Episode 111: Jesse Harless – Understanding Our Relationship with Alcohol & Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms

by | Sep 14, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“We have to reexamine the way we talk about addiction.”

-Jesse Harless

Jesse Harless is a leader in the trauma-informed healing, addiction recovery, and mental health space. His passion is to help ambitious heart-centered leaders and purpose-driven organizations clear obstacles out of their path and live in alignment with their highest potential.

Jesse is the author of two best-selling books, holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling, is a certified intuitive coach, detoxification specialist, and a HeartMath® certified trainer.

Connect with Jesse
@JesseHarless222 on Instagram

00:03:20 Welcome, Jesse!
00:06:45 Battling Addiction
00:09:41 Dealing with Our Traumas
00:15:47 Opening Dialogues with Our Loved Ones
00:19:18 How We Talk About Drugs & Alcohol
00:27:15 Coping with Trauma & Prioritizing Mental Health
00:33:32 Having Nuanced Conversations
00:41:54 Jesse’s Experience with Court-Ordered Alcoholics Anonymous
00:48:00 Where Alcohol Abuse Starts
00:53:46 Jesse’s Book, “If Not You, Then Who?”
00:58:07 Resources Jesse is Looking For
00:59:33 Jesse’s Life-Changing Book
01:00:30 Jesse’s Call to Action
01:01:15 Connected with Jesse
01:01:49 Thank You, Jesse!

Jesse’s Life-Changing Book
“Inner Bonding” by Dr. Margaret Paul

Books Mentioned
“Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker
“Euphoric” by Karolina Rzadkowolska

Additional Resources
Kofi Annan Foundation
The War on Drugs Oregon’s Pioneering Drug Decriminalization Experiment Is Now Facing The Hard Test | NPR
Want to Win the War on Drugs? Portugal Might Have the Answer | TIME
National Recovery Month
‘We’re human, too’: Simone Biles highlights importance of mental health in Olympics withdrawal | NBC News
Medication-Assisted Treatment
Alcoholics Anonymous
12 Step Program
Episode #90: Krisstina Wise on The Mosaic Life Podcast

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