In moments of struggle and desperation, we often find ourselves yearning for an escape from the harsh realities that surround us. And so, we turn to the comforting embrace of alcohol, seeking respite from the weight of our troubles. But as the intoxicating haze dissipates, we are faced once again with the unyielding cruelty of our circumstances. It’s in these moments that we pose a poignant question to ourselves: Can we find a glimmer of happiness, if only for a fleeting moment?
On this podcast, Dr. Neff recounts his journey from being enslaved by alcoholism to breaking free, finding happiness
My guest today is Dr. Stephan Neff, an Anesthesiologist and Bestselling Author. He’s here to uncover the truths, the struggles, and perhaps even discover alternative paths towards finding those moments of bliss amidst life’s inevitable challenges.
Dr Stephan Neff is passionate about demystifying mental health problems and helping the people around him live a life so full of joy that yesterday is jealous of today. Born in
Germany, Stephan has studied medicine at the prestigious Heidelberg University before
travelling and working around the globe. Nowadays he has settled down as an anaesthetist in beautiful New Zealand and has become a bestselling author and advocate for mental health and addiction.
He is uniquely qualified in this role. After all, a lifetime of trauma led Stephan to drown his sorrows, only to find that the critters can swim. As an alcoholic in recovery, he has
experienced addiction and mental health problems first-hand. After successful rehabilitation, Stephan is now an expert in living a life so fantastic, that alcohol has simply no role to play. He shares this passion through his podcast, YouTube channel, and other social media (all titled “My Steps to Sobriety”).
In his book “My steps to Sobriety” he shares the lessons he has learned as a doctor and as a man. And the truth is simple – The past does not equal the future. Every alcoholic can turn his life around, one little decision at a time. This book shows how to do it.
But would it not make sense to start earlier? Stephan believes that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. His creative partnership with Belinda Managh has led to the beautiful “Esmee the mindful “-series, which addresses core beliefs that are laid down in early childhood. The adventures of Esmee and her friends allow the children to learn about emotions and mindfulness in a playful way and help grownups to put these life lessons into daily practice.
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