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The Healing Beyond Recovery Podcast is a show for people in recovery who are looking to experience deeper healing and transformation beyond the limitation of traditional paths to recovery.


Our host Mike Govoni brings you conversations with leading experts in the field of trauma, addiction, recovery, spirituality, health and consciousness. Past guests include Dr. Daniel Sumrock, Medical Director and Specialist in trauma-informed treatment, Dr. Paul Epstein, Pioneer in the field of Mind/Body Medicine, Somatic Experiencing therapist Taruno Steffensen and 5 time author Kevin Griffen who wrote the best seller “One Breath At A Time” and “Buddhism And The 12 Steps.”


Mike Govoni believes to shift from recovery to healing we have to address the “Whole” person and take a bio-psycho-social approach to recovery. He believes recovery is just one part of a larger whole and by addressing the whole of who we are and our lives we can experience healing. His conversations on the show with leading experts are to support the listener to see a broader perspective when it comes to recovery from addiction and the power of taking an integrative approach can have to experience deeper healing, health & wholeness.


Mike Govoni has been in recovery for over 15 years and on a personal quest to experience healing beyond the story of what happened to him. Mike has had to overcome some of life’s greatest challenges including childhood trauma, addiction & chronic illness. His path to experience healing has led him from the temples of India to the jungle’s of Costa Rica working with shamans and other holistic doctors, practitioners and healers along the way.


Today Mike has a thriving private practice working as a trauma-informed Integrative Holistic Recovery Coach where he supports people in taking an Integrative Holistic approach to their lives in recovery to experience transformation. He believes you can heal no matter what your story may be.

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The Healing Beyond Recovery Podcast is a show for people in recovery who are looking to experience deeper healing and transformation beyond the limitation of traditional paths to recovery.


Our host Mike Govoni brings you conversations with leading experts in the field of trauma, addiction, recovery, spirituality, health and consciousness. Past guests include Dr. Daniel Sumrock, Medical Director and Specialist in trauma-informed treatment, Dr. Paul Epstein, Pioneer in the field of Mind/Body Medicine, Somatic Experiencing therapist Taruno Steffensen and 5 time author Kevin Griffen who wrote the best seller “One Breath At A Time” and “Buddhism And The 12 Steps.”


Mike Govoni believes to shift from recovery to healing we have to address the “Whole” person and take a bio-psycho-social approach to recovery. He believes recovery is just one part of a larger whole and by addressing the whole of who we are and our lives we can experience healing. His conversations on the show with leading experts are to support the listener to see a broader perspective when it comes to recovery from addiction and the power of taking an integrative approach can have to experience deeper healing, health & wholeness.


Mike Govoni has been in recovery for over 15 years and on a personal quest to experience healing beyond the story of what happened to him. Mike has had to overcome some of life’s greatest challenges including childhood trauma, addiction & chronic illness. His path to experience healing has led him from the temples of India to the jungle’s of Costa Rica working with shamans and other holistic doctors, practitioners and healers along the way.


Today Mike has a thriving private practice working as a trauma-informed Integrative Holistic Recovery Coach where he supports people in taking an Integrative Holistic approach to their lives in recovery to experience transformation. He believes you can heal no matter what your story may be.

    28 - When Your Loved One is Addicted: Setting Boundaries & Healing Codependency w/ Maureen Towns BScN, MA

    28 - When Your Loved One is Addicted: Setting Boundaries & Healing Codependency w/ Maureen Towns BScN, MA

    About the Episode:


    In this episode, I interview Maureen Towns. She is the founder and owner of Maureen Towns Consulting, a consulting company designed to help families struggling to care for their loved ones with mental health and addiction issues. Her own family’s struggles with mental illness and addiction transformed her approach to communication, boundary setting, and advocacy, and ultimately led to positive relationships and freedom. Her work with families inspires them to rediscover themselves within chaotic and challenging situations. If you are a parent to an addicted child, this will be right up your alley. But if you are a child of an alcoholic or addict, you'll benefit as well. Maureen's keen awareness and skill help people navigate the often codependent and boundary-less relationships which many of us with family members suffering from addiction face. 


