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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!

Conversations with a Wounded Healer Sarah Buino, Head/Heart Therapy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

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!

    Alexa Silvaggio - Chocolate, Pleasure, and Loving Your Whole Self

    Alexa Silvaggio - Chocolate, Pleasure, and Loving Your Whole Self

    “It doesn't matter what your purpose is; it could be a doctor or a dog mom. Doesn't matter. But you're not gonna do it wholeheartedly if you're obsessing about the size of your thighs.” ~Alexa Silvaggio
    Chocolate and ketamine. 
    Yes, that would be a fantastic title for a double album! Instead, they’re the ingredients for a vibe-altering conversation with wellness entrepreneur and chocolatier Alexa Silvaggio. As CEO of Savage Chocolates, she helps people cultivate an experience of pleasure and presence through chocolate. 
    Alexa believes in pleasure done well, pleasure done mindfully. “I don't have any interest in consuming something that leaves me feeling worse than when I started,” she says. That goes as much for people and experiences as it does food. 
    Alexa’s affinity for pleasure - so often treated as a dirty word and frivolous pursuit in Western culture - was born out of the years she spent restricting herself into an eating disorder. Alexa began internalizing both the conspicuous and covert messages about body shape and size at a young age, essentially disappearing in an attempt to become more valuable. The loop of self-hatred played in Alexa’s head nonstop throughout college until her sister finally helped her hit stop. 
    There’s a spiritual quality with which Alexa talks about starvation - of the body, of the soul. Likewise, the practices and methods she’s leaned on along her healing journey.
    Y’all, I had such a soul-satisfying visit with Alexa that we didn’t even get to the healer/wounded healer questions! And I don’t even care because, instead, we unraveled several threads at once, including my decision to begin ketamine treatments, the death of Alexa’s beloved mother, and the myriad paths that reconnect us to our source. 
    Listeners, use promo code PAUSEBREATHESAVOR25 for 25% off Savage Chocolate!
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    Alexa Silvaggio is a wellness entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. She is a yoga instructor, writer, podcast host, retreat leader, and CEO of Savage Chocolates, a mindfulness chocolate brand. She encourages you to cultivate a more loving relationship with your body and self through all she teaches. She would love to connect with you! 
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    HEY THERAPISTS...
    You’re invited to Head/Heart Conversations, our webinar series designed for psychotherapists who want to invite their inner healer to the forefront of both work life and personal life. In this four-part series, we will invite participants to learn about themselves as well as enhance their clinical skills.
    Details & Registration: http://tinyurl.com/hhconvos
    Promo Code for $20 off: podcast
    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Trauma from the Individual to the Collective by Rayell Grayson, LCPC, CADC and Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF Friday, September 17, 2021 - Body Language by Joanna Taubeneck, LCPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA, E-RYT Friday, November 19, 2021 - Queering our Conversations by Benji Marton, LCSW ***
    Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork.
    Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places...
    Website:
    www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
    https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/
    Instagram:
    @headhearttherapy
    Twitter:
    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 44 min
    Dr. Funnies - Mental Health One Meme at a Time

