Reframing the Narrative of Our Lives

Reframing the narrative of our lives with Dan Griffin

In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I’m joined by Dan Griffin of Dan Griffin Enterprises. Dan joins me to share his story of how he’s been affected by trauma as a man and how he’s using the insight he has gained along the way to help other men navigate their recoveries in today’s society.

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The Details

Traumatic experience:

Dan grew up in a family where his father was alcoholic and generational alcoholism and trauma existed. He was also traumatized by the fact that he needed testosterone shots to help him grow.

Effects of the traumatic experience:

Dan developed a negative sense of self along with body dysmorphia. He had trouble in relationships, felt as if he didn’t fit in or belong, and was suicidal. He ended up turning to alcohol and drug use to cope.

Overcoming the traumatic experience:

Acknowledging and sharing his thoughts and feelings and getting the support he needed was one of the biggest factors in Dan’s recovery. Getting sober and going through the Twelve Step program was also very helpful for him.

What Dan does today:

Dan is an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity.

Final Question:

Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

Dan’s Answer: You’re going to be okay and you’re going to get through this.

Links Mentioned

DanGriffin.com – Dan’s website where you can find out more about the work he’s doing

SAMHSA – The website for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

NCTIC – SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps – Dan’s book about sobriety for men from a holistic approach

A Man’s Way through Relationships –  Dan’s book guiding men to learn to love and be loved

dan (at) dangriffin (dot) com – Dan’s email address if you’d like to reach out to him

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