Show cover of Conversations With a Wounded Healer

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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245 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: How Transparent Should Owners be With Their Employees? With Rowan Tree Counseling Team
I totally started this podcast on a whim––but not without a keen understanding of the pain points that group practice owners routinely encounter complain about. I’ve since realized that vital voices are missing from the conversation: group practice employees.  I extended an invitation via the BOPO Chicago Facebook group. Lucky for us, Andie Baumgartner, MA, LCPC, and Nadia Parfenova, MA, LCPC, owner and senior therapist, respectively, of Rowan Tree Counseling, answered that call. This convo is juicy, y’all!  We explore themes of responsibility, transparency, and intentionality from both sides of the group practice relationship. Our detour into the thorny subject of hierarchies and the urgency that often accompanies their abolishment is one that I didn’t anticipate yet totally appreciate.  GUEST BIO Andie Baumgartner, MA, LCPC (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has been working in the mental health field since 2008. She completed graduate training and received a Masters Degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Andie began her career working in residential and community mental health settings, gaining experience working with individuals seeking relief from anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. She’s also worked extensively with clients recovering from traumatic experiences. She specializes in working with individuals seeking a greater sense of balance, who want to live a more values-aligned life, and those struggling with non-monogamous and other alternative relationships. Andie is anti-racist, Queer-allied, sex-positive, polyamory-affirming, and kink-knowledgable. Nadia Parfenova, MA, LCPC (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and completed graduate training in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt University in 2019. She has experience working with teens and adults experiencing severe anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. Nadia has also worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and those healing from traumatic experiences. Her approach to therapy is integrative as she pulls from both more directive approaches (CBT, DBT) and client-centered guidance and support to treat anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trauma, relationship concerns, and self-esteem issues. Nadia is also well-versed in ERP and has found it particularly successful in supporting individuals struggling with OCD. She is a native Russian speaker and can provide therapy in Russian and English. Celebrate our Anne-iversary and Win! We are celebrating Anne Remy’s one-year anniversary as co-host of the show. Join us by leaving a review for Conversations With a Wounded Healer on Apple Podcasts. Tell us how and why you appreciate Anne’s contributions to the show and you will be entered to win a drawing for a 1-on-1 session with Sarah or Anne. Sarah is offering the choice between business coaching or Reiki. Anne is offering the choice between yoga or travel consulting. Here’s How: 1. Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/woundedhealer  2. Click the link for Apple Podcasts and follow the instructions. 3. Take a screenshot of your review. 4. Email the screenshot to sarah@headhearbiztherapy.com between March 6 - April 24, 2024. 5. We will do a drawing and email the winners the week of April 24, as well as announce on social media May 1, 2024. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness
55:50 4/10/24
244 - Lori Beth Bisbey - A Realistic (and Encouraging!) Timeline for Anyone Healing From Sexual Trauma
For the sake of mutual safety, this episode is preceded by a content advisory regarding sexual trauma and minor-attracted persons. Please take care of yourself as you need, even if that means skipping this conversation. Your body belongs to YOU. I open with this power-stance of a statement because I didn’t get that message as a child, adolescent, or young adult. In fact, I’ve only just begun to really grow into that knowledge as I heal from sexual trauma. Here’s another a-ha! from this episode: healing takes time.  I’m grateful to folks like Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey for repeatedly reminding me of these essentials. She has been a champion of sizzling sex without shame for 35+ years, and her work destigmatizes fetishes, BDSM, and non-monogamy. Lori Beth’s healing journey also provides encouragement for survivors of sexual trauma alongside a healthy dose of reality. GUEST BIO Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey (she/her) is a psychologist, accredited advanced GSRD (gender, sex, relationship diversity) therapist, sex & intimacy coach, author, speaker and tv personality currently starring in Open House: The Great Sex Experiment, CH4 in the UK.  She has been working with people for the past 35 years helping them to create and sustain their ideal relationships containing sizzling sex without shame. She has a weekly podcast, The A to Z Of Sex® since 2016 and is currently touring the UK speaking about kink, fetish, BDsM, and non-monogamy. Celebrate our Anne-iversary and Win! We are celebrating Anne Remy’s one-year anniversary as co-host of the show. Join us by leaving a review for Conversations With a Wounded Healer on Apple Podcasts. Tell us how and why you appreciate Anne’s contributions to the show and you will be entered to win a drawing for a 1-on-1 session with Sarah or Anne. Sarah is offering the choice between business coaching or Reiki. Anne is offering the choice between yoga or travel consulting. Here’s How: 1.) Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/woundedhealer  2.) Click the link for Apple Podcasts and follow the instructions. 3.) Take a screenshot of your review. 4.) Email the screenshot to sarah@headhearbiztherapy.com between March 6 - April 24, 2024. 5.) We will do a drawing and email the winners the week of April 24, as well as announce on social media May 1, 2024. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness
62:55 4/3/24
243 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: Where Do You Get Help When S— Happens at Your Private Therapy Practice? with Bianka Hardin
Who would have thought that practice ownership involved so much feces?! Now that I have your attention, lemme explain. Actually, I’ll let my guest, Bianka Hardin, PsyD, explain since it’s her story.  Bianka owns Centered Therapy Chicago (CTC), a 10-year-old group practice with 20 clinicians on staff. Her hilarious (and gross) tale perfectly illustrates the literal and metaphorical sh*t that practicer owners must deal with. Here’s the thing, though: while practice owners do have to take care of a lot, they don’t have to do it all. Bianka urges practice owners to consider the true value of their talents and weigh that against the cost of having to take on other tasks. GUEST BIO Bianka Hardin, PsyD., (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of Centered Therapy Chicago, PLLC. She started CTC in 2014 with the mission to help children, adolescents, and adults improve their mental health and quality of life. She has been a trauma therapist for almost 25 years and is actively involved in her continuous learning and growth in this area from a personal and professional lens. She is very interested in cultural, systemic, and intergenerational factors that impact our health and well-being. Celebrate our Anne-iversary and Win! We are celebrating Anne Remy’s one-year anniversary as co-host of the show. Join us by leaving a review for Conversations With a Wounded Healer on Apple Podcasts. Tell us how and why you appreciate Anne’s contributions to the show and you will be entered to win a drawing for a 1-on-1 session with Sarah or Anne. Sarah is offering the choice between business coaching or Reiki. Anne is offering the choice between yoga or travel consulting. Here’s How: 1.) Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/woundedhealer  2.) Click the link for Apple Podcasts and follow the instructions. 3.) Take a screenshot of your review. 4.) Email the screenshot to sarah@headhearbiztherapy.com between March 6 - April 24, 2024. 5.) We will do a drawing and email the winners the week of April 24, as well as announce on social media May 1, 2024. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness  
37:53 3/27/24
242 - Eugene Ellis - Investigating Race and the Gaze of Society in Therapy, The Race Conversation
If you’re a white therapist, you could quickly tumble down a rabbit hole trying to reconcile all the work that’s ours to do regarding power dynamics within our field. There’s a detour that we, as white folks, are rarely required to explore: our relationship to whiteness.  I’ll save you some time by recommending Anne’s conversation with Eugene Ellis, the UK-based psychotherapist, speaker, director of the Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN), and author of the transformative book The Race Conversation (soon to be republished in the US). “Eugene’s “therapist origin story” is a perfect example of white therapists' potential to be active agents of support,” explains Anne. This is only possible when we acknowledge our potential to be active agents of hurt. GUEST BIO Eugene Ellis, psychotherapist, writer, and public speaker, has dedicated 20 years as the director and founder of the Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network, specializing in therapeutic work with Black, African, Caribbean, and South Asian individuals. Author of 'The Race Conversation' (2021), he delves into the intersection of race and trauma, non-verbal communication, and navigating oppressive patterns. Co-editor of 'Therapy In Colour' (2023), Eugene contributes to articulating new theoretical perspectives for therapists, both white and of colour, supporting therapy through an intersectional lens. Celebrate our Anne-iversary and Win! We are celebrating Anne Remy’s one-year anniversary as co-host of the show. Join us by leaving a review for Conversations With a Wounded Healer on Apple Podcasts. Tell us how and why you appreciate Anne’s contributions to the show and you will be entered to win a drawing for a 1-on-1 session with Sarah or Anne. Sarah is offering the choice between business coaching or Reiki. Anne is offering the choice between yoga or travel consulting. Here’s How: 1.) Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/woundedhealer 2.) Click the link for Apple Podcasts and follow the instructions. 3.) Take a screenshot of your review. 4.) Email the screenshot to sarah@headhearbiztherapy.com between March 6 - April 24, 2024. 5.) We will do a drawing and email the winners the week of April 24, as well as announce on social media May 1, 2024. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness    
51:24 3/20/24
241 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: Uncertainty, Racism, and Burnout (Community Q&A)
Who's ready for a very special call-in episode about practice ownership? Cast your mind back to the heyday of Loveline. I apologize if you're not of that vintage, as that's my only call-in show reference.  Are you, Dear Practice Owner, ready to stop chasing unrealistic goals, embody an anti-racist liberation mindset? Are you all set to own your weaknesses and strengths? OK, let's get into this virtual mailbag! I've queued up two juicy questions plus one affirmation that every practice owner should have copied to a desktop sticky or irl fridge notepad. A word about my topic choices first. I chose these specifically because they're often repeated in the practice ownership conversations I've been privy to lately. And, full disclosure: I’ve agonized over the very same issues. If you have a burning question or a topic that you'd like to hear discussed on this series, email me at sarah@headheartbiztherapy.com or send me a DM on Instagram @headheartbiztherapy. Celebrate our Anne-iversary and Win! We are celebrating Anne Remy’s one-year anniversary as co-host of the show. Join us by leaving a review for Conversations With a Wounded Healer on Apple Podcasts. Tell us how and why you appreciate Anne’s contributions to the show and you will be entered to win a drawing for a 1-on-1 session with Sarah or Anne. Sarah is offering the choice between business coaching or Reiki. Anne is offering the choice between yoga or travel consulting. Here’s How: 1.) Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/woundedhealer 2.) Click the link for Apple Podcasts and follow the instructions. 3.) Take a screenshot of your review. 4.) Email the screenshot to sarah@headhearbiztherapy.com between March 6 - April 24, 2024. 5.) We will do a drawing and email the winners the week of April 24, as well as announce on social media May 1, 2024. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness
19:40 3/13/24
240 - Shelly Tochluk – A Roadmap for White Folks to Discard Shame, Dismantle Whiteness, and Live an Anti-Racist Life
Whiteness is the problem. Many white folks know it; many more don’t. Or won’t. None of us are at the same point in the journey, yet all of us play a role in dismantling this inherited concept of racial identity. So, how can we nurture discovery, recovery, and anti-racist action without replicating the same judgments, shame, or gaslighting that whiteness thrives on?  Shelly Tochluk doesn’t have all the answers. Instead, she offers practical advice, road-tested in her own life, to help white folks move beyond the performative and into a genuinely anti-racist life.  GUEST BIO Shelly Tochluk is a professor of education at Mount Saint Mary’s University–Los Angeles. She is the author of Witnessing Whiteness: The Journey Toward Racial Awareness and Antiracist Action (3rd Edition), Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice, and co-author of Being White Today: A Roadmap for a Positive Antiracist Life. Shelly volunteers with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles), and for 15 years, she co-produced their 4-day institute, Unmasking Whiteness, which leads white people into a deeper understanding of their personal relationship to race, whiteness, and systemic racism. Celebrate our Anne-iversary and Win! We are celebrating Anne Remy’s one-year anniversary as co-host of the show. Join us by leaving a review for Conversations With a Wounded Healer on Apple Podcasts. Tell us how and why you appreciate Anne’s contributions to the show, and you will be entered to win a drawing for a 1-on-1 session with Sarah or Anne. Sarah is offering the choice between business coaching or Reiki. Anne is offering the choice between yoga or travel consulting. Here’s How: 1. Go to https://ratethispodcast.com/woundedhealer  2. Click the link for Apple Podcasts and follow the instructions. 3. Take a screenshot of your review. 4. Email the screenshot to sarah@headhearbiztherapy.com between March 6 - April 24, 2024. 5. We will do a drawing and email the winners the week of April 24, as well as announce on social media May 1, 2024. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness    
60:23 3/6/24
239 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: Can You Be Both A Lazy Entrepreneur And An Owner Who Shows Up? With Alicia Taverner
