Do you wonder why drinking alcohol helps you feel relaxed and then leaves you awake at 3am? Or why do you have trouble moderating how much you drink? How is it possible that alcohol is both a depressant and a stimulant? Why does a substance that makes you feel euphoric later leave you feeling so low with anxiety and a hangover? And is it actually true that alcohol is actually good for you in small doses? [spoiler alert: the answer is no] My guest today is William Porter, the author of Alcohol Explained and Alcohol Explained 2: Tools for a Stronger Sobriety. I’m a big fan of his work and the way he breaks down a scientific approach to what happens to the body and mind when you consume alcohol into something that’s easy to understand. For full show notes, head over to www.hellosomedaycoaching.com/59 Want more support, resources and tools to help you go alcohol-free? You can Drink Less + Live More today with The Sobriety Starter Kit. It’s the private, on-demand coaching course you need to break out of the drinking cycle - without white-knuckling it or hating the process. Grab the Free Sober Girls Guide To Quitting Drinking, 30 Tips For Your First 30 Days Connect with Casey Find out more about Casey and her coaching programs, head over to her website, www.hellosomedaycoaching.com Take a screenshot of your favorite episode, post it on your Instagram and tag me @caseymdavidson and tell me your biggest takeaway!
Thanks for tuning into episode 3 of One For The Road.Today I am joined by William Porter, the author of the incredible books Alcohol explained, 1&2.William and I discuss the various types of alcohol addiction, and how each person's actions and behaviours with alcohol vary.William opens up about overcoming his addiction to alcohol, and how his wife eventually gave him an ultimatum. William openly discusses beating his battle with alcohol on his own, and the doorways that opened up for him once he was on the path to sobriety.If you enjoy One For The Road, then click subscribe to be notified for the release of our next episode.You can also connect with me via Instagram @Soberdave https://www.instagram.com/soberdave/or via my website https://davidwilsoncoaching.com/Provided below are links for services offering additional help and advice, and also contacts for William.@Alcoholexplainedhttps://www.instagram.com/alcoholexplained/https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/alcohol-support-serviceshttps://nacoa.org.uk/https://alcoholchange.org.uk/Show producer- Dani Attanasiohttps://www.grownuphustle.com/@TheGrownupHustlePodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/thegrownuphustlepodcast/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
129: William Porter on anxiety & introducing Spirited Eurphoria
Alcohol Free Life - Janey Lee Grace
Janey chats to William Porter author of Alcohol Explained about post lockdown anxiety and how alcohol affect us. We discuss the link between mental health issues and alcohol www.alcoholexplained.com There is a reminder that the Champney's Tring Self care in sobriety retreats still have spaces in June and September check it out here The Sober Club is still open for members and we have some great expert sessions coming up a kombucha workshop, a happiness expert and regular meet ups and coaching sessions For this episode we teamed up with Spirited Euphoria, Janey chats to Anthony and Helene and you can win a luxury tasting box here https://imperfectlynatural.com/win-a-luxury-tasting-box-containing-spirited-euphoria-edis-signature-distilled-endorphin-spirit/ Reach out if you need help, you can follow Janey on social media @janeyleegrace and on fb @happyhealthysober
In this weeks episode Patrick was joined by William Porter, author of the hugely successful and incredibly life changing books; Alcohol Explained & Alcohol Explained 2 William shares the inspiration behind writing his books and also his journey in stopping drinking. They discuss what its like to be a man to stop drinking and some of the cultural and societal beliefs that can get in the way. William shares his expert knowledge of how alcohol and the brain work, and as he says 'knowledge is power'. When you discover the real truth of what and how alcohol works, you can't unsee it. It is an episode that will blow your mind and change the way you think about alcohol forever. You can learn more about William and his work at any of the below links: Website: https://www.alcoholexplained.com/ (You can read the first 5 chapters of his book for free 👍) Instagram: @alcoholexplained Facebook: Alcohol Explained Private Group Buy the book: Amazon If you'd like to find out about working with Patrick to help you stop drinking, book a free one hour consultation here to see how it works You can also join The Alcohol ReThink Project, a 30 day email mindset-reset series to support you in stopping drinking Follow Patrick Website: https://www.patrickjfox.com/ Instagram: thesoberlifecoach Facebook Group: Becoming Alcohol Free & Sober Men
