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making time for you, to heal

March 1st, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " It's never about having time… it's about making the time." 

It's March! Not long till Easter, which for some chocoholics is the best time of the year, whilst for others it is just a nightmare, as there is just so much chocolate, in bigger than ever sizes it's just way too much :( 

If you are really ready to commit to healing your chocolate addiction one chunk at a time, you can take advantage of an offer that  I am running at the moment; which is to book a one-to-one coaching session with me, and you can pay what you want! Only for a limited time, so if you are really ready, them you can make some time of yours available and benefit from working with me, for a session which will help you to start your healing process one chunk at a time!! 

How do I do this Carrie?

Login to your Paypal account and pay what you want to: carrie@chocolaterehab.com 

I will automatically get a receipt of this and I will email you to arrange a mutually convenient time either on the phone, you will ring me, or via Skype! 

And that's it, it's a simple as that, and as simple as you making the decision to do this, and making the time to do this!

So, where there is a will, there is a way! 

To those of you who decide to take action, to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to work with me, at a fraction of my normal price,  how exciting! I am excited for you already, and I look forward to working with you! 

Love ya,

 

Love Carrie xx 

p.s You could always pre-order your own copy of my book, Chocolate Rehab, Session One,  out just after Easter here : http://chocolaterehab.com/pre-order-chocolate-rehab-bk/

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Life is about growth, not safety

February 25th, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab:" Life is about growth, not safety." 

Today, I went to a social gathering and to be honest it was a little bit scary, actually going out of my way to meet new people! This is not normally the case for me, it's just that I have been spending far too much time on my own writing over the last few months that i have not being in my normal mode of just going out in the world and meeting new people as daft as it sounds! So, basically I was a little scared going out and meeting new people! It was so worth it and absolutely lovely mind you , and whilst I love meeting up with my close and best friends it's always good to meet new people, albeit one this occasion a little scary! 

Are you feeling yourself a little apprehensive or even a little scared of facing your feelings and fears from your chocolate addition? Hey lovely, let yourself off the hook, it's only human too! I know I was, I can totally relate. It's an unknown and we are absolutely conditioned to fear the unknown, in a fearful way.

Imagine if by taking your addiction to chocolate seriously you could change your life?!!

Imagine if by starting your own Chocolate Rehab Programme you started to feel better than you had in years, or even for ever?!!!

Imagine if by working through your feelings and fears you started to begin to actually like yourself just as you are, just how amazing would that feel?

Imagine if you started to actually love and accept yourself no matter how much chocolate you had just recently eaten or no matter how you felt? 

Would this be worth you stepping outside your comfort zone, if not what would? 

I would love to know!

Take a little step outside of your comfort today, lovely, I dare you, even if that means signing up for 12 Free Chunks of Chocolate Rehab, which will help and support you to take your addiction to chocolate one chunk at a time, and I know what even though many of you are in a lot of pain about your chocolate addiction, more of you find it much more painful to even consider facing your addiction and actually doing something about it! I know that feeling.

But what exactly is your alternative? !! You could start to just feel worse and worse, and even number.  I don't suggest you do it all in one go but just start chunk by chunk working on it, gently does it is far more effectie than scaring yourself silly and just giving up !

Heres the link for the 12 Chunks of Chocolate Rehab : http://bit.ly/12ChunksChocolateRehab

Love ya!

Love Carriexx 

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Recovery is not an event, it’s a process

February 24th, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: Recovery is not an event, it's a process.

( thanks Our Daily Reprieve for this !) 

This is something that many resist, as that just are looking for a one-off, quick-fix, magic pill and t-dah healing will happen! Of course there are treatments out there that suggest you can be healed and 'sorted,' within an hour, for me I prefer the deep inside out approach to recovering and healing from your chocolate addiction, so that it will really not only last but become apart of who you are and your daily life which is where your life happens!! 

For example: to change your behaviour from always or very often grabbing chocolate instead of acknowledging and then dealing with how you feel and expressing your feelings, can be huge step towards healing the pain of your chocolate addiction. Many simply just 'eat,' their feelings down and wonder why they feel like crap! 

This is a leaned behaviour of ignoring your feelings, which can of course be change. This does not happen overnight, it is a process and daily habit that needs to be built! It's tricky and downright challenging to begin with like any thing you try to introduce into your daily life! Golly, I cannot say I find it easy doing some exercises that I am trying to do – i.e. Mountain Climbers! Heavens no, I'd rather not doing it, but I just know it is better for me to try to do them little and often than just avoid them or any kind of exercise altogether. If I find it too hard to do them one day, or any kind of exercise I am instead of beating myself up, just going for it the next day and it becomes much easier !! 

