Jun 17, 2020
My guest today is Dr. Robb Kelly PhD. Robb Kelly, Ph.D. is a world-renowned addiction expert who believes in treating the problem, not the symptoms. He has worked for many years helping addicts and alcoholics to RECOVER their lives from the disease of addiction. Based on his own experiences working with addicts and alcoholics over the last 20 years, combined with a Ph.D. in psychology, and as a recovered alcoholic himself – he is a triple threat against the disease of addiction. Dr. Kelly’s philosophy may seem unconventional and unorthodox. But, they are based on extensive research and behavior studies that he conducted over the last 20 years. He pulls the disease out of his clients and empowers them to fight their disease head-on.
In this conversation, we dig into Robb’s own experience with alcoholism, and the profound impact it had on his life, leading from Oxford university to a park bench in Manchester, England, shivering in the cold in a near-death experience. We explore the habits and routines that Robb has built into his own life to ensure that he stays on the road to recovery, and his ideas around how the stories we tell ourselves, and how much we buy into those stories, will ultimately decide the direction of our life. This conversation was so much fun, covering topics as diverse as freemasonry, recording with Elton John at abbey road studios, and struggling with imposter syndrome. It was an absolute pleasure to have Dr. Kelly on, and I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!