Hi, I'm Sarah, a business owner, wife, mum of two and a former Grey Area Drinker.
Before I discovered how to free myself from the grip of alcohol there was NO WAY I could have imagined not drinking. I was stuck in a cycle of on-again off-again drinking, binge drinking, drinking alone and feeling shame, guilt and anxiety almost daily.
I wasn't a wild party girl, I didn't hurt myself (physically) and I was often one of the first to leave events. But I would drink, at almost every occasion and often at home, alone.
As someone with social anxiety, I drank before I went out. I hate small talk so I drank to fit in, I am hypersensitive (HSP) so I drank to numb my senses and to soothe my frazzled nervous system. I drank away my motivation and my potential. I was living in survival mode.
I knew there had to be a different, better way to live.
After the numerous times when I would drink too much (for me) I would be left mentally exhausted, depressed, and often tapped out for days. I'd spent years journaling about it, blaming my depression and anxiety for my low moods, when in fact it was the alcohol that was causing them. It just took me a while to figure that out! In 2019 enough was enough. I hadn’t reached any stereotypical rock bottom moment, but it was bad enough for me.
I wasn't happy with the way my life was going. Aged 46, after losing both my parents, I decided life was too short and precious to waste feeling hungover, angry and disappointed in myself. I was fed up living at a 6/10. I knew life could be better, I knew I could be better and I didn’t want to waste any more time….can you relate?
Risking judgment, shame, and facing the fear of losing everyone I was close to ( drinking was embedded in all my circles) I took a major leap and went into a 2-week in-patient re-hab. It was, at the time I thought, my only option. It was hard and often depressing BUT I was committed.
I left on October 26th 2019 and I haven’t drunk since. I learned how to devalue alcohol and put myself, my values, and my dreams as my priorities. And you can do this too. Change becomes so much easier when you’re running towards something you want, instead of clambering away from disaster. And when you learn what it is that you truly need and value, you become much more discerning about how, and with what, you meet those needs.
No more confusion, no more procrastination, no more self-sabotage.
These days, my life is completely different. I'm fulfilled, congruent, and at peace (most of the time!). I am now dedicated to helping others find the same joy and freedom that I have found since I quit alcohol.
Whether you know exactly what you want long-term or if you just know that life as it stands needs shaking up I can help.
Sarah is truly AMAZING!
I have worked with her over the past months and she has lead me to incredible insights about myself and my world. She has an incredible way to make you feel comfortable and accepted. Her warm voice and laughter made me feel happy and made the learning process fun! Each time I was with her I learned more about myself and was able to reach deep inside to pull out the nuggets of Gold which have lead me to personal growth for a lifetime.
Sheila Moore – Portland, USA.
I was delighted to mentor Sarah and have since invited her to join my P90 program as a coach.
Sarah brings a variety of valuable skills to the team, incorporating both mindset and mindfulness techniques which are integral to the unique and powerful coaching we offer in the P90 program.
Founder P90 and Jameswanwick.com
I was coached by Sarah for 3 months and came away with so much more knowledge and confidence than I can relate. Sarah coaches with a very positive, fun and science based method that encompasses our life as a whole. She is very passionate about being alcohol free and that enthusiasm rubs off. I can’t thank Sarah enough for what I’ve learnt off her and would recommend her coaching to anyone.
Shane 31 yr old tradie – VIC
Sarah is an amazing listener that observes every detail focusing on what is important to you as an individual.
Working with her has provided me with many ideas and thought provoking moments that have allowed me to stop, reassess and make changes to my personal life .
Sarah has a vast range of knowledge and skills that can be applied to many different individuals. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is seeking balance, life purpose, drive and to reignite passion and zest for life.
Joanna Boyd, Business Owner, QLD
I came to Sarah when I was ready to make fundamental changes to my life. I was stuck in a rut and had become too dependent upon alcohol. I knew I wanted to make changes but wasn’t sure how to go about it. With Sarah’s support and encouragement I felt ready to make changes and I actually felt excited to be taking the plunge! I found every session uplifting, reassuring and invigorating. Sarah has the experience, the knowledge and the tools to help, I couldn’t have done it without her. Today I feel so much more energised, more in control and more fulfilled.
Carolyn, Retired Senior Executive, BT, UK
Working with Sarah has been the most joyful and inspiring experience. She has an innate and highly intuitive way of honing in on the root of a problem or challenge, and does so with the utmost empathy, compassion and kindness. We have not only worked through some obstacles that I had thought unworkable, but the progress has been both enlightening and inspiring. I would recommend Sarah to anyone looking for an extremely qualified and effective coach.
Founder of Sister Sister Coaching
During my time working with Sarah, my mindset and perspective changed dramatically. It’s hard to describe what a huge role this played in not only staying alcohol free, but also how much my lifestyle and general outlook changed in turn.
Sarah is not only inherently graceful, generous, empathic and supportive, but she’s also incredibly knowledgeable about the science behind alcohol and habit-forming behaviours, and growing my understanding of this piece was super helpful in staying the course. My mental and physical health has improved tenfold, and I really can’t thank her enough.
Lexi Peters, NSW
Karen P, VIC