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Startup says Sober is the new black

Maveron, Slow Ventures and Female Founders Fund have invested $10 million in a startup that claims its carving a new path to sobriety.
Tempest offers a $647 eight-week virtual sobriety school to help people, particularly women and historically oppressed individuals, get sober. The program is led by the companys founder and chief executive officer Holly Whitaker, who conducts weekly video lectures and Q+As for participants. Offering their expertise as part of the package is marriage and family therapist Kim Kokoska; Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John, the co-founder of Eight Step Recovery; and wellness coach Mary Vance, among others.
Tempest teaches the underlying causes of addiction and the importance of purpose, meaning and creativity in breaking addiction, as well as how to manage cravings, how to navigate social situations as a non-drinker, how to develop a mindfulness practice and more. At the end of the program, participants can pay a $127 fee for an annual membership to the Tempest online community, where one can communicate with others whove completed the program.



Tempest Syllabus

Week 1: Recovery Maps + Toolkits

Week 2: Addiction & The Brain

Week 3: Habit and Night Ritual

Week 4: Yoga, Meditation and Breath

Week 5: Nutrition & Lifestyle

Week 6: Relationships & Community

Week7: Trauma & Therapy

Week 8: Purpose & Creativity

Week 8+ Wrapping Up + Next Steps



Startup says Sober is the new black
A snapshot of Tempests weekly coursework.
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