Alcohol Explained with William Porter Author William Porter's relationship with alcohol began around fourteen years old, which didn't feel very odd for a young man growing up in the UK. It wasn't long before he found himself binging and drinking to get as drunk as possible. "Over the years, the amount I was drinking continued to go up as my tolerance increased." Fast forward several years, William had served a tour of duty in Iraq, gotten married, and had children. Upon return from the service, William found that adjusting to civilian life was extremely difficult, and his progressive alcoholism wasn't making matters any better. Eventually, he was faced with an ultimatum. Either get sober or lose his wife, children, and everything he cared for most. After a couple of years sober, William realized that he had learned a considerable amount about how to get sober and what alcohol does to our minds and bodies. It was at that point that he decided to write his first book, "Alcohol Explained." One purpose of the book is to break down the truth about so many of the myths surrounding why people drink alcohol. For example, although some drinkers might feel that alcohol alleviates anxiety, it's actually proven to make anxiety much worse due to the affect it has on our nervous system. Today William has over 7 years sober and he continues to help those struggling with alcoholism through his writing. You can find Alcohol Explained on Amazon or by visiting AlcoholExplained.com. Do you want to take your recovery to the next level? Sobriety Engine is an incredible online community where you can find a ton of great tips, tools, and support from other men and women in recovery. Visit SobrietyEngine.com to join today. If you're ready to get fit and start living a healthier lifestyle while supporting your sobriety then you can learn more about having Jonathan as your personal fitness and nutrition coach at RCVRHealth.com
Breaking the Bottle Legacy-Change Your Relationship with Alcohol
In this episode of the Breaking the Bottle Legacy, Molly talks with William Porter, author of Alcohol Explained and Alcohol Explained 2. William's decision to stop drinking came after unsuccessful stints in AA, where he struggled with the lack of science and logical information. He says that even while he was drinking he sought to understand what effects alcohol was having on him and why people, including himself drank in the first place. In the introduction of Alcohol Explained, William says: The purpose of the book is to provide an understanding of alcohol consumption, alcoholism and addiction generally and to provide a practical solution for those wanting to quit. The book has includes his own research and experience with alcohol. Our conversation covers how alcohol changes brain chemistry and that the brain has a reaction of anxiety when the sedating effect of alcohol wears off. He shares that the difference between someone who has an off switch when it comes to alcohol and someone who reaches the tipping point that when you have the unpleasant anxious feeling that you need/want another drink to get rid of that feeling. We discuss whether or not moderation is possible and according to Will, you will always be dealing with the craving for the next one to get rid of the unpleasant anxious feeling. We also touch on alcoholism and genetics and how you become addicted to alcohol. William has written: Alcohol Explained Alcohol Explained 2 Diet & Fitness Explained You can learn more about William Porter at www.alcoholexplained.com Alcohol Explained Facebook Group To get help and support in changing your daily drinking habit, please get your free report: "Alcohol Truths: How much is SAFE?". Download it at www.mollywatts.com
On today’s episode, we speak with William Porter, owner and principal developer of Rucksack Technology, writer, and photographer. You may also recognize him from the Unofficial Airtable Conference thrown by Chris Dancy in September, where William gave a talk about Stacker.William boasts decades of experience in tech, having started developing in FileMaker for law firms in the 90s. In recent years, he has also been very interested in new data-management apps, including Airtable. His knowledge of database development makes for a great conversation about the pros and cons of Airtable’s interface and inner-workings.Over the years, William has written for tech publications such as the notable Macworld.com - and even reviewed Airtable as a “drop-dead-easy relational database management system” back in 2016. William shares a couple different bases with us today. The first is a house-hunting base, which he and his family used together when they were considering a move across their state of Texas. They were able to quickly record homes they were interested in, rate the ones they liked, and create a calendar of visits when it came time to book them.In addition to his work in tech, William is also a photographer. The second base he shows us is home to his camera equipment - where he can track the items he owns, as well as items he wants to sell.Rucksack TechnologyWilliam Porter (@williamporter) Articles by William Porter Airtable review: A drop-dead easy relational database management system Sign up for the BuiltOnAir newsletter! View the video demo from this episode BuiltOnAir is sponsored by Openside. Openside's newest product, On2Air Forms, is the Airtable forms solution you've been looking for. For a limited time, get On2Air Forms FREE when you purchase the On2Air Actions Zapier connector at openside.com.