Being a practice owner isn't *all* bad. The folks who do it well just know how to set industrial-strength boundaries. Not me, but some folks…like Alicia Taverner, LMFT, owner of Rancho Counseling in California. Private practice ownership is Alicia's jam. How is that possible, you ask? There's keeping the practice small and cash-only. While this may astonish some, Alicia shrugs off their incredulity. She also fully recognizes the value of her personal and professional time and has set super clear priorities: work-life balance and ample opportunity to train the therapists in her care.  If you have a burning question or a topic that you'd like to hear discussed on this series, email me at sarah@headheartbiztherapy.com or send me a DM on Instagram @headheartbiztherapy. GUEST BIO Alicia Taverner is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #50414, with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communications from the University of La Verne, and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.  Alicia specializes in helping couples find the calm within the storm of some of the most difficult relationship struggles, such as infidelity, divorce, and postpartum anxiety and depression. She is also a trained Discernment Counselor and helps couples explore options for continuing their relationship despite some very heavy challenges. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness  
31:35 2/28/24
238 - Giulietta Durante - Fight the Patriarchy by Nourishing the Cyclical Needs of Our Hormones
Having a uterus and ovaries isn’t for the faint of heart. Just when we’ve figured out how to successfully navigate (or at least tolerate) periods and possibly pregnancy, the body decides to school us once more. Giulietta Durante, the nutritionist and women’s health expert behind Hormones In Harmony and one-half of the Femme Powered Podcast team, wants folks to get curious about how their menstrual cycle can help them access the most complete version of themself via hormone-healing nutrition.  Anne’s conversation with Giulietta truly is for all gender expressions.  GUEST BIO Giulietta Durante is a Nutritionist & Women’s Health Expert based in London. She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She works with clients all over the world via Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp video. Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram:  @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness
55:32 2/21/24
237 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: What Do You Do When Managing Your Group Practice Starts To Feel Like A Burden? With Rebel Therapist™ Creator Annie Schuessler
There’s a thin line between burden and bliss when you own a group practice. Rebel Therapist™ creator Annie Schuessler didn’t realize she’d crossed it until she weighed her past motivations against her ownership experience. Annie joins me to discuss assuming the risks of practice ownership, the importance of having a supportive bestie, and predictions for the future of the group practice model. GUEST BIO Annie Schuessler is a business coach and the host of the Rebel Therapist® Podcast. With her Rebel Therapist® Programs, she helps therapists, healers and coaches make an impact beyond a traditional private practice. You can find her resources at rebeltherapist.me Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers  Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram:  @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness  
35:40 2/14/24
236 - Bear Hébert - How To Earn A Living Without Dying From Capitalism (Yes, Really!)
Capitalism sucks. But living beyond this suffocating system is difficult if you struggle to comprehend how you’ll make a living in a liberated society. This episode is an invitation to jump despite that confusion. Bear Hébert helps folks get a little bit more free via their work as an artist, anti-capitalist business consultant, and social justice educator. They help tiny business owners build thriving livelihoods while sidestepping the traps of capitalism. Our conversation delves into the guilt, shame, and inaction that often accompany upward shifts in economic status (a capitalist trap, btw).  GUEST BIO Bear Hébert (they/them) is an artist, anti-capitalist business consultant, and social justice educator. Self-employed since 2014, Bear helps tiny business owners build thriving livelihoods while sidestepping the traps of capitalism. Their side gig is teaching men+ how to unlearn patriarchy. They believe that relational work is real work, and emotional work is movement work; they're trying to help us all get a little more free.  Groups for Wounded Healers We’re currently running one cohort of the Burnt Out Practice Owner support group and Authentic Leaders group. Please join the waitlists to be updated about future groups: Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Waitlist and Authentic Leaders Group - Fall 2024 Waitlist SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness
57:24 2/7/24
235 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: How Do You Transition From Burnout To Visionary? with Maureen Werrbach, The Group Practice Exchange
Hey, practice owner, how would you define your role in that business you worked so hard to create? Are you a visionary focused on pursuits related to company culture or community initiatives? Or are you a dedicated integrator, dutifully keeping up with basics like billing, payroll, and website upgrades? Maureen Werrbach, LCPC, is a visionary for sure. She owns Urban Wellness, a multi-location group practice in the Chicago area. She’s also the innovative mind behind The Group Practice Exchange, where she counsels owners on successfully starting and scaling their businesses.  In our conversation, we’re throwing pipin’ hot honest-tea on the realities of practice ownership.  GUEST BIO Maureen Werrbach, LCPC, is a visionary entrepreneur in the mental health field as the owner of Urban Wellness, a multi-location group practice in the Chicago area. She knows firsthand the focus healthcare providers put on making a positive impact in the world. She also knows that many healthcare professionals put business second to boots on the ground, helping in the community. Maureen shares her expertise in group practice leadership by coaching, educating, and training group practice owners as the owner of The Group Practice Exchange. She helps group practice owners learn how to successfully start and scale their businesses so they can have a larger impact on their communities.  Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Hey Practice Owners! Do you feel exhausted, over-extended, and under-appreciated? Does the thought of returning to solo practice cross your mind from time to time (or more often)?  If so, you’re not alone.  Running a group practice is a challenging and often thankless job. And it can be hard for others to relate if they aren’t business owners too. Join our support group starting January 2024: https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/burntout Authentic Leaders Group  Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time? Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!tinyurl.com/CWHmerch        
32:06 1/31/24
234 - Arij Mikati - Reclaiming Our Histories, Reimagining Our Futures by Amplifying Muslim Voices
