My name is Hayley and I am from a small town in Ontario, Canada.
I am a This Naked Mind certified coach and I help people find freedom from alcohol.
I am a retired "party girl" - I started off drinking on the weekends but never really had that infamous "off-switch." I went through many phases, maybe at one point I was a gray area drinker, but more often than not, by definition, I was binge drinking. Then I wound up using alcohol (and cocaine) as a coping mechanism while I was in an unhealthy relationship and my moms health was declining. My train had left the station at an early age, but it finally came off the tracks. Oddly enough, I am so grateful that it did.
My mom had alcohol use disorder while I was growing up, I would always say "that will never be me" - as if those words were a shield of armour. (They weren't, by the way).
I genuinely believed not drinking would mean my life was over, when in fact, it was truly just beginning.
We don't need alcohol, we've just been conditioned to believe we do.
I became a This Naked Mind certified coach because I believe in the science and compassion based approach that Annie Grace beautifully put together. I also recieved a certificate from The Center for Addiction and Mental Health on the Fundamentals of Addiction.
My life experience and capacity for compassion serve as my guiding light when it comes to coaching and being able to meet someone exactly where they are at.
Living Over the Influence is about finding comfort and confidence in your own skin and breaking through your limiting beliefs and self doubt.
You don't have to hit a rock bottom to realize alcohol is negatively impacting your life, but if you have, I promise you it was a lesson and not a life sentence.
How I Can Help You
I offer 1:1 coaching in a safe, non-judgmental space where we can isolate your beliefs, deconstruct them and turn them around.
If you had told me I could have liberation from thinking about alcohol, and that I could completely remove any desire... I would have said you are crazy. But it is 100% possible.
Living Over the Influence is about finding freedom in all forms and living the life you truly desire.
Let's shift fear into curiousity. Let's turn self doubt into self confidence.
No one takes their first sip of alcohol and thinks “perhaps one day I will find myself stuck in a cycle that I can’t break free from.” I mean, I don’t have any statistics on that but I feel pretty confident that when people have their first drink - this isn’t what they envision.
As a certified This Naked Mind Coach with a lot of life experience in the alcohol arena (and alcohol-free arena) I am confident I can help you break the cycle.
Was alcohol fun once upon a time but seems to be taking more than it is giving?
Are you questioning whether or not you are in control in your relationship with alcohol?
Are you googling am I an alcoholic (by the way, this is a label free zone and that isn't even a medically recognized term)? (If you are asking that question, you should go ahead and click the "request to book" button below).
Do you find yourself waking up with hangxiety, telling yourself you'll change "tomorrow" and months have passed but nothing has changed (maybe things haven't actually gotten worse)?
Are you allowing fear to hold you back because of the shame, stigma, and fear of judgement?
You're not alone.
You can find freedom and I would love to help you get there.
You’ll soon discover you’ve been holding the key all along.
I am here to help you locate it!