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.
We will hold stories or personal material in confidentiality.
We listen to each other non-judgementally, with compassion and curiosity.
We only give advice if it is asked for.
We pick up the talking stick, share what we need to share, and put it down - signalling the next person’s opportunity.
We avoid interrupting.
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.
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!
United States of America
A Behavioural Healthcare Centre:
Alcohol, drugs and addictions: web resources.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
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:
The Trans Lifeline:
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.
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":
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:
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:
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
Get immediate help for depression and anxiety - Beyond Blue.
Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 - Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.
Beyond Blue Support Service - Support.
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
email@example.com 7 days a week 9am
to 5pm AEST.
Butterfly provides support for Australians who
suffer from eating disorders and negative body
image issues and their carers.
Phone: 1800 33
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.
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