Even if you aren’t a fan of Hollywood films from the 1980s through the early 2000s, chances are you can name the ethnicity of the “baddie” in 99.9% of them. Sure, my math might be a bit fuzzy––H’wood has a legacy of demonizing all brown-skinned folks––but an overwhelming number of screen villains during this period were either vaguely or expressly rendered as Muslim.  Decades of prejudicial portrayals are no match for Arij Mikati, the managing director of Culture Change at Pillars Fund. She designs and leads programming that challenges damaging narratives about Muslims in the U.S. and amplifies Muslim voices in artistic spaces.  What struck me most about this episode is the joy that Arij and Anne infused into a conversation that could’ve (rightly) focused only on pain and anger. Arij chooses to focus on hope, but her shift in mindset took time to nurture. GUEST BIO Arij Mikati is the Managing Director of Culture Change at Pillars Fund, where she designs and leads programming that challenges damaging narratives about Muslims in the U.S. and amplifies Muslim voices in artistic spaces. Her storytelling work seeks to change the lens through which Muslim stories are told to one that is authentic, complex, and honest. Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Hey Practice Owners! Do you feel exhausted, over-extended, and under-appreciated? Does the thought of returning to solo practice cross your mind from time to time (or more often)?  If so, you’re not alone.  Running a group practice is a challenging and often thankless job. And it can be hard for others to relate if they aren’t business owners too. Join our support group starting January 2024: https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/burntout Authentic Leaders Group  Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time? Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!tinyurl.com/CWHmerch  
51:17 1/24/24
233 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: How Do You Know When It's Time To Sell Your Therapy Practice? with Gabrielle Juliano-Villani
The decision to sell a practice is fraught with more questions than answers (a lot like owning a practice!). Selling is a lonely headspace to navigate because folks who’ve gone through the process often keep those helpful emotional and transactional details to themselves. Why?! Gabrielle Juliano-Villani and I are breaking that curse! Gabrielle is an LCSW, consultant, coach, entrepreneur, and educator who’s been in the mental health field for over a decade, specializing in stress, chronic health conditions, and trauma. After scaling her group practice to seven figures (!!) and then burning out, she sold it to focus on helping overwhelmed healers, entrepreneurs, and therapists reach their full potential––whether that means scaling or selling. GUEST BIO Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW, is a consultant, coach, entrepreneur, and educator based in Sarasota, Florida. She's been in the mental health field for over a decade, specializing in stress, chronic health conditions, and trauma. After scaling her group practice to seven figures and realizing her own burnout in 2021, she sold her practice and made it her mission to educate others on the impact that stress has on our everyday lives. Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Hey Practice Owners! Do you feel exhausted, over-extended, and under-appreciated? Does the thought of returning to solo practice cross your mind from time to time (or more often)?  If so, you’re not alone.  Running a group practice is a challenging and often thankless job. And it can be hard for others to relate if they aren’t business owners too. Join our support group starting January 2024: https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/burntout Authentic Leaders Group  Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time? Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
32:43 1/17/24
232 - The Burnt Out Practice Owner: Behind the Scenes of Business Burnout and the Road to Redemption
Heyyy, burnt-out practice owner! Yeah, you, the one who’s overburdened, under-resourced, and lonely. The practice owner who thinks that no one understands their particular pain. I feel you. I know you. I WAS you. Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Burnt Out Practice Owner (BOPO). I’m Sarah Buino, a heart-centered, liberation-minded consultant helping individuals, groups, and organizations in the therapy field evolve with courage, authenticity, and vulnerability. I’m also the creator and co-host of Conversations With A Wounded Healer. Most importantly, I’m a former, frazzled practice owner who’s gone through all the highs and lows associated with creating, nurturing, and selling a business. Now I’m here to help you navigate your practice journey via quick (30 minutes or less) episodes, between our usual Wounded Healer episodes. Buckle up! I’m transparent as hell about my experiences––be they successes or slip-ups––and not shy about sharing. Hell, in this episode alone, I talk about burnout-induced suicidal thoughts, co-dependency, the practice valuation process, and my final sale price!  There are a million questions associated with practice ownership, so tell me, what do you wish you’d known last year or even last week? Are you contemplating opening a new practice or expanding the team? Are you struggling to maintain a self-care routine? Or are you considering an exit strategy?  Let’s explore the answers together, one episode at a time. If you have a burning question or a topic that you'd like to hear discussed on this series, email me at sarah@headheartbiztherapy.com or send me a DM on Instagram @headheartbiztherapy. Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Hey Practice Owners! Do you feel exhausted, over-extended, and under-appreciated?  Does the thought of returning to solo practice cross your mind from time to time (or more often)?  If so, you’re not alone.  Running a group practice is a challenging and often thankless job. And it can be hard for others to relate if they aren’t business owners too. Join our support group starting January 2024: https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/burntout Authentic Leaders Group  Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time? Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch  
17:44 1/12/24
231 - Michael J. Morris - The Work of Magic and Ritual, Organizing and Activism
It’s a difficult time to identify as a fiercely open-hearted, optimistic human. That’s especially true for folks embodying marginalized identities. And yet, somehow, Michael J. Morris finds ways to lead with love. They’re a powerhouse multi-hyphenated talent committed to personal and collective healing and liberation through their work as an astrologer, tarot reader, artist, writer, teacher, facilitator, and witch. Michael deepened their knowledge of witchcraft under elders of the Ara tradition and studied astrology with Demetra George and Chani Nicholas while also pursuing their Ph.D. in Dance Movement. Their professional endeavors are, as a result, incredibly diverse: tarot consultations, reiki, astrological readings, ritual facilitation, teaching… Ultimately, Michael helps folks find the tools they need to create a more meaningful life. GUEST BIO Michael J. Morris, PhD., is an astrologer and tarot reader, artist, writer, teacher, facilitator, and witch committed to personal and collective healing and liberation. They began their consulting practice, Co Witchcraft Offerings, in 2019, through which they share astrology, tarot, and movement ritual practices. They hold a PhD in Dance Studies, and their work is inspired and informed by many years of experience in dance, yoga, feminism, queer studies, and making connections between different disciplines and practices. Burnt Out Practice Owner Support Group Hey Practice Owners! Do you feel exhausted, over-extended, and under-appreciated? Does the thought of returning to solo practice cross your mind from time to time (or more often)?  If so, you’re not alone.  Running a group practice is a challenging and often thankless job. And it can be hard for others to relate if they aren’t business owners too. Join our support group starting January 2024: https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/burntout Authentic Leaders Group  Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time? Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at https://www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch 