     


    Takeaways from the episode:


    The difference between setting a boundary and creating a rule

    How to work with the deep-seated fear of something terrible happening to your child or parent

    How to take steps to reclaim your own life again

    How the pain of having an addicted child or parent can be the gateway to your own healing and transformation

    Maureen shares her own personal story of the challenges she faced with having four children who struggled with addiction and mental health conditions and how the pain broke her wide open to help her walk her own journey to find healing for herself, her children, and now, the clients she supports.


    About Maureen Towns:


    Maureen published her first book Broken Open in 2021 and hosts a podcast by the same name. She has been a featured guest on other podcasts including Reframe Your Life, Science with Soul, Life in Recovery, The Bubble Hour, Authentic Talks 2.0, Empowered and Authentic, and Hope Motivates Action. Speaking Topics include Stepping off the Emotional Roller Coaster, How to Create and Stick to Boundaries, and Self-Care in Chaos.


     


    Maureen Towns BScN, MA is a family consultant with over 25 years of nursing experience in both public and private healthcare across Canada. Fueled by the lasting positive impact on the many families she has already helped, her mission now is to bring that wholeness, healing, and freedom to families across the world.


     


    Connect with Maureen Towns:


    https://maureentowns.com/


    https://www.facebook.com/parentteenadvocacy


    www.linkedin.com/in/maureen-towns-bscn-ma-77457b71/


    www.instagram.com/maureentowns/


    Check out Episode 27 with Dr. Porter as I mentioned in this episode.


    Where Ancient Practices Meet Modern Technology to Optimize Your Brain & Improve Your Mental Health in Recovery w/ Dr. Patrick Porter, PhD


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    MIKE GOVONI'S 1:1 HEALING BEYOND RECOVERY COACHING PROGRAM


    Visit www.mikegovoni.com if you are looking to take your life in recovery to the next level. My 1:1 Integrative Holistic Recovery Coaching program is designed to take a root cause trauma-informed approach for you to feel and live your best life in recovery. Many people suffer for a long time in recovery; feeling like something is still missing and never feeling comfortable in their own skin. Not to mention struggle in relationship and continue to trade one addiction for another. Learn what’s at the root of what is keeping you stuck so you can start taking steps to be who you are meant to be. Book a complimentary call by completing the questionnaire and clicking HERE! I’d be honored to connect with you and see how I can support you on your path of recovery and healing.


    Connect with Mike to learn how you can take your life in recovery to the next level.


    INSTAGRAM: @mikegovoni


    FACEBOOK: @MikeGovoni23


    YOUTUBE: Healing Beyond Recovery with Mike Govoni

    • 48 min
    27 - Where Ancient Practices Meet Modern Technology to Optimize Your Brain & Improve Your Mental Health in Recovery w/ Dr. Patrick Porter, PhD

    27 - Where Ancient Practices Meet Modern Technology to Optimize Your Brain & Improve Your Mental Health in Recovery w/ Dr. Patrick Porter, PhD

    Summary: 


    Here to share how essential it is to address your brain and nervous system health so you can feel your best and live your most happiest, healthiest most impactful life in recovery. In this episode Dr. Patrick Porter and I discuss the science behind brain optimization and how ancient practices that many civilizations were integrating into their everyday life is more applicable today than ever before when it comes healing and balancing your brain. Dr. Porter has taken the five practices he believes most in and combined them into a piece of technology in which he created called BrainTap to optimize brain function so you can feel your best. The five practices that Dr. Porter has brilliantly combined into this unique device are meditation, self talk, music, frequency and light. He says when these five are working synergistically they have the power to influence brain wave states and increase neural plasticity; the natural ability for the brain to re-wire itself to create more healthy connections that transfer into your everyday life. Dr. Porter shares how being the son of an alcoholic was a complete gift after his dad found the power of meditation from a local priest that forever changed his life. As a result his dad taught all nine of Dr. Porter’s siblings. Which profoundly changed Dr. Porter’s life and birthed his life’s work to become a doctor and highly successful entrepreneur. 


    In this episode you will leave with having learned: 


    Why it’s essential that we need to shift from the surviving brain to the thriving brain if we want to improve our mental, physical and emotional health. 

    Why meditation is the super power when it comes to recovery and healing and addressing the root cause of addiction which is a dysregulated nervous system. 

    We talk about why learning about brain wave states and how to balance them is critical to transforming past negative thoughts and reactions to more healthy ones of empowerment and freedom. 

    What it means when you “feel stuck” and how to become unstuck by addressing your brain state. 

