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
Welcome to University of Adversity, a podcast where we explore the human experience of overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth through real-life stories of accomplished individuals. From professional athletes to NY Times bestselling authors, celebrities, spiritual leaders, doctors, scientists, and billionaires, we bring you a diverse range of perspectives on the challenges and triumphs of adversity. Each episode is designed to provide listeners with inspiration, motivation, and practical tools to help them navigate through difficult times. We cover a wide range of topics related to mental health, personal development, self-improvement and resilience building, offering expert insights and actionable advice. Join us as we discover how to overcome adversity, cope with stress, and achieve your goals on this journey of self-discovery and personal growth, highlighting the stories of the everyday heroes among us.

About your host

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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.