In a world filled with life’s unpredictable twists, we often find ourselves grappling with unexpected betrayals and profound losses—soul wounds that cut deep, leaving scars that seem insurmountable. But what if, nestled within the depths of our pain, lay the blueprint for an extraordinary transformation?

In this compelling episode, Dr. Debi engages in a heartfelt conversation with Steven Sweeney, a Counseling Professional for 39 years and has an extensive background in mental health, chemical dependency, and employee assistance, among other things. Steven’s journey from the brink of despair to empowering others through his private practice is nothing short of inspiring.

Tune in as Steven opens up about a life-altering betrayal that nearly cost him everything. Together, they explore the depths of his transformative journey, unraveling the threads of pain, anger, and bitterness that ultimately led to a remarkable transformation. Prepare to be moved as Steven shares the profound lessons learned and the resilience that emerged from the ashes.

One of the biggest takeaways from this episode is the power of changing your beliefs. Steven delves into the challenges of this process, emphasizing that, though not easy, it holds the key to rewriting the narrative of one’s life. 

This episode is a beacon for those wrestling with anger and adversity, offering profound insights and practical wisdom. Dr. Debi and Steven guide you through the transformative power of using trauma as a catalyst for positive change. If you’ve ever felt stuck in the clutches of struggle, this conversation is your roadmap to personal breakthroughs.

Join us for a poignant exploration of resilience, redemption, and the boundless potential within us all. Steven’s journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of the human spirit. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how you too can turn trauma into triumph and rewrite the script of your life.


Key Takeaways: 

[00:00:57] Stephen Sweeney’s exceptional journey.

[00:04:34] Recovering from soul wounds is challenging.

[00:05:43] Disrespect and alpha male behavior.

[00:07:13] Healing from betrayal is possible.

[00:09:26] Unpredictable behavior and weight gain.

[00:14:44] Taking responsibility and healing.

[00:17:10] Only a lion understands a lion.

[00:19:23] Unique pain of betrayal.

[00:23:37] Honoring Stevie Sweeney.

[00:25:22] Turning pain into purpose.

[00:29:17] Changing your beliefs.


Memorable Quotes

“I felt because I was taking responsibility for going through what I went through, and just being angry and being the victim and being this and being all that kind of stuff. And so, once I was able to take a look at the role that I played in all of that, I was able to just kind of like let it go.” – Steven Sweeney

“It’s not easy to go through it when you’re going through it. But if you would take that cognitive behavioral approach and just change your, if we can change your beliefs about a situation, that will change your feelings about it.” – Steven Sweeney


Links Mentioned In This Episode

Website: thepbtinstitute.com

Where To Find Our Guest

Website: hope2healcoach.com

Instagram: @SweenBizPro

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