The SHAIR Recovery Podcast

The SHAIR Recovery Podcast

Omar Pinto
Omar Pinto, the host of the SHAIR Podcast, is a world-renowned Life Coach, Recovery Coach and Speaker. He helps people break free from unhealthy habits and heal the areas of their lives that are preventing them from living a life of happiness, fulfilment, and joy. Each week Omar interviews individuals who SHAIR their incredible journey of recovery as well as coaching people one on one live on the call. If you are interested in exploring an Alcohol-Free Lifestyle, becoming the best version of yourself and discovering the Recovery Pathway that is right for you, then you are in the right place.
SP 292: The Final Episode of The SHAIR Podcast with Cole Chance and Omar Pinto
Six years ago, The SHAIR Podcast began as a small recovery podcast with intentions of interviewing others about their experiences in recovery. With no expectations about where it would lead, today, the Podcast has over two million downloads. The SHAIR Podcast is a testament to the transformative power of connecting with others. With nearly 300 episodes, the Podcast has helped thousands of people around the world pave their own path to kickstart the journey of recovery. On the last episode of the SHAIR Podcast, Omar Pinto brings back Cole Chance, recovering addict and yoga teacher to discuss the end of an era and a new transition from the SHAIR Podcast to the Omar Pinto Coaching Podcast. From the grips of a devastating addiction to a recovering addict to a globally recognized coach, Omar discusses what it has taken to get where he is now. If the opposite of addiction is connection, recognizing the importance of getting out of oneself to help others brings an opportunity for growth and contribution, and that’s exactly what the SHAIR podcast has done for the past six years.  The SHAIR Podcast will continue to stay on all your favorite streaming services. However, new podcasts will now be available under Omar Pinto Coaching each Tuesday, starting on January 5, 2020. To learn more about Omar Pinto and find the new podcast, visit https://omarpinto.com For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/292. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Dec 29, 2020
1 hr 31 min
SRC 015: Healing Childhood Wounds by Crushing Limiting Beliefs
For many, the joys that come along with being a parent can be equaled out by the stressors and chaos that follow behind. Driven by an innate need to nurture and love, parents can live their lives for others, sacrificing their own hopes and dreams. What if we can’t absorb that unconditional love for ourselves that we give to our children? When we don’t feel like we’re good enough parents, the anxious thoughts of inadequacy can creep in and affect our thoughts, our parenting, and every aspect of our lives. When we cover these feelings up with a drink to mitigate the fear and the anxiety, we prevent ourselves from processing our true feelings and developing healthier ways to cope with them. In this week’s SHAIR Recovery podcast, we help Leo crush his powerful and deep limiting beliefs from the emotional wounds of his childhood that reflected his behavior in active addiction as a parent. Leo is still punishing himself, not trusting himself, and unable to see past his limiting beliefs and his behavior. The group helps him recognize his authentic qualities, gifts, and also helps him understand the powerful defense mechanisms he built just to survive, knowing that when things get too hard, we all protect ourselves by avoiding feeling joy and love at all costs.  In this week’s SHAIR recovery coaching call, you’ll learn: How to identify negative patterns and belief systems we’ve picked up from our parents How we can tap into our inner child to help our children. How to fully give ourselves the unconditional love we’ve always wanted How we can use the power of naming fears and anxieties out loud to change our actions and thoughts. For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/015. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Dec 22, 2020
47 min
SP 291: Overcoming Trauma and Abuse with Essential Oils and Yoga Nidra
After fleeing from an abusive marriage, Rebecca Davison found herself using alcohol as a way to cope with her PTSD. She explains, “if I had a bad day, I would have an extra drink, I was very much a gray area drinker, but I didn’t like being drunk, it made me scared and anxious.”  Because of her support system and healthy childhood, Rebecca rationalized her drinking. She hadn’t hit that  “rock bottom.” She hadn’t reached the depths of what she perceived an alcoholic “should.” It wasn’t until she had a psychotic episode with a boyfriend where she finally came to the understanding that drinking and PTSD was dictating her life.  Through studying and research, Rebecca came to find Yoga Nidra and Essential Oils as her saving grace. In the practice of Yoga Nidra, it helps soothe the vagus nerve, which is essentially our flight or freeze response that may have been altered or skewed due to the trauma we’ve experienced. Additionally reducing emotional reactivity and increasing self-regulation, the benefits of Yoga Nidra and essential oils are deeply healing on a cellular and emotional level. Once Rebecca came to understand the healing benefits of these properties, the more she separated herself from her PTSD, where she began helping others heal from their own trauma.  “Taking care of yourself and choosing to thrive is a revolutionary act despite all of the oppression and suffering in the world.” Rebecca Davidson is an artist and yoga and meditation practitioner and teacher with over 20 years of experience as a student and eight as a teacher. She specializes in yoga nidra, restorative, tantra, and other spiritually-based practices such as mantra, pranayama, and meditation. Rebecca is also a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, an intuitive tarot and oracle reader, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Painting at the Savannah College of Art & Design. When she is not practicing, teaching, making art, or helping others transform/heal, Rebecca is probably drinking black coffee and listening to music or a podcast. She is a tree-hugging, crystal-collecting, essential oil wearing, animal loving, sober vegan. For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/291. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Dec 15, 2020
1 hr 7 min
SRC 014: Removing the Blockages and Limiting Beliefs Preventing Us From Getting into Action
