The Healing Beyond Recovery Podcast with Mike Govoni

Ep 2: When the Past is Present w/ Dr. David Richo

Listen on:

About this Episode:

Uncovering the unconscious and transference, Dr. David Richo delves into how the past influences the present.

His mindfulness approach to healing allows space to process the five A’s (attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection and allowance) that show up across the lifespan.

Dr. David Richo is a Psychotherapist, Workshop Leader, combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work, and an author.

Key Points:

03:27 – When the Past Is Present

05:34 – Transference and the Five A’s

11:45 – Lack of attunement during infancy

18:18 – When the Five A’s aren’t met in childhood, and transference in adult relationships

21:14 – How to bring the unconscious to the conscious and begin to heal now

29:02 – The physical signs of unconscious processes

31:40 – Not working through the past and its impact on parenthood.

33:13 – How to do the deeper work and heal now

35:10 – How mindfulness and awareness play a part in the healing process and doing the best you are willing to do

41:17 – What we are not changing we are choosing, and how we can actually change

Connect with David Richo:




Recommended Reads:

When the Past Is Present, by Dr. David Rico
Triggers: How We Can Stop Reacting and Start Healing, by Dr. David Rico

Listen to this episode on YouTube:

Share this episode on...


Latest Episodes

Be Our Guest?

Follow Us

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.

Join Mike on the Healing Beyond Recovery Podcast

Please complete the below form and Mike will be in touch soon to discuss joining him on the Show:


Healing beyond recovery

Discover 8 Holistic Principles to Lose Weight, Create Thriving Relationships, and Finally Feel Better in your Body – All While Staying Sober!

We respect your privacy.