42 episodes

The Soul's Work Podcast is the show about uncovering our authentic selves through doing both light work and shadow work. Host Janice Ho shares her life experiences and resources on topics such as healing from trauma and addiction, connecting with our intuition, improving our relationships, and more. Janice is a Korean-Canadian from Toronto, Canada. This podcast is not meant to give professional advice, but to share personal experiences and help others feel less alone in their own journeys.

The Soul's Work Podcast Janice Ho

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    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

The Soul's Work Podcast is the show about uncovering our authentic selves through doing both light work and shadow work. Host Janice Ho shares her life experiences and resources on topics such as healing from trauma and addiction, connecting with our intuition, improving our relationships, and more. Janice is a Korean-Canadian from Toronto, Canada. This podcast is not meant to give professional advice, but to share personal experiences and help others feel less alone in their own journeys.

    Turning 40 (My Milestone Birthday Episode)

    Turning 40 (My Milestone Birthday Episode)

    In this special birthday episode, Janice and her special guest interviewer (her almost 1-year partner, a.k.a. Sugar) sit down to reflect on Janice's life and path ahead as she turns the big 4-0. Janice answers:
    What makes you happy?Are there such thing as happy coincidences in life? What scares you? And will you meet that fear face to face one day?What's been rewarding and challenging about navigating polyamory?What's one thing you did in your past relationships that you'd change?What role does sex play in your life? What does it do for you, and what do you bring to it?How does Sugar factor into your life? What part does he play?Why did you decide to become a therapist?What would you tell a younger version of yourself based on what you know now?Does turning 40 scare you? How do you approach aging in general? (Including how Janice grapples with beauty standards)What's on your bucket list?If you could see into the future, what's one thing you'd want to see?Rate & review the podcast on:
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    Instagram: @janicehoimagesFacebook: @thesoulsworkpodcastEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

    • 56 min
    Coping with the Tragedies of Today's World (+ Making Change)

    Coping with the Tragedies of Today's World (+ Making Change)

    Are you feeling the weight of the seemingly endless and senseless tragedies of today’s world? Are you wanting to stay informed and contribute to change but find it hard to not disconnect after hearing about yet another mass shooting? In this episode, Janice shares about the grief, despair, anger, and rage (amidst moments of levity and joy) she’s been experiencing these days and what’s helped her to cope and cultivate enough resilience to stay engaged without becoming overwhelmed (understanding that it’s always a WIP!). She also shares about why issues of social justice matter so deeply to her, including how her past struggles shaped her perspectives on what doing the “self-work” and coming back into wholeness really means.
    CW: Topics of intergenerational, complex, and structural trauma are discussed in this episode as well as brief mentions of some of the recent tragic happenings in the world. Please take care of yourself as you listen in. 
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    Instagram: @janicehoimagesFacebook: @thesoulsworkpodcastEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa MenakemLeesa Renee Hall (Patreon): https://www.patreon.com/innerfieldtrip Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Instagram): @AOC | May 25, 2022 IG Live Lama Rod Owens (Instagram): @lamarodofficial | Tending to Our Grief through Love and Prayer IG LiveRooted Global Village: https://www.rootedglobalvillage.com/ The Wild Edge of Sorrow, Francis WellerPodcast editing:

    Many thanks to Dexter Charles for his great work editing this episode! Please reach out to Dexter for inquiries if you're also needing help with podcast editing: 
    Telegram: +1 758-730-3677Email: samarian16@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    From the Abandonment Wound to Connection (Part 2) (with Steve LeBlanc)

    From the Abandonment Wound to Connection (Part 2) (with Steve LeBlanc)

    Janice and her guest (also dating partner) Steve LeBlanc get vulnerable chatting about how early abandonment trauma has impacted their later relationships and capacity for connection. In part 2 of their conversation, they dive into:
    Integrating the inner work into relationshipsHealing from infidelitySteve’s greater self-awareness of his triggers in present-day situationsExperiencing secure attachment and freedom in a consensually non-monogamous relationshipDeveloping a safe container to be present (and just be) in the relationshipHealing sexual trauma and unlearning patterns in relationshipHow Steve’s earlier sexual experiences led to repressing his needs and being performative in later relationshipsThe differences Steve has experienced between having sex with men versus womenA spontaneous, real-time moment of processing between Steve and Janice about Steve’s internalized belief that women don’t want him sexuallyA mutually healing sexual experience between Janice and SteveThe need for both clear communication and an understanding of the nuanced power dynamics in heterosexual relationshipsSteve’s understanding of his privileges and some ways he’s developed empathyWhat Steve hopes for going forward with connection and loveRate & review the podcast on:
    Apple PodcastsPodchasersSpotifywww.TheSoulsWorkPodcast.comConnect with me:
    Instagram: @janicehoimagesFacebook: @thesoulsworkpodcastEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

