The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema

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Dr. Thema Bryant is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister, and sacred artist. Using artistic expression, spirituality, psychology and culture, Dr. Bryant-Davis is an internationally recognized lecturer, performer, and minister. The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema is a podcast to facilitate your journey home to yourself by providing weekly inspiration and health tips. Welcome home! Intro and Outro by: Joy Jones

Episode Date
Episode #151: Growing After The Pain
00:22:51
Dr. Thema describes the reality of painful life experiences and the possibility of personal growth during and after those experiences. She provides some concrete strategies for enhancing your growth. For more information, check out her new book Homecoming.
May 22, 2022
Episode #150: Enhancing Self Compassion
00:23:46
Dr. Thema discusses the importance of shifting from dishonoring and judging ourselves to adopting self compassion. She provides insights on the value of self compassion and practical tips to enhance self compassion. To learn more, check out her new book Homecoming.
May 16, 2022
Episode #149: Releasing Someone Who Doesn't Love You
00:25:56
Dr. Thema describes love which does not require convincing. She also provides important steps to releasing someone who doesn't love you. To learn more, check out her new book Homecoming.
May 08, 2022
Episode #148: Signs An Abusive Person Hasn't Changed
00:32:17
Dr. Thema describes the signs to look for if a formerly abusive person says they have changed. Whether you are considering continuing a relationship with a formerly abusive family member, friend, or romantic partner, it it important to recognize the signs and face the truth. For more information, check out Dr. Thema's new book Homecoming.
May 03, 2022
Episode #147: Get Some Rest
00:27:13
Dr. Thema thanks you for your continued support of her new book Homecoming. In this episode, we explore the different types of rest and restoration. as well as the importance of shifting our approach from panic to sacred pause.
Apr 26, 2022
Episode #146: Creating Emotional Safety
00:24:29
Dr. Thema describes key aspects of being a safe space for your friends, family, and others that you care about. More information can be found in her new book Homecoming. Intro by Iyeoka. Outro by Joy Jones.
Apr 19, 2022
Episode #145: For Parents Who Still Have Dreams
00:28:42
Dr. Thema provides reflections and tips for parents/caretakers who have dreams or goals in addition to family life. Intro by Iyeoka. Outro by Joy Jones.
Apr 10, 2022
Episode #144: How to Upgrade Your Life
00:29:24
Dr. Thema’s new book Homecoming, which is based on this podcast, is now the #1 new release in Clinical Psychology and the #3 new release in books on Post Traumatic Stress. This episode provides practical tips for improving your life. Intro music by Iyeoka. Outro music by Joy Jones.
Apr 03, 2022
Episode #143 Coping With Self - Defeating Thoughts
00:28:45
Dr. Thema thanks you for your support of her new book Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole Authentic Self. In this episode, she shares tips on disrupting negative thoughts you have about yourself. Intro music by Iyeoka. Outro music by Joy Jones.
Mar 27, 2022
Episode #142 Supporting Grieving Friends
00:29:19
Dr. Thema thanks you for your support of her new book Homecoming which is now the #1 Audiobook in Clinical Psychology. In this episode, she shares important pointers for supporting a friend who is grieving. She includes practical do's and don'ts to being a good friend when someone is mourning.
Mar 20, 2022
Episode #141: Coping with Hypervigilance
00:24:45
Dr. Thema's new book Homecoming will be released this week. You can get your copy at www.drthema.com/Homecoming. In this episode, Dr. Thema describes hypervigilance, its causes, and how to cope with it. Intro music by Iyeoka. Outro music by Joy Jones.
Mar 14, 2022
Episode #140: Loved Ones with Depression
00:29:57
Dr. Thema provides information for ordering her new book www.drthema.com/homecoming. In this episode Dr. Thema describes signs that a loved one is depressed, as well as important ways to show up for your loved one. Finally, Dr. Thema notes the importance of taking care of yourself and encouraging your loved one to consider professional support.
Mar 06, 2022
Episode #139: Being a Team Player - Collaboration
00:28:47
Dr. Thema announces a gift for those who preorder her book Homecoming from any major bookstore. Access your gift by uploading your receipt at bit.ly/SpecialPreorderGifs In this episode, learn the importance of being collaborative instead of competitive. Dr. Thema describes specific strategies to being a good team player in work, school, and personal relationships.
Feb 27, 2022
Episode #138 Breaking Cycles and Patterns
00:26:41
Dr. Thema describes strategies for breaking out of cycles and patterns, whether in your thinking, actions, or relational style. The Homecoming Book inspired by the Homecoming Podcast is now available for pre-order. In the U.S. check out independent books, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Target. Outside of the U.S. check with book depository to see if they deliver to your country. Thank you for your support. Episode music by Iyeoka and Joy Jones.
Feb 20, 2022
Episode #137 Authenticity: Being Real
00:30:23
Dr. Thema announces her soon to be released book based on the podcast . It's entitled Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma To Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self. Listeners in the US can preorder it now with any major online bookstore. In this episode, she shares why people sometimes present a false self and how to begin living more authentically.
