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The Mindful Life Practice Meeting Guidelines

In our Sober Curious Yoga Community Sessions, we create a safe place to discover and share our true selves. Meeting in our sessions, we find our voices, claim our power, and celebrate our self-worth, leading to personal and collective transformation.

Circle Rules:

  1. We will hold stories or personal material in confidentiality.

  2. We listen to each other non-judgementally, with compassion and curiosity.

  3. We only give advice if it is asked for.

  4. We pick up the talking stick, share what we need to share, and put it down - signalling the next person’s opportunity.

  5. We avoid interrupting.

  6. We agree to stay sitting throughout the session, in a place that is free from distractions and private.

Help and Resources

The Mindful Life Practice is an International peer support community. Our aim is to help you re-evaluate your relationship with alcohol. This program is not designed to be solely used for anyone who would be medically classed as having an addiction to alcohol. However, many of our teachers and participants have previously used AA, Rehabilitation or Substance Abuse Counselling, and joined MLPC concurrently or afterwards for additional community and support. If you suspect you may have an alcohol addiction, we strongly recommend you seek professional medical advice beyond our community. 


While some of our leaders may be certified life coaches, Sober Curious Yoga Teachers, and have other experience as mentors, AA sponsors, guidance counsellors in schools, etc, we are in no way a replacement for Rehabilitation, Alcoholics Anonymous, Substance Abuse Treatment programs, or Psychiatry. We are not equipped to provide this support. Our leaders are scattered all over the world and as a result are unable to support individuals immediately in crisis. On this page we have compiled a list of international resources for those struggling beyond our ability to support. Please utilize these resources if you need additional help.


Alcoholics Anonymous

This is an additional resource for those in need of more sobriety support.


What to Expect from your first AA meeting

This is a resource for newbies to AA, to help them know what they can expect from their first AA meeting!



Several of our community members have used Better Help to get online counselling.



This website hosts a list of emergency numbers and web resources worldwide for mental health.

United States of America

Resource List

A Behavioural Healthcare Centre:


Alcohol, drugs and addictions: web resources.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Services Administration:

Helped millions of people around the world beat their addictions and lead rich, happy, healthy lives:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender national hotline:

(888) 843-4564

The Trans Lifeline:

(877) 565-8860

Crisis Text Line:

Text START to 741-741

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 

(800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)

U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline:

(800) 799-7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY)

United Arab Emirates

Toll Free Help Line

This toll free helpline was recently set up for residents for free counselling in need of mental health support.

800-4673 (Hope)


Hope Exists: 



Dept of defense helpline for sexual assault:


Crisis Report, a helpline you can text, if you don't want to call: 



Rape, Abuse, Incest Network Helpline:



National Suicide Prevention lifeline:



Facebook page ‘sober ladies in Dubai’:

WhatsApp group for meet ups / chats etc "Sober Girls Dubai":


Resource List

This web page features several recommended contacts and services for mental health.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Region’s Crisis Intervention Team - Provides service 7 days a week to defuse crisis situations and offer assessment, intervention, referrals and links to community agencies for ongoing support:

Phone: (403)327-7905 

Alberta Addictions Helpline - Provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services:

Phone: toll free 1-866-332-2322

NSHA MHA; Mental Health and Addictions Services. 

This is a page of mental health resources for Ontario.

The Trans Lifeline:

(877) 330-6366

United Kingdom

Resource List

Bee Sober is an online community in Great Britain. 

They have several recommended support links here:

This is an additional resource for those in need of confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health: 

Toll free UK emergency number:

UK - Samaritans 116 123


Resource List

Get immediate help for depression and anxiety - Beyond Blue.

Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

Beyond Blue Support Service - Support.

Advice. Action

Information and referral to relevant services for

depression and anxiety related matters.

Phone: 1300 22 46 36


Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the

diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood

disorders such as depression and bipolar



Blue Knot Foundation Helpline (formerly

Adults Surviving Child Abuse)

The Blue Knot Helpline provides information

and short term counselling nationally via

telephone for adults survivers of childhood

trauma on 1300 657 380 and email 7 days a week 9am

to 5pm AEST. 

Butterfly Foundation

Butterfly provides support for Australians who

suffer from eating disorders and negative body

image issues and their carers.

Phone: 1800 33


Carer Gateway

Are you one of the 2.5 million Australians who

care for a loved one, friend or neighbour? Find

out information about the support services

available to you, on the Carer Gateway. 


Friendline is for anyone who needs to

reconnect or just wants a chat. All

conversations with FriendLine are casual and

anonymous and our friendly volunteers are

ready to talk about anything and everything.

Gambling Helpline

Starting to think gambling might be a

problem? Find out about the signs of a

problem and assess gambling issues and


Phone: 1800 858 858

Self Help Resources for Mental Health Problems 

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