60:23 1/10/24
230 - Nadia Gilani - A Reclamation of the Principles of Anti-Colonial Yoga Practice
One of the things I love about Anne's episodes is I get to experience them as a fangirl first. Anne's conversation with Nadia Gilani, a London-based yoga teacher and author of The Yoga Manifesto, is no exception (there’s a reason Anne calls Nadia “a warrior pose of a woman”).  Sure, the tl;dr header is appropriation vs appreciation within the retail-oriented, whitewashed atmosphere of modern yoga. However, the unabridged version goes deeper, like a good asana, inviting folks to explore their relationship to yoga and its tenets, question the teachers, and consider how our favorite classes are taught and sold.  There’s no “proper way" to asana (that’s colonizer thinking!). Nadia and Anne simply, gracefully encourage everyone to get into a sloppy lotus if that’s where they’re at today, investigate their relationship to this vital living practice, and question their participation process, whether that’s as a teacher or a student.  GUEST BIO Nadia Gilani (she/her) is a yoga teacher and author of The Yoga Manifesto a part-memoir, part-polemic on the wellness industry and state of play within modern yoga.    Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time?  Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items! https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch  
59:51 12/27/23
229 - Heather Friedman - Pulling the Thread on Trauma, Love, Ketamine, and Psychedelic Therapy
In the words of post-punk pioneers Talking Heads, “This ain’t no party! This ain’t no disco! This ain’t no foolin’ around!” Instead, we’re getting serious about ketamine and psychedelic-assisted therapy with Heather Friedman, a New Hampshire-based psychotherapist, NARM-certified therapist, EMDR practitioner, and witchy-witch. Whether you’re psychedelic curious or cautious, it’s worth noting that the use of MDMA, psilocybin, ayahuasca, etc., in guided practice could expedite breakthroughs in the treatment of PTSD, C-PTSD, and depression that might take years via talk or somatic modalities alone.  Heather views psychedelics as a true “assist,” meaning she advocates for advanced client prep plus post-experience support to correctly disseminate the epiphanies one may have while under the influence. GUEST BIO Heather Friedman MC, LCMHC, LPC, is the owner of Tree of Life Psychotherapy, where she treats a wide variety of clients for PTSD, C-PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders. While she has been trained in many modalities over her 12 year career, her heart belongs to NARM, EMDR and most recently, psychedelic assisted therapy. When she is not busy with the work of healing, you can find her gardening, writing, snuggling her hounds and being with the people she loves. Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time?  Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items! https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch    
60:20 12/13/23
228 - John Gasienica - A Revolutionary Approach to Disrupting Chronic Pain With Pain Reprocessing Therapy
When I say “it’s all connected,” I’m not pushing a love ‘n light colloquialism; I preach the gaddang truth! That cranky back you woke up with this AM? That IBS that took you down during a meeting? That nagging knee injury that kept you from your run? It’s ALL connected to the way we treat ourselves. Those messages are often tied to big “T” or little “t” traumas that we haven’t correctly processed, leading to miscommunication between head and knee (or back or gut), says John Gasienica, a therapist and the Director of Development at the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles. Listen in to mind-blowing revelations about pain and the life-changing therapy called pain reprocessing within the confines of this conversation between John, Anne, and me––truth bombs that just might change the way you approach the mind-body connection and your relationship with the physical vessel you inhabit.  GUEST BIO John Gasienica, MSW, is a therapist and the Director of Development at the Pain Psychology Center in Los Angeles where he works with the founder of Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), @alantgordon, to help people with chronic pain and anxiety. John is also currently a research clinician studying the efficacy of PRT in racially/ethnically diverse adults with the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine. Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time?  Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group SUPPORT THE SHOW Conversations With a Wounded Healer Merch Join our Patreon for gifts & perks Shop our Bookshop.org store and support local booksellers Share a rating & review on Apple Podcasts Get 2 Free Months of Marco Polo Plus *** Let’s be friends! You can find us in the following places… Sarah’s Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy Anne’s Website: www.spareroomwellness.com Instagram: @spareroomwellness NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items! https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
53:18 11/29/23
227 - Sarah Bryski-Hamrick - Therapy is Political: Pursuing Camaraderie Over Capitalism
I’m gonna subhead this one, “A Simpatico Of Sarahs,” not just because the alliteration pleases me. Sarah Bryski-Hamrick is a like-minded liberation-focused, anti-exploitation-oriented therapist and business coach who believes therapy IS political. She also believes that caring for our personal and professional selves is imperative, especially if we hope to break free from capitalism. We’re talking power to ALL people! First comes the hard work of deconstruction; the second step on our journey towards anti-capitalism is a messy but miraculous mourning period – and Sarah is deeply empathetic to those of us just starting down the path. GUEST BIO Sarah Bryski-Hamrick (she/her) is a leftist therapist and coach out of Pennsylvania. She offers services through an anti-capitalist, socialist lens. She has worked with clients around the world, including the US, Australia, Switzerland and Canada.  *** 2 Free Months of Marco Polo Plus  Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time?  Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group *** Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch 
57:07 11/15/23
226 - Olive Walton - Breaking Barriers to Strength, Mobility, and Body Love
Anne’s recent conversation with Movement Coach Olive Walton is an excellent reminder of how much mental anguish and physical damage the shame monster can inflict. It’s no surprise, then, that shame is a favorite weapon of both white supremacy and many in the fitness industry. Olive: “Conversations I've had recently with a lot of people is how their firsthand experiences with physical education were pretty negative”.  We carry that negativity into adulthood, often pursuing movements our bodies couldn’t accommodate then shaming ourselves for failing to fit a painfully restrictive mold. Olive is here to help: “A big part of what I do is breaking down those barriers, reframing their perspective, working with a more positive, playful attitude.” GUEST BIO Olive Walton is a movement coach who shares movement practices from yoga to strength training, mobility to handstands, and leads with curiosity and playfulness for the body and mind. Are you a therapist stepping into leadership for the first time?  