'Rona did not come to play! It's changed all of our lives and many of us are feeling a little more edge because of it, so I thought it might be helpful to share some of the ways I'm coping with these interesting and uncertain times as a dance/movement psychotherapist and nutritionist.
I mention several resources in the podcast, among them my moving meditation album. You can find "Linger: Mindful Movement for Mental and Emotional Nourishment" here: https://bit.ly/347cdJO. If you're in need of a therapist, check out the offerings at Bodyful Healing or Open Path Collective: https://openpathcollective.org.
For more information on the ways food can support your mood, check out this blog post on the Bodyful Healing website: https://bit.ly/3dUOfWI.
If you like what you hear, feel free follow Bodyful Healing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @bodyfulhealing, or check out our website: www.bodyfulhealing.com.
The Bodyful Black Girl Podcast is back with special guest Bernadette Pleasant, the creator of Femme!
It’s a juicy episode that includes a discussion about:
The movement modality Bernadette created, Femme!
Wearing the mask of the strong black woman and the toll it can take on our bodies.
The importance of creating spaces where black women feel safe, seen, and nourished
The stress of living in bodies with black and brown skin
If you like what you hear, feel free to check out Bernadette and her work at www.livefemme.com. You can also follow Bodyful Healing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @bodyfulhealing, or check out our website: www.bodyfulhealing.com.
You can find Jennifer Sterling's book, "Dear Strong Black Woman" here: https://amzn.to/38sEknG
Music provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Rune Dale
So far we've focused our discussion on dance/movement psychotherapy, but there are a plethora of other bodyful modalities that encourage health, wellness, and vitality. We discuss one of them in this episode with our very first guest, Sonja Herbert.
Sonja is the founder of Black Girl Pilates and she's here to discuss...you guessed it, PILATES!
In this episode, Sonja defines Pilates and discusses how she stays connected to her body despite the racism that is often present in wellness spaces.
You can find more information about Sonja and Black Girl Pilates on Facebook and Instagram @blackgirlpilates.
If you like what you hear, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @bodyfulhealing. For additional show notes an information about Bodyful Healing, check out our website: www.bodyfulhealing.com.
Depression is a brain problem. That's what most of us have been told. It's a mental health disorder that's caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. But what if there's more to it than that.
What if depression is a physical disease caused by something other than a chemical imbalance?
As a black woman who lives with depression, a dance/movement psychotherapist who supports black women living with depression and someone who has done LOTS of research on depression, oppression, and the body, I think it's important to consider all the options before making a decision.
Listen in to this week's podcast to learn a little more about how depression affects our bodies and why, according to The Behavioral Shutdown Model of depression and The Polyvagal Theory.
If you like what you hear, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @bodyfulhealing. For additional show notes and more information about booking a dance/movement psychotherapy session, you can also check out our website: www.bodyfulhealing.com or find an alternative, holistic healer at healincolor.com
This episode includes music from Blue Dot Sessions.
Dance/Movement Psychotherapy isn't a well known form of psychotherapy, but it is the primary way in which Bodyful Healing supports black women living with depression. In this episode, Jennifer Sterling, registered dance/movement psychotherapist, holistic nutritionist, and creator of Bodyful Healing discusses:
What dance/movement psychotherapy is.
The psychological theories she incorporates into her practice and work with clients and patients.
The difference between dance/movement psychotherapy and a dance class.
What you might experience in a dance/movement psychotherapy session.
If you like what you hear, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @bodyfulhealing. You can also check out our website: www.thebodyfulhealingproject.com for more information about dance/movement psychotherapy and to book a session with Jennifer Sterling, R-DMT, LCAT-lp.
This episode includes The Town Shops' "Befun" as well as music from Blue Dot Sessions.
For more information on our sponsor for this episode, Heal In Color, head to healincolor.com. A space for healers of color to list themselves as well as a space for people of color who may be seeking a healer of color to find one in their healing modality of choice.
Welcome to the very first episode of The Bodyful Black Girl Podcast. In this episode host Jennifer Sterling, registered dance/movement psychotherapist and holistic nutritionist shares what you can expect to hear in future episodes as well as the meaning of the word "bodyful."
Hint: it's about the body...your body and mental health, to be exact!
If you like what you hear, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @bodyfulhealing. You can also check out our website: www.thebodyfulhealingproject.com
Music provided by:
Truck Stop - "For all We Know"
Zander - "Bedroll"
Cloud Harbor - "Discover Harbor"
Jake Bradford-Sharp - "BoogieWoogie"