The Bubble Hour S9E15 Cybele Botran

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/04/20/cybele-botran

Cybele Botran of Wide Awake Recovery shares her story of recovery and healing.

Cybele believes that each of us can be our own healers once we get past the judgement, guilt, and shame that hold us back. She teaches transformative practices of self-love, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness to help others find the powers within to let go of unconscious beliefs and embrace joy. Cybele has a free download for listeners interested in learning more about inner-child work: Free e-booklet: Self-Love for Your Inner Child .

Website: www.wideawakerecovery.com 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/wideawakerecovery 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wideawakerecovery

(Pleae note: This conversation includes discussion of adverse childhood experiences including sexual trauma.)

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The Bubble Hour S9E13 Penni Moussa

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/04/06/penni-moussa

Founder of Recovery Buddha and woman in recovery, Penni Moussa is also a Clinical Psychologist, intuitive healer, writer, creative & mother of 3 young adults; the youngest of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. Having travelled a journey which includes recovery from addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma & grief, Penni’s lived experience informs her work as a trauma therapist within the recovery community.

Website: https://www.recoverybuddha.com 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RecoveryBuddha 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryBuddha 

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The Bubble Hour S9E12 Will Black

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/03/29/will-black

Will Black is a young man in recovery who shares his passion for wellness through his expertise in yoga and meditation. Will relates his experiences with using alcohol to alleviate symptoms of social anxiety and depression, only to realize drinking then became a problem of its own. Will is now three years sober and lives life to the fullest while inspiring others to do the same.

https://www.willowenblack.com/

https://www.reddit.com/r/stopdrinking/

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The Bubble Hour S9E10 Ruby Warrington

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/03/16/ruby-warrington

Ruby Warrington is the author of Sober Curious (2018) and The Sober Curious Reset (2020). Her books have given voice to a movement that embraces an alcohol-free lifestyle as a choice, and encourages people to explore their relationship with alcohol proactively.

Ruby shares her personal story and digs deep into some unexpected results in her personal life, like deeper intimacy and greater authenticity. Ruby’s website is www.rubywarrington.com

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The Bubble Hour S9E8 Dr Alice Kerby

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/03/01/dr-alice-kerby

Dr Alice Kerby is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Health Consultant, Holistic Health Practitioner, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. She uses her decades of experience and training  to focus on the stress response from an autonomic nervous system and physiological perspective.

She helps her clients to identify areas where they feel stuck, and provides a well regulated and supportive environment for them to begin gently touching past trauma or overwhelm, and heal these states through presence and awareness of the body in the present moment.

She specializes in working with sober and sober curious women who are seeking additional tools to manage stress, increase a sense of calm, and move forward in creating their lives. 

Dr. Alice’s podcast is Beyond The Pink Cloud.

Learn more at www.kerbymethodconsulting.com 

Watch Dr Alice’s Self Trust Exercise Video

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The Bubble Hour S9E7 Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/02/16/sean-mccann-and-andrea-aragon

Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon co-wrote their story of marriage and recovery in the memoir, “One Good Reason.” 

Séan McCann rose to fame as a founding member of the multimillion-selling folk group Great Big Sea. For two decades they reigned as Canada’s best-loved party band, but all of that performing and partying allowed Séan’s alcoholism to flourish in plain sight as he drank to cope with the long-buried pain of childhood abuse by a trusted family priest—a secret he kept until 2014 when he shared his truth and began using his music and stage presence as a mental health advocate.

“One Good Reason” includes the parallel narrative of Séan’s wife, Andrea Aragon. Her balancing insights give this memoir extraordinary insights into the nuanced and complex effect of addiction on the family.

For more information visit www.seanmccannsings.com

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The Bubble Hour S9 E6 Deb’s Story

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Looking back, Deb can see that she was self-medicating mental health problems with alcohol. When she entered a partial hospitalization program to assess and treat her symptoms of anxiety and depression, it was necessary to address the issue of alcohol use disorder that had developed as a result. 

She describes quitting alcohol as ‘low hanging fruit’ that made way for prescription drugs and therapy to work more effectively. Deb’s diagosis is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), sometimes called ’emotional hypersensitivity.’ She says that with BPD, “every emotion feels like a knife to the chest.”  

(To hear another Bubble Hour interview about BPD, check out “Michelle’s Story” Season 5, Episode 5)

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The Bubble Hour S9E4 Matt Salis

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/01/25/matt-salis

Matt Salis shares his story and insights on recovery. Matt and his wife Sheri have co-authored a book about marriage and recovery, Sober Evolution: Evolve into Sobriety and Recover Your Alcoholic Marriage. They also host a podcast together called UnToxicated.

Visit www.soberevolution.org to learn more about their work, download free resources, and connect to Matt’s blog Sober and Unashamed.

Learn more about their recovery programs SHOUTSobriety and its partner program Echoes of Recovery at www. shoutsobriety.org

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The Bubble Hour S9E3 Nichol’s Story

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/01/18/nichols-story

As a little girl, Nichol was not protected the way a child should be. The abuse she suffered left emotional wounds that she kept hidden from the world. Through her teens and adult years, she leaned on alcohol to cope and, despite a strong work ethic and deep love for her daughters, dependency unfolded. Her pattern was unpredictable and she suffered frightening blackouts frequently.

Then came an experience that changed everything. Nichol woke up one morning caked in blood and did not recognize the disfigured face in the mirror. A drunken fall the night before nearly ended her life, but she summoned her strength to use the experience as a catalyst for change.

Nichol recently celebrate her 50th birthday and a 3 year milestone of sobriety. She shares her story in hopes of taking away some of the stigma and shame others might feel who have been through similar experiences.

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The Bubble Hour S9E2 Shelby John

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/01/11/shelby-john

Getting sober is just the beginning for recovery coach and therapist Shelby John, who believes that we can then go on to reach higher for a more joyful, fulfilling life than we ever imagined. 

Now 18+ years sober, Shelby recognizes that she not only hit a bottom with her addiction but also then hit what she calls a “sober bottom”; a point at which she saw a need to live differently.

Learn more about Shelby at www.shelbyjohncoaching.com and check out her podcast https://confidentsoberwomen.buzzsprout.com. Shelby has created a Facebook group for women in recovery here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/confidentsoberwomen

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