    Why sleep is so important—for example most of your neurotransmitters that support your brain are made right in your gut during high quality sleep and to feel good, getting proper sleep in a must. 

    Why positive self talk is so important - in fact Dr. Porter shares the research shows we can change over 2,300 gene expressions with our self talk alone. 

    How the research taken from some of the most ancient practices and when combined in one system which is what Dr. Porter has done in his new new BrainTap device can supercharge your brain and get you on the fast track to health and healing.. I’m going to second that.. I use  Brain Tap once and sometimes twice a day and I notice a big change in my sleep, relaxation and the beliefs I tell myself. It’s a super cool technology 

    And one thing I find really fascinating Dr. Porter shares with us how being the son of an alcoholic was a huge blessing and how it lead him to his greatest discoveries and the work he is does today supporting others. 


    About Dr. Patrick Porter: 


    Dr. Patrick K. Porter, PhD is an award-winning author, educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. With 30 years of experience operating the largest self-help franchise, he has become a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry, having sold over 3 million of his self-help products worldwide. 


    Dr. Porter has produced an arsenal of nearly 700 audio-recorded motivational programs and creative visualization processes, and has sold more than 3 million books and recordings worldwide. He has devoted his professional career to developing successful methods that empower people. He has personally instructed more than 35,000 people in personal improvement. He earned his doctorate degree from Louisiana Baptist and has been features on NPR, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, People, Entrepreneur, and INC, as well as ABC, NBC, CBS

    • 1 hr 1 min
    26 - Microdosing and Breaking the Myths of Psychedelics in Recovery

    26 - Microdosing and Breaking the Myths of Psychedelics in Recovery

    SUMMARY


    In this episode I interview The Founder of Flow State Micro Adam Bramlage. Today’s topic may be a bit controversial for people who are in recovery from substance abuse and I encourage you to listen with an open heart and open mind. I was quite apprehensive to do an episode on the topic of microdosing psychedelics until quite a few people in the recovery space including some of my coaching clients were reaching out and wanting to explore and learn more about the topic. Many of which who were feeling confused about exploring with a potential mind altering substance and not knowing which course to take. Once again I always say it’s about intention and when we have a deep intention to heal rather than escape then these powerful plants and fungi can shift our consciousness for us to see our past and any potential traumas as well as ourselves in a new profound way. A shift in perspective that brings deeper understanding and insight which can birth for healing to take place. 


    A few takeaways from the episode: 


    What exactly is microdosing and what it is not

    Some of the most common reasons why people start microdosing and what it may help with

    We explore the different microdosing protocols which have been created from pioneers in this field such as Dr. James Fadiman and Paul Stamets

    Things you may want to look out for before microdosing like contraindications 

    We explore the topic of microdosing to treat addiction, depression and anxiety

    Adam shares his personal story of healing from treatment resistant depression with microdosing psilocybin 


    About Adam Bramlage & Flow State Micro:  


    Adam Bramlage is Founder/CEO of Flow State Micro, where he works one on one with clients to optimize their Microdosing experience. He is co-founder of the Microdosing Movement, a six-week online Microdosing course and co-founder of the Microdosing Support Network, the first free online Microdosing support group, both in partnership with the SF Psychedelic Society and the Microdosing Institute in Holland. 


     


    FLOW STATE BOILERPLATE


    Flow State Micro is a California based mushroom company and informational platform for Microdosing education. Flow State provides one on one Microdosing coaching and integration, individualizing protocols, dosages and experiences. They have coached more than 500 people through their individual Microdosing experiences, and have provided Microdosing classes and education on multiple platforms to thousands of participants. Flow State imagines a world where plants and fungi are no longer criminalized, and are made affordable and accessible to people of all races, creeds and backgrounds. 


    Links:


    Microdosingpsychedelics.com


    FlowStateMicro.com


    Psychedelicsocietysf.org/microdosingmovement


    James Fadiman Microdosing Institue


     


    MIKE GOVONI'S 1:1 HEALING BEYOND RECOVERY COACHING PROGRAM


    Visit www.mikegovoni.com if you are looking to take your life in recovery to the next level. My 1:1 Integrative holistic coaching program is designed to take a root cause trauma-informed approach for you to feel and live your best life in recovery. Many people suffer for a long time in recovery; feeling like something is still missing and never feeling comfortable in their own skin. Not to mention struggle in relationship and continue to trade one addiction for another. Learn what’s at the root of what is keeping you stuck so you can start taking steps to be who you are meant to be. Feel free to reach out directly to schedule a complimentary discovery call with me today by clicking HERE. I’d be honored to connect with you and see how I can support you on your path of recovery and healing. 