We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. But, what happens when the undertones of your past limiting beliefs gets in the way of achieving them. “I’m going to fail, so why even try?” “I’m not good enough.” “I’ll never be as good as them.” “I’ll never be as good as I was years ago.”  When we compare ourselves to others, or even begin to compare our actions to a younger version of ourselves, we become stuck within these past limiting beliefs. However, your past experiences of success tend to leave clues. If you’ve been successful before, there’s no reason why you can’t be just as successful now.  Often, what you believe will influence the way you react to events, how you feel, and how you act. And much of the time, those beliefs can turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. For instance, if you can’t handle being uncomfortable, you’ll be less likely to step outside of your comfort zone. The moment you get uncomfortable, the inner critic shows up, and you can begin to cut yourself down. Though, by being gentle, loving, and practicing positive dialogue with ourselves, we can begin to challenge these beliefs.  In this week’s Recovery Coaching Group, we helped Dustyn, Rema, and Cori who are all struggling with the voices of the inner critic inside themselves.By focusing on the “how,” of our goals instead of the “what,” we can begin to silence the negativity and when we soften our language towards ourselves, we can begin to soften our emotional state.  In this week’s Recovery Coaching, you’ll learn: How we can use accountability to break patterns of negativity and bring on permanent change. How by losing faith in ourselves, can begin to lose faith in everything else around us. How to silence the inner critic to stay motivated and accomplish our goals and dreams. For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/014. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Dec 8, 2020
51 min
SP 290: Breaking Free from Religious Guilt and Obligation
If you grew up in a strict religious home, you were most likely taught about heaven, hell, and a very long list of what makes us a good person or a bad person. At times, it feels as if our most intimate feelings can be judged and create feelings of guilt, confusion, and inadequacy. Whether it be Jehovah's Witness or Judaism, people tend to hand over religion and ideas about G-d in a way that layers guilt on top of obligation. As humans we are bound to make mistakes, sometimes we do, say or feel things that we are not proud of. When you are brought up in a authoritarian religion or faith community and/or your parents or religious leaders are the type to manipulate and control through religion, your spirit will be crushed, you will not be able to forgive your mistakes, every “bad” thought you have or every single thing that you do or say that could be considered “immoral” will hunt you and be a cause for shame, low self-esteem, feelings of being underserving, and the list goes on. What if you could break free from the guilt that may still be holding you down?   Don't miss this powerful conversation with Eli Nash and Omar Pinto about this difficult subject as they discuss the way religious guilt seems to consume many people. For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/290. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Dec 1, 2020
1 hr 53 min
SRC 013: Battling Relapse and Allowing Self Forgiveness
Nothing good comes from self-shaming. When relapse happens, it can be easy to fall into a shame cycle of self-loathing. When we promised ourselves we’d “quit for good,” or “never fall back into old patterns,” and find ourselves back there, it can be overwhelming. We may find ourselves scouring our memory to understand how we could have gotten back here. Or, maybe we’re stuck in a cycle of dealing with unresolved trauma - feeling waves of shame and guilt that are all consuming. In today’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, the group helped Pete. Currently in a state of relapse, Pete struggles to confront his relapse behavior until the intervention of the group steps in. The group also helped Adam. Struggling with unresolved trauma, the group walks Adam through the process of self-forgiveness to find healing and safety.  In today’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, you’ll learn: How self-loathing can contribute to relapse How trauma can lead to self-loathing, shame, and guilt The process of self-forgiveness How to find unconditional love when others aren’t there to support us For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/013. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Nov 24, 2020
49 min
SP 289: The Recovery Hour with Lori Windfeldt
After the loss of her Father, Brother, and Aunt, and a failed business, Lori Windfeldlt found her first sip of alcohol, “glorious.” As a stay at home mother, her habit continued to escalate until she had the realization that she lost her identity in a bottle of wine. Upon reaching her rock bottom moment, she found herself in a state of surrender asking for help.  Lori entered into a treatment facility and quickly learned that she also suffered from other co-occurring disorders including anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma. Upon getting sober and learning more about herself, Lori discovered that sobriety and recovery were extremely different and there was more to recovery than just, “not drinking.” Today, Lori is a Certified Professional Coach, Podcast Host, and Recovery Advocate and explores the entire spectrum of  what the word recovery entails. With a “tell it like it is” approach to life, Lori supports all things recovery in her own unique and trenchant style. Ending her tumultuous career as a drunken housewife in 2015, Lori has devoted herself to a life of recovery advocacy, joining the crusade to end the stigma, shame and embarrassment conventionally tied to mental illness, the disease of addiction, and recovery itself. As a former Executive who climbed the corporate ladder for companies such as Microsoft and Charles River Laboratories, to a Franchisee turned stay-at- home Mom, Lori has the experience and expertise that allows her to specialize in mentoring Executives and Housewives alike.   Lori shares her dynamic personality as host and producer of the international sensation, The Recovery Hour Podcast. Chosen as one of Sierra Nevada’s Top 20 Powerful Women, Lori is a fixture in her community, providing service, sharing inspiring stories and proving we can and do recover.  In addition to Lori's social and media presence, she lends her expertise and experiences to clients as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC) and is a She Recovers® designated Coach. In 2020, Lori was certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist by the state of Nevada. Lori works virtually with recovering  men, women, and non-binary individuals across the globe, with a focus on strengths-based and trauma informed recovery modalities. For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/289. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Nov 17, 2020
