Quantum Sobriety™


Welcome To The Future Of Sobriety…

“Quantum Sobriety is the opportunity to leave behind your current reality and choose one where you are not addicted, unhappy, or struggling in any way. That is what is possible when you enter the quantum field, and my job is to show you how to get there”

Quantum Sobriety is the direct experience of someone like you. Someone who was once a hopeless addict. She spent her life aged 15 to 40 addicted to one of more substances at a time; she realised at 40 that she had never had a holiday sober, never experienced who she really was because she’d concealed herself her whole adult life. She gave up one addiction only to fill the gap with another substance, not understanding the game she was playing.

Then it all changed, Jo De Rosa began the journey inward, and got to know who she is underneath the many layers of addiction. Quantum Sobriety is her story, and the method that she used to become free.

“Jo De Rosa is the modern day Bill Wilson” Online Programme Member

Underpinned by meditation, Buddhism and quantum physics yet delivered in an easy to understand and non-academic language, Quantum Sobriety is a template that will guide you step by step towards freedom.


“A life changing experience” Gary
“I would recommend this program for anyone who wants to get off the merry-go-round of addiction and start a new life. I have.” Michelle

We all fall somewhere on the addiction spectrum and whether that manifests as alcoholism or an angry tongue, it is created by unhealthy and destructive excess. Quantum Sobriety addresses how we can overcome disharmony, primarily through meditation, to find balance and peace with ourselves.

The old beliefs around addiction were that you will remain chained to your old patterns, forever held back by your past. But now we know that when you enter the world of quantum possibilities you also arrive in a place of unlimited potentiality; somewhere that YOU decide your future; and empower yourself to live a life to maximise your potential.

Are you looking for freedom?

Would you like to be completely free of the urge to drink, smoke, shout, binge, and overindulge in whatever it is you use to cover up your true self?

Over the past two years Jo has been delivering the program underneath a different name in a five day residential retreat. This method works with all addiction and all imbalance including:

Alcohol, drugs, sugar, food, grief, anger, fear, sex, gambling, self-harm, cigarettes, marijuana etc…

With participants learning that freedom can also be theirs and lives being transformed, Jo wanted to extend the program to a wider audience. For how could she not share the secret to freedom with the world? For those that want it, freedom is a right. And it is here now for all to enjoy…

There are now different ways to learn this technique from Jo:

  • Five Day Residential Retreat
  • One Day Workshop
  • Online Course
  • Book (end of 2016)

So no matter where in the world you are, there is now access to this method.
And it’s up to you, the only question being: are you ready for freedom in sobriety?

Online Programme

The programme runs for a minimum of one-year duration as this is how long it is going to take to fully create a new habit and new life for yourself (seasons, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries etc). Therefore we ask you to commit to the years programme paying either in full up front, or in monthly instalments.

Jo will send out an email and video each month with the forthcoming months theme, meditation and worksheets. You will be added to the forum where the Quantum Sobriety team and community at large are there to support you in your journey, it’s very lively!

At the end of each month you will have the opportunity to join a live webinar, to ask Jo and the team questions directly. Perhaps there is something that you’d like to clarify about your practice, or check to make sure you are doing correctly.

We will be working through a different theme and progressively removing the layers of beliefs and conditioning that have held you back until now; the decision to live differently. The choice to have the life that you’ve always dreamt of, because it is time.


£17 per month
Or one upfront payment of £197

If you think about how much wine costs as an example: you are going to spend at least £4.25 per week on a very cheap bottle! We really wanted to make the program affordable but with a commitment of one-year’s duration.
The combination of financial and mental pledge is going to give you an excellent start to the years commitment to the program.

 Are You Ready?

Set up your direct debit:
12 Monthly payments of £17
OR 1 One-off payment of £197  click here

One Day Workshops

Held at Inner Guidance Retreat Centre in the East of England three times a year, these workshops will give you an in-depth experience of Quantum Sobriety. Led by Jo and her team, the day includes meditations, discussion, and healthy lunch from Dominic De Rosa: head chef of the retreat centre and Jo’s husband.