    Connect with Mike to learn how you can take your life in recovery to the next level.


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    • 44 min
    25 - The Obstacle Is The Way: How To Transform Crisis Into Your Greatest Opportunity w/ Dan Hegerich

    25 - The Obstacle Is The Way: How To Transform Crisis Into Your Greatest Opportunity w/ Dan Hegerich

    Summary:


    Most of you know, what inspires me to do the work I do today, including bringing this podcast to you was from having to go on my own personal healing journey from trauma, addiction and chronic illness. When I was going through my darkest days suffering from ulcerative colitis and found myself with two organs on the table, my liver and my colon. I didn’t know what to do. All I knew was that I had to leave western medicine. I did just that and one of my first calls was to today’s guest, Dan Hegerich. Dan is a terminal cancer survivor and an amazing human being. I knew he could help. Dan’s approach to integrative wellness started me off on the right path and honestly I’m not sure I would be where I am today without him. His knowledge, wisdom and expertise as it relates to integrative holistic healing and his personal story of healing from terminal cancer I felt had to be shared with you. So we created this episode to help you wherever you are on your journey to experience more health, wealth and happiness. 


    In this episode a few takeaways you will leave with are: 


    How your biggest challenges in life whether that’s a health challenge addiction, or some other crisis can be your greatest gift. The obstacle is the way! 

    Dan shares how he healed from terminal cancer and if you want to get sick do what the masses do. He shares how to get back in accordance with nature's laws to live your healthiest life. 

    How your diet is not just what you consume through your mouth but what you put on our skin, what you see through your eyes, your ears and including your thoughts. And what we can do to begin to support our environment so we are consuming an overall more healthy diet. 

    Learn Dan’s 7 pillars of health and healing that align you in accordance with nature's laws and away from man’s laws which he says will always lead you to illness. 

    Dan believes illness and addiction are a result from living lies which CREATES a profound disconnection from our TRUE SELF and our purpose. Learn how you can discover and recover your true self to live your most healthiest and abundant life.  


    More About Dan Hegerich: 


    Dan Hegerich is a Holistic Natural Health & Healing Educator, Consultant and Life Mentor. His approach to dynamic health emphasizes reconnecting with self-love through nutrition and movement therapies rooted in the seven elements of healing: Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Mind, Love and Rest. Most of Dan’s inspiration and knowledge was born of his own experience transcending a form of cancer-diagnosed “terminal”.  After a failed bone marrow transplant in 1995 and subsequent 4 more relapses; Dan applied his expertise in civil engineering to healing himself, which involved reversing a cycle of degenerative disease and embracing a positive, generative cycle of multi-faceted nourishment. 


    During the last 20 plus years, Dan has traveled widely in pursuit of pioneering knowledge of natural health and healing earning certifications in sports massage therapy, holistic counseling, corrective holistic exercise kinesiology, holistic lifestyle coaching, applied kinesiology, qigong, nutritional balancing science, life coaching and conscious breathwork. As a holistic and natural health & healing educator, consultant and optimal life mentor, Dan guides clients towards self-mastery and disease free living by learning to live more in accordance with nature’s laws and one’s true authentic nature.


    Relevant links:


    https://www.danhegerich.com/


    https://dothecure.podomatic.com/


     


    Connect with Mike Govoni, Healing Beyond Recovery


    Website


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    Facebook


    Get a FREE 19 page Holistic Recovery Guide now! 



    Discover 8 Holistic Principles to: Lose Weight, Create Thriving Relationships, and Feel Good In Your Body - All While Staying Sober!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    24 - Heal Your Gut: Mind, Mood, Microbes & The Benefits of Fecal Microbial Transplants w/ Kristina Mitts

    24 - Heal Your Gut: Mind, Mood, Microbes & The Benefits of Fecal Microbial Transplants w/ Kristina Mitts

    Summary:


    In this episode, clinical nutritionist Kristina Mitts and I discuss all things related to gut health! We cover a lot of ground in this episode including the topic of the controversial procedure called Fecal Microbial Transplant (FMT). A procedure I personally did a few years back to heal from the chronic debilitating autoimmune disease ulcerative colitis. The good news is IT WORKED! 


