Have you lost your voice, or are you just now finding it? Do you feel seen and heard, or are you crying out for understanding? Deep down, isn’t that what we all want? To be seen, heard, understood? Part of the beauty of this podcast journey is being able to uncover new ways to communicate with and understand one another. This is a place to practice being seen, after all!
Where does healing begin? Is it in the mind, the spirit, the body….or is it somewhere in between? This week, pause with us as we hold space for healing with Eleanora Amendolara, Marisa’s very own Spiritual Healer and Teacher.
Calling all mothers, fathers, caregivers, and guardians. Have you taken a moment to be present with your kids today? Do you find yourself worn out, or feeling raw and strung out? We are all muddling through his messy soup of life together, and as parents ourselves, we wanted to bring to you a guest who can speak kindness and healing to your energy struggles.
This week, we sat down with Robyn Ivy, Life Coach, Photographer, and Advocate. Robyn has taken her dual passions for photography and people to create an approach to self exploration. She wants to teach us to use photography as a means of meditation and intentionality. Just like a good portrait captures the essence of who you are, the pictures you capture can also say a lot about you. Not only that, but a photo could possibly change the world.
Everybody has a lens from which they view the world; Janice Levy’s just happens to be a literal lens. Janice is a photographer, art scholar, and world traveller. Her work has won countless awards, and her work as a teacher in the US and across the globe has had a deeply personal impact on those lucky enough to be her students.
This week, we want to give a warm welcome to you, the listeners of the Practice of Being Seen Podcast, and the therapists who have journeyed alongside us in our POBS community. It is a gift to be able to hold this space so dearly as a place to grow and discover truth with all of you.
Are you willing to do hard work? This is the question that all of our clients are asking us in one way or another, whether or not they say it in so many words. Compassionate therapists are so ready to answer “Yes!”
Are you one of so many people struggling toward work-life balance? How do you walk into your work environment? Does it serve you in more than finances? We spend 40 hours a week at work. The places we work and the people we work with have a tremendous impact on our lives.
We all love a good superhero movie. It’s hard not to leave the theater feeling inspired, empowered, and ready to change the world. Therapists are already changing the world, but for many trying to grow a private practice, it can seem difficult to push through the hard parts of growth. It’s easy to lose yourself in your practice, and you might start to feel the kryptonite of discouragement before long.
What got Neil Sattin into his work as a couples coach and host of the popular Relationship Alive podcast? Believe it or not, it was dog training! In working with dogs and their owners, Neil discovered that he loved coaching people in relationships.
If someone told you that authentic relationships can cure just about everything, would you believe him? Listen to nationally recognized family therapist, author, and teacher Terry Real talk about “how to live a relational life” and there’s a great chance you’ll be on board with that idea.
Have you been taught to believe that nonstop working is the only way to sustain and guarantee a successful business? When your creative energy starts to dwindle, how can you find your purpose and embody it again?
What are the biggest mistakes people make when they tell a story? It’s not “too much detail.” Storytelling Coach Marsha Shandur gives advice about how to be a powerful storyteller - even if you’re a private person or a therapist concerned about disclosing too much.
What does it take to claim your personal truths? What does that process look like when you’re trying to find the intersection between your passion, and the work you’re meant to do in the world, and the work you’re already doing every day?
Nam Rindani joins us to talk about storytelling, listening, the therapist-client relationship, politics, restorative justice, and so much more. Much of the conversation focuses on the therapist’s relationship with herself, with her own stories, and with her clients, but everyone interested in understanding the human experience will see themselves in this episode.
Mercedes Samudio LCSW is a parent coach who is changing the world with the End Parent Shaming movement. She is on a mission to inspire Shame Proof Parents and counter the way that feedback from other parents, extended family, schools, and organizations so often diminishes a parent’s own inner knowing about their kids.
Allison Puryear is an “LCSW with a nearly diagnosable obsession with business development.” We discuss the origin story of Alison’s company, Abundance Practice Building, and what it’s like to create a business that’s one of the loves of your life. Ultimately, it’s about building a business that is structured around the way you want to live.
Keri Nola joins us to shed some light on what it means to love the shadow and helps us dive deep into the energies of Mercury Retrograde. Even if you’re not a student of astrology, you probably know that people groan when they hear Mercury is going retrograde. This conversation helps you understand the power and potential of what is a nurturing, quiet time.
Soness Stevens asks “Why does the world need to hear your message?” A TED speaker and TEDx Head Speaker Coach, Soness unlocks what it means to connect with an audience. She offers valuable tools and speaking tips as well as personal stories and together we dive into “speaking is healing.”
Amy Tatsumi conjures up sacred rebellion, sacred leadership, and sacred unions. This conversation creates a container that enables us to explore our responses to current political events, connect to embodied wisdom, and play with the dance of the masculine and feminine.
“Being real” with clients in a healing environment is one thing, but what does it mean to bring who you really are to the greater, public online space? Figs helps us understand that this isn’t a modern, online phenomenon: we all take these risks in our relationships when we ask others to really see who we are.
New York City based music therapist and psychotherapist Maya Benattar helps us explore the “new normal” that has emerged in our post-election world. Maya is a member of our Practice of Being Seen Community for Therapists and accepted our invitation to publish a piece on the contributor’s blog on practiceofbeingseen.com.
The parts of the story that we leave out, the parts of ourselves that we’re too ashamed to share - what happens when you shape these into art? Our guest Eva Tenuto, co-founder of the Hudson Valley-based TMI project describes her life’s work: helping people uncover, shape, and share their stories. Through workshops that lead up to public performances, deep personal experiences are crafted to create community, healing, and help performers and audience members see that they aren’t alone.
The noise of the media and the noise in our own minds - how do we stay sane when there is no “off” button? Mindfulness teacher, Kabbalistic healer, and author Sharon Rosen helps us think about essential goodness, discernment, and integration in this age of distraction.
This conversation between Marisa and Rebecca dives into human development and how this parallels recent developments in the US. We call on everyone from Ani Difranco to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Martin Luther King to John Lewis to help us understand our desire to resist and be part of the impassioned, nonviolent resistance.
Meet the dad, yogi, meditation teacher, and entrepreneur KC Carter who happens to dress up as a unicorn from time to time. Get ready for spiritual truths, self-deprecating humor, and some brilliant social and political insights.