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How To Heal From Trauma and Addiction w/Theo Fleury EP 360
1st April 2022 • University of Adversity • Lance W Essihos
00:00:00 01:24:52

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Theo Fleury is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist in Hockey, motivational speaker, and best-selling author. But prior to this, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse, and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviors.

Today, Theo defines himself as a victor over trauma and addiction and a facilitator to those still trying to find their way. His best-selling books, Playing with Fire and Conversations with a Rattlesnake, encourage open sharing and provide practical tools that people seeking help can personally use. These tools are also useful to those who want to lead a productive conversation, called “Real Conversations”, with anybody else experiencing trauma.

In this flashback episode, Lance and Theo talk about the struggles of addiction, abuse, and trauma that leaves deep emotional pain and scar in a person’s life. Theo particularly explained his journey toward healing and overcoming his battles in different ways.


  • 7:40 What I found in sports that I lacked at home 
  • 13:19 Falling into addiction when you’re at your peak
  • 23:24 Becoming a best-selling author 
  • 34:28 The journey of inner healing and spirituality 
  • 56:33 Medication alone isn’t the answer to mental health

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🥇“What advice do you have for someone who is struggling with adversity right now”🥇

Theo says, “Forgiveness leads to freedom and heals us from emotional pain. It frees us from bitterness and allows us to accept ourselves and in the process accept others too.” 

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