2016 Dates:
Saturday 5th November

2017 Dates:

Saturday 7th January
Saturday 18th March
Saturday 5th August

Come to one or to them all
Book here

Overnight Stay:
There is the opportunity to stay at Inner Guidance on the Friday night, Saturday night, and also join the Clean-Cooking Workshop on the Sunday with Dominic if you would like make a whole weekend of it.
Book here

Residential Retreat

These Monday to Friday retreats have been running for over two years already with participants having countless breakthroughs and stating that their lives have been changed for ever. You are transported quite literally to another reality where you decide how you want your life to be. Being in this environment you get to truly know this YOU that you have decided to become, before going home and integrating yourself back into your ‘normal’ world.

The week has been carefully structured to support and empower with emphasis on nutrition, coaching, therapies, supplementation as well as daily motivation/yoga and meditation sessions. You will learn tons of techniques that you can take home with you to implement into your daily life, and make permanent changes. There are just five places available on each retreat.

Monday 12th – Friday 16th September
Monday 10th – Friday 14th October
Monday 14th – Friday 18th November
Thursday 29th December – Monday 2nd January
Monday 23rd – Friday 27th January

The retreat is open to just five participants to ensure exclusivity
En suite rooms are stylish and comfortable, and the investment for this five day retreat is:
To include accommodation, food, one-to-one daily therapies, all group classes and 12 month membership to the online programme.

You will experience a contemporary luxury boutique hotel setting with a welcoming homely vibe. Enjoy blazing open fires, lie ins in your kingsize bed, and walks around the gardens and lake.
The house has had visits from Gandhi, Sir Winston Churchill, the King of Norway and other international figures within its interesting history, and holds a very positive and healing energy

Register your interest in the residential retreats here

Follow Up Mini-Retreats

To sustain sobriety anyone that has been through the full five day residential retreat can come back for a two-day two-night mini-retreat to stay on track and to ‘top themselves up’. Sometimes the pressures of being at home, back to work, and into your ‘reality’ can suck you back towards the lure of your addiction. So for this reason we offer continued support after the full program has been completed.

2016 Dates:
Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th October
2017 Dates:
Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th January
Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th April
Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th July
Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th October

£597 inclusive of accommodation, food, a one-to-one therapy (we will try to organise the treatment of your choice but this is dependant on therapists availability), and all group classes.

Diamond Package

For those who are drawn to all aspects of the Quantum Sobriety program, you can get the whole package. This one-year Diamond Package gives you personalised support throughout the whole of your first year of sobriety, for those that would like a little extra attention.
Access to:

  • The Online Program for 12 months
  • The Five Day Residential Retreat
  • Three two-day mini-retreat ‘top ups’

Cost: £3,987*
*you get a full 12 month online membership free
Payment plans for the Diamond Package available on request

Register your interest in the Diamond package here


For all the latest information about this program you can sign up to the Quantum Sobriety newsletter here


Tel:  +44 1787 249798
Email:  info@quantumsobriety.com
Address:  Inner Guidance Retreat Centre, Hill Farm, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PB


The addiction program has been running at Inner Guidance for over two years now, first under the name of Yoga For Addictions and then more recently as Control Addiction.

Here is what a previous retreatant had to say about their experience:
“This was one of the hardest but rewarding decisions I have ever made, but very glad I did, as the content of my time spent at the Retreat has changed my life for the better and for those around me. I now understand what is meant by addiction and have the tools to handle mine. My time spent with you and your team of experts, in a friendly, calm and positive energy has made an enormous difference.  My highlight of the week was knowing I had gained the strength and knowledge to be able to carry on and create a better future.
I’d like to say thanks Jo to you and your team for all your support and follow up on my well being. Love to you all.

Here is what another previous retreatant had to say about the program:
“I can’t really put into words how grateful i am for what you have taught me. Jo is so inspiring, down to earth and focused. She is living proof that you can overcome addiction and create an amazing life. This experience has been so healing thanks for everything!”

