Published on:

15th Nov 2021

A Masterclass On Trauma w/Erick Godsey EP 340

Welcoming back to the University of Adversity, Erick Godsey uses cognitive, evolutionary, and Jungian psychology to help people discover, articulate, and change the stories that rule their lives. He is a part of the Fit For Service Fellowship program with Aubrey Marcus and a genius when it comes to healing trauma, understanding dreams and navigating the world of psychedelics. Erick is the host of the podcast, The Myth That Makes Us. Erick teaches people how to overcome their trauma and break out of addiction so that they can life self actualized and embody their truest self.

Dr. Gabor Maté, Childhood Trauma Creates Addiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojq-U13726E 


  • 02:46 What trauma is and how it impacts us 
  • 40:27 How trauma can cause us to be bound by addiction
  • 55:40 The power of journaling and psychedelics 
  • 1:11:14 Understanding and navigating our dreams
  • 1:27:59 Learning to live in truth


Erick says, “An addiction is anything that you do in the short term that you know is negative in the long term.”

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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
University of Adversity is a personal growth podcast that will help you transform your deepest challenge into your greatest strength.

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…

This podcast has ranked in the top 50 on Apple podcasts in all major countries around the world, and ranked in the top 1% of all podcasts worldwide.

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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.