About Me

Hello! I‘m Allison  Barber (formerly Schwent). I grew up in St. Louis, MO, along with my four sisters. While they swam competitively, I loved gymnastics, competing successfully at the collegiate level. Grounded by my parents’  hard work ethic, there was pressure to succeed on and off the floor mat. This intensity was offset by occasionally drinking with friends and teammates. 

During high school, I found my Christian faith. This newfound faith provided additional perspective regarding how I valued myself and what I was doing with my life.

By the age of 30, I married my high school sweetheart. We had three girls who are now 20, 18, and 16. 

Along with the stress and joys of parenting, I also worked for my mother, who founded B&B Aquatics. The increased pressure of married life, parenting, and working for a family business ramped up my wine consumption. This quickly became the punctuation mark for each day.

I became internally conflicted by my frequency and quantity of my wine consumption.  I  couldn’t figure out how to successfully moderate &  there were always seemingly good justifiable reasons to drink.    

By  January  2020,  I  had ruptured a  cervical disc, subsequently having surgery on March  4th, right before the pandemic hit.    I  was incredibly depressed at where my life was with a difficult turning destructive marriage.  Coupled with the inability to exercise to decrease my stress, something had to change.    

But how?    The rules, the white knuckling and then eventually I found  Annie  Grace and  This  Naked  Mind book.    This led to new learning and growth around the fundamental truths about alcohol and my relationship with it.    

With her  Path program, I  challenged long-held thoughts and beliefs.    From a  nightly heavy drinker to a  non-drinker by  June  21,  2020,  I  can confidently say this methodology works!    I  went from being chained to the intense urge to drink to FREEDOM  from it.    You can too!    

As a certified This Naked Mind coach, I’d be honored to come alongside you to find the same lasting freedom from alcohol.

It all happens from the  Inside  Out!