Join Therapist Valerie Hamaker as she goes to the next level in tackling issues that so many of us deal with in midlife: exhaustion, regret, stagnation, and disappointment. In her podcast she connects these painful realities with powerful reasons for why we all feel this way. Most importantly, Valerie’s personability and warm presentation style will walk you through how YOU can claim passion, purpose, meaning and personal authority in your own life in areas such as marriage, parenting, employment, spirituality, and anywhere else where burnout rears its head.
Episode 115: Moving Beyond Shallow Solutions to Burnout
Join me and my hubby Nathan, back on the show to talk about burn out recovery with some depth. He actually interviews me about how this became my passion and how I’m working towards helping as many people as possible through the launch of my worldwide online burn out recovery learning and support community.
Episode 114: Burnout, Marriage, and Rooting Out the False Self
Join Valerie and fellow therapist Brannon Patrick as he offers his own story of he and his wife coming to terms with a burning out marriage and how they were able to get real about owning their own parts in their struggles. In this episode Brannon and Valerie show how personal work in rooting out […]
Episode 113: Taking off The Mask–Burnout and the False Self
Join Valerie and fellow therapist Brannon Patrick as they talk about the struggle that we all have deconstructing that pesky “false self”…those defensive identities that we all piece together from early in life and need to eventually jettison if we want true connection with the TRUE SELF, with others, and we our own potential.
Episode 112: I Have a Neurotic Roommate Living in My Head (and So Do You)
In this episode Valerie jumps into the topic of meditation as the ABSOLUTELY mandatory key to finding peace in our journey out of burnout and into a life that is finally peaceful, meaningful, and purposeful. Here is a sad truth: most of us are kept hostage all day every day by our “neurotic roommate” (yes, […]
Episode 111: Burnout and THIN CULTURE
In this episode Valerie walks you through how “thin culture” has hijacked most of our brains and convinced us all that there is something wrong with us. This is a massive topic of burnout because it is a question of taking authority back–not allowing a nebulous entity outside of ourselves tell us that we are […]
Episode 110: Burnout and THE CHURCH–Our Responses to Listener Questions and Feedback
What a lot of responses we got from last week’s episode on burnout and institutional religion! So much so, we decided to respond to a few topics that many listeners addressed! In this episode Valerie addresses why managing struggles with religion, belief, and belonging are SO overwhelming to our brains and bodies and they both […]
Valerie is a healer. Her passion about teaching and coaching others through burnout to find the whole authentic personal identity is truly a joinery worth taking! I love the topics she explores, and I’m so grateful for her courage and vulnerability! I completely recommend this podcast to anyone seeking to learn life about their true self and help heal burnout!
Finding Happiness From Within Not Without
Really enjoying the latest series exploring burnout. Lots of external forces drive who we thing we should be. Family, Community, Religion, etc. If we base our happiness on these outside sources when one of them fails our happiness will fail too. Valerie has really explored all of these things in this series. It hits home on soo many levels for me.
Great podcast for aspiring therapists!
I listen to Valerie’s podcast each week along with a few other therapists that I enjoy learning from. I love Valerie’s compassion and respect for her clients. I also admire her confidence in treating many different conditions. I hope one day to become as competent and compassionate as Valerie in treating my own clients.