30 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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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.

    Closing Out 2021: Reflections on Another Big Year (S2, EP16 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    Closing Out 2021: Reflections on Another Big Year (S2, EP16 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    In this episode, Janice closes out 2021 with a few of her big reflections on this big year: from reassessing and letting go of relationships to exploring polyamory, to doing the vulnerable work of cultivating connection and community with others. Through this conversation, we get into boundaries, exploring the unconventional, doing the self-work, and of course tapping more into our authentic selves.

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    Instagram: @janicehoimagesEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Thais Sky: https://www.thaissky.com/

    • 28 min
    Doing the Work: From Anxious to Secure Attachment in Relationships (with Melissa Vona) (S2, EP15 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    Doing the Work: From Anxious to Secure Attachment in Relationships (with Melissa Vona) (S2, EP15 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    In this episode, Janice gives a brief overview of attachment theory and the 4 attachment styles. Then she and her guest Melissa Vona share about their personal stories doing the work to move from anxiously attached tendencies to more secure attachment in relationships, including the heartbreaks, trauma-healing, deep inner reflection, and moments of self-empowerment along the journey.

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    Instagram: @janicehoimagesEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

    Connect with Melissa Vona:
    Instagram: @forestfairyapiary Resources mentioned in this episode:
    @silvykhoucasian (Instagram) Diane Poole Heller (Website)Power of Attachment (Diane Poole Heller)Healing Anxious Attachment Online Course (Heirloom Counseling) Understanding Avoidant Attachment Online Course (Heirloom Counseling) Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find–and Keep–Love (Amir Levine & Rachel Heller) Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy (Jessica Fern)  "What Is Your Attachment Style? Attachment Theory, Explained" (mindbodygreen.com) 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Navigating Boundaries: The Good, the Confusing, and the Uncomfortable (S2, EP14 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    Navigating Boundaries: The Good, the Confusing, and the Uncomfortable (S2, EP14 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    In this episode, Janice shares her personal experiences navigating  boundaries – the good, the confusing, and the uncomfortable. First, she defines what boundaries are (with some real-life examples) and why they’re so important. Then, she shares three big lessons from her not-always-easy journey of navigating boundaries – including tips for identifying our boundaries; learning how to sit in the discomfort of setting boundaries; and working on the deeper, underlying obstacles (e.g., repressed anger and a low sense of self-worth) to practicing boundaries. 

    CONTENT WARNING: Some mention of childhood trauma. Please see the show notes for where a more detailed description of how trauma can develop in early childhood is shared.
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    Instagram: @janicehoimagesEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Set Boundaries, Find Peace (Nedra Glover Tawwab)  @nedratawwab (Instagram) The Boundaries Program (Silvy Khoucasian & Bryan Reeves) "Sitting with Hard Feelings" (S2, EP2 | The Soul's Work Podcast) "What Are Your Core Values?" (S1, EP5 | The Soul's Work Podcast)  Prentis Hemphill @silvykhoucasian (Instagram) “Letting Anger Come Out of the Corner” (The Souls’s Work Blog)  Healing Developmental Trauma (Laurence Heller & Aline LaPierre)Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy (Susan McConnell)Get the show notes at: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/s2-ep14-navigating-boundaries-the-good-the-confusing-and-the-uncomfortable/

    • 50 min
    Healing in Relationships with a Therapist (with Chris Lam) (S2, EP13 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    Healing in Relationships with a Therapist (with Chris Lam) (S2, EP13 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    In this episode, Janice and her guest Chris Lam, therapist at Ride the Waves Counselling Service, talk about how therapy can help clients heal in both the therapeutic and their other relationships. They also discuss some common reasons people go to therapy, how therapy can benefit clients, and the luck and work involved matching with the “right” therapist.

