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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 • 85 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!

    Meagan Thomas - Counteracting Patriarchal Conditioning with Boudoir Photography

    Meagan Thomas - Counteracting Patriarchal Conditioning with Boudoir Photography

    The magic of great photography is that it uncovers emotions on both sides of the lens. But what if subject and audience are the same? That exposure arrives with all sorts of charged, squishy feelings––including a healthy dose of healing. That’s what I’m experiencing as I circle back to the beautiful new collection of branding images my guest Meagan Thomas took of me.
    Meagan is a boudoir photographer specializing in capturing each client's unique beauty, revealing the ravishing soul within so that they can bear witness to it, too.  You might be asking, “Hey Sarah, doesn’t boudoir photographer imply spicy shots of nakey folks?”
    Yes. Yes, it does. And while my branding images aren’t nakey (natch), time spent in Meagan’s company, whether through a photography session or simply via this conversation, is a reminder of/return to our beauty beyond the physical. She makes women feel strong, assured, and sexy as hell.
    I say “women”, but Meagan’s objective is to create an environment where everyone is free to embrace and embody their enoughness. And confidence comes from unlearning all the conditioning that’s force-fed to us by advertising. Even with my clothes on, I had to grapple with capitalism forever expropriating my desirability––as a professional person, a sensual being, and all the complexities in between. 
    Under Meagan’s guidance, I experienced the freedom to pose and play. To experiment in my body. To be seen and see me. “I think my biggest goal is to remove contempt from your psyche,” she says. “If you can go from the contempt of ‘I hate this” to ‘It's not that bad. I’ve done my job.”
    Job well done. I cried when I received the final images from Meagan. I like who I see.
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    Meagan Thomas is a boudoir photographer who specializes in identifying the unique beauty of each client she engages with. In every image she wants to see evidence of the ravishing soul within, so that her clients can see it too.
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
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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...
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    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 51 min
    Linda Roberts - Love, Loss, and Learning to Communicate with Our Pets

    Linda Roberts - Love, Loss, and Learning to Communicate with Our Pets

    It’s not every day that I speak with an animal psychic. Allow me to head off any skepticism by saying this is no “talk to the animals” farce. If you’ve ever experienced the special bond from loving an animal, you likely shared moments of complete synchronicity, as if you both spoke a common language. When that beloved animal passes, the loss is immense. Overwhelming. I say this as someone who has missed her little Oscar every day since he left this world in 2019.
    Regardless of species, Linda Roberts says we all have an innate capacity to connect telepathically with our furry (or scaly) companions if we remove self-doubt and balance logic with intuition. Oh, and practice, as is the case with any new-to-us language. 
    For those not up to the work, Linda is a fantastic intermediary. She’s a life-long animal lover who’s honored her ability to communicate with creatures great and small through energetic, heartfelt connections.
    Linda doesn’t limit her work to end of life or afterlife communication. She shares several stories of pet-owner impasse and insight into the mind of pandemic pets who find themselves thrust into long periods of loneliness after two years of 24/7 wfh companionship. That pee on your sofa is no joke! 
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    Linda Roberts is a lifelong animal lover who enjoys working and living with a variety of animals. Linda feels honored to have the ability to communicate with them. It’s through an energetic, heartfelt connection that she is able to acquire an understanding of the animal’s thoughts, actions, and feelings.  She has experience working with cats, dogs, horses, birds, and reptiles.  Linda enjoys helping people to solve the mysteries surrounding their animal’s behaviors and health concerns. She also enjoys teaching others to tap into this natural ability.  
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
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    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 52 min
    Dr. Barbara Shabazz - Accountability, Action, and the Path to Collective Liberation

    Dr. Barbara Shabazz - Accountability, Action, and the Path to Collective Liberation