1 hr 17 min
SRC 012: Inner Child Work and Reparenting – Recovery Coaching
For anyone looking to heal from past hurts, inner child work and reparenting is crucial. No matter what we do in our lives, we're trying to feel something. When we don't feel secure and confident within ourselves, we can find ourselves acting out with maladaptive behaviors caused by underlying hurts. Whether we know it or not, we spend years abusing ourselves and people around us, repeating patterns, and when we struggle with addiction can get caught in a cycle of chronic relapse. Oftentimes, it's these underlying hurts that have us wanting to be acknowledged, seen, and valued. Some of these issues can only be addressed with inner child work and reparenting ourselves.  In today’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, the group helped Angie. Struggling with asking a woman to become her sponsor, she’s committed to her recovery but feels unsure of herself to ask for help. The group also helped Lynne. Struggling to find long-term sobriety, she finds herself relapsing time and time again. The group helps her find empowerment by changing the scope of her recovery language and takes her back to a time in childhood where she found the need to escape and soothe herself.  In this recovery coaching episode you will learn: - How to effectively get in touch with our inner child - A reparenting exercise we can all repeat to ourselves to find compassion and empathy. - Why inner child work is crucial to recovery. - How the language we use can influence our relapse process For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/012. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Nov 10, 2020
43 min
SP 288: Don Cummins - The Prison Within and Breaking Free
In 2011, Don Cummins was homeless, desperate to get high, and had already served 20 years in prison for bank robberies. Not only suffering from mental health issues, addiction, and incarceration, the court had also declared him insane. Willing to do anything to escape from reality, he went to any lengths to not feel discomfort from the trauma he experienced and abuse he suffered. From the age of 10 Don started to get high, and by the age of 13 was committed to a program, never to live at home again. The rest of his teenage years were spent in youth homes, juvenile detention centers, and at the age of 16, Don was sentenced to prison as an adult.  As the years went on, the drugs only got harder, and the prison sentenced only got longer. Reaching a bottom, Don faced the choice to attempt suicide or reach out for help. Facing an awakening while sitting in his prison cell at the age of 23, he realized the pattern of his denial state and the inability to see the truth. Years later at the age of 39, Don decided to begin working through resentment, anger, fear, and reached out for help and began putting in the work.  From being isolated and alone, Don began experiencing deep friendships and connections. From not knowing how to be loved, he ended up meeting the love of his life, and from being jobless, he went back to school and became a software developer that integrates with banks.  With an incredible self-transformation, Don’s story is a testament to overcoming adversity, overcoming obstacles, and finding freedom. Today, Don Cummins is an author and speaker whose passion is to spread the message that regardless of anyone’s background or life situation, absolutely anyone can overcome their obstacles and have the life they dream of.  Don lives in Florida with his wife Brianna and his two boys Levi and Finley. While he’s not hanging out with his family or working on a project, he’s riding his bike and playing guitar.  For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/288. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Nov 3, 2020
1 hr 17 min
SRC 011: Learning to Love and Forgive Yourself – Recovery Coaching
With addiction comes lies, deceit, and betrayal. However, with recovery can come the looming after effects of guilt, shame, and regret. When we get sober, we must learn to love, forgive ourselves, and make peace with our past.  Acknowledging the mistakes we’ve made and moving forward is often easier said than done. Forgiving ourselves requires empathy, compassion, loving, and understanding. It also requires us to accept that forgiveness is a choice. How to Forgive Yourself In addition, many of us can hold onto our past mistakes that we feel are not forgivable. We live in fear of forgetting the hurt. Reliving and replaying these feelings over again, we re-traumatize ourselves. However, forgiving does not mean forgetting and staying in this pattern can get us stuck and create a risk for relapse. Learning to love and forgive ourselves is essential to our personal growth, sobriety, and success.  In this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, the group helped Dustyn who is facing the wreckage of his past. Feeling shame, guilt, anger, and frustration, he’s stuck in self-remorse and self-hatred from his past action in addiction. How do we learn to love and forgive ourselves? The group helps Dustyn put together a step-by-step action plan to begin the healing process of making peace with the past and most importantly, ourselves. In this week’s Recovery Coaching call, you’ll learn: What a “win” journal is and how to create one Practical steps to take to begin forgiving ourselves How to begin to repair the damage of the past to reconstruct our life How to distinguish between our behavior and our true selves For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/011. ***  Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src.  ***  Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Oct 27, 2020
56 min
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