About us

Carmela and Esther have been friends for over 10 years having met whilst both working for a high paced events organisers but had both since left to try to gain more work life balance.

In October 2020 Carmela had reached her 6-month sober and whilst chatting over a long-overdue coffee with Esther, was explaining how Instagram had up to then been her only support tool as she didn’t resonate with traditional means of support, but which had also come with its own set of problems.

Seeing the many women out there sharing her struggle, Carmela spoke to Esther about her thoughts around wanting to create a safe space for women to not only explore their relationship with alcohol but to also navigate their mental health and wellness, as it was clear to her that it takes a holistic approach to really succeed in sobriety and women have a unique set of challenges surrounding their health and wellbeing and their relationships with alcohol.

Although Esther’s history with alcohol wasn’t the same as Carmela’s the conversation helped to really shine light on her current, personal experience which at that point had seen her struggling with low moods, anxiety and low self-worth. Feelings which had escalated over lockdown and which she realised she was fuelling with alcohol, like gasoline to a flame. It was at that point she decided to stop drinking and set herself the challenge to go 12 months without alcohol and to make some positive life changes.

Although Esther’s history with alcohol wasn’t the same as Carmela’s the conversation helped to really shine light on her current, personal experience which at that point had seen her struggling with low moods, anxiety and low self-worth. Feelings which had escalated over lockdown and which she realised she was fuelling with alcohol, like gasoline to a flame. It was at that point she decided to stop drinking and set herself the challenge to go 12 months without alcohol and to make some positive life changes.

It was also at that point that the women decided to take Carmela’s thoughts and make it a reality. They set about enlisting the help of a team of experts to develop the key elements of the programme and Totiuss was born.

Meet the Founders

Carmela

Founder

Eshter

Co-Founder

MEET THE EXPERTS

Zoe Owl
Psychologist

Sarah Hanratty

Nutritionist

Dr Hannah Watson

GP

Chtistine Holdsworth
Yoga & Meditation
Calum Kitscha
Fitness

WANT TO WORK WITH US?

We are always looking to work with new and exciting people. If you want to contribute please drop us a line at contributors@totiuss.com