Unwind Without Alcohol with Rebecca E. Williams

The decision to take a break from or eliminate alcohol entirely isn’t just about stopping drinking; it’s about creating a new, alcohol-free life. That can feel like a daunting undertaking. But in her book, Simple Ways to Unwind without Alcohol: 50 Tips to Drink Less and Enjoy More, Rebecca E. Williams, PhD provides a blueprint for how we can take a more holistic approach to life and begin to redesign our habits, pastimes and worklife to feel happy and healthier without alcohol.

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Rebecca E. Williams, PhD, is a psychologist, wellness expert, and award-winning author. She received her bachelor’s degree from Williams College; her master’s degree from Harvard; and her doctorate with a specialization in clinical psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rebecca enjoyed a twenty-year career as a clinic director with the San Diego VA Healthcare System; was an associate clinical professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego; and maintained an active private practice. She is coauthor of two popular books bridging addiction recovery with the power of mindfulness. The Gift of Recovery is a “pocket coach” designed to strengthen recovery. The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction is a go-to guide for understanding the relationship between moods and substance use. The workbook is now in its second edition, and has been translated into multiple languages.

Learn more at mindfulnessworkbook.com.



Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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