    Hang tight as we explore the hottest topic in medicine right now; the microbiome! It’s absolutely fascinating to learn how much of an impact these little microbes play in our over all health! 


    Other topics we will be covering in this episode are: 


    How the gut microbiome is affected by stress and trauma including PTSD 

    What is leaky gut and how to heal from it? 

    Why mental health begins in your gut and steps you can take to improve your gut health that will directly affect your mental health. 

    How the brain and gut are intricately connected through the super highway of the vagus nerve. 

    And the amazing discussion of Fecal Matter Transplant (FMT) and a whole host of conditions that can improve from the treatment including autism, neurological conditions and of course healing your gut. 


    More about Kristina Mitts: 


    Kristina Mitts is a Clinical Nutritionist and Author, with experience working in the fields of Functional/Integrative Medicine and Microbiota Transplant Therapy. Her experience led her to create the company Mind Mood Microbes. At MMM, Kristina and her colleagues empower their clients to harness their microbiota to reduce brain fog, bloat and other chronic or autoimmune health issues. 


     


    Links to find out more about Kristina: 


    Webpage: https://mindmoodmicrobes.ca


    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mind.mood.microbes/


     


    Connect with Mike Govoni, Healing Beyond Recovery


    Website


    Instagram


    Facebook


    Get a FREE 19 page Holistic Recovery Guide now! 



    Discover 8 Holistic Principles to: Lose Weight, Create Thriving Relationships, and Feel Good In Your Body - All While Staying Sober!

    • 55 min
    23 - Transcending Addiction: How to Reconnect and Heal the Hole in Your Soul w/ Udo Erasmis

    23 - Transcending Addiction: How to Reconnect and Heal the Hole in Your Soul w/ Udo Erasmis

    Summary of Episode: 


    When I first spoke to Udo Erasmus we got right into talking about the world of health and wellness, consciousness, holistic healing and right then I knew we were going to cover a lot of ground during our recording together. In this episode, Udo shares his five decades of using health as a doorway to experience greater healing not just the physical body but also to address the longing all of us feel inside; the disconnection from the self (which is as the root of addiction) and how to reconnect to experience the wholeness that is your true nature. Udo shares deeply about how this disconnection leads to the constant chase of happiness through external means which is unfulfilling but when we reconnect with our true SELF it leads to purpose, healing, deep peace and freedom from addiction. 


     


    In this episode will cover: 


    How Udo’s rough start to life and experiencing trauma  growing up during WWII was the catyslt to finding his purpose, healing  and experiencing greater spiritual awakening. 

    How to address the hole in the soul that many addicts feel even long after they put their substance of choice down. 

    Why we need to shift from the old 12 step paradigm of believing the power is outside of yourself to experiencing and reconnecting with the power inside of you. 

    Why healthy fats are essential for your health and healing and which ones to take. 

    Udo’s shares his 8 steps to total sexy health to experience greater wellbeing, vitality and presence in your everyday life. 


    About Udo: 


    Udo Erasmus is a pioneer in the field of health & wellness. He is the founder of the highly successful supplement line, Udo’s Choice Awards, harnessing the healing power of nature through products ‘made with health in mind’. Udo is also responsible for developing the machinery to create Flaxseed Oil and is also a pioneer in starting the Healthy Fats Movement. Udo has taught at events hosted by Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra and has extensive education in biochemistry, genetics, biology, and nutrition, and holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology.


    Links to find more about Udo and Udo’s choice awards: 


    LinkedIn Page: linkedin.com/in/udo-erasmus-78949314


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theudoerasmus/


    Instagram: https://instagram.com/udoerasmus


    Udo’s Choice Awards Supplements: https://udoschoice.com


    Udo’s Learning Material Webpage:  https://udoerasmus.com


     


    Connect with Mike Govoni, Healing Beyond Recovery


    Website


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    Facebook


     


    Get a FREE 19 page Holistic Recovery Guide now! 



    Discover 8 Holistic Principles to: Lose Weight, Create Thriving Relationships, and Feel Good In Your Body - All While Staying Sober!

    • 1 hr 15 min

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