273: A 23 year career shifted overnight: How A Breakdown led to a Breakthrough w Nick Motycka
Today’s guest is Nick Motycka. Nick grew up in Alberta with a father who was a member of the RCMP.
Nick spent his entire adult life, 23 years, in various law enforcement related positions; security, loss prevention, bylaw services, Canada Customs, Court and Prisoner Services, as a regular member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and finally as a member of the Calgary Police Service.
Nick spent time on the street with both agencies, in a Crime Reduction Unit, Drug Unit, Drug Undercover Street Team, Gang Suppression Team and finally a short stint in the Public and Media Relations Unit before his breakthrough, formally known as a breakdown, on September 16th, 2020.
Nick was then diagnosed with PTSD and set off on a journey to finally process the traumas collected during his career in law enforcement. A year and half in, countless psychologist and occupational therapist appointments later, he was able to finally get the help that he needed; one psilocybin assisted therapy session. With clear intentions and a strong willingness to do the work, Nick went from severe PTSD to no longer meeting the criteria for any diagnosis.
With a new sense of clarity and the amazing support of his family, Nick resigned from the only profession that he had ever known. Nick now spends his time sharing his story of healing and post traumatic growth while going all in on his dream to bring consciously locally made, natural fiber clothing to the world through his apparel brand; Flow State Designs!
How unprocessed trauma manifests in your life and your choices
Mindfulness and creating spaces for reflection
The power of honesty and courage when confronting hard truths
Changing your internal narrative for a more fulfilling life
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