Or maybe you've been in a leadership position for a while, but are bumping up against new struggles? Our Authentic Leadership Group is here to help you become the authentic and wholehearted leader you aspire to be. And we believe this journey is best undertaken with the guidance of experienced mentors alongside fellow learners. February - September 2024  Monthly morning sessions on Fridays  Join Sarah in this journey of self-discovery and leadership mastery, where you'll enhance your leadership skills and forge meaningful connections with fellow therapists who are committed to their own growth and the betterment of the therapy field. Join the group now at www.headheartbiztherapy.com/authentic-leaders-group SUPPORT FOR THERAPISTS Be Your Own Boss Private Practice Workshop Thursday, November 9, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Friday, November 10, 2023, from 9:00am to 4:00pm DePaul University Loop Campus - DePaul Center 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 So you want to be your own boss? Many therapists feel pulled by the allure of private practice but have no idea where to begin. Some hang their shingle and wait for the phone to ring only to sit twiddling their thumbs, asking, “Where are the clients?” Facilitated by Sarah Buino, you’ll learn the business 101s including insurance, business structure, and basic financials. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your brand and begin a marketing plan. Cost: 12 CEUs / $199 Nonmember / $159 NASW Member.  Register now: https://tinyurl.com/naswprivatepractice Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
57:10 11/1/23
225 - Lama Rod Owens - Heartbreak and Liberation on the Tantric Path
My guest procurement process is pretty standard: a social follow or professional acquaintance morphs into an invite and eventual recording session. For this episode, however, I gotta thank the gods of analog alignment. They placed me in my favorite wellness collective at a personal low point. Here, I encountered a flier announcing a special event featuring Lama Rod Owens. The topic? Tantric Buddhism. Lama Rod is a Black Buddhist Southern queen, international influencer with a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist studies from Harvard Divinity School, and author. And if your only reference point for Tantric anything is based on the mid-90s sexploits of a certain English musician and his wife, this ain’t that. Instead, Lama Rod is distilling liberation to its most profound, heartbreaking, and, yes, pleasurable essence. GUEST BIO Lama Rod Owens is a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. An international influencer with a Master of Divinity degree in Buddhist Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Author of Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger and co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, his teachings center on freedom, self-expression, and radical self-care. A leading voice in a new generation of Buddhist teachers with over 11 years of experience, Lama Rod activates the intersections of his identity to create a platform that’s very natural, engaging, and inclusive. His new book, The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors is available for pre-order now! SUPPORT FOR THERAPISTS Know the Numbers/Navigate the Feelings: A Financial Literacy Workshop for Therapists Tuesday, October 17, 6-8pm CST on Zoom Does the word ‘finance’ make you want to run and hide? We get it! As therapists, we didn’t learn this stuff in school!  Join Aggie Chydzinski and Sarah Buino for a live, interactive online workshop designed specifically for therapist business owners. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your financial knowledge and improve your practice. 100% of ticket price donations go to Sista Afya Community Care. Reserve your spot: https://tinyurl.com/therapistfinance Be Your Own Boss Private Practice Workshop Thursday, November 9, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Friday, November 10, 2023, from 9:00am to 4:00pm DePaul University Loop Campus - DePaul Center 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 So you want to be your own boss? Many therapists feel pulled by the allure of private practice but have no idea where to begin. Some hang their shingle and wait for the phone to ring only to sit twiddling their thumbs, asking, “Where are the clients?” Facilitated by Sarah Buino, you’ll learn the business 101s including insurance, business structure, and basic financials. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your brand and begin a marketing plan. Cost: 12 CEUs / $199 Nonmember / $159 NASW Member.  Register now: https://tinyurl.com/naswprivatepractice Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
57:02 10/18/23
224 - Dr. Cheddar Gorgeous - A Cultural Icon’s Guide to Courageous Connections and the Healing Power of Drag
You, who are about to experience the brilliance of this episode for the very first time, are in for an extra special treat. With glitter on top. This one had me hootin', hollerin', AMENing, and researching tons of new-to-me things. Ladies, gentlemen, and those who eschew binary categorizations, please welcome the extraordinary Dr. Cheddar Gorgeous in conversation with our own amazing Anne. That's Doctor Cheddar Gorgeous, as in PhD for real. As in darling of RuPaul's Drag Race UK s4. As in renowned drag performer, celebrated artist and activist, mind-blowing academic, and all-around beautiful human. – I'm bookmarking every sentence that falls from Cheddar’s perfectly applied lips for future reference.  GUEST BIO Dr. Cheddar Gorgeous (A.K.A Dr Michael Atkins) is an Academic, Drag performer and visual artist based in Manchester, England. Their body of work stretches across a broad spectrum of arenas. The alien deity is most well known as the star of Channel 4’s Drag SOS as well as BBC’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series 4, however their work was born from their roots in underground queer club culture, academia, and activism. The depth and breadth of their take on the power of drag as have quickened their reputation as an advocate and educator of the more serious, complex and profound dimensions of queer culture that is able to move between niche and popularised mediums which a whimsical charm that is able to captivate audiences of multiple dispositions. SUPPORT FOR THERAPISTS Know the Numbers/Navigate the Feelings: A Financial Literacy Workshop for Therapists Tuesday, October 17, 6-8pm CST on Zoom Does the word ‘finance’ make you want to run and hide? We get it! As therapists, we didn’t learn this stuff in school!  Join Aggie Chydzinski and Sarah Buino for a live, interactive online workshop designed specifically for therapist business owners. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your financial knowledge and improve your practice. 100% of ticket price donations go to Sista Afya Community Care. Reserve your spot: https://tinyurl.com/therapistfinance   Be Your Own Boss Private Practice Workshop Thursday, November 9, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Friday, November 10, 2023, from 9:00am to 4:00pm DePaul University Loop Campus - DePaul Center 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 So you want to be your own boss? Many therapists feel pulled by the allure of private practice but have no idea where to begin. Some hang their shingle and wait for the phone to ring only to sit twiddling their thumbs, asking, “Where are the clients?” Facilitated by Sarah Buino, you’ll learn the business 101s including insurance, business structure, and basic financials. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your brand and begin a marketing plan. Cost: 12 CEUs / $199 Nonmember / $159 NASW Member.  Register now: https://tinyurl.com/naswprivatepractice Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch  
80:47 10/4/23
223 - Mindy McCord - Stirring Up a Sober Curious, Socially Responsible Business at Siren Shrub Co.