A testimony from the mother of a participant:
“I don’t know what you did to him but thank you, i’ve got my son back”

And here is the testimonial from the daughter of one of our participants:
“From the moment I spoke to Jo (following a chance meeting at a two day conference) I had the feeling that she would be perfect to support my father in gaining insight into his alcohol addiction.  We arranged to meet her at her stunning retreat venue and as I suspected, Dad and Jo got on brilliantly and the house was so restful, I was able to tap into the sense of calm I felt there long after we left.  Having been in Dad’s situation and come out the other side, Jo is the perfect person to share the techniques she has used to kick her addictions and feel excited about life once more.  The house is the perfect peaceful setting in which to unplug and get connected to what’s really important in life.  I have some understanding of what occurred during the five days Dad was in the company of Jo, her husband and her wonderful team of healers, the rest is beyond words and nothing short of a miracle.  I dropped off a man who was exhausted, confused, frustrated and addicted to alcohol and all the wrong foods and thought patterns.  I collected my father; the strong, focused and connected man I remembered from childhood.  None of us knew what to expect, Dad included, and I am in awe of his bravery in taking this enormous step to chance his life after 20 years addicted to alcohol.  The result is more than any of us dared to dream of:  he has been dry for three weeks now and his resolve in embracing his new lifestyle is inspirational.  Jo, we cannot thank you enough.  You have given us back the man we love so dearly and that is priceless.  For anyone wondering if they should book a space on one of Jo’s retreats for addicts, DO IT:  there is your life before this retreat and your life afterwards.”


Creator of the Quantum Sobriety program

Your host and creator of the program is Jo De Rosa, who has struggled through addictions to alcohol and drugs over the past 25 years. Jo changed her lifestyle and abolished negative addictions with the help of meditation, yoga, coaching and nutrition, and is excited to share all that she has learnt with the participants who have decided that today is the day to make a stand to leave behind limitation, and embrace life to the full.
Jo says, “It is hard when you are caught up in the middle of an addiction to see how it could be on the other side. This five day program will do just that, and allow the retreatant a glimpse of themselves without the burden of having to conform to what they have always done, what society expects of them, or have just fallen into. We all have the potential for happiness, success and inner peace and this retreat will give you some insight into your own unlimited potential.”


Candles in the Yoga Room

Candles in the Yoga Room

Therapies included in the package:

Biodynamic Psychotherapy

Anni Meehan

Anni Meehan 

Anni Meehan is a Biodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Passion for life Coach, and has been working with Inner Guidance for 3 years now.

The Biodynamic approach integrates anatomy, physiology and psychology combined with hands on Biodynamic massage to help relieve physical and mental symptoms in acute and chronic conditions. If there is something on your mind, it could affect you physically; if you’re in physical discomfort, it may affect your thoughts, moods and general appetite for life.

This approach embraces body, mind, spirit and can equip you with some easy tools to get the best out of life and help you to become ‘conscious’ of your own ability to heal.

Find out more at: www.annimeehanhealth.co.uk
Email: anni@annimeehanhealth.co.uk
Call: +44 (0) 7880 948498

Earth Angels Clinic

Carol and Lynne at IGThe Earth Angels duo are Carol Barrett and Lynne Akers, who hold a weekly clinic at Inner Guidance.

Their treatments are a blend of holistic massage, Zen Tibetan acu-sound therapy, and reiki healing.

You will feel centred, focused and divinely relaxed after a session.

For more information you can visit their website: EarthAngelsClinic.co.uk
Email: Click here

Call 01787 249798 to chat to Jo or Dominic
Or email questions and book your place at: info@quantumsobriety.com


I’m Never Going Back

By Jo De Rosa

I’ve been waiting (all my life) for this date:

14th October 2014

And on it’s morning the first post in my Facebook timeline was a video of Lynda Bellingham on morning TV talking about cancer. She openly talks about colostomy bags, funeral arrangements and the effect it is all having on her family.

Her story is heartbreaking BUT she is helping many others struggling with similar stories, with some saying,

She’s so brave to openly talk about it”.

