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The Quantum Sobriety 2018 Tour - Sheffield

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DONATION BASED (as little as £1.85) WORKSHOPS AROUND THE UK AND IRELAND

The Quantum Sobriety Team Are Very Excited To Announce The First QS Tour

We are offering donation-based two-hour workshops where you will learn how to step into the reality where you have never been addicted. And whether it is alcohol, food, prescription drugs, anger or negativity, this approach supports you as you come home to yourself. Underpinned by meditation, Buddhism and quantum physics, are YOU ready to leap into the life you've always dreamt of? Jo De Rosa, founder of QS believes that addicts have an opportunity to ask questions of themselves that those living in mediocrity never do,

"When we've experienced rock bottom we appreciate life in a whole new way, and the polar opposite of where we've been is total and utter freedom. From rock bottom we have extremely firm footing to launch ourselves up, to way beyond where we've ever been before. I believe that anything is possible, and that we can transcend addiction so that it is literally as if we'd never been addicted (that is my personal experience). And with a community of like-minded individuals around us, this journey to freedom is such an enjoyable one."

For two weeks in January Quantum Sobriety®️ will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK, and popping over to Ireland, to deliver donation-based workshops and meditations. Strategically the towns where Jo is headed are where the QS Guides live, and they will join her on the day to talk about their own journey to FREEDOM in sobriety. Some of the guides will then be launching their own QS monthly groups which will begin around the country in February 2018.

We have two QS Guides in Sheffield, and Jayne and Victoria will both be at this event with Jo during the workshop and sharing their own journey to sobriety. In Febuary Jayne and Victoria will also be starting a monthly group at Hagglers Corner. This is what they both have to say,

Jayne

"I would without a doubt recommend this program to anyone who is struggling with addiction and wants to really get free of it, not just stop the behaviour for it is very possible through this program.

Over a year in, I am the person I was meant to be. The peace of not having that voice anymore is life changing itself. You just don’t realise how much it drags you down, till you don’t have it. That is a massive freedom in itself and to grow from there takes you further than you ever thought possible, which is what this program supports."

Victoria

"The Quantum Sobriety support group with Jo De Rosa who I call ‘The High Priestess of Sobriety’ is AMAZING. This is a non judgemental approach to recovering from the habits that no longer serve you. The emphasis is on meditation and going within. There is no helpless victim thinking. I saw how my fondness for alcohol was actually a blessing. It was signposting that which I needed to attend to. So in this way addiction is a good thing. Cravings are a good thing on a soul level.

Sobriety has now become an intrinsic part of who I am. I have changed my mind about drinking. For me, it had its place. It was useful. Sometimes I loved it. But I have loved stepping away from it.. For in quitting a habit, in letting go of a crutch you come closer to your own core. There is a rawness to it. Authentic as a child.

Meditation and Quantum Sobriety has helped me to see all this and my life has changed forever. I will not go back to drinking. I could never go back to drinking knowing what I know now. When the odd thought of drinking comes up it is so easy to turn it around. I never ever thought that would happen. I am so grateful."

(Read more from both Jayne and Victoria at the end of this page)


We all simply cannot stay quiet about QS any longer. The word needs to get out that there is a way to find FREEDOM, and this freedom is within ALL of us; no one is left out; it is available to YOU. And if the opposite of addiction is connection, this is exactly our next step within this community; to connect not only online in our forum but also in person via the national groups.

We now have many in the community with extensive sobriety under their belt, QS doesn’t just work for one or two, and it is time to spread HOW so many of us have done so.

This is a DONATION-BASED event as we are so excited to get this information to the public at large, with the option to pay as little as £1.85 (inclusive of Eventbrite taxes and VAT) or to donate as much money for your ticket as you want, which will go towards the cost of the tour.

We look forward to meeting you in person, in the new year….