    Dr. Funnies - Mental Health One Meme at a Time

    “A lot of the things that we have gone through have taught us a lot of lessons -- have made us stronger in certain ways.” ~Dr. Funnies
    Heads up: This episode with Dr. Funnies features some conversation around still-birth. If such discussions trigger you in any way, please take care should you choose to listen.
    From professional gaslighting and personal tragedy to hilarious memes and triumph of the spirit,  this episode covers the entire spectrum of human emotion. If you’ve listened to Conversations With A Wounded Healer for any length of time (say, one episode), you know my love for Instagram is next-level. It’s where I socialize with listeners and where I meet all of my new best friends, including today’s guest, Dr. Funnies. 
    Dr. Funnies is the brilliant brain behind Mental Health Funnies, the Instagram account she started in 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown here in the US. Regardless of which side of the therapist/client relationship you occupy, the memes at Mental Health Funnies will make you snort out loud. 
    Dr. Funnies has a knack for distilling everyday absurdities into a single frame while displaying complete empathy for her audience as well as herself. Dr. Funnies’s journey from stellar student at a historically Black college to roadblocked post-grad intern to autonomous practitioner is harrowing at times, made so by the racism and white supremacy embedded in the very marrow of this country. A true wounded healer, she knew that one day, her experiences would serve to help others. Whether one-on-one with clients or by the thousands through her memes, Dr. Funnies is absolutely right about that.
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    Dr. Funnies. I am a mental health therapist trying my best to help heal others! I have been in the field for over 17yrs. I believe laughter can sometimes be the best medicine!
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    HEY THERAPISTS...
    You’re invited to Head/Heart Conversations, our webinar series designed for psychotherapists who want to invite their inner healer to the forefront of both work life and personal life. In this four-part series, we will invite participants to learn about themselves as well as enhance their clinical skills.
    Details & Registration: http://tinyurl.com/hhconvos
    Promo Code for $20 off: podcast
    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Trauma from the Individual to the Collective by Rayell Grayson, LCPC, CADC and Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF Friday, September 17, 2021 - Body Language by Joanna Taubeneck, LCPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA, E-RYT Friday, November 19, 2021 - Queering our Conversations by Benji Marton, LCSW ***
    Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork.
    Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places...
    Website:
    www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
    https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/
    Instagram:
    @headhearttherapy
    Twitter:
    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 56 min
    Brian Thompson - Socially Responsible Investing as a Healing Art

    Brian Thompson - Socially Responsible Investing as a Healing Art

    “It has to be your flag [...]. So, being able to do that internal work and say, ‘Oh, what is it that I want to be? What is it that I want to look like? And how do I want to present myself?’ and letting that be okay, keeping your flag the one that's flying rather than trying to be somebody else, no matter what it is.” ~Brian Thompson
    In the right hands, financial planning is a healing art. Wait, don’t tune out! I go cross-eyed, too, thinking about indexes and funds and allocations! Just hang with me a sec. I promise you’ll fall in love with my amazing guest Brian Thompson, tax attorney, certified financial planner™, registered life planner™, Forbes features writer, and podcaster. He’s also a super friend and my Al-Anon pal. 
    Brian occupies many intersections and all of them inform his approach to socially responsible investing (or ESG). You’ll leave here wiser and psyched about putting your values before your returns.
    I anticipate some whining. ‘But Sarah, if I put my values before my returns, I won’t have anything to live on!’
    Y’all, that’s just capitalism’s vice-like grip. It’s time to integrate conversations about what we want to do with our money into our healing practices. 
    And I’m over here just trying to imagine a world where all financial planners show up the way Brian does. What a wonderful world that would be.
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    Brian E. Thompson. As both a tax attorney and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Brian provides comprehensive financial planning to LGBTQ entrepreneurs who run mission-driven businesses. Entrepreneurs hold a special place in his heart. He spent a decade defending them against the IRS as a tax attorney and has become one himself as an advisor.
     
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
     
    HEY THERAPISTS...
    You’re invited to Head/Heart Conversations, our webinar series designed for psychotherapists who want to invite their inner healer to the forefront of both work life and personal life. In this four-part series, we will invite participants to learn about themselves as well as enhance their clinical skills.
    Details & Registration: http://tinyurl.com/hhconvos
    Promo Code for $20 off: podcast
    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Trauma from the Individual to the Collective by Rayell Grayson, LCPC, CADC and Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF Friday, September 17, 2021 - Body Language by Joanna Taubeneck, LCPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA, E-RYT Friday, November 19, 2021 - Queering our Conversations by Benji Marton, LCSW  
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    Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork.
    Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places...
    Website:
    www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
    https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/
    Instagram:
    @headhearttherapy
    Twitter:
    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 51 min
    Nellie D - Wicca, Buddhism, and Healing Ancestral Wounds