This is something I have come across myself over the past 2 years of sobriety: Many people emailing to thank me for openly talking about my drunk days. Alcohol addiction is so widespread in the UK but still a pretty taboo subject. The funny thing is I have NO PROBLEM speaking about it, as like Lynda, if each motivational talk/blog helps just ONE PERSON then I have done something worthwhile. In fact being able to help others is actually why I believe I had this challenge in the first place perhaps: it feels like my purpose to go and shout out from the rooftops about HOW I got sober.

Today’s Perfect:

Today I wanted to reward myself with my perfect day. Today, to celebrate, my perfect day looks like this:

A ceremonial dose of ceremonial grade raw Guatemalan cacao drink (hot chocolate)

Yoga session

Meditation session

Writing this blog in between all of those things!

How It Used To Be

And how things have changed from a few years ago when my perfect day would have been to get seriously hammered on either cocaine, ecstasy, alcohol, or all three! I would have partied until sunrise and then done the ‘walk of shame’ home completely off my head, hoping that I wouldn’t see anyone I knew. I also suffered with insomnia throughout my intoxicated period, thinking that it was ‘normal’ as I didn’t know any different (I started partying in 1989). The truth is my poor body couldn’t cope with the toxins, as I was also smoking 20-40 cigarettes a day up until 2006….it was too busy dealing with all the poison to have lovely restful sleep!

The Horrors

Then the next morning I would wake up with ‘the horrors’. The first assault would be to my eyes as they resisted daylight. Then once they were open the next mission would be getting up, as the slightest movement would make me feel sick. I can still take my mind to that awful place: sitting on my sofa in front of the tv with a cup of tea, eyes half-open slits, body and mind in a feverish state and in shock. It took all of my effort to just sit there and drink tea, obviously working was out of the question and I would literally ‘hide’ from the world. If my phone rang it frightened me and I would of course ignore it, unable to communicate with anyone. Food was never an option when I was like this: I could only concentrate on survival, so no wonder I was permanently under-weight.

Then flashes of the night before would start to imprint on my mind: Jo showing off; Jo grabbing whatever attention she could get; Jo’s voice the loudest of everyones; Jo dancing; Jo snorting; Jo unable to stop.

Unable to stop this grotesque cycle of self-abuse.

As darkness approached I would start to feel better, and my shrunken hungry stomach would begin to demand sustenance. However, the only food I could muster would be greasy and unhealthy, easy to purchase and consume. I’d never cook and the local take-away did well out of me. A salad in that state just didn’t appeal….

A whole day had been lost but now that it was dark I felt safer, and I skulked back to my pit for more hours collapsed in front of the tv.

You Call This Fun?

I always thought I’d had a great night, but was the payoff worth it the next day? It must have been on some level because I did this for over 20 years. As I write that down I am shocked. Half of my life caught up in this erratic dance of self-abuse: all of my adult life either high on substances, or low from their effect. How sad.

I’m moved to tears right now as I relive this.

How could I treat myself like this?

How could I have so little regard for my sanity?

I want to go and hug that Jo. Tell her she doesn’t need to do it anymore. Comfort her and tell her how amazing she is going to feel once she is free from this nightmare.

Teaching High

And I was teaching yoga throughout this period. In the beginning when I first qualified I thought it was cool that I ‘had it all’: partying at the weekend and teaching during the week. At the time I lived in Thailand and I can tell you the parties went on for days!

But it was like I had this dark secret because the yoga crowd had no idea about ‘party Jo’, and the majority of my fellow party animals just didn’t understand ‘yoga Jo’.

Oh and the shame. I did not want to be the smoking, drinking, drug-taking yoga teacher. But it was the life that I had come from before yoga discovered me and it would take me a few more years to shake off who I had been, before I could fully blossom into the life that I was starting to see for myself.

Getting Clean

And so I left behind a life of fear, disappointment, sadness, regret and 7 years ago set out to get clean. It started back then culling cigarettes and class A’s, although alcohol then became the main problem. My next battle was with wine as my struggles transferred from the party scene in Thailand to my home-life as I moved back to the UK. My troubles just reappeared in the bottom of a wine glass, rather than a rolled up 500 baht note.

