Some 2,189 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drugs Survey 2020 and the study found 49 per cent of females regretted drinking alcohol the night before.
One of those females was journalist Angela Doyle Stuart, who along with Therapist Karen Whelan have just released their new book Sunday Morning Cure “No More Hangxiety.”
This is your must read for 2021. This short, snappy book is the perfect companion for someone who suffers with social anxiety or has a need for social drinking to curb that feeling.
“I could go on live TV, broadcast the news on radio, speak to an audience of hundreds and not feel any nerves or anxiety.
Yet, whenever I walked into a pub or club, or noisy social setting my anxiety would shoot through the roof. I found overtime the only way I could cope with the noise and the fact there were drunk people around me was to join in.
She added “I have lost my parents, sister and baby girl in pregnancy, all traumas. So for me controlled environments – like work, sitting with a friend in the coffee shop were ideal. My little sister was murdered so I was carrying that unimaginable suffering into a setting that basically unsettled me.
So in my head, my only option was to dull the senses to not feel so anxious. Looking back now, knowing all I know, I’d have left the building and loved myself enough to go home and meditate.
However, it’s important to note I didn’t have a dependency on alcohol and that’s why this is more so beneficial for social drinkers. Now my anxiety is no longer an issue because I’ve worked on myself and I’ve zero interest in alcohol as I honestly can’t see its benefits. I have since learned how to calm my anxiety and heal the wounds and triggers through the right methods and I want to share that with you.” Co author Angela Doyle Stuart
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Dr Wayne Dyer.
Karen Whelan is an accredited therapist and her contribution to this book is to bring you behind the veil, so to speak. ” I want to show you the “why’s” that prevent us all from liberating ourselves fully from the negative attachments that cause us more harm than good.
Like the – one too many chocolates, the diet that we will start first thing on a Monday morning only to be repeating the same pattern “I’ll start next Monday”. To overspending, to not starting that fitness regime, to all the things… That if we just stopped doing it, we know we would be happier but instead of allowing ourselves to have this happier path we stay on the path we know.” – Karen Whelan.
The duo had initially written a text heavy book but felt it was more important to condense the book. ” I’m a mother of two boys with a beautiful husband, I’m working, I’m trying to exercise and I’m still trying to fit in some therapeutic reading, ” said Angela. She added ” I love the 30 minute reads available on Amazon as this suits my life. However, Karen and I felt this book needed to be more than that and we opted for a book that would take a little over three hours to read. We felt this allowed the reader enough time in their day to gain some insights, hopefully something positive and then be done. There’s also a suggestion for some journaling towards the end which is optional.
This book is your go to, a reminder for you on how to live your best life minus alcohol. This short, snappy book is aimed at social drinkers and those who suffer with social anxiety. If you have a real dependency on alcohol we advise you to speak with your GP.
The ladies feel very strongly about paying it forward. For that reason they chose Social Anxiety Ireland as the charity connected to their book.
The charity organisation is dedicated to providing information, helpful advice and support for people with SA throughout Ireland. In 2014, SAI established itself as an independent non-profit company founded by Odhran McCarthy whose raison d’être is ultimately to advocate for, conduct research on, and treat the approximately 400,000 estimated to have clinically significant social anxiety in Ireland. SAI was granted its Charity Status in December 2016 by the CRA. SAI is the only entity in the country, outside of the public health system, providing professional and evidence-based psychological treatments
Since 1998, SAI has run 84 CBT groups. Each group comprises c10 people and 14 x three-hour sessions, run over consecutive weeks. In recent years, there have been two programs running concurrently. Overall, approximately 800 individuals have been treated by SAI and, as of December 2020, it has a waiting list of 60 seeking treatment.
With each purchase of our book 1 euro will be donated from each sale to SAI.
Sunday Morning Cure “No More Hangxiety” is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Kindle.