Healing takes on many forms. While our lists may vary, I’ll wager that not many of us place “business stewardship” in the top ten. The thing is, in a capitalist society, doing business differently just might be the antidote to community disinvestment and unsustainable consumption of people and physical resources. And, since we gotta start somewhere, why not with a little fizzy bevy?  Mindy McCord, one-half of the team (alongside Layne Cozzolino) behind Siren Shrub Co., believes that being the best doesn’t necessarily mean being the biggest. Nor does it mean following a rule book written by those who’ve come before, which, in the alcohol and alcohol-adjacent industries, means mostly male-lead, mainly venture capital-backed brands.  From engaging with local farm partners (the brand is based in Wisconsin) to being mindful of where they spend their dollars, Mindy says Siren’s guiding principle is community wealth-building rather than scaling for global market dominance.  GUEST BIO Mindy McCord is the co-founder (alongside Layne Cozzolino) of Siren Shrub Co., a women-owned, values-led beverage company that’s on a mission to create space at the table for everyone, regardless of their drinking preference! Siren Shrub Co crafts tangy apple cider vinegar-based mixers used a splash at a time to create delicious cocktails with or without the addition of alcohol!  SUPPORT FOR THERAPISTS Know the Numbers/Navigate the Feelings: A Financial Literacy Workshop for Therapists Tuesday, October 17, 6-8pm CST on Zoom Does the word ‘finance’ make you want to run and hide? We get it! As therapists, we didn’t learn this stuff in school!  Join Aggie Chydzinski and Sarah Buino for a live, interactive online workshop designed specifically for therapist business owners. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your financial knowledge and improve your practice. 100% of ticket price donations go to Sista Afya Community Care. Reserve your spot: https://tinyurl.com/therapistfinance Be Your Own Boss Private Practice Workshop Thursday, November 9, 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm, and Friday, November 10, 2023, from 9:00am to 4:00pm DePaul University Loop Campus - DePaul Center 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 So you want to be your own boss? Many therapists feel pulled by the allure of private practice but have no idea where to begin. Some hang their shingle and wait for the phone to ring only to sit twiddling their thumbs, asking, “Where are the clients?” Facilitated by Sarah Buino, you’ll learn the business 101s including insurance, business structure, and basic financials. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your brand and begin a marketing plan. Cost: 12 CEUs / $199 Nonmember / $159 NASW Member.  Register now: https://tinyurl.com/naswprivatepractice Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch      
58:07 9/20/23
222 - Wandile Mthiyane - Anti-Racist Architecture and Inclusive Workplace Culture
Let’s tug on the thread woven through much of the world’s established (ahem, accepted) architectural design. Yep, it’s racism. I’ll be honest: before Anne’s fantastic conversation with Wandile Mthiyane, an Obama leader, TedX fellow, founder and CEO of Ubuntu Architecture Group, and social entrepreneur, I hadn’t given this aspect of institutional racism much thought.  Nor had I considered the healing characteristics that culturally competent architects might incorporate into future designs. To be fair, Wandile says architecture isn’t inherently racist. Still, the biases imposed on designs by those in power are, and the discipline is ripe for revolution: “My work now centers around using architecture as a vehicle to restore folk's dignity by building homes.”  GUEST BIO Wandile Mthiyane is an Obama Leader, TedxFellow, architectural designer, social entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Ubuntu Design Group (UDG). This architectural organization focuses on social impact design projects ranging from individual housing to urban design scale. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
60:47 9/6/23
221 - Elena Rego - The Holy Witch’s Guide to Sacred Soul Magic
Witchcraft has always been a radical act, and I am never more in my element than when I’m playing with tarot, crystals, and even my houseplants. This tracks since witches often work with the elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit to enact personal or societal transformation.  Elena Rego isn’t “just” a witch; she’s the force behind The Holy Witch and The School of Holy Witchery, and our conversation isn’t “just” about the much-maligned tradition of witchcraft. Instead, we explore rituals that reconnect us to our inherent wholeness, we reclaim honest, inclusive dialogue, and we revel in the juiciness that is Lilith: the original witch. GUEST BIO Elena Rego. A practicing Witch for close to 30 years, I have woven together my experience as a Social Worker, Body Worker, and artist to inform my Priestess work as a ritualist and teacher. My spiritual path has been rooted in deep shamanism, animism, feminism, and magic, with studies and initiations in Dianic Witchcraft, Sri Vidya Tantra, and Core Shamanism. The core of my work is to be in deep service to our collective unfoldment as spiritually rooted, connected, and potent Witches. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
58:18 8/23/23
220 - Neha Patel Hampton - How to Use Food and Storytelling to Remember Our Shared Humanity
Whatcha hungry for? It’s a cheeky question with answers that reveal more than our immediate desire for something salty or sour, crunchy or creamy. As Anne discovers in conversation with UK-based chef and social justice change-maker Neha Patel Hampton, food can heal literally and figuratively, bringing us back to ourselves and each other.  Neha sprinkles tales of personal reclamation with lessons in world history and views on current events. Her stories remind me that none of us exists in a vacuum; our choices are informed by who and what came before us. For Neha, that’s her parents and the colonialism that forced them to carve out lives far from their home state of Gujarat, India, enduring unbearable pressures to assimilate as “obedient migrants.” But her narrative is also flavored by boxes of rare, fragrant mangoes, the ultimate expression of life’s sweetness. GUEST BIO Neha Patel Hampton is so many things. With over 20 years of experience in corporate, hospitality, and charity settings, she now fights for social justice through her work with organizations that help improve the lives of those who migrate and fight racial and gender inequality. Topped off with a heartfelt sprinkling of food and yoga as her way of bringing people together. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch  
