Why healthy self-talk matters in recovery - Todd Sylvester - Episode 159

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Todd Sylvester spent years in the grip of multiple addictions. A significant part of his journey to sobriety and long-term recovery was the realization that the way he saw himself impacted his drive to numb out and escape. In this episode he shares his hard-earned wisdom of how we can improve our self-talk to accelerate and deepen our healing. We discuss:

  • The most common self-talk he hears with people in addiction
  • Why our self-talk is so important
  • Why our self-talk becomes so negative
  • What happens when we change our self-talk
  • How to change our self-talk

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About Geoff Steurer:
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship educator, and coach with over 20 years of experience. I am the co-author of, "Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity", the host of the weekly podcast, "From Crisis to Connection", and have produced workbooks, audio programs, and online courses helping couples and individuals heal from the impact of sexual betrayal, unwanted pornography use, partner betrayal trauma, and rebuilding broken trust. As a leader in the field, I am a frequent contributor on these subjects at national conferences, documentaries, blogs, magazines, and podcasts. I also write a weekly relationship advice column available on my blog. I founded and ran an outpatient sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery group program for over 14 years, co-founded and chaired a local conference to educate community members about harmful media, and founded and administered a specialized group therapy practice for over 10 years. I currently maintain a private counseling and coaching practice in beautiful Southern Utah where I live with my wife and children.

Todd Sylvester Biography
Todd Sylvester is the founder of Todd Sylvester Inspires, where he mentors and coaches’ people from all over the world.  As a Mentor & Mindset Coach he has helped thousands find joy again in their lives. He also coaches at the greatest university on the planet – Wasatch Recovery!

In 1989 he founded the non-profit, anti-drug entity Sly Dog “Drug Free That’s Me, which features a sought-after education program for elementary schools. This program has encouraged over 250K school-age students, emphasizing principles of positive self- talk, personal commitment, goal setting, and character building.

Over the past 31 years Todd has discovered and taught universal principles that have empowered thousands to conquer addiction, crush compulsive behaviors and change their limiting belief systems.

Todd’s story was recently told through a popular YouTube clip that received over 5 million views and has been translated into 3 languages. Todd has conducted over 1,500 speaking engagements and close to 17,000 individual coaching sessions.

Todd is an author of the popular eBook “It’s Time to Start Living” and the #1 Best Seller, “I Am RecoverED”.  He also produces a popular Podcast that he calls a Beliefcast that is ranked #170 in the world in mental health, that features great people doing amazing things.

Todd’s Story was also featured in Best Selling Author Simon Sinek’s new book, “Find Your Why”.

Today, Todd uses his firsthand fight against addiction to give hope to thousands of teenagers, young adults, and parents with passion and drive.

Todd has been married to his sweetheart for 29 years.  They have four children, one granddaughter, and live a happy life together.

Websites: www.toddinspires.com  www.beliefcast.com

Apple Podcast:  Beliefcast Ranked #170 in the world in Mental Health   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/todd-sylvester-inspires-beliefcast/id1333144561?mt=2

Instagram:  @tsinspires

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Am-RecoverED-Simple-Overcoming-Addiction/dp/1513655760/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=I+am+recovered&qid=1612880965&sr=8-3

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