Recover With Colleen The Next Chapter
Holistic training for mind, body and soul so that you can stop over-drinking without "getting sober."
"It's like boot camp for your brain."
Pursuing happiness instead of sobriety is the only way to feel passionate, purposeful and powerful again. 
It's your turn.
Haven't you waited long enough?

Learn how to regulate your nervous system and reprogram your brain so you can: 
Feel comfortable in your own skin without a drink in your hand...even when life is overwhelming or friends think you're more fun when you're drunk.

Commit to your goals without feeling robbed of “ME” time…even when you’re tempted to say, “screw it, I’ll start over on Monday.”

Stay present, focused and calm instead of letting your ADHD brain constantly run ahead or lag behind….draining your motivation, energy and focus.
Feel confident about who you are –without seeing yourself as a drinker or a non-drinker. Because what you drink is irrelevant.  
How do you ever expect to feel truly powerful if you subscribe to the belief that you can’t control your drinking?
     Y O U  C A N ' T.    
Which is why the biggest mistake you can make when you realize drinking has become a problem is to: 
Identify as an alcoholic 
Commit to a lifetime of abstinence
Believe you are “hard-wired” for addiction
 Alcoholism is not a disease. Over-drinking is a habit. Alcohol does not change your brain. YOU change your brain--with practice. You became a drinker by developing the art and skill of drinking, because you believed: 
Alcohol is a reward/treat/social lubricant.
Alcohol helps you relax and get to sleep.
Staying sober is hard, boring and/or pointless.
Alcohol is not the problem.  Your beliefs about alcohol are the problem.  And the fastest way to solve those problems is to change your beliefs.
You already know that believing something that seems true doesn’t mean it is true.

You’re not actually “getting away” with drinking if YOU are suffering from the consequences.

The bottom line is that your desire to drink is fueled by your beliefs, which come from your brain–not your soul.

Beliefs are learned.
 More importantly, they can be unlearned. 
Truly happy people don't worry about drinking themselves into a stupor.

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to enjoy yourself--with or without alcohol?

You just need to learn how to focus your attention on what makes you happy.
Are you ready to unsubscribe from our cultural obsession with alcohol so you can focus on what makes you feel passionate, proud and powerful?
Here’s what they don’t tell you in other recovery programs:
 The BELIEF that you can’t control yourself, coupled with a lack of coping skills, is what drives over-drinking…NOT the intoxicating effects of alcohol or an "addictive personality." 
People who identify as “sober alcoholics” have a nine times higher risk of binge-drinking.
The ability to self-regulate is greater in people who have overcome addiction, even after decades of heavy drinking (based on measured synaptic density in the prefrontal cortex, 6-12 months into recovery).
Which means you absolutely can learn how to moderate and/or prefer sobriety by retraining your unconscious mind.
When you invest the time and energy to adopt a growth mindset instead of relying on willpower to control your behavior, you’ll be FREE. For life.
Why spend thousands of dollars on rehab or outpatient therapy, or hundreds of hours in AA meetings reinforcing the EXACT BELIEFS that are keeping you stuck?
Instead, just decide how much you want to drink based on what makes you happy.
“I’m hooked on Colleen’s program. I’ve gotten more in the last three weeks than I did in three years of therapy, Best investment I’ve ever made!”-R.K.
“Oh my God. I’ve been to so many programs. This feels like my place. My people. Everything we’re talking about really resonates with me. I’m so grateful to be here. Finally…something different. This is legit!” -D.M.
"On day one, Colleen made me instantly feel as if there was hope. My brain and thoughts had me stuck. The replay of stories from the past had me stuck." -JF
How this program is different…
Science shows that people who believe that changing their drinking habits will lead to greater happiness are easily and permanently able to self-correct.

Do you want to be sober or happy? 
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   Joining The Next Chapter will give you a cutting-edge blend of evidence-based training on:   
How to change your brain (self-directed neuroplasticity)
Your brain is a tool that will be programmed--by you or the default culture around you. Immersing yourself in the mindset you want (and avoiding reinforcement of the mindset you don't want) is HOW you develop new neural pathways. When you choose what you think on purpose, and then act as though it's true, it becomes your new reality. 
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How to regulate your nervous system (polyvagal theory) 
You cannot do efficient mindset work if you're living in a chronic state of stress. You must reconnect with the passionate and powerful version of yourself FIRST and stop thinking that pushing through is the cure for overwhelm. Anxiety does not solve drains your battery FAST. Prioritizing nervous system regulation as your primary responsibility is HOW you get the clarity, focus and energy to achieve your goals.  
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How to expand your perspective (positive psychology)  
Research shows that learning to "zoom out" so you can see the "big picture" reduces intrusive thoughts and negative thinking. And giving yourself full credit for partial wins is the only way to move forward...because dopamine (motivation) is fueled by evidence of progress...not beating yourself up and continually starting over because you're not perfect. 
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How to operate in a growth mindset 
Learn how to recognize the symptoms of having a fixed mindset, which means you're assuming that "the way you are" is carved in stone. People who believe their personality is hard-wired see problems and setbacks as evidence of what is NOT possible for them. People with a growth mindset believe in autonomy and self-determination. Problems and setbacks are reasons to double-down, ask for help, go back to basics and spend more time practicing. Growth mindset is a skill that kindergarteners can learn.
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The Next Chapter will teach you how to reverse-engineer your happiness. There is no agenda. There is no “right” way to drink or not drink.
The only rule you need to follow is your own intuition–you just need to learn how to listen.
 Think about generational healing
the ripple effect…the value to yourself, your family and the world when you finally STOP… 

 Wasting your time worrying about past and future drinking.
 Thinking you can’t control yourself because you lack willpower and integrity.
 Trying to outsmart your subconscious truth with clever new schemes to manipulate your own behavior.
 Continually “starting over” because your all-or-nothing, perfectionistic mindset leaves no room for error.
 Beating yourself up because you think the motivation to DO good will improve if/when you FEEL bad.
  Imagine how your life will change when you’re able to: 
  Say “no” or “yes” when you’re offered a drink because you see it as a choice… instead of having a pity party because you feel deprived and left out…OR waking up full of shame and regret. 
  Connect with the calm, clear and conscious version of yourself that already exists... instead of waiting to be "fixed" because you have to amend for past mistakes and earn everyone’s trust.
  Be at peace with past failures and regret while feeling immense gratitude that you’re not stuck anymore.
  Wake up every morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day…instead of parched, headachy and anxious about how much you drank last night.
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 Have you read the books? Listened to podcasts? Asked google your secret questions?
 “How do I stop drinking?
“Am I an alcoholic?”
“What’s the difference between addiction and dependency?”
Unfortunately, knowing why something is wrong doesn’t make it right.

Stop looking for answers to shitty questions... 
Instead, wouldn’t it be nice to know…"How do I live with purpose and meaning and magic?" 
Reading, listening and googling do not solve problems. But working with a coach can alter the trajectory of your life.

While therapists are trained to help you make sense of the past, coaches are trained to guide you forward. Push you out of that comfort zone…because it ain’t that comfortable anymore.
 Are you ready to escape the insanity? Or do you want to keep going over the reasons why you’re stuck?
Doing this alone is like trying to do hair and make up without a mirror. If you could do this alone, you would be doing it already.

You’re not stuck due to lack of effort . . . or integrity . . . or innate character defects.

You’re stuck for one reason.
Alcohol use disorder is a thinking problem, not a drinking problem. And you can’t think your way out of a thinking problem. 
And my superpower is helping women reverse engineer their thoughts and feelings to align with a greater sense of purpose. So they can be free-–not just from alcohol, but from perfectionism, people-pleasing, chronic overthinking and shame.
 I was a high functioning daily drinker for at least 15 years. I tried willpower, busy-ness, yoga and meditation, and read ALL the self-help books on habit change.

Then I went to AA, only to be indoctrinated by the idea that I had to live in fear of my lifelong disease because something was wrong with my brain.  
Now, my relationship with alcohol is healthy. I enjoy an occasional glass of wine without shame or fear that I’ll lose control. My actions have meaning and I live with intention. I tackle challenges with a sense of self-compassion, realistic expectations, and objectivity.
I am capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. And so are you.
The Next Chapter is your gateway to a higher level of consciousness. Coupling thought work with nervous system regulation is HOW I help you achieve that.
This program is exactly what I needed and didn’t get when I woke up to the reality that, as beautiful as my life was, it also sucked. I was a prisoner–not of addiction, but of my own mind.
My program is a bootcamp for mental health. Get the direction, support, and cutting edge, evidence-based, scientific strategies to immediately start managing your brain so that it’s no longer managing you.
Changing how you think will change who you are. Literally. You will evolve at the biochemical and energetic levels. 
The difference between who I am now and who I was as a drinker is consciousness. I am aware of myself and of my options. I’ve always believed in autonomy and liberation. I just didn't know that my brain was the primary source of my oppression.
It feels super badass to think that you live by your own rules.
But you don’t.
Struggling for control is proof you're not really in control. Subconscious rules are running the show.

My function as your coach will be to teach you how to identify the hidden rules that are holding you hostage.

Because that’s the only way to break them.
I’m a revolutionary... cleverly disguised as a recovery coach.
Are you ready to break your own rules and liberate the passionate, powerful and happy version of you?
Your Path To Transformation
I believe you can do anything you believe is possible. My job is to show you what’s possible and to help you start acting like it’s true. And I’m really good at my job.

Here's what's included.
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12-weeks of biweekly lesson replays from live group coaching sessions (24 total). Listen and learn on your own time.
($2497 value)

LIVE 2-hour monthly workshop/coaching calls (3 total) with Colleen ($297 value)
Lifetime access to training in polyvagal theory for nervous system regulation, self-directed neuroplasticity, neuro linguistic programming, growth mindset, thought models and CBT/DBT tools. ($997 value)
Lifetime access to over 50 hours of specialized instruction on sugar cravings, dopamine, sleep, amino acid supplements, post acute withdrawal syndrome and much more. ($997 value)
3-month membership in Colleen’s Bitch-Free Recovery Zone on Circle to make friends and chat with community members. ($60 value)
Ask Colleen for support via email. ($497 value)
Everything mentioned above PLUS 12-weeks of immersive, high-touch, direct coaching with Colleen ($5997 value)
Two group coaching calls each week with Colleen for guidance, support and accountability.
Weekly office hours for additional, one-on-one support
Small group setting to facilitate connection and friendships (10-15 women per call max)
Email and text support with Colleen
 Worried all that won't be enough to change that stubborn brain of yours...?
Here's how we'll bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
Included with BOTH
Schedule your bonus 1:1 coaching call with Colleen when you fall off the proverbial wagon (or just need your hand held) ($300 value) 
Breathwork with Victoria: attend our monthly group breathwork session (or watch the replay anytime) to reset your nervous system and release emotional pain without having to "figure everything out." ($100 value)
Are you a heavy drinker and worried about withdrawals? Use my signature 10 Days to Spontaneous Sobriety course to manage detox symptoms, sleep and social situations. ($500 value)
Are you feeling stuck about the decision to stop drinking for awhile because you feel a strong attachment to your identity as a drinker? Start with my 5-Hour Change Your Mind masterclass for a step-by-step process to stop thinking of drinking like it's a sport so you can imbibe wisely with the drug we call alcohol. ($300 value)
Lifetime access to Foundations of Emotional Sobriety course…the fast-acting mindset tool you can use again and again to work through painful events, conflict in relationships and big life decisions. ($100 value)
Would you like to schedule an interview with Colleen to discuss if the coaching package is a good fit for you?
Colleen’s approach to this epidemic problem is unlike any I ran across in my quest for answers. She wraps her own experiences into teaching, nursing, mothering (tough and kind when needed) in the perfect combination, counseling and yes coaching. This is a dynamite combination for helping women not only overcome their issues with alcohol but to conquer the underlying causes that have likely been lifelong obstacles.

Her approach and coaching has gotten me completely and totally out of my own way and helped me blossom back into the person I was always meant to be. 

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 -Michele Hobin 
Colleen doesn't focus on the addiction to alcohol - but guides you to search deeper to find and correct the disconnect. In my 5 months of recovery/sobriety, she has taught me how to practice self care and opened a whole new perspective about myself that in my 56 years has been in hibernation. I've tried so many times to quit before--paid for coaching, apps, books, etc...Colleen made this journey about me, not the substance, and I am forever grateful I found her. I highly recommend her program - she's my lifesaver. 
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 -Dani Trulli 
Working with Colleen has been life changing. When I joined her group, I was on my last attempts of “where do I go from here” thoughts. My marriage was extremely unhealthy and I physically felt 20 years older then I was. Just every day living and breathing took all my energy keeping up with the mental chatter of negative fixed mindsets. Colleen on day one made me instantly feel as if there was hope. My brain and thoughts had me stuck. The replay of stories from the past had me stuck. As she refers to, I was living in a junk drawer filled with old tangled computer wires tangled and step by step helping me untangle each wire from the pile
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-Julie Fieger 
Colleen’s approach to coaching me through my recovery was unique and came from a holistic approach. The saying “when the student is ready the teacher will appear “ stands out for me because she really broke down the rationale behind alcohol use disorder. She created a safe space and we were able to uncover the real reasons behind my use, develop healthier coping mechanisms  to life circumstances, and address my much needed self care.
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 -Makini Campbell 
Once you start taking yourself seriously, the only "rule" you have to follow is your own intuition.
Let's talk about money.
WHY do we buy name-brand clothes, nice cars and the best home we can afford to finance? Or splurge on restaurants, travel and pricey facials?

If you're like me, you like having the option to upgrade.

Choice makes you happy.
And having to choose between over-drinking and quitting because you can't control yourself isn't a choice.

It's a hostage negotiation.

Am I right?

Hiring me as your coach and going all in on The Next Chapter is literally how you buy happiness*.
*Assembly required. 🛠️👷🏼‍♀️
Still worried about money? Then let's go there.
When I saw the price tag on my first coaching program, my first thought was, “NOPE…I can't afford this.

Truth was, I just didn't want to spend the money.

But what's money for if not to buy happiness? There can be no return on investment without an actual investment in your mental health.

What's the alternative?
How much will it cost if you:
Lose your job and/or respect of family because you can’t control your drinking? 
Spend another decade of your life repeating the same mistakes? 
Have to pay legal fees or health expenses to cover drinking-related problems?
Waste your one precious life because you're trapped in stupid habits that don't even make you happy?
Imagine yourself at the end of your life . . . Will the cost of this program be the barrier to everything you deserved but didn't get? . . . Or the best money you ever spent?
Are you ready to invest in the quality of your life?
The Next Chapter
Core Principles

Show up for yourself and your group. Practice being the person you want to become.

 Transformation isn't magic. It's a process that takes a lot of work. 

Perfection isn't actually attractive. Vulnerability is the source to connection--not just to others but to yourself.

Be honest, even when it isn't pretty. Trust the process.
The reason you feel neglected, overwhelmed and exhausted is because you are. Taking care of unmet needs--physical, emotional and spiritual-- expands your bandwidth and restores your energy and passion for life.
Habits are automated, subconscious processes. "Bad" habits lead to negative experiences (even if they feel good in the moment). "Good" habits have positive results (even if they are hard). There's only one way to find out what works best for you. Mindfulness takes the brain off autopilot and gives you the space to FEEL your truth.

Awareness is the SKILL of knowing the difference between fact and fiction  (aka the stories you are telling yourself). Learn how to challenge ANY belief and reprogram your brain with intuitive truths that align with your values and best interest.
Suppressing emotions generates anxiety, depression and self-defeating coping habits. Learn how to consciously manage your feelings so they aren't subconsciously managing you.
If you want to change the story of who you are...
Change your tribe.
 "I didn't think it was possible for women in my lineage to quit drinking...I decided that needed to stop with me. Not only did I quit, but my whole perspective of self-care has completely shifted with TNC." 
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