    If I had to pick one word to describe this conversation with Dr. Barbara Shabazz, PsyD, my choice is easy: intentionality. And possibility. And community. And… Y’all know by now that I refuse to play nice with arbitrary limits! 
    I could turn to the 20k folks who follow her over on IG for additional superlatives. Not to mention the clients who seek Barbara’s guidance via Intentional Activities, her multi-format personal and professional coaching practice. Add members of Intentional Activities Academy, the inclusive, non-judgemental, anti-oppressive virtual collective. However, as is always the case, it’s best to let my guests do the talking. 
    “What we don't repair, we repeat. Not talking about it, not addressing it, doesn't make it go away.”
    Are you keen to discover why top-tier talent is leaving managed care in droves to pursue careers in coaching? 
    Not sure why diversity initiatives continue to fail academia? 
    Can’t understand why we, as a society, haven’t yet moved beyond whiteness and supremacy culture? 
    I humbly submit the quote above for your review.
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    Dr. Barbara Shabazz is a clinical psychologist who coaches. She has spent 25+ years helping folks in the therapeutic setting, community, and classroom. Her goal with her company, Intentional Activities, is to tap into the inherent strengths of each client, equipping them with the tools necessary to live a more action-oriented and authentic life.
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
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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
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    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
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    @headhearttherapy
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    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 55 min
    Caitlin Olsen - Coaching and Coping Through A Crisis of Faith

    Caitlin Olsen - Coaching and Coping Through A Crisis of Faith

    Where organized religion goes, the need for therapy often follows. There’s no shortage of examples in which Christianity’s original pitch––to love and care for one another––has gotten corrupted by those delivering Jesus’ message.  But what if you’re called to fight for your faith? What if you believe that your generation is the breath of fresh air its stagnant lungs need? Or, what if you want to offer a safe space where other disillusioned faithful can ask WTAF? 
    What if you’re all that. And a Mormon?
    Caitlin Olsen is a trained therapist and mental health coach who offers expert guidance for the modern Mormon woman. So much of Caitlin’s story resonates, especially her struggles with mental health compounded by a global health crisis and a former US president who exploited the pandemic for political gain. 
    Those four years shook Caitlin’s faith, forcing her to question her place within the Mormon Church. Caitlin still believes that there’s a place for faith in her life. 
    Our conversation reminds me that we can celebrate the values of a faith tradition and rejoice in its gospel if we’re called to do so. We can also love the promise of religion yet set out to make our spiritual way. Whatever our path, we have agency; we can challenge those that block our way or take a road less traveled.
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    Caitlin Olsen is a trained therapist, mental health coach, and lifelong Mormon. She runs group programs, creates self-paced courses, and works 1:1 with incredible coaching clients under her business, Caitlin Olsen Co. Her mission is to destigmatize mental health care, change some family trees for the better, and bring mental health to the forefront of Mormonism.
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
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    • 52 min
    Val Jencks - Embodying the Longevity of Wisdom

    Val Jencks - Embodying the Longevity of Wisdom

    What a time to be alive, huh? I say so with tongue firmly planted in my cheek because when crisis cycles like the one we’re currently in arise, instinct often overrides my ability to analyze. I rush for the deep end with an overwhelming need to do everything, even as I realize I’ve stretched myself too thin to do anything. Raise your hand if you’ve been there; done that. Val Jencks, MS, LMFT, LCPC, gets it. In addition to spending nearly three decades mentoring new therapists and working with couples and families at her Chicago-based group practice, this self-described “serial volunteer” has also dedicated her life to advocating for people impacted by trauma, mental illness, and addiction. Oh, and btw, she’s a stand-up legend who co-founded Laughing Matters In Chicago, a nonprofit that produces comedy events supporting young performers in recovery. But wait, there’s more. Val’s 2015 TEDx Talk “How to Rewrite History” is a message for anyone who has witnessed or survived youth abuse.
    But the beauty of Val’s wisdom isn’t in how she keeps all the balls in the air. Instead, those times when she’s let the balls fall (because yeah, life) provide the most insight. Multiple crises have taught Val the importance of establishing a new orbit, mindful that her wellbeing (not to mention that of her family, colleagues, and clients) hangs in the balance.
    However, taking care of oneself is easier said than done, especially for entrepreneurs in the healing space. When crisis crashes into capitalism, a flood of self-serving propaganda follows, pressuring individuals to practice resilience amid the storm. 
    Post-traumatic growth doesn’t come quickly; it reveals itself by inches or less. “I just am much more comfortable with myself. I'm less judgmental of myself.”  And less compelled to dive in head-first without checking her own vitals.
    Special Note: For those interested in providing tangible support to LGBTQIA+ communities under threat in Texas and Florida, the following is a small list of vetted resources:
    Resources for Texas Trans Kids
    www.txtranskids.org
    www.transtexas.org/resources
    www.transequality.org/additional-help
    www.transhealthconsulting.com/mentalhealth
    Resources to Oppose Florida Don’t Say Gay Bill
    Take Action via Equality Florida - http://eqfl.org/act
    Florida Coalition for Trans Liberation - www.fc4tl.org
    Safe School South Florida - http://safeschoolssouthflorida.org
    SAVE LGBTQ - www.save.lgbt
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    Val Jencks, MS, LMFT, LCPC, has spent nearly three decades working with couples and families in her Chicago practice, Prairie Family Therapy. Often described as a “serial volunteer,” she has a strong penchant for championing the underserved, with decades of advocacy for people impacted by trauma, mental illness and addiction. She also co-founded “Laughing Matters in Chicago,” a nonprofit dedicated to producing comedy events that support young performers in recovery. Her 2015 TEDx talk “How to Rewrite History” is a message for anyone who has witnessed or survived youth abuse. 
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
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    Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork.
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    https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/
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    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 49 min
    Shelby Leigh - Helping Healers Cultivate A Trauma-Informed Approach