For those that remember the intoxicated Jo, you will have seen the transformation. And many who have just met me cannot imagine me with a fag in hand, drink in the other, loud and obnoxious and unwilling to slow down.

Thank god that is all over!


I rolled my mat out in my gorgeous yoga studio, put on some banging tunes that a famous DJ gave me a thousand years ago, and mixed the old with the new today. And as I sun saluted to progressive house, I could enjoy the memories because I’ve moved on from the attachment to getting high because actually now I get high from being clean. For an hour today I practice to the sounds of Deep Dive Corporation, and then it is time to meditate. I know before I sit down that a shift is going to happen when I close my eyes, I have felt the internal movement all day…another layer of control peeling off me.

As I have consumed a ‘ceremonial dose’ of Guatemalan raw cacao drink I turn on the recordings of the Chocolate Shaman that I made when he was last here, selecting his ‘chakra’ meditation. I usually meditate in silence, but today is special.

As soon as I hear his voice I smile, and as he invites our higher selves and spirit guides to assist us in our meditations I imagine my Tibetan Buddhist teacher sitting in front of me and taking my hands in his. This has NEVER happened before but I am comforted and start to follow my breath as the recorded voice takes me on a journey within myself. In the next hour I go somewhere I’ve never been before and find a deeper connection to my inner world. Its beautiful and I realise a tear is making its way down my cheek, and then before I know it I find myself crying. Soon my whole body is shaking as yet another layer of the past is shed.

Magic In My Life

Meditation is magic, pure and simple, and is how I got sober. I go deeper each time I meditate, and now there is nothing to hold me back. To be able to reach inside myself as far as I did today in my meditation is nothing short of magic.

I remember well when I would go on a weekend retreat and get to this level of connection. And then either on the journey on the train home (I often go on retreat in Scotland) or on arrival home I’d have a glass of wine, and the feeling was gone.

The wine killed the connection instantly.

Sometimes because I wanted to hold on to the feeling for longer I would not have a drink for a couple of days, but as soon as I did it was gone…trampled on….murdered. Oh and that pissed me off no end! Why did I do that! Why couldn’t I stop drinking! And then from being in a beautiful place of connection I was back in the darkness of addiction, disappointment, and self-flagellation.

It feels a little like I am two people. I now feel so far from the person that I used to be, but can in an instant take myself back to how I felt back then. I can taste the extreme highs and lows and know that I will never go back to that life.

Sober Forever

Never again will I join the merry-go-round of alcohol, cigarette or drug addiction.

I absolutely know now that I will never have another drink. It has become the symbol of all that was destroying me, in the name of ‘fun’!

Life is so full these days. And each day I don’t drink I move further forwards, and I’m never going back!


Guiding The Way

My Yoga For Addictions program is what I was put on this earth to do. I love it. I love guiding others, who are ready themselves for transformation, through the tangled web of addiction. The other side is bright, hopeful, and holds the promise of your dreams. I found and live mine, are you ready to be the best you can be?


That is what is has been written for. Maybe there is someone you know who needs to hear this message, and read these words? I KNOW I’ve written it for someone! And THANK YOU for helping me help others find happiness xxx

Please get in touch and tell me what you think…..

Email: jo@innerguidance.co.uk

Facebook: InnerGuidance

Twitter: @Inner_Guidance

Copyright: Jo De Rosa 2014

The Freedom of Sobriety
By Jo De Rosa

14th October 2013
One year has actually gone very quickly, I can’t believe I am already here! And what stands out for me the most is how much freedom I feel, which is why I titled this blog as I did.

When addicted my life was consumed with loathing for myself because I seemed to have no control over doing something over and over again that I didn’t want to do. It was so stupid going around and around in circles, caught up in an everlasting and pointless wheel of destruction. Being in a cage is the exact opposite to what I longed for but back then it was so difficult to imagine how to escape. The door was firmly locked and it seemed there was no way out.

