Change is possible + easier than you think. No matter how many times you’ve tried before.

Drink Less even during the holidays...
With our newly added *HOLIDAY* weekly support.

ACCESS NOW

join Take a Break and learn

A simple process that takes the power out of cravings.

An easy method to stop feeling tempted by the drink in front of you.

A foolproof plan so that you always stick to your decisions.

A normal relationship with alcohol is waiting

If you…

Find it easy to say no, but hard to stop once you start.
Worry you like drinking a bit too much.
End up right back where you started after periods of abstinence.

Take a Break is the solution you need.

We know what it’s like to feel stuck.

Your intuition keeps nudging you to cut back or stop drinking.

Rules and restrictions only ever work for a little while.

You can’t understand why it’s so easy for everyone else to drink normally.

If you can relate, there’s nothing wrong with you.

You can drink less during the holidays.

How? By practicing simple, actionable steps when surrounded by your triggers.

There’s nothing to be gained by letting one-too-many holiday toasts snowball into a month of bad decisions.

Join Take a Break now for our special holiday classes.

Mastering the holidays (12/1)

Drinking less at holiday parties (12/2)

Drinking less with holiday stress (12/7)

Drinking less around family (12/8)

Drinking less with the holiday blues (12/14)

Worried you won’t be able to make the workshops live? Don’t stress. You’ll have access to all the replays.

You’re stuck because of outdated ideas.

Conventional wisdom says:

Take A Break from Drinking | How to Stop Finishing What’s in Your Glass
You should instinctively know how moderate.
If not, what you need is more willpower.
If that doesn’t work, something must be wrong with your brain.

And the only solution is lifelong abstinence.

It’s time to leave this outdated thinking behind.

Struggling with temptation isn’t a personal failure, it’s a lack of tools.

You need more than willpower for…

Shitty days where all you want is a drink.

People who make a big deal when you say no.

Expensive bottles that you don’t want to waste.

Glasses topped off without you asking.

Boring dinners that would be more fun with a buzz.

Open bars, drink specials, and markdowns on wine.

The secret is learning how to show up differently before, during, and after the moments you normally give in.

That’s what you’ll find inside Take a Break.

Imagine yourself…

Not turning to drink after a stressful day.
Saying no without the internal back and forth.
Barely noticing when the waiter is slow to bring your drink order.
Leaving your glass unfinished simply because you’ve had enough.

If it feels impossible, it’s because nobody taught you how.

You helped me pinpoint the elusive part I just wasn’t seeing…

Even though it was right in front of me: anticipating and planning for “the freak out” in my brain when I said no! Now I feel so confident, capable, and determined. Truly like I got this.

– Julia

It doesn’t matter if your goal is to drink less, save alcohol for special occasions, or stop.

Success requires a doable plan

SIMPLE

Learn the 1-2-3 technique to reduce cravings and make it easier not to give in.

EASY

Master easy-to-use strategies to overcome the moments most likely to trip you up.

FOOLPROOF

Practice strategies to keep your commitment and continue making progress if you slip up.

That’s how you create lasting change.

I used to feel deprived if I did not drink.

Now I feel wonderful because I act in accordance with my true intent. I sleep well and have more energy the next day. I used to feel that I needed to prove my worth just to exist. Now I feel I am worthy because I exist.

– Laura

Take a Break is unlike anything else out there.

We don’t demonize alcohol or sell you on its harms.
Instead, you’ll learn how to make decisions that feel good to you.

We don’t tell you how much to drink or insist you stop forever.
Instead, you’ll discover how to follow the wisdom of your body.

We don’t believe lifelong abstinence is the solution for everyone.
Instead, you’ll practice skills that help reduce desire and increase enjoyment.

The take a break approach is simple.

You’ll learn a process that will help you become someone who sticks to their commitments with ease instead of relying on willpower.

It starts with a 30-day challenge

you’ll set an ambitious goal around your drinking

Press pause on your drinking
Focus on cutting back
Or get as many alcohol-free days under your belt as you can.
The first 30 days will show you exactly where to put your energy to create the change you want.

From there, you’ll learn skills to be happy and confident in every area of your life.

Because your drinking doesn’t happen in a bubble, and lasting change comes from the inside out.

Whether you want to drink less, drink rarely, or not at all.

This process won’t just change your relationship with alcohol.

It will change your life for the better.

After One Month

Your cravings won’t feel as powerful.

You’ll discover how to manage temptation without avoidance, isolation or willpower.

After Two Months

Your favorite drink will be less tempting.

You’ll have tools to relax, have fun, and be less inhibited, without relying on the drink. 

After Three Months

Sticking to your plan will be easier.

You’ll know exactly how to prepare for anything that might derail your commitment. 

Take a Break provides the structure, support and consistency for as long as you need it.

Here’s how we make it happen

THE FOUR PILLARS COURSE

Our core framework teaches you the basic steps of lasting habit change.

WEEKLY GROUP COACHING

Our coaches will help you bust through obstacles to your commitment.

PRIVATE PODCASTS

Listen at your convenience to every lesson, call, and workshop.

PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE

Expert help for any question or obstacle on your journey.

THE SOS PROCESS

Quickly refocus yourself when you’re frustrated and ready to quit.

The mindful drink + Simple hacks to drink less

Change how you approach drinking to support your goals.

Resolutions that Stick

Take a Break is the solution to stop struggling with your drinking once and for all.

The Best Part?

IT’S ONLY $197 A MONTH

LESS THAN $6.50 A DAY.

That’s a lot less than your average bottle of wine.

And it doesn’t include the cost of late-night deliveries and impulse buys after having had a couple….

Or the emotional toll of the time you spend beating yourself up for having one too many.

