Feeling at Home In Your Body: Prentis Hemphill on Healing Through Embodiment

Do you struggle to feel truly at home in your body? We’re here to tell you; that it is possible. Our episode this week is a topic we return to often because we just can’t hear it enough; how we can heal our connections to our bodies. We have author and embodiment expert, Prentis Hemphill on the show, and she and Jen explore the idea of healing through embodied practices. 

Prentis shares poignant insights from their work in the Black community processing racial trauma through reconnecting to embodied cultural practices. Here’s another piece of good news–when you heal your connection to your body, you present a vision of embodied healing that radiates outward – from ourselves to our communities. That in turn can transform oppressive cultures through grounded love. The possibilities are endless when we take agency over our bodies!

Jen and Prentis discuss:

  • the definitions of somatic practices and embodied healing
  • the role of embodiment in individual healing, processing trauma, and developing resilience
  • the connection between individual embodied healing work and the potential for broader cultural/societal healing and transformation
  • the lack of short-term optimism for societal change, but how unshakable faith rooted in human connection and community will eventually turn the tide