Try it, set a small goal to start to express your feelings that you are covering up with your chocolate addiction daily. This can be done via your journal which many find therapeutic, me too, I love journaling! You can express your feelings by chasten to a close family member or friend, do bear in mind you are not looking for solutions, just empathy and someone to be there to listen and support you, more than anything! You could have an imaginary chat on your phone, one of my favourite ways to get in touch with my feelings!!! You could even just asking yourself:" How I am feeling now," and keep doing that throughout the day or at the start and end of the day, whatever feels right for you.

Give any of the above a whirl and see how it feels, you never know, you might start to feel better and better and better! If you find it too much, then you can seek the support and help of a professional, before you do, see about forming your own Chocoholics Anonymous Group, even if there is two of you and just listen and be there and support each other, as often that's all we ever need, someone to see, and deeply listening and be there for us, more than anything in the world!

I trust that helps!

Love ya!

Love Carrie- off to do a few mountain climbers.. yikes!! 

(c) 2015, Chocolate Rehab Ltd, All Rights Reserved, www.chocolaterehab.com

p.s Sign up for 12 Free Chunks of Chocolate Rehab here: http://bit.ly/12ChunksChocolateRehab

 

 

p.p.s Pre-order Chocolate Rehab Session One, out Easter 2015 here: http://bit.ly/preorderchocrehabbk

 

 

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Falling in love with yourself instead of chocolate..

February 23rd, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " Falling in love with yourself doesn't make you selfish or vain, it makes you indestructible," Unknown. 

 I just love this one, as often i hear people muttering that falling in love with yourself is selfish and downright silly, and honestly this does make me a bit sad :( 

If you could only give as much love, care and attention to yourself as you I can imagine do to other people, and even your beloved pets, or even er chocolate.. .. you would be and feel so much happier! It's true that the more love you can give to yourself, and the more you can love and accept yourself the easier life become and the more you are able to just keep going in life, when others crumble, stop and give in! 

But Carrie how on earth can  I do this? I don't even like myself? Imagine you had to introduce yourself to someone who had never met you, what would you say? 

Would you point out all of your flaws and rubbish yourself for not being perfect?

Would you admit that you were heavily addicted to chocolate, and felt more and more depressed about this fact?

Would you highlight that you hated yourself and loved chocolate more?

Would you be open about chocolate being more of a love of your life than er you being the love of your life?

Would you divulge that er… any kind of problem you had you just 'covered it up,' with chocolate?

Would you reveal that most of your emotions, especially the negative ones were er.. buried with chocolate? 

Heavens no, hey.. 

You would say, well.: " Carrie is a lovely lady, who is a little bonkers in a good way, and very kind-hearted.

You would say: ' well: " Carrie loves to chat, could out-chat pretty much anyone,  thankfully she's a great listener too!! 

You would say: ' well: " Carrie is a bit daft and loves to laugh, especially at herself, which makes her great company and a real  hoot! 

You would say:  well : ' Carrie, is a real cutie, and can chat to pretty much anyone, yep those people too! "

You would say: well: " Carrie is a loyal friend, not one of the fair weather people, and always tells the truth, which can be a bit much at times, but she means well." 

You get the idea.  Try in, now write down at least five sentences in the same way as above and I am sure it will help you to start to like and maybe even love yourself! 

If this is a bit too much at the moment, as your close friends and family what they would say! Yep, I am not kidding here, you will find this a lovely thing to do and absolutely I am sure it will help you to appreciate and like yourself more! 

The more you do things like this, the more you will be able to love yourself whatever is going on!

This is a process, like your Chocolate Rehab Programme, one chunk at a time, and takes time and thats natural and normal so go gentle on yourself! 

I trust that helps! I would love to know your feedback!

Love ya,

Love Carrie xxx

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What’s the most effective way to break chocolate addiction

February 19th, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic.

Today, I was asked: 'Carrie, what's the most effective way to break a chocolate addiction?" 

Chunk 1: Take your chocolate addiction seriously! ( i.e. if it is having a negative impact on your life, as there are many chocoholics who are happy with their addiction, which is absolutely fine smile emoticon 

Chunk 2: Commit to doing something about it! Yep, once you take it seriously, be committed to taking action and doing stuff to deal with the root of your chocolate addiction!! Some actions will be successful whilst others will not be, by committing you will just keep on going and work through it all. 

