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Conversations with a Wounded Healer

Who’s a wounded healer? It’s any one of us who works in a caring profession and is bravely doing their own work, while helping others. My goal is to share the parallel journey we as healers walk along with our clients and how we attend to our own humanity while caring for others. My podcast is about conversations and community building, what we can learn from each other, and how we can help heal each other. We’re cultivating a space where we celebrate vulnerability, authenticity and “showing up.”It’s a place to meet people I think will inspire you, help you heal and grow – and who you can relate to at the same time. I’m inspired by C.G. Jung’s “wounded healer” concept, where the healer’s own hurt that gives the measure of his own power to heal. Another one of my heroes, Brene Brown, puts it best: “Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.” Together, I hope this marriage of vulnerability and professionalism will inspire and entertain you...enjoy!

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091 - Erica Hornthal - The Therapist That Moves You

“When you create change in your body, you create change in your mind. Your perspective changes.” ~Erica Hornthal, Chicago Dance Therapy Erica Hornthal is a licensed clinical professional counselor and board-certified dance/movement therapist based in Chicago. Erica is the CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy and in addition to private practice, she is dedicated to advocating and educating on the use of movement for mental health. Unsatisfied with her limited post-graduate options of either performer or dance studio owner, Erica forged her career in the space where her twin passions of movement and therapy met. Dance had long been Erica’s mode of expression; movement allowed her to navigate the challenges she faced in her own life. At college, psychology fascinated her so the prospect of helping others physically move through their difficult situations and experiences was a natural fit. In Erica’s practice, movement is the catalyst for change; her tool is the body itself. Even the tiniest alteration to the way a client uses their body improves their resilience and reinforces the possibility that change is possible -- from a deep cellular level outward. But the techniques used in dance and movement therapy are often misunderstood.Erica joins Sarah to dispels some common misconceptions surrounding dance therapy and, of course, they examine what it means to be a wounded healer, discussing how that empathy informs Erica’s therapeutic modality. #healer #healing #woundedhealer #therapy #therapist #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #dancetherapy #dancetherapist #somatictherapy #dancemovementtherapy Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

41mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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080 - Rebecca Ching - Imago Dei

Rebecca Ching, LMFT is a Leadership Developer, Speaker, Psychotherapist, Writer, and Workshop Facilitator. She is the CEO and founder of Potentia Family Therapy, Inc. in San Diego, California and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator + Consultant and Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist.  Rebecca has also started Rebecca Ching Leadership Coaching and Consulting where she develops leaders through coaching and workshop experiences. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and their two children where they enjoy cooking, going to farmers markets, all things ocean and outdoor sports. Rebecca and Sarah discuss how as therapists they are no longer able to speak “human,” the two different types of therapists (those who are hot messes and know it and those who are hot messes and don’t…), and geek out about their knowledge of shame-resilience work. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

43mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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081 - The Joys of….Well….Joy

Fresh off a podcasting high, Sarah discusses joy, happiness, and the ways she tries to cultivate both. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

6mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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093 - James McDonald - Our Capacity to Feel That Much

"That’s our humanity: our capacity to feel things that much.” ~James McDonald What happens to someone with an opioid addiction? Popular debate currently limits their recovery to two outcomes: a lifetime of fruitless struggle or death.  Why don’t we hear more and talk more about addicts getting better? Of addicts living meaningful lives?  Those are the questions at the heart of James McDonald’s work. He wants to change the public discourse so that conversations centered around addiction and recovery include positive narratives of hope and healing. Such shifts in perspective could positively impact the way addicts are supported and greatly improve recovery outcomes. In this final episode of 2020, James and Sarah discuss addiction and recovery in terms not often expressed in the mainstream dialogue. They also share their insights on a myriad of other topics -- personal trauma work, imposter syndrome -- and get to the heart of why wounded healers love the work they do. Originally hailing from Seattle, James is a Milwaukee transplant and current Counseling Psychology Ph.D. student at Marquette University. He is an aspiring psychologist and researcher passionate about whole-person healing. If you or someone you know qualifies for James’ study, please contact him at: james.mcdonald@marquette.edu Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

45mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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102 - Katie Vernoy and Curt Widhalm - The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide

How do you show up when you’re a therapist (or therapist-in-training)? It’s this existential question that formed the foundation for The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide, a podcast created by Katie Vernoy and Curt Widhalm.  If you’ve ever struggled with the prevailing wisdom that therapists should exist in session only as blank slates, you’re not alone. “I was taught to be beige,” says Katie of her formative training. But the idea of working from an emotionless center didn’t sit well with her or Curt. So they built an online space in which practitioner authenticity, and all the challenges that came with that vulnerability, could be explored.  As if the podcast wasn’t enough, Katie and Curt also created Therapy Reimagined: The Modern Therapist Conference, a yearly event celebrating diversity, innovation, and connection for the #moderntherapist IRL. Of course, Curt and Katie serve up some healer and wounded healer realness and get into the thorny issue of continuing education hours. But Curt and Katie aren’t the types to rail against the CEU system or the country’s warped insurance model (ok maybe a little). Instead, they’ve joined forces to combat outdated traditions, educate new and not-so-new therapists alike, and build a better model for the future of mental health and welfare,  This year’s Therapy Reimagined conference will be held on September 25-26,2020 in Universal City, CA.  Special Thanks to Our Sponsor! The Receptionist for iPad creates a seamless patient experience for your practice. Start your 14-day free trial at http://www.TheReceptionist.com/healer For full show notes including resources discussed and our guests’ contact information, visit http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast. Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

43mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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099 - Rachel Alexandria - The Enneagram Episode

There are thousands of online personality tests, all designed to help you uncover your type -- or, at least provide an inventory of adjectives that probably, maybe, sort of describe you. The Enneagram is not a modern survey or sliding scale of attributes. Nor is it a superficial list of words. It’s a system with ancient roots based in sacred geometry.  “To know the Enneagram,” says energy healer Rachel Alexandria, “is to have access to information about yourself that makes you feel like you’re not broken, you’re not wrong, and you’re not alone.”  Rachel is a former psychotherapist who found herself dissatisfied with the limits inherent to office-bound therapy. She wanted to support her clients in the spaces between their visits: where they lived, how they worked, the projects they needed to complete. With the Enneagram’s personality model as her foundation, she created a healing practice dedicated to accessing energies and guiding clients through their radical transformations. “I work with people to mainly help them create what they’ve really been aching to build.”  If you’re new to the Enneagram model, Rachel shares some common principles in the episode using herself and Sarah as examples (types 8 and 3, respectively). In addition to her Enneagram work, Rachel is an author and a practitioner of tapping therapy. The practice is yet another way she promotes healing and wellbeing without limits. “I really want people to suffer less, have better lives.” Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

43mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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079 - Paula Williams - The Shame Dame

Paula Williams is a graduate from The Art Institute of Chicago, she believes secrecy and judgment are what make shame thrive. She created the Shamebooth to bring people’s shame stories out into the open, meet them with empathy, and banish shame for good. Paula’s desire to help others evolved as the result of years of self medicating with booze and pills, and a history of mental health issues, which has led Paula to recovery. This experience has radically shifted her perspective towards others who are suffering and are full of shame, terrified to ask for help. Today, she is grateful to be in a position to give back. Paula and Sarah talk about shame, shame and MORE shame! They get into the world of addiction/recovery, trauma and connection...all with their shared sense of humor and love for being a wild child. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

34mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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110 - Monika Black - Traveling the Light Path

“The whole system was created to keep you distracted onto a battlefield. You could not have been put on this wonderful journey called life to fight. That could not be what we are here to do.” ~Monika Black  What do you get when a leadership maximizer and the Wounded Healer get together to discuss light and shadow, happiness and shame? A roadmap to joy and an invitation to claim your agency, naturally!  Besides being an amazing human, Monika Black, PhD., is a positive psychology expert who’s shifted to coaching, a space she says allows her to live and lead with authenticity. Pick an -ism (capitalism, racism, sexism, colonialism) and drill down to its essence, to the core of shame and pain. That’s where adherents to and victims of the dark -isms find themselves, existing in the shadows. The -isms take away individual agency and force victims to work from a deficit.  Monika sees her role as a guide out from under dark power structures.  “I can't dispel the shadows,” she said, “but in the light, they are irrelevant.” Her words read like a mantra and, in many ways, that’s Monika’s work distilled to its most vital and pure sentiment. She’s here to show her clients how they can address the shadows and ultimately reclaim the gifts of inner lightness and joy. For complete show notes and links to connect with Monika, visit http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast. *** Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

49mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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086 - Rich Buino - The Superpower of Unconditional Love

Rich Buino, LSW is a career-changing professional having received his Masters in Social Work in May 2019. He currently uses his clinical skills in clinical case management for older adult populations. His 17 years of past work experience in global PR and corporate communications provides many transferrable skills, including relationship building, interviewing, cultural humility in working with diverse populations, as well as writing and editing. In her most intimate interview to date, Sarah interviews her husband, Rich. They discuss their marriage: the ups and downs and the way they’ve transformed each others’ lives. Rich shares his journey from corporate America to social work and how he’s learning to be his most authentic self through social work and relationships. Conversations with a Wounded Healer is proud to be part of the @mhnrnetwork #healer #healing #woundedhealer #therapy #therapist #psychology #msw #socialwork #socialworker #marriage #relationships #communication #careerchanger #intimacy #unconditionallove  Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website (and full show notes): www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

45mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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092 - The Awe of What it Means to be Human

Sarah discusses the heartbreak, the gratitude, and the deep learning that comes from trauma work and difficult life circumstances. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

9mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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088 - Sophia Brody - Transpersonal Muse

Sophia Brody, MA, brings her mastery of psychology and her intuitive practice with the elements/creative expression to provide a compassionate and sacred space for exploration. She offers life coaching and inner journey work through Transpersonal Muse life coaching and education.   Sophia and Sarah discuss bringing divine practices into everyday life, using the wound as a sacred object, and discerning between the voice of ego and the voice of intuition. Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork #healer #healing #woundedhealer #therapy #therapist #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #recovery #selfcare #spiritualawakening #compassion #sacred #sacredpractice #intuition Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website (and full show notes): www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

48mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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096 - Joe Clements - Resting in Good Enough

“I use the same thing with offering mindfulness to people: you don't need to go right in to look at Medusa's eyes, you know, grab a shield... feel your feet on the floor and look around the room. Have a guide. Don't go into that bad neighborhood alone.” ~Joe Clements Joe Clements is a sought after mindfulness meditation teacher and host of the hit podcast Spiritual AF…or Whatever. He has spent more than two decades applying the teachings of “Sit, Feel, Heal” to bring more awareness, compassion and presence into both his own life and that of his students’. Joe has dedicated himself to teaching mindfulness to the most at-risk populations because he believes that the simple, yet transformative practice can assist anyone in radically improving their lives. He believes that mindfulness may start on a meditation cushion but focuses his teachings on how these skills can be applied to our daily lives to become more resilient, compassionate, and more authentically ourselves. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

40mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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090 - Beauty in the Breakdown

Sarah discusses the term “beauty in the breakdown.” In her younger years, it was a romanticism of depression and pain, but has shifted to an appreciation of the necessity of “breakdown” in order to evolve. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

5mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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105 - Robin Winn - Human Design: Who You Really Are

“Each person is uniquely designed and each person is part of a big, giant puzzle of humanity.” ~Robin Winn This episode is like...your brain on pure, vibrational energy. Robin Winn, veteran therapist, Human Design specialist, and the best-selling author of Understanding Your Clients Through Human Design, chats with Sarah about how this relatively new system of awareness can radically alter the way we interact and empower us to see (and appreciate!) each other for who we really are. Using Sarah’s chart as an example, Robin explains some of the systems key components, including the four types of humanity. The results are compelling. Her analysis zeros in on this Wounded Healer’s strengths, weaknesses, and childhood struggles. “This is why it’s so helpful for a therapist or a coach or a business!” Robin says. “If I could do this for therapists, if I could use this with coaches, just think how much more quickly they could support their clients on their path and how empowering it would be!”  Just think, indeed!  Robin’s so passionate about the impact Human Design can have on the parent-child relationship as well as client-therapist interactions, she’s offering CWH listeners a free copy of her book! Simply drop her an email using “Sarah” in the subject line to robin@clientsandhumandesign.com. Mind. Blown. Thank you, Robin! Special invitation for you!  Sarah is hosting a complimentary online gathering April 1st, 2020 from 7-8pm CST to support those of us feeling anxious, isolated or overwhelmed by current events. Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/rSPQP896 and share your email to receive an invitation to join. *** Join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WoundedHealr Leave a review in Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-a-wounded-healer/id1356225272 For full show notes including resources discussed and our guests’ contact information, visit http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast. Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

45mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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087 - Molly Beane - Living Out Loud

Molly Beane is the founder/CEO of clean beauty startup From Molly With Love. Molly started the company as a kitchen-table startup in 2016. Less than three years later, her products are sold in hundreds of retailers with international distribution. Molly and FMWL have been featured in Good Morning America, Well + Good, Pop Sugar, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, BuzzFeed, Forbes, and other publications. Two Fairfield, OH natives sit down for a chat with a swig of Diet Mountain Dew. In this episode, Molly talks about her experiences growing up in Southern Ohio, recovery from addiction and trauma, and how spiritual awakening is necessary, but definitely not cute.  Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork #healer #healing #woundedhealer #therapy #therapist #fairfield #ohio #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #addiction #recovery #addictionrecovery #trauma #traumarecovery #wellness #beauty #cleanbeauty #selfcare #spiritualawakening Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website (and full show notes): www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi

43mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #15