Welcome to Episode 122 of Building My Legacy. 

In this podcast we talk with coach and internationally recognized trauma expert Janine Wirth who works with people who have experienced trauma and need to put it behind them. We’re all familiar with PTSD that affects war veterans and other conditions that can result after serious traumas such as abuse, but Janine also helps people who have faced what she calls “little T traumas” — bullying, being made to feel you’re not good enough, having emotionally unavailable parents. These things can affect the way we think about ourselves and lead to “secondary symptoms,” like eating disorders, fear of success, even procrastination. Janine helps people identify little traumas and then, using her coaching skills, gives them the tools to improve the quality of their life.

Whether you need to deal with any kind of trauma in your life … work with people who have experienced trauma … or are building your legacy and thinking about the things you want to leave behind … you’ll find our discussion with Janine enlightening and practical.

So if you want to know:

  • Why years of therapy aren’t required for a successful outcome
  • The importance of using your subconscious mind to identify emotions you haven’t processed properly
  • About clinical hypnotherapy and the role it can play in trauma recovery
  • The biggest challenge people have in letting go of the past and moving on
  • Cues that it may be time to seek help


About Janine Wirth

Janine Wirth, who is known as “the trauma whisperer,” is a licensed psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist and coach specializing in helping women heal from unresolved trauma without spending years in therapy. Her mission is to help women make the connection between emotional baggage and symptoms that show up later in life, like binge-eating, self-sabotage, procrastination and other issues that affect how we show up in our careers, how we parent and our romantic relationships. She is the founder of Path to Healing Therapy & Coaching, a global virtual practice that uses a unique combination of therapy and coaching to help women move on after big or little traumas. You can learn more about Janine and her Pain to Purpose Academy and Path to Healing at her website, www.janinewirth.com

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.