This is more than just drinking less.
Take a Break is about physical, emotional and personal transformation.

PHYSICAL BENEFITS

Lose Weight

Ditch the empty calories and extra snacking.

Look Better

Lose the extra bloat and tired face.

More Restful Sleep

Stop the 2am wake up calls that wreck your sleep.

Hormone regulation

Goodbye night sweats and hot flashes.

Emotional BENEFITS

Happier

Improve your mood and your brain chemistry.
lightening bolt icon

LESS ANXIETY

Feel calmer and better able to handle life’s the ups and downs.

thumbs up icon

MORE CONFIDENCE

Stop inventing excuses about why you’re not drinking tonight.

shield icon

TRUSTING YOURSELF

Making healthier decisions will create a ripple effect across your life.

Personal BENEFITS

heart icon

BETTER RELATIONSHIPS

Have more energy to give to the people you love.

More money

Because it’s not just the bar tab that adds up.

More time

Your free time is precious, so let’s make the most of it.
fire icon

REFOCUSING DESIRE

Start moving toward a future that excites you.

Changing your drinking will improve every part of your life.

What will your relationship with alcohol look like in the future?

You get to decide.

And we’ll see you through until you get there.

Join the Take a Break monthly membership and never worry about your drinking again.

 

GET STARTED FOR JUST $197 a month.

Cancel any time.

Frequently asked questions

I’m Scared to sign up

I’m nervous about joining.

This is normal. No matter the obstacle we have the solution to help you reach your goal.

I want to do this, but now isn’t a good time.
Lasting change only happens when you practice these skills in real life, not when things calm down and your calendar is empty. Whatever has you worried is the exact practice you need.
I’m afraid I won’t be able to complete the challenge.

Success isn’t a number It’s having your back no matter what and learning from what does and doesn’t work. We focus on progress, not perfection. When you make this shift, you make failure irrelevant.

Am I the right fit?

Is the goal to stop drinking forever?

No. Our members have all sorts of goals: drinking less in a sitting, less during the week, saving alcohol for special occasions, taking an extended break, or going alcohol-free. No matter you’re goal, we’ll help you get there.

Do I have to avoid being around alcohol?

No. In fact, the opposite is great practice. Saying no without feeling like you’re missing out is part of habit change. 

I’m not a daily drinker, but I often overboard on the weekends.

Take a Break will help you if you drink every day, drink only on weekends, or drink only occasionally.

It’s not hard to say no, it’s hard to stop once I start.

We got you. The Mindful Drink course and Simple Hacks to Drink Less guide will teach you how to change your approach alcohol once you start drinking.

I struggle with both my drinking and my eating.

This is very common. You’ll learn how to apply the tools we for alcohol with food.

Is this only for woman?

Nope. Anyone is welcome to join Take a Break.

Are there any people who aren’t the right fit?

Very few. If you experience tremors, shakes, sweats, or feel physically ill without alcohol—please do not join unless you are under a doctor’s supervision and have gotten medical clearance to take a break. If you are unsure whether or not this applies to your situation, please consult a doctor.

Payment

Do you offer discounts or payment plans?

Yes. When you sign up, you will have the option to pre-pay the year in full and get two months free.

Do you offer refunds?

No, but you can cancel the membership any time.

Can I use my health savings account or insurance?

Possibly. Check with your employer or insurance provider if you are unsure. Once you sign up, you will receive an email receipt that you can include in any paperwork.

How does the membership work?

Do I have to start my break immediately?
No. As soon as you sign up, you’ll get access to the private member website and all the course materials. You can start your break the same day, or spend time learning before jumping in.
How long will I have access to the materials?
As long as you’re a member.
Can I cancel my membership?

Yes. You can cancel anytime and the process is hassle-free.

Can I participate anonymously?

Yes. You can be as visible or hidden as you want inside the site. You can even submit coaching questions anonymously.

Is there a social media component?

No. Our community is inside the membership. 

If I live outside the U.S., can I still participate?

Of course! People join from all over the world, and the call schedule varies to accommodate different time zones.

I have a busy schedule. How much time do I need to commit?

After your initial onboarding (we recommend setting aside an hour), you can complete the work in as little as 15 minutes a day, going deeper as time permits.

How does coaching work?

Do I really get to talk to Rachel inside the site?
Yes. All you have to do is sign up for one of her live coaching calls.
What are the group coaching calls?

Every week, members are invited to participate in group coaching calls and workshops on Zoom. Your screen is hidden unless you volunteer for coaching.

What happens when I get coached?

Coaching is about problem-solving. We’ll help you identify the blind spots and obstacles getting in the way of success and strategies to overcome them. This isn’t about delving into your past or talking about your childhood. It’s about creating simple, effective solutions that you can implement right away.

When are the live coaching calls?

Coaching calls happen on different days and different times every week to accommodate people in multiple time zones. Every call is recorded and posted on the site within 24 hours so that you can watch the replay later.

What if I can’t attend the live calls?

No problem. Listen to them at your convenience! Over half of the people inside never attend live calls and only watch the replays or listen on the private podcast.

What if I need individual coaching?

Sign up for coaching on a group coaching call or post your quesiton in Ask a Coach. 

Payment

Do you offer discounts or payment plans?

Yes. When you sign up, you will have the option to pre-pay the year in full and get two months free.

Do you offer refunds?

No, but you can cancle the membership any time.

Can I use my health savings account or insurance?

Possibly. Check with your employer or insurance provider if you are unsure. Once you sign up, you will receive an email receipt that you can include in any paperwork.

Who should I contact with specific questions?

Still unsure? E-mail support@rachelhart.com.

join

take a break