We had such a wonderful time on our recent Selfcare in Sobriety retreat at Champneys in Tring

If you’re interested in joining us, more info is here

The aim of the weekend is to focus on what we want for the future,  Its for you if you are sober curious or ditched the drink a while ago and now want to create the life you love without the booze.  This break focuses on the positive benefits of cutting down or quitting the booze, it’s all without judgement or blame. Without doubt there’s a trend happening right now for mindful drinking and a large percentage of millennials are choosing not to drink at all.   How would it be to choose not to drink in our alcohol fuelled society?  We may feel it relaxes us, gives us confidence or makes us feel sassy but actually it’s our mind playing tricks on us.  We look at shifting the mindset around addiction.


For anyone questioning whether to book onto Janey Lee Grace’s Selfcare in Sobriety break don’t hesitate. This was the most transformational weekend for us all and Janey is the most wonderful facilitator. It was such a safe space; we made amazing connections with each other. I can honestly say that something really shifted for me this weekend. What a gift ???? I could not feel more ‘full up’ with gratitude right now   S. London

We looked at how our mindset affects what we do, and how we can create the life we love without alcohol and intention setting.  We did some basic EFT emotional freedom techniques to start to work on the subconscious mind and we talked about ‘Sober inspiration’ – how amazing life can be without the drink.  For those still in the early days we looked at how to stop (or cut down) and get sober momentum.   Facing the triggers, how to deal with social situations and relationships.

We talked a lot about how to ‘Put back the good stuff’ –  we had a session on nutrition, the best foods and supplements to encourage quick recovery and the best alcohol-free drinks to try.

Of course we had some lovely alcohol free bubbly with dinner, last time it was Noughty AF (amazing organic fizz!)

noughty at champneys in ice bucket

And we have had some wonderful goody bag products,  we like to focus on skincare without alcohol and chemicals too, so this time we were blessed with gorgeous products from Odylique and SAKRID and a lovely jute bag from Weleda to hold it all!

champneys collection

We loved the Odylique 24-Hour Avocado Replenishing Face Cream (worth £25)

Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream is a sumptuous night moisturiser or rich day cream from award winning natural brand Odylique founded by Margaret and her daughter Abi.

Select extracts of sea buckthorn and horsetail help promote skin regeneration while nourishing cold-pressed avocado and olive oils provide protein, minerals and anti-oxidant vitamins. This moisturizer is perfect for normal to dry skin or mature skin, and to protect from free radical generation. The heavenly blend of essential oils including lavender, frankincense, bergamot and ylang ylang has balancing, cell-regenerating and relaxing qualities, making this ideal either as a night cream or face cream for dry skin.

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We also loved the SAKRID Superfood Frenzy organic moisturiser,

SAKRID is a self-care brand on a mission to lovingly remove harmful and questionable ingredients from the lives of consumers. Natalie Elliott, Campaigner & Global Speaker on Clean Beauty, founded SAKRID after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she made the startling realisation that she and her family were using products filled with potentially harmful ingredients every day.  SAKRID products are naturally vegan, halal, organic and always cruelty free. All SAKRID products are handmade in the UK using the best natural ingredients.



Other brands that have or are about to gift our retreat guests are Weleda, who gave us our great jute bags, and fab eco mugs plus some of their LOVE shower gel, and MONAT who are gifting a natural wave hair product, and  Potique who are gifting us some Calming Cream.  We are also looking forward to some products from Dr Lipp.  Of course we like to pop an alcohol free drink in our bags where possible too, and brands we have worked with include Sea Arch (the fab ‘Sea & T’ cans, and Nunc who supplied some cans of Kombucha.


‘I wanted to reinforce and re-energise my commitment, this retreat exceed all expectations. I love Janey’s passion and energy and this group!    T.H Herts

‘I am leaving this retreat feeling empowered, inspired and confident that I can ‘be the change’  This retreat is a true act of self-care and a brilliant way to connect with others    AS Hampshire

sea arch comp pic

Join us  for another of our retreats in 2022 at Champneys Tring or Champney’s Springs in Leicestershire.

For inspiration, connection and support around ditching the booze and living your best life  check out The Sober Club