, rather than pints and pork scratchings which may put some off, and there's a lot of meditation, mindfulness talk, but the clue is in the title. Well worth a listen if you're starting to lose control of how much booze you put away in the week, but don't want to quit altogether

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  • Monsieur Adamski
  • 02-03-2020

She was fantastic to listen to

Felt like a best friend was telling me how she improved her life . I hope I have the will power to find and respect my triggers

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  • Ahammond021
  • 04-01-2020

Very insightful listen

Really enjoyed this and certainly not a gender specific book (M36 here).

So much was familiar and the recognition of triggers and tips for managing drinking in excess are fantastic. looking forward to putting them into practice.

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  • kfpt
  • 26-02-2019

Rethink your drinking

Good tips on how to cut down your drinking and think about why you drink in the first place

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-2018

Spectacular!

The most amazing, practical and up-to-date book!
Good vocabulary and very well narrated overall! Well done!

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  • Karen Around The Table
  • 05-05-2021

Refreshing

It is so refreshing to find a book which helps with cutting down, which so many of us want to do, rather than abstinence and it’s a really good manual for that.

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  • Dawn Griffith
  • 23-12-2018

Recognition of the lasers to mindful drinking

I enjoyed this as someone sharing their experience of going sober to recognising how to drink alcohol by being mindful and not mindless. This is not a book about sobriety.

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  • G Marshall
  • 14-01-2018

Well researched, practical advice.

practical advice which was an easy and interesting listen. Well read too. Recommended. I have started to use the guidelines and strategies!

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