“This has been a beautiful and revealing experience for me. The combination of scientific information, spiritual experiences and healing therapies have shifted me into a different place. It is lighter, airier, with new possibilities – ones I hadn’t dreamed of. It’s exciting! The course was delivered with great care and love.
If you want to change your life and be free of the struggle, misery and slavery of addiction, or ingrained negative thinking patterns and behaviours, then pack your bag, open your mind and walk towards this door. Push it open and find the magic. It’s there when you’re ready.“


DATES AND LOCATIONS

London
Monday 15th January, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Initiatives of Change, 24 Greencoat Place, Victoria, SW1P 1RD
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Edinburgh
Tuesday 16th January, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, EH16 5AB
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Galway, Ireland
Thursday 18th January 6.30pm – 8.30pm
56 Central, Shop St. Galway
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Sheffield
Saturday 20th January, 1pm – 3pm
Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DU
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Oxford
Thursday 25th January 6pm – 8pm
Friday 26th January 11am – 1pm
Initiatives of Change Centre, 12 Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SF
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Margate
Tuesday 23rd January 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Union, Thanet Gazette Printworks, Union Row, Margate, CT9 1PP
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Hertford
Saturday 27th January 2pm - 4pm
The Secret Space, 105 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AS
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BOOKING & TICKETS

Please book your place on the links for each event.

“Having major shifts now, becoming lighter the more time I spend in meditation. The quantum downloads that Jo and many of you have posted about are finally happening to me!! Have not had wine in 22 days, I drank the day before we evacuated for the hurricane to help ease my anxiety. I really shouldn’t have as alcohol and now I’ve discovered sugar in general cause me to get very emotional, I get a rush for a very short period of time and then crash. I can’t do the roller coaster anymore. I’m observing my emotions, actually feeling them instead of reacting to them has made me realize that It’s time to give it up. Focused on removing sugar from my diet 100%. I have also been drinking 3 L of water daily and juicing. Committed to drinking 2 green juices a day, made at home"


MEET THE GUIDES

You can meet the European QS team in the video below when they met at QS HQ in the summer.

www.youtu.be/AtpxvoRBxEY

The QS UK and Ireland Team


DISCLAIMER

This approach will only work if you are ready to take responsibility for your life. It’s time to stop giving your power away to what you are addicted to, but don’t give it to us. We cannot do this for you, no one else can, this is your show; your life; and it’s time to empower yourself and believe that you deserve good health and happiness.

Some confuse responsibility with blame, and no one is to blame here. Once you draw a line in the sand we will show you how to create the life of your dreams, but there will be a period of understanding what led you to this point, healing the wounds and forgiving the circumstances first.

You can move on from this, your addiction does not need to define you any more, and it’s time to view your addiction as a challenge rather than a hopeless cause. Quantum Sobriety is a journey deep within yourself and once you can accept and love yourself there will be no reason to cover that up with a substance that numbs you from who you really are.

We are not a medical facility and if you are physically dependent to a substance we insist you receive medical treatment for this before undertaking any of our programmes. Your physical dependency must be addressed first. Once your body is ready, then it is time to retrain your mind and create a new healthful reality.

We look forward to assisting you in your journey back to yourself…


Victoria:

“Drinking doesn’t get in the way of Yoga.

Well it doesn’t. I drank for years and years. My relationship with alcohol has been every bit as sporadic as any other relationship. It started with the odd fling. Until it became this habitual comfortable routine of just semi oblivion. There were some very dark times when it was a full on obsessive needy co-dependency. Real Cathy and Heathcliff stuff.

I was never a full on cliché of an alcoholic, slurping down vodka for breakfast. In 41 years of life I had only ever woken up once with a stranger which is pretty good going. Alcohol has only made me vomit on 3 occasions in this life. Granted I do have a fairly robust constitution. I rarely drank so much that I could not get up and work the next day, go to the gym. And Yes... Oh Yes... I am a Yogi. Who also happens to teach Yoga.

In the Yoga World there is a lot of judgement around drinking. A lot of people who say things like “Well I’ve never understood drinking. I mean life is so beautiful, why would you not want to be present?” Or they helpfully point out that alcohol is a toxin. As if we all didn’t know

I on the other hand completely understand why people want to drink. This beautiful and infuriating world we live in seems to be Hell-bent on destroying itself. And the expectations that are placed on us and those we place on ourselves. Who wouldn’t want respite?

When I was 30 I fell in love with my best friend. I met him just after the death of my father and he was really everything to me. I was living down in Brighton and we were out all the time. For the first time in my life I was in a healthy relationship with a man who didn’t make me feel small, or invisible, but beautiful and cherished and important. Who got excited about my dreams and loved what I loved. Then one day, after two years, we went for a walk to the beach and he was quiet as I chattered away about plans I had, and what I had bought for when we moved in together. He suddenly stopped me. And said “I don’t think I want this”. And at that moment something inside me shattered. Six weeks followed of him being distant but not ending it. No, that work was left up to me but he couldn’t hide his relief when I did. Even kissed me for the first time in weeks.