    Nellie D - Wicca, Buddhism, and Healing Ancestral Wounds

    “I recognize within myself that there were huge cycles that needed to be broken. And, with having two girls, it was so important for me for those cycles to be broken.” ~Nellie D.
    This show, like life itself, is an exercise in connect-the-dots. From listeners linked around the globe (shout out, Saudi Arabia!), to friends met over on IG, to acquaintances made through other guests, we Wounded Healers vibe on levels that run deep. 
    Today’s guest is no exception. I met Nellie D. through Jim Martin of Unusual Buddha. She’s a self-described Mother extraordinaire and lifelong learner whose spiritual journey has led her about as far from her traditional evangelical Christian upbringing as one can venture: to a point where Buddhism and Wiccan philosophy intersect. Now let’s get witchy!
    I say that with complete respect and admiration. Of her hybrid Wiccan practice, Nellie says it’s all about education and healing. 
    As the mother of two daughters, she knows firsthand the “unlearning” that women require to maintain healthy mental wellbeing. In healing her wounds, Nellie’s healing her daughters’ futures as well as her ancestral past, tattooing over the scars and making them beautiful. “It is a connection with the energies around you and exploring those energies,” explains Nellie, “and also honoring those energies.” 
    Witches truly are our better angels. 
    Nellie D is a Mother extraordinaire with an Earth-loving flair, always seeking new adventures, and excited for lifelong learning! 
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    HEY THERAPISTS...
    You’re invited to Head/Heart Conversations, our webinar series designed for psychotherapists who want to invite their inner healer to the forefront of both work life and personal life. In this four-part series, we will invite participants to learn about themselves as well as enhance their clinical skills.
    Details & Registration: http://tinyurl.com/hhconvos
    Promo Code for $20 off: podcast
    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Trauma from the Individual to the Collective by Rayell Grayson, LCPC, CADC and Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF Friday, September 17, 2021 - Body Language by Joanna Taubeneck, LCPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA, E-RYT Friday, November 19, 2021 - Queering our Conversations by Benji Marton, LCSW ***
    Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork.
    Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places...
    Website:
    www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
    https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/
    Instagram:
    @headhearttherapy
    Twitter:
    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 36 min
    Celeste Meyer - Intersectionality in Therapy and Living an Embodied Life

    Celeste Meyer - Intersectionality in Therapy and Living an Embodied Life

    “I really thought, like, if people have the choice to choose what they pay, they're going to undervalue me, and I was so sure that everybody would pick the lower fees. I'm making more money than I've ever made!” ~ Celeste Meyer
    Celeste Meyer has created something folks on this planet need to see more examples of - a pretty yummy, juicy life for herself and those with whom she’s in alliance. From friends to clients to partners, this fat-bodied, South Asian queer woman has molded her professional and personal spaces into shapes that defy confinement. She rejects the rigidity of white supremacy’s boxes - and she’s doing very well outside of them, thankyouverymuch.
    Predominately centered on BIPOC, queer, trans, and fat clients, Celeste’s practice is where intersectionality - and the wounds so often heaped on top of those instances of confluence - is given its proper due. You’ll recognize the phrase liberation-focused therapy from previous episodes. At a macro level, it’s a framework that offers empowerment and healing in aid of communities most neglected by mainstream mental health services. 
    We even had time to unpack the healer and wounded healer questions - diving into issues of appropriation, the divine feminine, the seasonality of life, the Farmers Almanac (true story!). Celeste said it best: “I get to have cycles within me of blooming and conserving energy, being, you know, blossoming and ready to connect with all the plants around me - or being the one with one little leaf. I get to be all of them!”
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    Celeste Meyer is a self-identified Brown Fat Femme who lives, loves, and works on unceded Muskoke/Creek territory known as Atlanta, Georgia. In her private practice, she predominantly sees BIPOC, queer, trans, and fat clients as they heal from trauma and focus on liberation through connection and somatic-based therapy.
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    HEY THERAPISTS...
    You’re invited to Head/Heart Conversations, our webinar series designed for psychotherapists who want to invite their inner healer to the forefront of both work life and personal life. In this four-part series, we will invite participants to learn about themselves as well as enhance their clinical skills.
    Details & Registration: http://tinyurl.com/hhconvos
    Promo Code for $20 off: podcast
    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Trauma from the Individual to the Collective by Rayell Grayson, LCPC, CADC and Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF Friday, September 17, 2021 - Body Language by Joanna Taubeneck, LCPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA, E-RYT Friday, November 19, 2021 - Queering our Conversations by Benji Marton, LCSW ***
    Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork.
    Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places...
    Website:
    www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
    https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/
    Instagram:
    @headhearttherapy
    Twitter:
    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 43 min
    Shiralee Patel, PT, DPT - Mobility is Health

    Shiralee Patel, PT, DPT - Mobility is Health

    “It's just so important to know that we're so interdependent, and we thrive through the ability to connect, and that's the bigger picture.” ~ Shiralee Patel
    I’m honored and a little bit giddy to be the first podcast on which Shiralee Patel, PT, DPT, has ever appeared. I mean E-V-E-R! So crazy to me because this wise woman isn’t “just” a physical therapist; she’s my PT. 
    Shiralee is a skilled professional whose niche in craniosacral therapy and visceral mobilization encompasses more than “just” adjustments or realignments. She’s an expert in these feeling arts - light touches and manipulations informed by the body’s systems. When providers like her pause and tune in to what the body has to say, they hear the infinite wisdom of organs and emotions; they then translate that information to support better overall health and wellbeing.
    Her work aims to bridge Western and Eastern healing philosophies, bringing both into balance. She does this through touch, palpating organs, and identifying where in the body certain feelings or experiences have settled. Then, she applies techniques to help release those emotions, thus liberating the affected organ or muscle from pain or inflammation. 
    Does Shiralee consider herself a healer? Let’s just say you must listen in to hear her beautifully enlightened answer. For now, I’ll let it slip that she believes in the curative spark residing within each of us. “I like to kind of connect with [that].”
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    Shiralee Patel, DPT, is a physical therapist who works with both adults and children specializing in craniosacral therapy and visceral mobilization. She is passionate about utilizing a holistic approach to determining the underlying factors that cause dysfunction and imbalance.
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
     
    HEY THERAPISTS...
    You’re invited to Head/Heart Conversations, our webinar series designed for psychotherapists who want to invite their inner healer to the forefront of both work life and personal life. In this four-part series, we will invite participants to learn about themselves as well as enhance their clinical skills.
    Details & Registration: http://tinyurl.com/hhconvos
    Promo Code for $20 off: podcast
    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Trauma from the Individual to the Collective by Rayell Grayson, LCPC, CADC and Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF Friday, September 17, 2021 - Body Language by Joanna Taubeneck, LCPC, R-DMT, GL-CMA, E-RYT Friday, November 19, 2021 - Queering our Conversations by Benji Marton, LCSW ***
    Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork.
    Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places...
    Website:
    www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
    https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/
    Instagram:
    @headhearttherapy
    Twitter:
    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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Brilliant, real, and refreshing!

I love listening to this podcast. I laugh, connect, and learn every time I listen to an episode. Sarah is an excellent host who’s authenticity is refreshing and inspiring. I recommend this podcast for everyone in the field!

AJ Austin, Master Life Coach ,

Eff This!...

Sarah, THANK YOU for your interview with Liza on 'Efff This! Meditation...'. T'was a GREAT 1,380 seconds (46 inutes on 2x speed!) invested in my mental health and personal development as a Wounded Healer ;)

Mama_Silva ,

How is it possible?

I don’t know how she does it but Sarah doesn’t just talk about healing with healers but she manifests healing through this podcast. I have been listening for over a year and this podcast has been as essential to my healing as my own therapy has. Her podcast is authentic, powerful and nurturing, basically Sarah in podcast form! It is a must have on anyone’s podcast list, it ain’t just for therapists folks! Tune in and I believe you will agree.

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