I’m really excited to have Sara Gustafson back on the podcast today and we focus on the mental, emotional and spiritual side of women’s health. We went deep in our first episode on the physical and medical side and the mismatch between men and women both in research and treatment. But, we ran out of time before we could really delve into these other areas.
Today, we cover what she calls the four feminine archetypes and how those each relate to women in various periods of their lives, and even in a smaller basis throughout the month. She works with many women in resolving trauma, working through health problems, and a lot more. She’s a CHEK practitioner and has direct experience helping a lot of people work through issues, both physically, mentally, emotionally. We go into some really interesting topics like intuition, balancing those archetypes, and having a proper amount of each in our lives.
I’m excited to share it with you. Let’s jump in!
Episode Highlights With Sara Gustafson
- What an archetype is and the most common ones within the heroes journey
- The four specific feminine archetypes are and why they are important
- How these archetypes play a role in health
- What happens when we become detached from the archetypes
- The shadow of these archetypes and how they express themselves
- How overexcited or underdeveloped archetypes can express
- What happens when a woman isn’t allowed to express one of these archetypes
- The seven dark arrows and how they affect relationships
- How doing the work can sometimes lead to relationship problems and how she helps counteract these
- Ways to nurture intuition
- A reason to write down dreams
- How to use artwork for inner processing
- Why Sara paints everyday and how she starts her day
Resources We Mention
- Primal Pride
- Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
- Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain: Discover the Secret Language of the Night
- Inner Work (Audiobook)
- The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams
- The Intuitive Way by Penney Peirce
More From Wellness Mama
- 473: Aleks Rybchinskiy on Pain, Trauma, and Inner Work for Health and Healing
- 454: Dr. Jennifer Tippett on Trauma Therapy, Never Wasting Triggers, and Psychedelic Research
- 476: Paul Chek on the Only Four Doctors You Will Ever Need & Challenging Our Beliefs
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