Overcoming Addiction and Listening to the Soul with Dr. Elisa Hallerman

UPDATED: January 30, 2024
PUBLISHED: December 9, 2022
Overcoming Addiction and Listening to the Soul with Dr. Elisa Hallerman

Elisa Hallerman’s, Ph.D., J.D., inner saboteur is named Trixie. Trixie is impulsive, and can be inappropriate, loud, sloppy, manipulative and dishonest. At her lowest, Hallerman thought she was Trixie. “I started to realize that Trixie was not only a mask that I could take off, but more importantly was a part of me that I could personify and give… autonomy, that she could become my greatest ally and a teacher,” she said.

This week, Hallerman and Brilliant Thoughts host Tristan Ahumada discuss being sober for 20 years and her unique career journey from lawyer to Hollywood talent agent to opening the first-ever recovery management agency. They also delve into depth psychology, tapping into the unconscious part of ourselves, going deeper into the soul through quiet time and creativity, and doing soul work through storytelling.

Hallerman’s journey to creating a company and publishing her book was filled with a great deal of soul-centered work, including deciding to quit her job as an agent and go back to school for a master’s and doctorate in depth psychology in order to pursue what she was passionate about. Now, Hallerman discusses where the concept of “soulbriety” came from, the journey that led to her creating her company and truly understanding our different personas to keep the unknown from ruling our lives.


Dr. Elisa Hallerman’s website is drhallerman.com, follow her on Instagram @drelisahallerman, and Facebook at facebook.com/elisa.hallerman. Her book Soulbriety: A Plan to Heal Your Trauma, Overcome Addiction, and Reconnect with Your Soul is out now.

Brilliant Thoughts with Tristan Ahumada is no longer releasing new episodes on the SUCCESS Podcast Network, but you can still listen to the full conversation below.

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Tristan Ahumada is the People Editor for SUCCESS, operates Lab Coat Agents as its CEO, consults Fortune 500 companies, runs a successful Real Estate team in California, expansion teams in the U.S. (in different brokerages), owner in one Brokerage, currently sits on different boards for tech companies, and is also an international speaker. His love for technology and systems pushes him to test and use the latest products for growth for all businesses around the world including Real Estate Agents/Brokers. Tristan is from Southern California where he currently lives with his wife and two kids.