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  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781623175993
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $32.99

Healership

Spiritual, Political, and Practical Considerations for Sustaining Your Healing Practice



The countercultural healer’s guide for building a sustainable and values-driven practice: work toward your purpose, grow your client base, and thrive with integrity within an unjust capitalist system. The time for healing--and the time to be a healer--is now.

Therapist Laura Mae Northrup navigates the complexities of being a healer today--and shows how you can stay true to your calling in a world built from systems that were designed to extract, oppress, and exploit.

Addressing fundamental tensions that arise for practicing healers working in a late-stage capitalist culture, Northrup shares how to:


• Maintain your ethical framework even while prioritizing financial growth

• Market and brand your practice authentically, without feeling like a shill

• Examine your “shadow why,” by looking honestly at the baggage, unconscious biases, and unexamined motivations you unintentionally bring to work

• Resist burnout and honor your limits within a culture that valorizes overwork

• Connect to your emotional needs and spiritual goals--and honor their place in your healing practice

Structured in accessible, to-the-point chapters with practical writing and reflection prompts, Northrup offers an authentic, spiritually grounded approach to healership, going much deeper than the promise of a million-dollar practice or a minimum-effort game plan.

Written for healers of all modalities--including radical therapists, functional practitioners, reiki workers, bodyworkers, and healers who have been sidelined, underfunded, underresearched, or delegitimized within a Western capitalist framework--this book offers a nuanced, political, and social-justice informed guide to building the practice you want--and thriving as the healer you were born to be.

  • Published: 1 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781623175993
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $32.99

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