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Matthew Pappas, CLC, MPNLP

Show Host, Beyond Your Past Podcast

The Beyond Your Past Podcast is hosted by Certified Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, and Mental Health Advocate, Matthew Pappas. He is also the founder of, a blog in support of all who have survived the Trauma of Abuse.

As a survivor of childhood trauma himself, he is keenly aware of the struggles that every day life brings when you’re working through a traumatic past. On top of that he is also someone who’s dealt with extreme anxiety, to the point of it running his life and dictating his entire being, for decades. 

After deciding that enough was enough, and this was no way to live, he reached out for help from a therapist and coach to start taking his life back.  Throughout that process he began to realize his true calling; helping others in the ways that he was helped. 

Through research, and connecting with incredible mentors like Jodi Aman, Athena Moberg, and a host of other amazing professionals, he is using his life story, experiences, and training to help others realize that there is hope after a traumatic past, and you too can live free and move forward from what’s been holding you back in life. 


In addition to podcasting, blogging, and being a Coach, Matt is also the author of, Surviving Grief. A free resource dedicated to working through the stages of grief from trauma survivors. It’s available for a free download by clicking here, and comes with a free audio version as well!

He’s also made a available a free downloadable resource called, C.E.A.S.E – an easy to follow 5 step process to help take your power back from anxiety, anytime, anywhere. He shares this resource with his clients and uses it himself!

If you’d like to learn more about working with Matt as your coach, just head over to and schedule your free 1 hr intro coaching session!


About the Podcast

Beyond Your Past Podcast started out originally as a place for me to share my daily life, thoughts, and struggles as a survivor.  It was initially called, Surviving My Podcast, and designed to compliment the trauma survivors blog,, which I started to help share my story with other survivors and break my own silence. 

So I got myself a cheap mic and some software and just started talking…and it took off from there. To be fair, it wasn’t the first time I had done podcasting before; I used to do some NFL fan site podcasting with a friend, and kind of developed a knack for it. Plus it’s just lots of fun too! 🙂

I’ve since gotten better equipment, and branched out into not only sharing my story, but inviting guests to join me on the show so they can share their experiences with you!

Certified Coaches, Clinicians, Advocates, Authors,  join me each week to help encourage you to keep moving forward in your healing journey, to get back up when you’re knocked down, and to realize that you are never alone!

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