Free from fags
I started my addictive journey back in my teens when I started smoking. I remember clearly throwing up in the gutter in my school uniform and thinking,
“If I keep on smoking my body will get used to it.”
So I wiped the sick from my mouth and lit another cigarette, literally.
I was 14 years old and happily smoked for 10 years before my first attempt at giving up which unfortunately lasted another 10 years! I only got truly free from fags seven years ago.

Weekend junkie
The next addiction I got myself embroiled in was cocaine. A nasty sneaky substance which put a forceful voice in my head which wouldn’t take no for an answer and had an unreasonable and insatiable hunger. I ran away from it by moving to the other side of the world, but it found me there and the whole ugly cycle re-emerged stronger than ever. It broke my relationships, health and financial security. I returned back to the UK six years later with my tail between my legs, broke, and vowing not to allow that white monster a place back in my life again. A promise that I have kept to this day.

A poison that destroys and ends so many lives
Unfortunately that is not the end to this sorry story. In fact the worst of it is still to come! My alcohol addiction was the most insidious of them all, and one which threatens to ruin so many lives in our country. And my issue with it is our whole societies attitude towards it. Alcohol is a poison that destroys and ends so many lives; there is nothing positive or health giving about it, yet it is so closely woven into how we celebrate our achievements and milestones.

All my friends turning 40 recently meant that I perused many a greeting card shop, and was faced with a barrage of champagne images as if it is something that must be consumed to celebrate correctly. Champagne is a symbol of sophistication and success, but causes sickness and death in reality.

And it is something that we not only use to celebrate with, but commiserate with too. Apparently it helps us to become the life and soul of the party, and also relaxes us after a hard days work. But all it is really doing is filling our bodies and minds with toxins, and ensuring we feel physically wretched and mentally depressed the next day.

But everyone does it, and most people seem to be mostly unsupportive of the few who choose to abstain,
“Don’t be so boring”, “Go on just have one”, “Come on you haven’t got work tomorrow!”
Is it their own inadequacy at not being able to go out and enjoy themselves without it, or is life really that boring without booze?

And I have 365 days and evenings as evidence to support that answer! Food tastes better, I have less weight around my middle-aged midsection, and the insomnia that I thought was inherent in my genetic makeup has vanished. I sleep well, I awake refreshed and ready, I remember every conversation that I have, and I make balanced and rational choices everyday. Gone are the demons, the ‘horrors’, the fears, the insecurities, the self-flagellation, the despair and constant sense of failure.

Are you ready to make the change?
Of course it was scary to make that initial first tentative step. I have been addicted to something my whole adult life, over 25 years! and on some level addiction held a certain comfort in its familiarity. It had become who I was.

So when I made that first step, I fell over a few times, before finally one year ago today, for the very first time not looking back, I kept on moving onwards towards my new sober life. Trying it on for size and realising as the days, weeks and social events passed, that it was not only getting easier but I was enjoying myself! I had my control back, I felt good about myself and finally as the weeks became months I felt proud. Now 365 days later it feels normal to be sober and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I do not miss alcohol, cocaine or cigarettes EVER. I never have an urge to go back to that life of self-induced slavery, when my life now is one of freedom, happiness and clarity.

The answers
So my work is to show you how to take that step. There are certain tools that have helped me tremendously which I wish to share with others who are keen to be free also. This blog that you are reading will become the introduction to the new book I am writing, and the manual that forms the structure of my ‘Yoga for Addictions’ five-day retreat program will become the subsequent chapters.

You see something shifted when I had my last drink and made the decision to be kind to myself. It was about a week into sobriety that I fully grasped the fact that this was the first time I’d been sober in my whole adult life. It was a pivotal moment and one I want to share with others who would like the clarity, prosperity, health and happiness that is part of my everyday existence now.

If I can do it, why not you too?        

I am living the life of my dreams, realising my full potential, and have steps you can take to lead you to that place too. If I can help just one person out of their addiction I will have achieved so much!



My first ever holiday abroad without alcohol in 2012

My first ever holiday abroad without alcohol in 2012 (i’m drinking non-alcoholic beer!!)

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