About Mike Govoni
I hear you, I see you, I feel you.
As someone in recovery for over 17 years, I know what you are going through. I have been down the path of traditional recovery programs but always felt there was something missing. It was like there was a barrier in my recovery which I couldn’t find my way through or over, and it was blocking my path to true healing.
This realization brought me to ask myself a few questions: Am I bound to be an “alcoholic” or “addict” for the rest of my life? Why do I continue to repeat old unhealthy patterns even after being in long term recovery? Why is being in a romantic relationship so challenging for me and is there any hope to find love? Why do I feel so uncomfortable in my skin, riddled with anxiety and/or depression? How can I be free of trauma and what is it that I’m really looking for?
I discovered that I longed for freedom, and I truly believe it’s something we’re all searching for. I wanted to let go of the mental and emotional barriers of trauma that were holding me back. I wanted to feel happy and comfortable in my own skin.
I wanted to break free from the past and live a life free from the bondage of self.
That's when it all started to change.
And it can for you too!
There are many parts that make up the larger whole of who we are. It’s by taking an integrative holistic approach that makes health, healing and wholeness possible.
Once this realization came, I started to dive deeper into what was needed to open the doors for my own inner healing.
One of the biggest factors that contributes to us staying stuck in our lives in recovery and gets in the way of our mental, emotional and physical health is unprocessed/unresolved emotional trauma.
Why is my work rooted in taking a trauma informed approach? From my years of working with clients in recovery many don’t actually know that they’re suffering from the symptoms of trauma.
Supporting clients to find greater coherence and ease in their nervous systems allows them to develop the capacity to take steps in other areas of their lives and begin the healing journey.
Having to walk this path myself, I realized it’s by taking a Holistic Integrative approach that makes healing possible.
This is how I found the freedom I was searching for…
I realized that we had to go beyond the regular means of recovery and that’s when I created my Healing Beyond Recovery™ Program, where we work on every part from my Holistic Recovery Wheel:
Holistic Recovery Wheel
If you’re looking to take an Integrative Holistic approach to Healing Beyond Recovery™ and address past trauma so you can be free, then this is where your journey begins.
How Mike supports his clients…
Mike began his studies to become an Integrative Practitioner after having the gift of being a mentee under the guidance of Dr. Paul Epstein, ND. He completed a 3 year mentorship program under his guidance in the field of Mind/Body Healing while attaining his certification in Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching.
During the opioid epidemic in the United States, Mike supported three major hospital emergency rooms in Boston as a Recovery Coach helping patients who overdosed as well as other substance abuse related complications.
Mike is also a graduate of the Salt City Psychedelic Therapy Program and is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics when used in a proper context with the intention for healing.
Psychedelics have been part of his own personal healing journey, as well, he supports clients in the integration process of their psychedelic experiences to deepen the healing and transformation potential of their experience.
He works closely with Dr. Crystal Cunnginham of the Ketamine Psycholytic Therapy Clinic here in Sedona and on occasion accompanies clients in the clinic.
Mike is a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a potent method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress.
According to Mike, feeling connected and safe within one’s body is essential to achieving long-term recovery. He is all about addressing the whole person and equipping his clients with tools and resources to promote conscious presence and to ensure inner resilience from substances and harmful habits.
Mike’s work and coaching is built upon creating a therapeutic relationship of safety and trust. To create a sacred space where his clients can explore with both curiosity and compassion.
Mike works with individuals and in group settings, as well as in-person and virtually.
- Integrative Practitioner
- Certified Addiction Recovery Coach & Holistic Health & Wellness Coach.
- Graduate of a three year Mind/Body Mentorship program with Dr. Paul Epstein, N.D
- Graduate of The Salt City Psychedelic Therapy Program
- Graduate of The 2 Year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program taught by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach
- Certified Personal Trainer from The American Academy Of Personal Training
- Mike is a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a proven method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress
- Supporting three major hospital emergency rooms in Boston as a Recovery Coach helping patients who overdosed and other substance abuse related complications
Begin Your Journey to Healing Beyond Recovery™
The Healing Beyond Recovery™ program is designed to help you get o the root cause of what’s keep you feeling stuck so you can feel good and thrive in every area of your life.