Never Worry About Your Drinking Again - get started today
Never Worry About Your Drinking Again - get started today

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

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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
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You’re stuck because of outdated ideas.

Conventional wisdom says:

Take A Break from Drinking | How to Stop Finishing What’s in Your Glass
Moderation should be easy.
You’re either a normal drinker or an alcoholic.
Willpower alone is enough to change.
And if you can’t figure your drinking out on your own, then you have a problem.

It’s time to leave this outdated thinking behind.

Struggling with tempation 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 only 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 drinking.

Success requires a doable plan:

SIMPLE

Learn the 1-2-3 technique to reduce cravings and making them easier not to give into.

EASY

Learn easy-to-use strategies to overcome the justifications most likely to trip you up.

FOOLPROOF

Practice strategies to keep your commitment and continue making progress if you don’t.

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, we teach you 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 will learn to follow the wisdom of your body.
We don’t believe life-long abstinence is the solution for everyone.
Instead, we focus on 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

Taking a sustained break
Cutting back
Or getting 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 drinking; it will change your life for the better.

After One Month

Your cravings won’t feel as powerful.

You’ll have tools 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 the basic steps of habit change.

WEEKLY GROUP COACHING

Our team of coaches will help you bust through mindset blocks.

TWO PRIVATE PODCASTS

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

EXPERT GUIDANCE

Personalized 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

Learn how to listen to your body instead of following rules.

Resolutions that Stick

Take a Break is the solution to end your struggle 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 wrecks your sleep.

Hormone regulation

Goodbye night sweats and hot flashes.

Emotional BENEFITS

Happier

Improve your mood and your brain chemistry.
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LESS ANXIETY

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

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MORE CONFIDENCE

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

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TRUSTING YOURSELF

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

Personal BENEFITS

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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.
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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 really nervous about committing.
Use this to your advantage. In order to change your relationship to alcohol, you have to take action even when it’s uncomfortable. Consider this the start of your practice.
I want to do this, but now isn’t a good time for me.
Now is the perfect time. The only way to change your relationship to alcohol is to stop waiting for a “good” time and learn how to say no when real life is unfolding.
What if I give in and drink during the break? I can’t handle failing again.
We’ve made failure impossible. Inside, you’ll find a plan for every potential obstacle. If you drink, you’ll learn a process that turns setbacks into stepping stones.
I really need a drink to fall asleep, and I’m terrified of insomnia.
Your body needs to re-learn good sleep hygiene, and it can’t do that when you’re drinking. Inside, you’ll learn how to deal with insomnia so that it doesn’t upend your life.

Am I the right fit?

Why will this time be different? I’ve taken lots of breaks before and went right back to drinking.
That’s what happens when you’re focused on using willpower to say no to a drink. That’s not what we do inside Take a Break. We learn how the brain works so that we can change our desire instead of just white-knuckling it.
There will be alcohol in the house because my partner/roommate drinks. Is that a problem?
No. Having alcohol around can actually be a good thing. Instead of telling yourself you can only succeed when you aren’t around booze, you’ll be able to practice saying no in the real world where people may make different choices from you.
I’m not a daily drinker, but when I do drink, I drink a lot. Will this work for me?
Yes. This work is all about understanding why you have developed your specific relationship with alcohol and learning how to change it. This applies whether or not you drink every day, drink on weekends, or drink only occasionally.
I don’t want to stop drinking forever. Will this work for me?
Yes. This work isn’t about deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life. It’s about giving your mind and body a break so that you can take your brain off auto-pilot and make a considered choice that you feel good about.
I’m currently alcohol-free. Can I still join?
Yes! Lots of people join who are already alcohol-free because they still have a lot of desire, feel like they are missing out, or notice themselves isolating. This challenge will help you change all that.
I struggle with my drinking and my eating. Will the challenge help with both?
Yes. This is very common and you’ll learn how to apply the tools to your unique situation.
I don’t identify as a woman. Can I still join?
Anyone is welcome to participate in the challenge. Rachel built the challenge for women based on her perspective (straight, cis-gender) and what she learned in her private practice coaching predominately women. Therefore, many of the lessons reflect a woman’s point of view. If that’s okay for you, we welcome you and can’t wait to meet you. If not, this may not be a good fit.
Are there any people this challenge isn’t right for?
Very few. The vast majority of people who want to change their relationship with alcohol aren’t addicted. If you need to drink in order to avoid tremors, shakes, sweats, or feeling physically ill—please do not join unless you are under a doctor’s supervision and have gotten a medical clearance to stop. If you are unsure whether or not this applies to your situation, please consult a doctor.

Payment

Do you offer discounts or payment plans?
No. Most people find that just by taking a break they pay for the entire cost of the program (and then some).
What if it doesn’t work. Do you offer refunds?
No. If you show up and do the work, you will change your relationship to alcohol. We don’t offer refunds so that you will go all in on the process and create the change you want.
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 for the Take a Break challenge, you will receive an email receipt that you can include in any paperwork.
What are the fees in my currency?
The fee for the Take a Break challenge is listed in U.S. dollars.

How does the challenge work?

When does the 30-day challenge start?
As soon as you sign up! You’ll get access to the private member website and all the course materials immediately.
How long will I have access to the materials?
This is an interactive coaching program that is run live. You’ll have access to the coaching and other materials for as long as you’re in Take a Break.
Can I cancel my membership?
Yes, you can cancel your access to Take a Break at any time, 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. You don’t have to worry about someone stumbling onto your profile or finding out that you’re taking part of this challenge.
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.
Is the challenge actually live?
Yes. You are taking a break from drinking and getting coaching support in real-time.
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.
What if I want to drink after the 30 days are up?
If you decide to reintroduce alcohol at the end of a successful 30-day break, we’ll teach you how to do so in a mindful way so that you don’t go back on auto-pilot.

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, all the people currently active in Take a Break are invited to participate in hour-long, group coaching calls. The calls are held on Zoom and you can join via phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
Will everyone be able to see me when I join a coaching call?
No. Everyone sees the coach’s video. Your video will only appear if you volunteer for coaching.
What happens when I get coached?
Coaching is all about problem-solving. The coaches will 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?
Listen to them at your convenience! Over half of the people inside never attend live calls and only watch the replays.
What if I need individual coaching?
When you get coached on one of the live group calls, you are getting individual coaching. Most people request 1-1 coaching because they believe their problem is unique. Watching other people get coached helps you to understand how common our struggles are. You can also post an anonymous question at any time in Ask a Coach.

Who should I contact with specific questions?

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

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