60:24 8/9/23
219 - Alyse Ruriani - Navigating ADHD TikTok in Support of Neurodivergent Practitioners and Clients
This episode contains a conversation about suicide & suicidal ideation. Do you struggle to complete basic tasks and have tactile sensitivities? Do you overshare in conversation or perpetually interrupt others? You might be neurodivergent. Or not. ADHD––attention deficit hyperactivity disorder––is one possibility that often goes underdiagnosed. While greater awareness could lead to vastly better ADHD treatment options, self-diagnosis via TikTok is NOT the answer! Alyse Ruriani, a queer femme registered art therapist and licensed professional counselor, is a recipient of a late ADHD diagnosis. As someone with vast personal and professional lived experience, Alyse is uniquely qualified to help folks leave the agony behind in favor of reclaiming agency.  GUEST BIO Alyse Ruriani (she/they), MA, ATR, LPC, is a queer femme registered art therapist, licensed professional counselor, illustrator, and person with lived experience. Their work aims to communicate information, provide tangible tools, and validate the human experience through engaging illustrations and designs. When Alyse is not working, you can likely find her swimming in some body of water, making art with friends, or hyper fixating on some new idea. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page! https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
59:34 7/26/23
218 - Shay Grant - An Herbalist’s Guide to the Medicinal Power of Plants
The more I learn about indigenous and traditional approaches to well-being, the more I understand that humans ARE nature, not something outside or above it. Shay Grant, an herbalist and yoga teacher who relocated to the UK from Canada, operates from a similar POV.  As Anne discovers, the land around us has the power to enhance our mental and physical well-being. All we have to do is stop and smell the roses. Or the gorse. And here’s the great thing: your locale doesn’t matter. Urban, suburban, or rural, you’re never more than ten steps from experiencing the emotional and physical support that plants provide.  Shay believes in creating an empowering relationship between our bodies and the world around us, and her training perfectly combines ancient wisdom and modern scientific discovery. “I would not choose a world without modern medicine. I would not choose to live in that world,” Shay asserts.  GUEST BIO Shay Grant (she/her) is a Canadian yoga teacher and Medical Herbalist living in the UK. She's been teaching yoga for 8 years and practicing as a herbalist for 2. Shay believes in creating an empowering relationship with our bodies and the land.  Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website:www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram: @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Our Bookshop.org page!https://bookshop.org/shop/HeadHeartBizTherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
58:09 7/12/23
217 - Christine Leone - Refusing to Bypass What is Broken
Christine Leone, LCSW, has experience shining a light on realities folks would rather leave in the dark. As a child, she and her family left liberal NYC for Portland, OR, the little-big city advertised as a cultural and political utopia. In actuality, life in that PNW paradise was anything but. Christine and her family discovered that the city’s progressive patina obscured a very different––and dangerous––reality. “Under the guise of liberalism, there's definite, blatant racism,” she says, adding, “but I've discovered also that that's kind of everywhere.” Christine argues that it’s the less blatant, passive-aggressive racism embedded in well-meaning care systems that takes a more insidious toll. GUEST BIO Christine Leone has been a social worker and therapist since 2008. She was born in New York City, lived in Portland, OR, and has been settled in the Chicago area for over 20 years. For the last several years, she has been focused on creating a sense of home after divorce and seeking balance between self-care and community care while providing healing spaces for others. She currently lives with her eight-year-old son and partner of five years. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram:  @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
55:13 6/28/23
216 - Dr. Isha McKenzie-Mavinga - Bringing Compassionate Accountability to White-Dominated Therapeutic Spaces
When I say there’s a palpable spiritual quality running through Anne’s chat with Dr. Isha McKenzie-Mavinga, it’s not me getting all woo-woo as I’m wont to do. Dr. Isha is an integrative transcultural psychotherapist, trainer, and supervisor in the UK with over three decades of professional experience. She’s a lecturer, writer, and Reiki master as well as a published author, poet, editor, and, as Anne puts it so well, an amazing human.  The profoundly intimate cadence of this conversation no doubt stems from Dr. Isha’s role as Anne’s mentor. But the mentee has to meet the mentor halfway; they have to pick up what the mentor is putting down. GUEST BIO Dr. Isha McKenzie-Mavinga has thirty-three years experience as a Transcultural Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Lecturer, Writer, and Reiki Master. As a published writer & poet, she is the author of ‘Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process’ (2009) and ‘The Challenge of Racism in Therapeutic Practice’ (2016). She also co-authored an autobiography, contributed papers and poetry to several anthologies, and most recently co-edited and presented in ‘Therapy in Colour’ (2023). Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places… Website: www.headheartbiztherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartBizTherapy/ Instagram:  @headheartbiztherapy NEW: Check out our cute new merch items!https://tinyurl.com/CWHmerch
66:17 6/14/23

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