    Shelby Leigh - Helping Healers Cultivate A Trauma-Informed Approach

    I have long wished for one complete website where I could find information about every trauma modality––the who, what, where, why, and how of trauma-informed care if you will––because I want training in all of them!  The truth is, whether we’re therapists, specialized healers, or lightworkers, there’s a reason why we call what we do practice: we never arrive at a place of absolute knowing.  Shelby Leigh helps practitioners of all sorts examine, without judgment, the situations that arise, teaching them how to best integrate a foundation of trauma awareness into their practice life. When we accompany clients on their healing journeys, we’re bound to encounter new conflicts and confront reminders of our past traumas. It’s these inevitabilities that Shelby’s 1-to-1 coaching sessions and group programs make space to address. Her coaching clients gain a more nuanced understanding of themselves and how trauma impacts the care dynamic.
    As someone who’s constantly urging therapists to do their own work, I hella approve of Shelby’s coaching roadmap! I appreciate healers like her, who actively support the rest of us as we push the self-imposed limits of our intrapersonal communication skills and deepen our interpersonal healing. 
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    Shelby Leigh has nearly 15 years of clinical practice, a Master's degree in Somatic Psychotherapy, two coaching Certificates and numerous trainings in the Somatic treatment of trauma. Between her own journey with complex PTSD and supporting thousands of students and clients, she is ignited by supporting folks across the globe to be able to support themselves and the people they work with to move from simply surviving to truly thriving.
    A former licensed psychotherapist, now coach and consultant - Shelby teaches trauma awareness to coaches, therapists, healthcare professionals, and organizations worldwide. A great passion is understanding and supporting folks with developmental and complex trauma in a holistic, body-based, integrative way.
    For full show notes, resources, and links to connect with our guest, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast
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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...
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    @WoundedHealr
    @HeadHeart_Chi

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

mctilson ,

Warm, inviting and insightful!!

Listening to this podcast feels like being in a conversation with a close trusted friend, who happens to be a therapist! Thank you Sarah for creating such a refreshingly real, inviting space to work through the sticky and uncomfortable aspects of life. ♥️

BEL.lmft ,

Refreshing and real

I found this podcast a few months ago when studying up on how to start my own. Since then Sarah, unbenounced to her, has been like a much needed guide. As a therapist I really appreciate the real, vulnerable and honest conversations she has, on all topics. Her easy and friendly style of communicating, her humidity, and her desire and passion to help others and heal herself, while running a business is truly inspiring. Thank you for being you and showing up just as you are. 🙏🙏🙏

Create Nicknameggttgh ,

Thank you

It is never easy to care for yourself while caring for others but it is possible and Sarah and all of her guests show you how it’s possible.

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