    Connect with Steve LeBlanc:
    Instagram: @steve_leblanc

    • 48 min
    From the Abandonment Wound to Connection (Part 1) (with Steve LeBlanc)

    From the Abandonment Wound to Connection (Part 1) (with Steve LeBlanc)

    Janice and her guest (also dating partner) Steve LeBlanc get vulnerable chatting about how early abandonment trauma has impacted their later relationships and capacity for connection. In part 1 of their conversation, they dive into:
    The research on how impaired connection in early childhood can lead to the abandonment woundThe impacts of Steve’s early relationships with his parents on his self-identity and later relationshipsExperiencing co-dependency, anxious attachment, and low self-esteemHow the stories Steve told himself didn’t reflect realityBecoming a “chameleon” to fit in and be likedTaking on (and perpetuating) the “lone wolf” identity to protect against the fear of rejection and abandonment Doing the work to shift from abandonment trauma to connectionBecoming conscious of the stories and self-beliefs of unbelonging and abandonmentBecoming the good parent/guide for ourselves that we always neededRate & review the podcast on:
    Apple PodcastsPodchasersSpotifywww.TheSoulsWorkPodcast.comConnect with me:
    Instagram: @janicehoimagesFacebook: @thesoulsworkpodcastEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

    Connect with Steve LeBlanc:
    Instagram: @steve_leblanc

    • 51 min
    Healing Trauma (Part 6): Finding Freedom Through Relationships (with Hari Alexandra)

    Healing Trauma (Part 6): Finding Freedom Through Relationships (with Hari Alexandra)

    Janice and her guest Hari Alexandra, a coach who helps women heal trauma, share about how their experiences of childhood trauma have impacted their adult relationships, their 4-year healing journeys, and the process of integrating the inner work into relationships in everyday life. The conversation dives into:
    Hari's and Janice's childhood relationships with their fathers and anger Hari's experience with energy healing (how it helped and why it was limited)How Hari's and Janice's experiences of childhood trauma led to people pleasing and anxious/avoidant tendencies in their adult relationships The spiritual experience in Thailand that started Hari on her 4-year trauma-healing path and led to Hari holding space for others to heal What are the third eye, chakras, and channeling?Hari's coaching work helping women heal trauma and improve their romantic relationshipsHari's and Janice's personal work healing their feminine wounds and cultivating deeper friendships with other womenHealing their relationship to the masculine, including with sexLearning how to work through conflict and be held in relationships Integrating the inner work into the messiness of real-life relationships Rate & review the podcast on:
    Apple PodcastsPodchasersSpotifywww.TheSoulsWorkPodcast.comConnect with me:
    Instagram: @janicehoimagesFacebook: @thesoulsworkpodcastEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

    Connect with Hari Alexandra:
    Website: www.sacredflute.orgInstagram: @sacred_flute

    • 59 min
    Telling the Truth Through Art Therapy (with Youhjung Son)

    Telling the Truth Through Art Therapy (with Youhjung Son)

    In this episode, Janice and her guest Youhjung Son, an art therapist and business coach, demystify what art psychotherapy (or "art therapy" for short) is, and how it helps people tap into their inner world in powerful ways that talk therapy can sometimes miss. Youhjung also talks about her coaching work helping budding art therapists make a career out of this practice, and Janice shares about her experience getting a "taste" of art therapy through Youhjung's online exercises.

    Rate & review the podcast on:
    Apple PodcastsPodchasersSpotifywww.TheSoulsWorkPodcast.comConnect with me:
    Instagram: @janicehoimagesFacebook: @thesoulsworkpodcastEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

    Connect with Youhjung Son:
    Website: www.thirstyforart.comYouTube: @thirstyforartInstagram: @thirstyforartofficialPodcast: Thirsty For Art - Art Therapist Podcast Resources mentioned in this episode:
    "Art for Anxiety | Self Art Therapy Activity Session" (Thirsty For Art, YouTube)

    • 39 min

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zeenatlife ,

Healing Trauma

I love how Janice is non judgemental about her parents and childhood experiences as she provides tools on how to cope and deal with trauma - As a transformative coach I’m learning so much about the art of listening and cultivating compassion for myself and others. I would highly recommend listening to the series. Thank you for sharing your healing journey Janice ! And that voice 😄

Zeenat Chagani
@Zeenat_life

778tomas ,

Helped me understand my own feelings. Spectacular use of words.

There is so much to talk about traumas and to recognize them as part of our past and it's completely up to us to accept to take care of it and embrace our feelings, they are trying to tell us something, through our bodies and our reactions, this brings me back to one of the episodes from the first season, that stood out to me, in which Janice created an actual character for her fear and talked openly to it as it was a person, and on this one you mentioned anger. And if our body or our mind is trying to tell us something, we must give it a voice. This podcast has been helping me identify my feelings and face them as they deserve and not ignore them.

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