Racial Implications of Imposter Syndrome | Dr. Joan speaks with Natacha Pennycooke Part 2

As you explore this critical topic of racial trauma, let's not just acknowledge its existence but commit ourselves to understanding its manifestations, impacts, and avenues for healing. Each one of us has the power to contribute to a world where racial trauma is met with empathy and actionable solutions.


In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, we are joined by Natacha Pennycooke, an award-winning psychotherapist as we go deep into the intricate relationship between mental health and broader societal issues, unraveling the complexities that often go unnoticed. Brace yourself for an insightful journey as we explore the following key focus areas:

  • Racial Trauma Unveiled
  • Imposter Syndrome's Racial Dimensions
  • Anxiety in the Fast Lane
  • Burn-out Breakdown

Join us for a conversation on this enlightening journey to uncover the nuances of mental health entwined with the fabric of society. Get ready for an episode that promises to elevate your understanding of self and how to navigate the world's complexities.

Episode Highlights

  • Explore the manifestation, impact, and pathways to healing in the critical discussion of racial trauma.

  • Explore the racial dimensions of imposter syndrome and uncover actionable steps to create a more inclusive and supportive environment.

  • Walk through the challenges of anxiety in our fast-paced world.

  • Examine the signs and preventive measures for burnout, gaining insights into strategies for recovery.

  • Learn how imposter syndrome intertwines with racial identity and discover practical approaches to fostering inclusivity and support.

  • Understand the pervasive nature of anxiety challenges in today's society and gain insights into coping mechanisms.

  • Connect the dots between mental health and broader societal issues.

About Natacha Pennycooke

Natacha Pennycooke is a Leader in Workplace Mental Health and safety, a Mindset Coach, and an award-winning Psychotherapist. With over 13 years of experience, she is CEO of Natacha Pennycooke Psychotherapy (NPP) a flourishing private group practice of therapists who help people struggling with fear and self-doubt from trauma, anxiety, and depression, and who have been historically racialized and marginalized in their quest for success, to heal, thrive and live their very best life. 

As a Mindset Shift coach, Natacha believes that understanding the power of the mind is key to unlocking and unblocking our greatest potential. She helps high-achieving professionals shift their mindset away from internalized limiting beliefs and fears and into their power & purpose to create the thriving life they want. Natacha has volunteered with a number of community organizations in the Toronto area, is the recipient of the ByBlacks People’s Choice Award for Best Canadian Counsellor of 2020, and was nominated again for the award in 2021.

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

Connect with Dr. Joan at ⁠www.drjoan.ca⁠ | ⁠forgiveness@drjoan.ca⁠ | ⁠www.theartoflettinggo.ca⁠ | ⁠www.thevillageofpeace.com⁠ 

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