Chunk 3: Be prepared to seek help and support with dealing with what your chocolate addiction is all about i.e. what is the pain underneath – low -self-esteem, heartbreak, stress, boredom, for example. 

Chunk 4: Be open to changing – as expecting to heal your chocolate addiction, without being open to change is madness! Something needs to change and that is you. 

Chunk 5: It takes as long as it takes, so no deadlines. 
There is no timeline you can put on healing your chocolate addiction, so looking for an 'effective way,' means to me a quick-fix, or being in a hurry, and that is not what Chocolate Rehab is about, as it is deep transformation from the inside out change, not just quick-fix. The more you put pressure on yourself to heal your addiction by a particular time, the less likely it will happen, in my view. 

Just those 5 Chunks will help you to start to break the addiction, as so many chocoholics do not even do the first Chunk!!!

Want more detailed help and support then sign up
for 12 free Chunks of Chocolate Rehab here: 
http://bit.ly/12ChunksChocolateRehab

I would love to know how you get on with the above, and any thoughts and feelings about this. 

Love ya!

Love Carrie

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Chocolate addiction isn’t really that bad..

February 13th, 2015 Author:

 Dearest Chocoholic, 

I got a question this question this week and I am happy to respond here with a post! 

Here's the question: "Carrie, sometimes I feel that choc addiction isn't really that bad,  but I cannot imagine my life without it?" 

I would not say chocolate addiction is bad, or good, it is how it makes you feel more than anything. Does it make you feel worse not better? Does it make you feel more upset or less upset? Does it make you feel out of control, or more in control? Does it make you feel happier or sadder? 

These are obviously not black or white questions, with black or white answers, because we are all different and experience many different emotions when eating chocolate. Often many chocoholics love chocolate they just go to far with it i.e. they love it too much! When you love chocolate too much, and you cannot cope without it, and it makes you feel worse than better, then Chocolate Rehab could absolutely help you. 

The thing with any approach to heal your chocolate addiction one chunk at time, is that you have to get in touch with why you are eating it, you have to go a bit deeper.  As you do this, you will be clearer on why you are really eating it, as I firmly believe that chocolate is your teacher. I really do. Chocolate will show you how you are feeling or rather not feeling. Chocolate is not bad or an enemy at all. Chocolate addiction can cover up a number of issues such as low self-esteem, and low self-confidence, to depression, boredom, and stress to name only a few of the many reasons people get so addicted to it. 

As you make the time to identify why you are really, really eating it, then you can start to deal with those feelings and issues, instead of ignoring them with more and more chocolate. The Chocolate Rehab Programme is not anti-chocolate, rather it is pro balancing out the role chocolate plays in your life, as the more you feel your feelings that you have been denying with chocolate and you deal with them then you can heal them! 

 

I trust that helps,

Love Carriex 

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It’s okay not to be okay..

February 10th, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic, 

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " It's okay not to be okay."

Sometimes we feel guilty and silly or even annoyed with ourselves that we are not feeling okay! I know I can be like this, and then what I used to do A LOT, is just got and eat lots of chocolate… 

Now, when I feel not okay, I am honest with myself that I am not okay, and acknowledge that and just accept that and I am okay with that. I am not going to lie this has taken me at least a bit of practice, as it is just so much easier to push my feelings aside or down and ignore them. 

Can you be okay with how you are feeling right now? 

Just say to yourself, I love you and it is okay to be feeling what you are feeling right now, give yourself some love and empathy.

And let me know how you get on, here on PM me! 

If you need help and support with this, 

grab my 12 Free Chunks of Chocolate Rehab here:http://bit.ly/12ChunksChocolateRehab

Or even join me in my first ever ( how exciting!) Chocoholics 
Anonymous group on Sunday 1st March 

Details here:http://bit.ly/chocoholicsanonymous

Love Carriex

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You cannot heal what you don’t confront

February 8th, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic,

Love this, thanks Think Positive Power for this. 

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " You cannot heal what you don't confront." 

Confronting feelings you would rather not face is a real challenge, it can be painful, it can make you want to run away and hide forever! I know this feeling. I always suggest that you confront your feelings very gently, and take your time. 

One chunk,or even one feeling at a time, pace yourself. Be super gently and kind to yourself as you do this. It's not a race it's a process as daily process. It can and will get better the more you face them. You can feel like you are experiencing an 
emotional tsunami at first and the tears will flow and that is okay absolutely. In fact as you do this, however you are feeling is okay, always remember that! 