I spent the next few months drinking heavily. 2 bottles of wine or so a night. I was so angry and heartbroken and bereaved. Full of this insane energy as if something had taken me over. Then one day when I was totally out of it at work it occurred to me I could just leave. I had money in the bank I had been saving for a house deposit for us. So I took off to India for a few months instead. And swapped my wine addiction for Ashtanga Yoga asana addiction. Big huge dramatic detox. It didn’t help as much as I thought it would. I got home and although the initial grief had worn off I could not stand to be with myself so kept on drinking.

Then the drinking wound down and got less dramatic but 9 years later it was still there. Life had changed, I was no longer working in a shop but had got better work plus building my own business as a Yoga teacher was going well.

But the state of my own inner world still meant I craved Space. I was overworked for a long time. Holding down an office job to pay the bills. Teaching most days. Rarely days off. Managing my practice maybe 3 times a week Feeling guilty and tired. I was drinking 2-3 glasses of wine 2-3 times a week. 2-3 bottles a week, not enough for anyone to be calling AA but more than enough to affect my energy levels. Always home late and alone after teaching and being on buses as I had no car. I had made the decision to keep my Yoga teaching in gyms, in schools, to my local University Yoga society. In the community. So there was a lot of rushing about. I was busier and busier, lonelier and lonelier.

So I decided to stop drinking. Just stop completely. Not ‘moderate’ as that doesn’t work. I found online support and I found QS. Summer was coming. The first month was hard. Cravings. I would get this intense feeling of wanting to be ‘elsewhere’ and interpret that as boredom. I needed to sleep a lot. The sugar cravings were insane.

I started with the Trigger meditation and started to examine what was really going on. And this has been an ongoing, sometimes really painful, and sometimes an ecstatic process. The support of the QS facebook forum has been invaluable.

As I had been drinking for years all the things I used to have a drink to take the edge off came up again. My father’s death. The pain of being left by the conscious choice of suicide. The death of all the people I have loved. Living alone and missing companionship. Anger. Being totally fucking furious at the man I had loved with all my heart who had left me, as it turned out, for someone else. And then, unexpectedly, thinking of him with Love. And remembering the good times.

The Quantum Sobriety support group with Jo De Rosa who I call ‘The High Priestess of Sobriety’ is AMAZING. This is a non judgemental approach to recovering from the habits that no longer serve you. The emphasis is on meditation and going within. There is no helpless victim thinking. I saw how my fondness for alcohol was actually a blessing. It was signposting that which I needed to attend to. So in this way addiction is a good thing. Cravings are a good thing on a soul level.

I have started to deal with the past. And to deal with the anger. And to have compassion rather than judgment. To notice my own projections and triggers. Particularly in the whole ‘Yoga World’ thing. My body dysmorphia and disordered eating habits are also starting to change. Accepting myself just as I am is a work in process.

My beliefs about alcohol have changed forever. I used to buy into the myth of it being relaxing. But it really is not. Ethanol has addictive qualities and we are all vulnerable. Alcohol is also marketed to be very appealing. If I was of a mindset that did conspiracy theories I would say that alcohol is the ultimate tool of social control. It is a depressant- so keeps us small. You don’t even need huge mounts it for it to take the edge off your vision. It encourages you to accept the drudgery of daily life and crave escape from that rather that to CHANGE your own reality so you have a life you don’t want to drink your way out of. It makes you crave shit food and keeps you sick. It makes you fat. It supports the pharmaceutical and the diet industries. Physically and emotionally it enslaves you.

Quitting drinking forever has been one of the most liberating things i have ever done. And best of all. It was easy. It’s like being a child again. You wake up fresh. I swear the world looks more beautiful. I see beauty in the little things now and see the world in all its nuances. Yes I still get angry and want change but I FEEL things rather than just reacting to them. I FEEL myself rather than just reacting to others.

I have always meditated but my practice has deepened immeasurably. In Yoga it now feels as though I am there one hundred percent. I keep getting more work doing what I love. I even passed my driving test and got a car which I thought would NEVER happen.

