Radical Healership: How to Build a Values-Driven Healing Practice in a Profit-Driven World


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The countercultural healer’s guide for building a sustainable practice: work toward your purpose, grow your client base, and thrive with integrity within an unjust capitalist system.

Laura Mae Northrup, MFT, is a practicing psychotherapist and educator based in Oakland, CA. She is the creator and host of the podcast Inside Eyes, a series that explores the use of entheogens and psychedelics to heal sexual trauma. Her work focuses on defining sexual violence through a spiritual and politicized lens, mentoring healing practitioners in creating a meaningful path, and supporting the spiritual integrity of our collective humanity.

Review Quotes: Radical Healership is the book that astrologers, tarot readers, counselors, and other healing practitioners need. It gives you good advice from an experienced healer … about what it means to heal as a job without wanting to make it a job. It is a book that embraces you.
–ALICE SPARKLY KAT, author of Postcolonial Astrology

Northrup shows you how to take care of your financial, spiritual, and emotional needs as you stay true to your radical values. Get ready to feel as if you’re in a deep conversation with a wise mentor who always tells you the truth.
–ANNIE SCHUESSLER, host of the podcast Rebel Therapist

If you’re looking for an anti-oppressive, anti-capitalist, spiritually led book to help you start or build your healing arts practice, start right here.
–JENNIFER PATTERSON, author of The Power of Breathwork

Northrup brings humanity to the experience of being a healer. This is a must-read for all health professionals, nurses, caregivers, artists, lovers, mystics–and anyone looking to find their footing in this world.”
–ALESE OSBORN, tarot reader, Oracular artist, and host of the podcast Neon Cauldron

This is the book I wish I had as a new practitioner.
–CHASE DESSO, acupuncturist

Reading this book feels like being welcomed into a growing web of creative practitioners who are bravely shaping the future of our healing professions in a direction that we desperately need.
–SASCHA ALTMAN DUBRUL, MSW, counselor, cofounder of The Icarus Project, and author of Maps to the Other Side

[Northrup’s] personal stories serve as examples of the courageous self-understanding that are the essential foundation of our work.
–LAURA LAMB BROWN-LAVOIE, poet, herbalist, and doula

… this book can help any practitioner–from the newbie to the long-established healer–create vision and coherence in their life’s work.
–ANNA HOWLAND, psychotherapist

If I’d had this [book] available to me when I started, … I would’ve made the same progress in five months that wound up taking me five years.
–CHAIKUNI WITAN, Shipibo Medicine Practitioner

Finally, a deeply thoughtful book that addresses the complex ethical, political, and spiritual dimensions of building a sustainable practice amidst late-stage capitalism and dire environmental reckoning.
–PHILLIPPE CITRINE, MFT, Generative Somatics Coach, founder of the Peacock Course private practice training for trans, queer, and social justice healers

Northrup’s voice … is unflinchingly REAL–intersectionally attuned, purposefully confessional, often gloriously blunt, and intentional–with clear frameworks for healing. This a self-help book for the helpers.
–JOHN MINK, social studies teacher and editor of Teaching Resistance

Northrup’s personal stories, professional anecdotes, radical know-how, and fiercely compassionate outlook inspired me to see and nurture parts of myself that are critical to my healing practice.
–LEIA FRIEDWOMAN, MS, Psychedelic Integration Facilitator and host of the podcast The Psychedologist

ISBN: 1623175992    EAN: 9781623175993

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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 8.8 × 6 × .7 in