#31: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology – Trauma Healing & Addiction Recovery with Mike Govoni Sun and Moon Sober Living October 20, 2022

#31: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology – Trauma Healing & Addiction Recovery with Mike Govoni


Mike Govoni has a thriving private practice as a Trauma Informed Recovery Coach where he believes helping people create a feeling of safety and connection within their own body is essential to becoming well and achieve long term recovery. As a person in recovery for over 16 years, Mike has personally walked this path and knows what it takes to not only recover but to heal. He has overcome what he calls “Mount Everest like hurdles” such as childhood trauma, addiction and chronic illness that lead to him having a profound spiritual awakening that he believes was the catalyst to his healing. Mike has extensive experience working in the addiction/recovery field including  supporting three major hospital emergency rooms in Boston for the opioid epidemic as a Recovery Coach helping patients with substance abuse and related complications. .

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How your biography becomes your biology
  • The relationship between trauma and addiction
  • Restoring balance to the nervous system
  • Navigating trauma in relationships
  • Spirituality and mindfulness
  • The holistic recovery path
  • Supporting a loved one in addiction

Mike believes in addressing the whole person, not only to achieve greater freedom and abstinence from substances and harmful habits, but to empower clients with tools and resources to meet everyday life with more inner resilience, presence, and ease.

Below are links to connect with Mike and learn more about his work:

IG: @mikegovoni

Books mentioned in this episode:
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
The Myth of Normal by Dr. Gabor Maté

Healing systems:
Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine
Internal Family Systems by Richard C. Schwartz

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