#56 Wounded Healers

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Dr. Angel Acosta works to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice & mindfulness. He completed his Ed.D. in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development and community care. 

Angel is the director of the Wounded Healer Project. This portrait series captures the profiles of nine educators, community leaders and practitioners, all of whom have dedicated their lives to — in some shape or form — creating spaces for others to thrive, flourish and heal.

Episode artwork by Marija Gauci


  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:40 – Angel’s Background
  • 10:54 – Spiritual Bypassing
  • 17:06 – The Nuances of Race
  • 21:42 – Wounded Healers
  • 34:38 – The Power of the Voice
  • 39:30 – A Unique Focus on the Teacher
  • 44:41 – Reaction to the Wounded Healer Project
  • 47:16 – Understanding “Systemic”
  • 51:28 – What’s Coming Up for Angel

#63 Ancestral Constellations

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Efu discussed her methods integrating ancestral wisdom from her Snail Clan in Tanzania, somatic therapy, and family constellations

Gaza and the Human Soul

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Presidential candidate Cornel West and author Gabor Maté met for the first time this week to discuss the horrors of Israel’s war on Gaza.

Healing Trauma Through Collective Meditation

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How Buddhist meditation and mindfulness practices, in combination with more traditional forms of therapy, can help to heal individual and collective trauma

Reflection on Current Events

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Weaving the current crisis in Palestine with timeless spiritual wisdom

A Call for Healing: Gabor Maté on Palestine/Israel

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Wisdom 2.0 interview with Gabor Maté on Palestine / Israel

You Are Not Broken

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Gail leads a guided meditation grounding into the present with openness and curiosity.

On Israel/Palestine (October 28, 2023)

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Dr. Gabor Maté shares his reflections on Israel/Palestine including recent tragic events on and following October 7th, 2023

An Introduction to the Metacrisis

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Exploring the tangled web of metacrises by the founding member of The Consilience Project

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