Testimonials from our Workshops…
“I was very nervous to attend my first World Without Wine workshop in January 2016 – knowing I had to give up wine but not knowing how it would all work out. I have always been a drinker and kept up with the guys. I only realised it was a family issue when my sister got really out of hand and needed rehab to stop cos she was suicidal and that was only about 5 – 8 years ago! Then I started having too much wine “to cope” as a mother but it changed me and I had to stop.
Well I should never have worried about being nervous at my first WWW meeting. The minute I met Janet Gourand and her team (Zaida and Mandy) I felt that this was right. They were warm, accepting and fun. I felt drawn into the fold and have been with WWW since then. I really thought the workshop so worthwhile as it allowed us to tell our stories and no matter how “bad” they were, we could all laugh, compare notes and feel as if we were still human. Like-minded people with similar issues could chat and not be judged.
No one likes to admit they have an alcohol problem but most alcohol problems are like a disease – uncontrollable in some ways but also resolvable in other ways. We can always get better but it is so much easier when you do it with friends. Janet has become a friend to all of us who attended her workshops. She never judges, only accepts and guides, assists and notices. If you have issues with alcohol, my recommendation is to do the workshop then sign for recovery then wellness coaching. Stick to your goals and your life will change forever. I have been dry for 14 months now thanks to WWW and that first workshop!”
“If I could give a written testimonial I would say that the biggest lesson I took from your workshop was the realisation that I was not alone in my dependence on alcohol and that I was not a “loser” or a failure, in fact my fellow participants were highly successful people and all battling the same problem.”