28 episodes

Conversations with therapists, for therapists courageously cracking into our unspoken experiences. We seek to put voice to taboo topics in the helping professions, deepen our connections to each other, and ask the difficult questions of what it is to be fully human and a helper at the same time.

Being the Work Ben Wire and Blakely Adams

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Conversations with therapists, for therapists courageously cracking into our unspoken experiences. We seek to put voice to taboo topics in the helping professions, deepen our connections to each other, and ask the difficult questions of what it is to be fully human and a helper at the same time.

    From Texas & Touchdowns to Finding His Spirit

    From Texas & Touchdowns to Finding His Spirit

    In this episode Ben talks with Matt H- a school social worker, who shares how he got from Texas, to scoring touchdowns and how recovering from tragedy helped him toward find his spirit. Matt shares about his childhood adoption, the people that influenced his passion to be the difference he wants to see, and experiences from his first year as a school social worker.  
    Just a Note: this is an uncensored show full of our personal opinions. So you will hear us cuss sometimes.
    We keep our community and show ad free and open to helpers, your investment will help to directly build the brave space we all need. Support Being the Work by
    Leaving us a Tip Leave us a review on Apple PodcastsEmail us at: Beingthework@gmail.comDM us on instagram @beingthework
    And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is our opinion and is intended to support you, not give professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love: 
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Digging Deep and Getting Real- Still Self-Caring Together

    Digging Deep and Getting Real- Still Self-Caring Together

    Join Ben and Blakely as they dig deep to self-care together. They explore the nuances of their mental health, trauma, and the path to healing as a professional helper. They get real with one another with their self-care challenges and navigate the complexities of providing help while also addressing their own vulnerabilities. This episode offers a raw, insightful look into the struggles and victories encountered in their journey toward understanding, acceptance, and growth.
    Just a Note: this is an uncensored show full of our personal opinions. So you will hear us cuss sometimes.
    We keep our community and show ad free and open to helpers, your investment will help to directly build the brave space we all need. Support Being the Work by
    Leaving us a Tip Join our Patreon community: bonus content, support groups, appreciation shout outs on episodes, & a voice in our community development. Leave us a review on Apple PodcastsEmail us at: Beingthework@gmail.comDM us on instagram @beingthework
    And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is our opinion and is intended to support you, not give professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love: 
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 1 hr 8 min
    From the Farm to a Bear Hunt with Casi Ph.d

    From the Farm to a Bear Hunt with Casi Ph.d

    From helping struggling students to cherishing sweet victories, we explore the profound effect of genuine human bonds and the crucial role of vulnerability in connection for those we help, and for ourselves. Here’s a front-row seat to the realities and commitments of our journey of compassion…and to how Casi's passion took her on a bear hunt.
    Just a Note: this is an uncensored show full of our personal opinions. So you will hear us cuss sometimes.
    We keep our community and show ad free and open to helpers, your investment will help to directly build the brave space we all need. Support Being the Work by
    Leaving us a Tip Join our Patreon community: bonus content, support groups, appreciation shout outs on episodes, & a voice in our community development. Leave us a review on Apple PodcastsEmail us at: Beingthework@gmail.comDM us on instagram @beingthework
    And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is our opinion and is intended to support you, not give professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love: 
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 1 hr
    Striving for Understanding and Authenticity with Rachel LMSW

    Striving for Understanding and Authenticity with Rachel LMSW

    Today we talk about striving for understanding and authenticity with Rachel. She's currently a medical social worker that has worked with children's mental health and a plethora of medical social worker roles. She's the highest paid Bingo-Caller we know!
    We talk personal history, motivations, humor, care, commitment, and recovery and prevention of burnout.
    Just a Note: this is an uncensored show full of our personal opinions. So you will hear us cuss sometimes.
    We keep our community and show ad free and open to helpers, your investment will help to directly build the brave space we all need. Support Being the Work by
    Leaving us a Tip Join our Patreon community: bonus content, support groups, appreciation shout outs on episodes, & a voice in our community development. Leave us a review on Apple PodcastsEmail us at: Beingthework@gmail.comDM us on instagram @beingthework
    And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is our opinion and is intended to support you, not give professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love: 
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 57 min
    Meditation, Social Anxiety and Spiritual Baggage

    Meditation, Social Anxiety and Spiritual Baggage

    Today we're on self-care challenge field trip. Blakely's challenge was to embrace her vulnerability and practice loving kindness. And, Ben's challenge was to get out of his head and do some improve. Today, we attend a group meditation and share our experience and reflections on togetherness, spirituality and what's getting in the way of wellness.
    Just a Note: this is an uncensored show full of our personal opinions. So you will hear us cuss sometimes.
    We keep our community and show ad free and open to helpers, your investment will help to directly build the brave space we all need. Support Being the Work by
    Leaving us a Tip Join our Patreon community: bonus content, support groups, appreciation shout outs on episodes, & a voice in our community development. Leave us a review on Apple PodcastsEmail us at: Beingthework@gmail.comDM us on instagram @beingthework
    And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is our opinion and is intended to support you, not give professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love: 
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 33 min
    Balance, Honesty & Stepping Away with Sarah LPC

    Balance, Honesty & Stepping Away with Sarah LPC

    Today we talk with our Being-the-Work teammate, Sarah. We discuss professional challenges, growth, and the necessity of finding harmony in work and personal life. Sarah shares her journey from stepping away from counseling, how her counseling skills have helped her be a parent she’s is proud of, and her commitment to help others. 
    Just a Note: this is an uncensored show full of our personal opinions. So you will hear us cuss sometimes.
    We keep our community and show ad free and open to helpers, your investment will help to directly build the brave space we all need. Support Being the Work by
    Leaving us a Tip Join our Patreon community: bonus content, support groups, appreciation shout outs on episodes, & a voice in our community development. Leave us a review on Apple PodcastsEmail us at: Beingthework@gmail.comDM us on instagram @beingthework
    And remember, we're not YOUR helpers. Everything here is our opinion and is intended to support you, not give professional advice. Get the help you need, when you need it, where you need it. Here are a few resources for mental health support for you and those you love: 
    National Alliance on Mental Illness
    US Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 48 min

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