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Body Rites with Dr. Shena Young

podcast May 23, 2024

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Dr. Shena is a licensed embodiment-focused psychologist and healer. They discuss the topic of healing from sexual trauma and reclaiming the body as home. Dr. Shena’s book, Body Rites, is a written companion and workbook for black women and anyone seeking to heal from sexual trauma.

The conversation explores the impact of trauma on the mind, body, heart, and spirit, and offers various healing practices. They also discuss intergenerational trauma and honoring and healing ancestral wounds.

Dr. Shena and Devi discuss the intersection of trauma, healing, and spirituality. They explore the experiences of survivors of sexual trauma, particularly focusing on the unique challenges faced by male survivors. They also delve into the use of psychedelics and sacred plant medicines as tools for healing and transformation. The conversation highlights the importance of community support, belief, and empowerment for survivors, as well as the need for a trauma-informed approach in therapy.

Connect: @DeviBrown @embodiedtruthhealing

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