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Susan Shehata is a woman of many (MANY) talents but all of them boil down to this; Susan’s work centers around helping people identify and unwind the limiting beliefs or the limiting stories – the core stories that keep us stuck.

The first half of this episode has us talking about the many healing modalities Susan employs including space work, breathwork, and core story work in which she’s developed her own process including the simple system she’s created to identify our stories around worth, lovability, belonging, safety, competency, power, and freedom and how those core stories become our subconscious operating system driving how we show up in the world.

This is all absolutely fascinating stuff but it gets even better…

Susan and I talk about her work as a trauma educator and how she’s helping in the anti-racism front. Susan says – racism is one of the largest, if not the largest, collective and historical traumas. Historical because of course, it goes back so long and collective because it has not been resolved. So unlike some historical traumas that perhaps we can speak of in past tense, racism is obviously and unfortunately, alive and well.

I don’t want to give it all away but Susan gets personal with her own stories of technically being white but of Middle Eastern descent and how that’s informed her own core stories around safety and belonging.

What excites Susan? The fact that we are collectively having very hard conversations.


Ours is a rich conversation that intersects race, culture, and trauma – all so timely and relevant to the here and now.




GO Further

  • Susan recommends the work of Resmaa Menakem – Healer, Author, and Trauma Specialist
  • Take Susan’s Pledge for doing our part in working to dismantle racism


SUSAN SHEHATA is a Wellness Educator and Social Entrepreneur, who specializes in helping people transform their stories, by identifying and releasing the limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. She does that through speaking, writing, wellness services, educational programs, business masterminds and events.

From the creative merging of her former eco-friendly shop with a healing center to her scholarship program for healing childhood trauma, Susan is an entrepreneur with a heavy focus on social innovation. Susan has been a certified wellness professional, facilitating and educating on transformational healing and space work with an emphasis on trauma recovery, for eighteen years. She is also a credentialed mediator (Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice), and a trained Conflict Coach through the Conflict Resolution Center (Minneapolis).

Susan’s writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal and the Twin Cities Pioneer Press and her column, The Space Guru™, has appeared in the Edge Magazine. Susan was the co-host and co-producer of the weekly radio show, Raising the Consciousness on AM950. She is also the creator of The Fabulous Paper Purge, a free online program that was featured on Fox News and KARE11, and has supported over 1300 participants.

Susan is a connector who is passionate about supporting other entrepreneurs, community building and inspiring individuals to take action in ways that benefit themselves and humanity.


Susan Shehata on The Intersections of Race, Culture, and Trauma

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