Sobriety has now become an intrinsic part of who I am. I have changed my mind about drinking. For me, it had its place. It was useful. Sometimes I loved it. But I have loved stepping away from it.. For in quitting a habit, in letting go of a crutch you come closer to your own core. There is a rawness to it. Authentic as a child.

Drinking does NOT get in the way of Yoga. But given time, Yoga gets in the way of drinking.

I no longer see alcohol as a source of pleasure. My pleasure comes from other sources.

I have been free of alcohol for a year now. And there is a big difference between freedom and self denial. All I am denying myself now is self loathing and sickness. I was so ready to stop hating myself. And I feel I have reclaimed my power. I stand my ground now in a way I could not a year ago. And there are new opportunities in relationships presenting themselves. A massive shift from feeling unlovable. Alcohol just fertilises negativity.

Meditation and Quantum Sobriety has helped me to see all this and my life has changed forever. I will not go back to drinking. I could never go back to drinking knowing what I know now. When the odd thought of drinking comes up it is so easy to turn it around. I never ever thought that would happen. I am so grateful.”


Jayne:

"I had been a weekend binge drinker for many years and someone who loved to party, it was part of my lifestyle and I presumed I would grow out of it, but that didn’t happen.

I had been working in the Fitness Industry for years and I coped ok with the drinking as I was so fit and I didn’t feel guilty about it, but as time went on I did wonder how old I would be when I finally calmed down.

As I moved more into the Mind, body and coaching field, my drinking did start to bother me more. I started to feel a bit like a fraud and guilty that people were paying me to help them with their stress and deeper challenges.

I used to have a voice that constantly said things like “Do you think you would be better at this if you hadn’t drank so much at the weekend”… “Are you good enough to do this, when you drink so much?”…. “Do you think you are giving them your best?” .. “Who are you to help someone else, when you can’t even moderate your own drinking?... You get used to living with this as it’s subtle but it does take an effect on your self belief and self esteem over time and at some point something is going to tip and it did.

I reached my enough point after a drunken tantrum at home after a good night out. This was not usual for me, I was usually a happy, fun loving drunk person, a bit loud and silly and at the worst a drunken argument very occasionally with a loved one, but this time was different. I had been dealing with some life stress and I had stopped enjoying drinking. I noticed I felt numb or worse every time I drank, it wasn’t fun and I drank for fun.

This particular night for the first time I lost control. My tantrum came out of nowhere and I did not feel it coming and nothing happened to set it off. This was my enough point.

I had scared myself and realised that I had to get really clear headed to deal with the underlying stress of what was going on. I knew though that if I went a week or two without drinking I would think I had done well and it was ok to drink, only it wasn’t ok anymore as how did I know that I would not get upset and shout my stress out again, with no control.

I also knew that all it would take was a special event for me to tell myself it was ok to drink , but even this felt wrong now.

I knew this would happen as I had done this time and time again, telling myself I would have a break , cut down, stop, but It never lasted.

I couldn’t trust myself, so I made a decision and called JO.

I already knew Jo from social media and I had been down to the retreat center before, so I was well aware of what she was about and I knew how worked and what she was about really resonated with me, so I joined the program and that was it.

The relief when I joined the program was so big, it was shocking. I really understood in that moment how much my drinking had been bothering me.

I got into the program straight away and it really resonated with me. To be honest it was an easy fit as I already meditated and had trained as a teacher in meditation, only I used to use it to balance out the drinking.

I understood all Jo’s teaching and where she was coming from and I knew what she spoke was the truth.

The other people in the group are fantastic and the support is just invaluable and makes such a difference. Some of the people I have met in the group will probably be friends for life, because we have shared a profound and intimate journey into change and change is what this program gives you.

It’s not about the drinking or the drugs.. It’s about healing whatever lies beneath that, so you are free.

I would without a doubt recommend this program to anyone who is struggling with addiction and wants to really get free of it, not just stop the behaviour for it is very possible through this program.

Over a year in, I am the person I was meant to be. The peace of not having that voice anymore is life changing itself. You just don’t realise how much it drags you down, till you don’t have it. That is a massive freedom in itself and to grow from there takes you further than you ever thought possible, which is what this program supports."

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