Freedom From Alcohol

It's possible.

And it's incredible.

See for yourself.

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I’m Wendy McCallum, This Naked Mind Certified Coach. I found freedom from alcohol, and I can help you do the same.

I’m so glad you found me.
Let me guess, you’re here because:
  • You’re a little too eager for that drink at the end of the day.
  • What used to be one glass is now two or three.
  • You're drinking more often & enjoying it less.
  • You’re questioning if you're drinking too much.
  • You’re tired of waking up with regret.
  • You make rules for yourself about drinking.
    Like: "I won’t drink until the weekend."
    Or: "I’ll only have one drink with dinner."
  • You start every morning hell-bent on following them...
    and end every night with a promise to try harder tomorrow.
  • You’re SO tired of thinking about drinking.
I get it. I've been there. 
I'm guessing you're a lot like me:
  • You’re a smart, successful person.
  • You don't identify as an alcoholic.
  • In fact, by all objective standards, you’ve got a pretty great life.
  • You try to take good care of yourself in other areas like healthy eating & exercise, and the irony of your drinking habit is not lost on you. 
  • You want to change your relationship with alcohol, but you just can’t imagine a life without it.
  • You’ve googled “healthy drinking guidelines” &/or “how to moderate” more than once.
  • Every article you read that suggests a "health benefit to drinking" leads to a quiet sigh of relief.
  • The fact that you can’t get this under control is driving you nuts.
I know what you’re thinking  -- remember, I was there too:
  • I need to hit “rock-bottom” before I give up drinking. I’m not there yet.
  • My friends drink as much as me, and they seem fine, so I must be too.
  • I have no willpower. I should be able to get a handle on this myself.
  • I need alcohol to cope, relax, sleep, and have fun.
  • I’m going to be white-knuckling my way through sobriety.
  • This will suck.
  • I can never drink again.
  • I have to be an “alcoholic” to stop drinking.
  • I'm not an “alcoholic”, so this isn’t a problem worth fixing.
  • If I am an “alcoholic”, I need to join AA, and that's not for me.
Am I close?
Here's the REAL truth:
Alcohol's been lying to you, and so has everyone else.
  • This is not your fault: alcohol is an addictive substance.
  • You're not weak, and you’re definitely NOT alone.
  • You're probably not an "alcoholic" -- you might be a "gray area" drinker like I was.
  • Either way, it's irrelevant, because alcohol is taking more than it's giving.
  • You can AVOID rock-bottom.
  • Life can be SO much better than this.

    You don’t need alcohol to cope, relax, sleep, or have fun.
    In fact, when you’re alcohol-free, you’ll sleep like a baby.
    Your anxiety will decrease, you’ll cope better, and you’ll have more fun. (For real.)
    You don't need to miss out on anything -- your daily joy will actually skyrocket.
 
I'm not done! Here's the best news of all: 
You don't need to commit to an alcohol-free life forever.
Yup, you read that right.
A mindful break can change EVERYTHING.
 

WHAT COACHING WITH ME WILL GIVE YOU:

  • An understanding of how you got here (hint: it’s NOT your fault!);
  • The science-backed truth to shift your views 180º on what alcohol is doing for you;
  • The personal & expert support to make alcohol truly small & irrelevant in your life; 
  • The mindset you need to take it or leave it with confidence;
  • The life tools & strategies to claim & navigate your new freedom with ease;
  • A set of healthy coping mechanisms to replace alcohol;
  • A taste of what "alcohol-free" living feels like for you (it's not "one-size-fits-all"!), and
  • The option to embrace that for as long as you like!

My private coaching and group coaching programs are designed to give you all of this. 

Whether you've been down this road before or are taking your very first step, I'll meet you where you are, and we'll go from there. If you need support for longer than the program, we can keep it going, don't worry.

I'll be by your side until you've made alcohol truly small & irrelevant in your life.

It's not about trying "harder", you've done that.

Over and over.

It's about trying "different" -- and I can show you how to make alcohol truly irrelevant in your life.

(By the way, if you want to read my personal alcohol story, you can find it here - I think you'll see we have a few things in common!)

Ready to talk? No pressure, let's just get to know each other a little and see if we're a good fit!

(All coaching - private and group - is done online through video sessions - wherever you live, we can work together!)

GET STARTED NOW WITH A FREE, CONFIDENTIAL 30 MINUTE CALL.

This Naked Mind Institute & My Certification

In addition to my training in and 10+ years of experience with burnout & balance coaching, I have undergone rigorous, specialized coach training that allows me use the ground-breaking TNMI methodology and science-based approach to making alcohol truly small & irrelevant in your life.

If you aren't familiar with Annie Grace and her books (start with 'This Naked Mind'!), her unique approach is an absolute game-changer. 

It's based in freedom (not deprivation), grace (not judgment or shame), and transforming whole lives (not just physical habits).

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"I found Wendy at a time in my life when I felt completely stuck, and I was convinced that I was failing miserably in every aspect of my being from motherhood, to my professional career to my personal relationships with friends and family. Mostly, I felt that I had lost “me” and that my light had faded. Wendy’s non-judgmental, supportive approach created a safe space for me to explore why I was feeling so stuck, and she gave me the tools I needed at exactly the right time to help me find me again. Wendy shed light on the fact that alcohol was my greatest barrier to living my best life, and she helped me to see that it really wasn’t a wonderful love affair between me and the red wine after all. I am forever grateful to Wendy for giving me the support that I needed to get un-stuck."