As I started to do this in my own Chocolate Rehab, it was supremely painful, I spent days in tears, and just cuddling myself. It's very normal as you unwrap your chocolate addiction one layer at a time. If you find as you do this that you are super-stuck, then share with a loved one, and just request them to just compassionately and non-judgementally to listen to what is inside your heart. Take in one step further and hire the support of a healer or counsellor to support you to feel and deal with these emotions so that you can heal them. 

Sending you love of love, you are not alone, you are loved and you matter, always!! 

Love Carriex 

(c) 2015, Chocolate Rehab Ltd, All Rights Reserved, www.chocolaterehab.com 

p.s For help confronting what you would rather not face, underneath those chocolate wrappers – grab your 12 free chunks of Chocolate Rehab here: http://bit.ly/12ChunksChocolateRehab

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Chocoholics love .. all of you?!!

February 7th, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic,

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: " Perhaps the most healing words you could say to another person. I love all of you." Yasmin Mogahed ( thanks Love this!) and the wonderful Karen Salmansohn. 

I wholeheartedly agree with this! Here, in Chocolate Rehab this is about saying this to you! Loving the parts of you, that you find hard to accept and love. It is so much easier to say it to someone else- I love all of you- i.e. your coldness, you constantly moaning, your ability to keep going even when you are suffering, you fakeness, your bitichiness… whatever it is. You get the idea. 

For yourself, to love yourself, all of yourself indeed is the most healing thing you can actually do. It's challenging I am not going to lie, I re-new this challenge everyday especially the parts of myself I find hard to love!

The Parts I find easy to love are super-easy such as my kindness, my humour, my ability to keep talking, my ability to listen and learn, and understand and empathise- I love those parts! What I find hard to love are the parts of me that judge, criticise, that shout and scream, and that get stuck, fed up and depressed- yep I am human you know!!:) I find it hard to love the parts of me that get super angry and aggressive and hit the self-destruct button; mostly due to me lacking kindness and forgiveness to myself for not being perfect!! As if anyone is ever perfect! LOL:) 

By just loving all of me, saying : 'I love all of you,' to myself loving all of me is so much easier ! I mean pre-Chocolate Rehab I loathed myself. Today, I do love myself, but it's not 100% ever day, 24/7. and I get triggered and I find it hard at times to love and accept myself, but it just gets easier with practice and lots of giggles, and forgiveness is what works for me, at least!!

It's an ongoing process and I am sure it will be for you, to love all of you, and the more you can do this, the easier it will be for you to love all of well anyone else who has the pleasure of being in your life and who you have the pleasure of them being in your life! Woop, woop!!

I would as always love to hear your thoughts and feelings about this! 

We have been told it's selfish to love ourselves and somehow wrong, and always be on the search for other people's approval haven't we. Well, knickers to that and start right now, to start to love and accept yourself, all of you, and you will start your own healing journey, chunk by chunk! 

I trust that helps,

Love ya,

Love Carriexx

(c) 2015, Chocolate Rehab Ltd, All Rights Reserved, www.chocolaterehab.com 

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There is no chocolate’s anonymous because no one wants to quit!

February 6th, 2015 Author:

Dearest Chocoholic,

Thanks 50 Shades Of Chocolate for this. 

Chunk of Chocolate Rehab: ' It's not about quitting chocolate! Chocolate Rehab is not anti-chocolate at all."

What I teach during my Chocolate Rehab Programme is how to feel, deal and heal what is underneath, the pain, of your chocolate addiction.

Not everyone is in pain with their chocolate addiction!! And that's absolutely great! Those chocoholics who are ready and willing to commit to healing their chocolate addiction one chunk at a time, through Chocolate Rehab,  will learn to balance out their chocolate addiction, and to learn to love and accept themselves more than chocolate and indeed no matter what! 

A big reason why there isn't a chocoholics anonymous group is that many people are ashamed by their chocolate addiction, and are very secretive too! Chocolate Addiction is such a publicly denied and laughable addiction to so many; especially the chocoholics themselves that it is rarely taken seriously yet other food addictions are. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts and feeling about this here! http://bit.ly/12ChunksChocolateRehab

Grab some free help and support here with 12 Chunks of Chocolate Rehab: 

Love Ya,

Love Carrie x

(c) 2015, Chocolate Rehab  Ltd, All Rights Reserved, www.chocolaterehab.com

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