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Gillian
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Nicola, really good to hear that you are finding value in this course. I’m delighted.

– would it be true to say that drinking the wine affects the ability to activate the PFC? Do you know of any studies on this?

No, I don’t know of any studies. My view is that the major impact would be from the belief that you cannot make a choice after drinking wine, rather than the effect of alcohol in the brain.

Consider how quickly you would ‘sober up’ if there was a real, life-threatening emergency – the house on fire, your children’s lives at risk. You wouldn’t be alcohol-free legally, but I bet you’d be able to think quickly and act appropriately.

This issue with wine will be good to use for the written exercise at the end of Week 4 – “4.6 Next: Exploring Mindset”.