Episode 268

Published on:

2nd Nov 2020

The Danger of Head Injuries in Sports & Mental Health w/Chris Heid EP 268

What are the correlations between head injuries and mental illness? Chris Heid is a former NHL Draft pick and 11 year hockey professional and now coaches hockey in Germany. Chris is the founder of Under The Bucket hockey mental coaching.  Chris's career ended with multiple concussions that landed him in a pretty dark place for a few years.  He has found his new passion in coaching hockey and helping people better their mental health.  Hear both Lance and Chris stress the importance of talking about their symptoms, feelings and basic overall wellbeing.


[00:11:50] Chris’s Journey

[00:41:07] Did Symptoms Start Right Away?

[00:56:16] Chris’s Ah-ha Moment

[01:00:45] Under The Bucket

[01:32:15] What Has Helped Chris Cope With His Mom’s Passing?


Chris answers with, “Adversity gives us a chance to grow.”

Connect with Chris Heid

1. Follow Under The Bucket on Instagram & LinkedIn

2. Find Under The Bucket on their website

3. Sign up for The Under The Bucket Master Class!

4. Follow Chris on Instagram

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● 📱 Connect with Lance on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

● 📺 Subscribe to the University of Adversity Youtube Channel 

● 📧 Email Lance at lanceessihos@gmail.com

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Learn how to shift your perspective on adversity by understanding that although adversity may feel like your worst enemy, it is actually your greatest ally. My mission is to connect with unique and inspiring individuals and showcase their journey and what they have gone through in order to become successful in their lives. Tune in three times a week with Lance Essihos for your gold-filled lesson of inspiration, resilience, and bravery. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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University of Adversity
University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your biggest struggles into your greatest lessons.

By focusing on relatable inspirations, University of Adversity generates illuminating conversations around mental health, mindset, spirituality, health & wellness, and entrepreneurship.

Guests include New York Times Best Selling Authors, Billionaires, Pro Athletes, Celebrities, Scientists, Spiritual Masters, and the Common Heroes Among us.

The tools, tips, and resources from these masters of life will hack your personal journey and accelerate the process of where you are now to where you want to be.

Hosted by Lance Essihos, an ex-hockey player and bartender turned Founder, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Author of “Mastering Adversity”, his signature book is coming soon…

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.