- P.G.
1:1 Coaching Client

That Time I was a Guest on Annie Grace's Podcast (Bestselling author & CEO of This Naked Mind)

My Alcohol Story

That Time I Got to Interview Annie Grace, Author and CEO of This Naked Mind, On My Podcast!

Alcohol and Women's Burnout with Annie Grace

That Time I Guest Co-Hosted on This Naked Mind Podcast: Burnout, Stress & Alcohol

"When I started with Wendy, quitting was not a goal. I wanted to moderate my drinking and Wendy was just fine with that. After examining my personal relationship with alcohol and gaining insight through Wendy's coaching, I started to realize that my beliefs about alcohol and everything I thought it was giving me were not true. Wendy was a pillar for me in guidance and support as to what I “could” accomplish. She has been an amazing coach and has provided me with tools that I didn’t even know existed. I never thought I would be alcohol-free and here I am, enjoying life more then ever AF! "

C. Coish
- 1:1 Coaching Client

"By most accounts I appeared to be living an active, full life raising kids and enjoying early retirement. On the surface most of that was true. But inside I was losing a daily battle with "grey area" drinking. The last few years I had been firmly in the grips of a personal struggle with alcohol. I tried everything to either moderate or eliminate it all together. Nothing worked. I was out of options, miserable and losing hope. The shame and guilt I carried each time I failed were all-consuming and only seemed to fuel the continued failures. I was losing the battle and had to find another way. I finally accepted I could not do this alone and needed help. I started working one-on-one with Wendy and we quickly established a professional relationship where I felt safe to fully examine all parts my past and present life with alcohol. She met me where I was, no judgment whatsoever. Wendy's professional training allowed me to slowly look at the pain behind my drinking. We took the time to break down the stories and beliefs I held for years around alcohol and its role in my life. I had to keep putting my beliefs under a microscope to find the truth. She assured me if I was willing to do the work, sharing openly and honestly and used the tools she suggested I would lead a much better life. It's not always easy but life without alcohol is significantly better. I knew from the outset I had to eliminate alcohol completely- for me there is no workable middle ground. With Wendy's professional support I'm building the foundation to live my alcohol-free life with integrity, honesty, and accountability. I'm grateful I found the courage to reach out and work with Wendy to rebuild my life. "

L.L.
- 1:1 Coaching Client

"I contacted Wendy to help me with my decade-long alcohol addiction.  The program she coached me through has completely changed my life!  The improvements in my confidence, my productivity, my physical and mental health, and most importantly the relationships with my family have truly been the best gift I have ever given myself.  Her one-on-one weekly coaching sessions gave me the tools and accountability I needed to overcome my addiction.   I will be forever grateful to Wendy and would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing that extra push or someone to hold your hand when you feel you can't go it alone. I would encourage you to think of it as an investment in yourself that will pay dividends for years to come.  It was the best money I've ever spent. "

B.W.
- 1:1 Coaching Client

"I started coaching with Wendy this fall and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I was a grey area drinker for years and got to the point where I wanted to change my relationship with alcohol but moderating or trying to quit on my own never worked. I decided it was time to invest in me and I needed a different approach. I wanted the best version of myself for my family and I. Having the personal, individualized support from Wendy was a game-changer for me. Wendy offers a non-judgmental, professional, and effective approach; helping to identify drinking triggers, giving practical tools and advice, and helping to reframe the perspective around alcohol - reducing the cognitive dissonance. Her invaluable insight and encouragement has been a huge reason for my success in becoming AF. I consider Wendy a coach, mentor, and friend. This process has given me so much freedom and empowerment. My anxiety is better, my sleep has improved, I have more energy, and I am present for my family. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner. Wendy is truly a gifted coach- her coaching sessions have been life changing. I highly recommend working with Wendy!"

Jessica
- 1:1 Coaching Client

"I had tried several approaches to decrease and/or cease what I knew in my heart of hearts had become a disordered usage of alcohol. What was at first just one glass grew over time. I felt it calmed me down. Or I was more social. Connected to others. But I knew something was not right. My life, though high-functioning, was lack lustre, with an undercurrent of anxiety that was never truly made better by alcohol. I wanted to find freedom. I knew stopping drinking was a missing link to joy and serenity. But how to get there? When I found Wendy’s Freedom From Alcohol Program I knew this was it! I spoke with her and joined on the spot. Working with Wendy, I never felt pressured or that I was not the one in control of my choice when to stop. It was, for me, a process that happened with not just education but with a strong committed coach who was in my corner and knew exactly what to say and how to assist me. As I worked to be free from alcohol, Wendy encouraged me and I was always met with dignity and grace. I I highly recommend and will continue to work with Wendy to participate in any program that supports me to become my best self."

G. Rose
- 1:1 Coaching Client

"I had read This Naked Mind by Annie Grace and also participated in the 30 Day Alcohol Experiment, but found I needed something more to push me through after those 30 days were done. Wendy was it. When I spoke with Wendy, I felt like I was speaking with someone who knew exactly what I was going through. She made me ask myself the hard questions, which in turn made me realize some hard truths. Wendy helped me break free from alcohol, and all the negativity that it brought to my life. I know with absolute certainty I could not have done this without her. "

M. Miller
- 1:1 Coaching Client