Published on:

18th Jul 2022

The Journey of Healing from Trauma & Addiction w/Andrew Schultz EP 384

Andrew Schultz is an international speaker, facilitator, coach, podcaster, and mentor. His teachings and vulnerable online offerings are enjoyed daily by 22,000+ readers on Instagram and his weekly podcast is downloaded in over 77 countries worldwide. Andrew’s favorite coaching mantra, “Be the change you want to see in the world” is the foundation of all of his offerings. Andrew has worked with numerous corporate clients in areas of mindfulness and leadership training such as TaylorMade, Conagra, lululemon, Vuori, Gorjana, and Boston Consulting Group.

On today’s episode, Andrew shares his journey from addiction and rock bottom in 2015 and losing the will to live, to thriving in recovery celebrating over seven years of sobriety today. He now leads with an open heart and vulnerability that has become his super-power. Andrew opened up about how his past unresolved issues affected his relationships and how he overcame them. He also shared some valuable tips on how to incorporate healthy habits into our daily lives and ways to heal from our traumas.


  • 01:14 The harsh truth about dealing with drugs and alcohol
  • 08:39 The importance of a father’s role in the child’s development 
  • 22:27 How Psychedelics can be used in a person’s healing journey
  • 36:15 The secret to making relationships work and thrive
  • 45:55 Practical ways to deal with adversity  negative thoughts

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

Andrew says, “We must understand that trauma is not our responsibility, but our healing is. We need to have the willingness to seek help and surround ourselves with people who can help us.”


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About the Podcast

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…

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.