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    Connect with Chris Lam:
    Website: www.ridethewavescs.com Email: clam@ridethewavescs.comPhone: (647) 456-7751Show notes:
    00:01:34: How you can support the pod (rate + review!) and connect with me00:02:24: Who is Chris Lam?00:05:00: Chris’ analogy of “riding the waves” with how we navigate both “positive and negative” emotions00:10:20: Chris’ path to becoming a therapist 00:17:45: How developing a relationship vs “fixing” his clients helped Chris connect with youth in therapy00:20:02: Chris’ experience working with adults in therapy + common reasons why people do therapy00:23:17: What are some benefits of counselling?00:26:18: How talking to a therapist can be different from sharing your “problems” with friends or family00:32:26: How gaining knowledge of trauma psychoeducation can help with shame + our healing process00:33:35: Differences and similarities working with youth vs adults in therapy00:37:14: Chris’ experience working with “hard-to-serve” youth in the justice system00:39:49: Some ways Chris has worked toward being a more trauma-informed therapist and doing “the least harm” with clients00:44:21: How Chris navigates therapy conversations about healing childhood trauma and issues with parents00:49:55: How youth can/usually access therapy + legislation on youth and therapy (at least in Toronto)00:53:00: What can be involved in finding the right match with a therapist00:56:52: Some red flags that Janice would consider for herself in finding the right therapist00:58:53: Doing virtual therapy: yay or nay?01:02:32: How you can connect with Chris

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Life is Short, But What If We Need to Slow Down? (S2, EP12 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    Life is Short, But What If We Need to Slow Down? (S2, EP12 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    In this episode, Janice discusses the mantra we've all heard of before – that "Life is short" – and how it might make us feel like we should be doing things better, bigger, and more of. Janice shares how she's taken an authentic, oftentimes brave approach to life that has involved big moves, but that sometimes going slow and feeling "cautious" about the things we desire doesn't necessarily mean we aren't living life to the fullest.
    Janice gives examples ranging from travel dreams to new relationships for how there can be more complexity to our life decisions than simply following a sometimes inspirational but one-size-fits-all quote.
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    Instagram: @janicehoimagesEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    "Ep. 160 Life Is Short, So Forgive Often Right? Wrong." (Thais Sky, RECLAIM Podcast)Shownotes:
    00:00: Quick life updates + doing the shadow work02:15: The “life is short” approach (and what it means)03:27: Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts!04:53: How I live life like it’s both short and long AF07:02: Two recent events that made me pause and reflect on why the “life is short” mantra isn’t enough08:34: My big upcoming travel plans to Italy09:22: Why long-term solo traveling has been a life-long dream of mine11:51: Why I experienced a post-decision hangover after booking my flight13:57: What does it actually mean to execute this abstract idea of “life is short”? When lack of privilege or challenging periods in life keeps us from thriving.17:38: When we’re wrestling between two conflicting feelings that both come from an authentic place. (Some context: My days of financial struggle and spending money I didn’t have.)20:49: How the way I approach my finances now has been part of my trauma-healing24:15: Another great take – Thais Sky’s RECLAIM Podcast episode: “Ep. 160 Life Is Short, So Forgive Often Right? Wrong”25:55: A dating example: my authentic self when experiencing an emotional attachment to someone26:58: How my desire to express and be in connection can sometimes come from an unconscious trauma response30:42: How being “cautious” doesn’t necessarily equate to not living life fully31:14: An eye-opening conversation with my therapist around not feeling ready for a committed relationship33:30: When ongoing old patterns and fears keep us stuck from living our life fully36:10: How working through the root causes of those patterns can help us to more naturally choose the authentic decision  38:50: Some of my biggest “self-development” lessons: holding complexity and nuance + tapping into my intuition as a guide39:50: Living life like it’s short: doing + being (being present)42:42: How to connect with me

    • 43 min
    From Hopeless to Hopeful with Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (with Lucy Duong) (S2, EP11 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    From Hopeless to Hopeful with Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (with Lucy Duong) (S2, EP11 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

    In this episode, Janice and her dear friend Lucy Duong chat about the trauma-healing journey Lucy took after her sister completed suicide. Lucy shares about how hypnosis helped to get rid of her triggers – and how she was so inspired that she learned how to do hypnosis (as well as neuro-linguistic programming, NLP) herself!
    Janice and Lucy discuss why it's so important to be more aware and intentional about what's actually driving us (subconsciously) to live life in the ways we do. This convo is full of golden-nugget insights, hope, and laughs. Enjoy! 
    Content Warning: The topic of suicide is discussed in this episode. Please take care while you listen.
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    Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:
    Instagram: @janicehoimagesEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Lucy's Facebook Group: 'Organic Love' in Memory of Vivian Duong

    • 26 min

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Talking about some REAL stuff with comfort and thoughtfulness

The Soul’s Work podcast takes an approach to some challenging subjects that immediately puts me at ease. I don’t sense a lot of judgment, just honest sharing, suggestions, guidance, and most of all, hope that any listener is getting a positive impact from each episode. The soul’s work indeed.

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