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Course: NEW! Simple Ways to Unwind Without Alcohol: 50 Tips to Drink Less & Enjoy More
by Rebecca E. Williams, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 10
Fee: $45

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This book is an excellent primer for those working in counseling settings because alcohol and substance abuse are inevitable clinical issues. Clinicians can use the material from the 50 tips or exercises, to expand their substance use treatment knowledge and behavioral options.

The book can also be a guide and counseling allie when working with clients presenting with alcohol and substance abuse issues. This would be an excellent book for the therapist and client to work through together.

Simple Ways to Unwind without Alcohol offers 50 surprisingly simple skills to help a person destress, reclaim one’s calm, and feel more vibrant in day-to-day life—without a beer, glass of wine, or cocktail. Clinicians will find this book very helpful for those stuck in a drinking rut and in need of a wellness reset, they will love how empowered and energetic they will feel when they reach for this book instead of a drink. Enjoying a substance free lifestyle may be habit forming.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Describe at least two ways for clients to soothe their mind without alcohol.
  • Identify at least two ways for clients to engage with their body to feel better when decreasing alcohol.
  • Describe three ways for clients to love their home environment as a place to heal from past periods of alcohol use.
  • Instruct clients in at least two ways to rediscover nature for optimal well-being.
  • Identify three ways to assist clients to nurture relationships as they begin to change their drinking patterns.
  • Provide clients at least two strategies to reconnect with work as they explore a sober lifestyle.
  • Explain two ways for clients to savor their food and drink when alcohol is no longer included.
  • Provide clients three ways to embrace their family as they change their relationship with alcohol.
  • Identify two ways for clients to respect their money as they make lifestyle changes.
  • Identify two ways for clients to celebrate their spirit while cutting down on alcohol.
  • Use the suggestions and practices to engage clients in ongoing support of alcohol-free lifestyle choices
  • Use at least two of the resources provided in the back of the book to provide clients with opportunities to continue a sober and wellness lifestyle.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Rebecca E. Williams, PhD

Rebecca E. Williams, Ph.D. is a psychologist, wellness expert, and award-winning author. She received her bachelor's degree from Williams College; her master's degree from Harvard; and her doctorate with a specialization in clinical psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She enjoyed a twenty-year career as a clinic director with the SanDiego, VA Healthcare System; was an associate clinical professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego; and maintained an active private practice.

Dr. Williams is coauthor of two popular books bridging addiction recovery with the power of mindfulness. 'The Gift of Recovery' is a ?pocket coach? designed to strengthen recovery, 'The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction' is a go-to guide for understanding the relationship between moods and substance use. The workbook is now in its second edition and has been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Williams' website is