Over The Influence is back! And this series, it's all about you... In every episode in Series 2, BBC broadcast journalist Sharon Hartley and Guinness World Record holder Freddie Bennett invite a different guest on to the podcast who have in some way inspired their own alcohol free journeys, from AF authors to inspirational Instagrammers. In this episode, Shazza and Freddie talk to the author of Alcohol Explained, the legendary William Porter! This was one of the first quit lit books that Shazza read when she was starting out on her alcohol free journey, and really helped her to understand both alcohol and herself as William takes a scientific approach to what actually happens to your body and mind when you have an alcoholic drink. If you're on an alcohol free or low alcohol journey - or thinking about starting one - this podcast is for you. Whether you're going completely alcohol free like Sharon or Freddie, or if you're just sober curious... Know you're not going it alone! We'd love to hear your story - please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on our website - www.soundrebel.co.uk/overtheinfluence If you enjoy the podcast, then we'd love it if you could support us - visit www.soundrebel.co.uk/overtheinfluence to buy us an alcohol free beer! #alcoholfree #stopdrinking #healthandwellnessjourney #zeroalcohol #idontdrink #sobercurious #healthydrinking #alcoholfreelife #soberaf #alcoholfreeliving --- Over The Influence is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Do you want to present a podcast? Sound Rebel works with businesses, brands, charities & other organisations across the UK. If you own a business, work in a marketing department, or know someone who does - go to soundrebel.co.uk/business now to find out how podcasts could help you to tell your story.
The Alcohol Free Life podcast is 18 months old and to celebrate we are running a few Archive episodes, this one with William Porter was flagged up as a fave by so many. William is the author of Alcohol Explained Buy it here To celebrate the anniversary we have three bottles of Noughty AF organic sparkling alcohol free wine to give away, and there are also comps to win more alcohol free drinks here including Noughty and Wild Life Botanicals I hope you will join me next weekend for the online Mindful Drinking Festival hosted by Club Soda, I will doing a social 'lounge' on selfcare on Friday 31st at 5pm and I will be part of a panel 'Eat yourself sober' on Saturday 1st at 11am Make sure you register here The Sober Club is open for membership till our one year anniversary when the price goes up, so check it out now. Read the testimonials here Membership includes our 3 month online course Get the buzz without the booze, regular zoom coaching calls, our private fb group and a huge member portal full of content on nutrition, wellbeing, mindset, passion and purpose. Please let me know your fave podcast episodes! Follow me on insta and fb @janeyleegrace
Increasing Your Understanding: William Porter | OYNB 094
One Year No Beer | Hack your healthy Lifestyle
Changing your relationship with alcohol is a process, and the more you understand about how your body works, how alcohol works, and what the interactions between alcohol and your body actually do, the more tools you’ll have available to you to make the adjustments that you need to make. Today’s guest, William Porter, has not only learned a lot about alcohol and how it works, but he’s also written a book on the subject to share the information. William is the author of Alcohol Explained, and he joins the podcast today to talk about his own journey with alcohol and the process of writing the book, as well as answer some questions from the community about alcohol. “I think if you understand something, you got a far better chance of getting to grips with it.” During today’s podcast, William talks about how he began drinking at a young age and how it impacted his life. He explains how he kept drinking even after he managed to quit smoking, and how the resources that helped him quit smoking weren’t quite as effective at helping him to give up alcohol. He discusses in detail what he learned about how alcohol affects the mind and body, why it’s so difficult to quit, and why it causes some of the feelings that it does. William also talks about the reasons why he doesn’t recommend moderation and why he doesn’t believe that approaching alcohol with a moderation mindset works. He also answers some important questions about things like dealing with sugar cravings, how to talk to other people about drinking, and what kind of sober tools he uses. LINKS & RESOURCES OYNB LINKS OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/ OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/ OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/ OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/ OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/ WILLIAM PORTER’S LINKS Alcohol Explained: http://www.alcoholexplained.com/