Feb 13, 2022
Episode #136: Increasing Your Happiness
00:25:38
Dr. Thema describes the traits and behaviors that are associated with happier people. Coming home to yourself is not just about reducing distress but also enhancing your happiness. You are here for more than living stuck in survival mode. Preorder the Homecoming book by Dr. Thema Bryant today on amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Target today. Intro music: Iyeoka Outro music: Joy Jones
Feb 06, 2022
Episode #135: Spiritual & Religious Abuse
00:29:43
Dr. Thema describes signs of emotional spiritual and religious abuse and provides steps for healing and recovering. Intro by Iyeoka. Outro music by Joy Jones. Don't forget to vote for Homecoming under the podcast category at vote.naacpimageawards.net
Jan 30, 2022
Episode #134: Over Giving and Overextending
00:26:01
Dr. Thema shares that "Homecoming" is nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the podcast category. Please vote this week at vote.naacpimageawards.net There is one vote allowed per email address. Today's episode explores reasons we overextend ourselves, the harm this does, and the importance of knowing we are enough. Intro music by Iyeoka and outro by Joy Jones. Episode Upload - Track 1
Jan 23, 2022
Episode #133: Unbalanced Relationships
00:29:08
Dr. Thema describes unbalanced relationships and potential reasons for the imbalance. She provides tips for recovering after the relationship/situation ends as well as pointers for those who are still in the unbalanced relationship. Intro music by Iyeoka and Outro by Joy Jones.
Jan 16, 2022
Episode #132 Healing Without An Apology
00:28:54
Dr. Thema describes the impact of wounds and the reasons some people will not apologize. She then describes the necessity and pathway to healing even when an apology does not come. Intro music by Iyeoka. Outro music by Joy Jones.
Jan 09, 2022
Episode #131 Resisting Manipulation
00:29:05
Dr. Thema describes the dynamics and intentions of manipulation with a special focus on gaslighting. She then provides strategies for responding to it. Intro music by Iyeoka. Outro music by Joy Jones.
Jan 03, 2022
Episode #130: Pushing Past Procrastination
00:29:18
Dr. Thema describes some of the major causes of procrastination and ways to combat them so you can show up more fully for your life in the present. Intro music by Iyeoka and Outro music by Joy Jones.
Dec 26, 2021
Episode #129: Dare to Dream Again
00:29:20
Dr. Thema explores the reasons many of us stop dreaming and hoping and then explains the importance of reclaiming our capacity to dream big again. She provides important steps you can take to begin coming home to yourself, including your dreams of living an abundant life.
Dec 20, 2021
Episode #128 Gentleness: Healing Harshness
00:29:40
Notes Dr. Thema describes the pathways that can lead to harshness and the cost of being stuck there. She explains the power of gentleness and provides concrete strategies for cultivating it.
Dec 12, 2021
Dealing with Difficult People
00:28:33
Dealing with Difficult People by Dr. Thema
Dec 05, 2021
Episode #126: Setting Boundaries
00:26:38
Dr. Thema provides information on the challenges and benefits of boundary setting as well as the different types of boundaries for you to consider.
Nov 28, 2021
Episode #125 Addressing Self Abandonment
00:27:48
Dr. Thema describes why and how we abandon ourselves. She then provides motivation and methods for learning not to leave ourselves behind.
Nov 21, 2021
Episode #124 Living A Meaningful Life
00:28:01
Dr. Thema describes the importance of meaning and purposeful living. She then provides specific tips for living with more meaning as you journey home to your authentic self.
Nov 14, 2021
Episode #123: Increasing Gratitude
00:29:25
Dr. Thema discusses the benefits of gratitude on your health and provides practical tips for increasing your gratitude while not falling into toxic positivity.
Nov 07, 2021
Episode #122 Resolving Conflict
00:29:15
Dr. Thema describes the reason conflict resolution skills are important and provided specific strategies to improving your capacity to resolve conflict whether personally or professionally.
Oct 31, 2021
Episode #121 Guided Meditation on Marginalization, Rejection, Oppression
00:23:47
Dr. Thema provides a guided meditation for healing experiences of discrimination, rejection, marginalization, exclusion, or oppression. Listeners are reminded to attend to their body, their cultural heritage, and their sacred identity for holistic empowerment and wellness.
Oct 24, 2021
Episode #120: Change and Life Transitions
00:27:33
Dr. Thema describes the way life changes and transitions can affect us and then provides strategies for coping and adjusting to this new season.
Oct 17, 2021
Episode #119: Choosing Unfulfilling Relationships
00:28:21
Dr. Thema describes three of the major reasons we choose unfulfilling relationships and provides pointers on how and why to shift to more authentic, fulfilling relationships. Intro music by Iyeoka and Outro by Joy Jones.
Oct 10, 2021
Episode 118: Body Based Healing: Somatic Healing Techniques
00:30:50
Dr. Thema describes ways stress shows up in the body and provides techniques for bringing a sense of calm to your body.
Oct 03, 2021
Episode 117: Feeling Overwhelmed
00:29:09
In this episode, Dr. Thema describes the signs of overwhelm and provides practical strategies for shifting both in the moment and in the long-term to reduce our feelings of overwhelm.
Sep 26, 2021
Ep 116: Self Love With Dr. Jaiya John
00:30:08
In this episode, Dr. Thema interviews Dr. Jaiya John about indigenous understandings of love of your personal self and love of the collective self. He shares what blocks the love and shares from one of his books on the journey home to self love. Learn more about our guest at www.jaiyajohn.com
Sep 19, 2021
Healing Body Shame
00:28:27
Dr. Thema describes the harms of body shaming and practical ways to combat it.
Sep 12, 2021
Generosity: Releasing a Scarcity Mindset
00:29:19
Dr. Thema describes the health benefits of generosity and provides strategies for shifting from a scarcity mindset to a generous mindset.
Sep 05, 2021
E113: Coping with Burnout
00:28:32
E113: Coping with Burnout by Dr. Thema
Aug 29, 2021
Ep 112: Becoming More Emotionally Available
00:23:00
Dr. Thema provides a brief overview of experiences that create emotional unavailability and then provides concrete tips for becoming more emotionally available for yourself and to enhance your relationships.
Aug 23, 2021
Ep 111: Dealing with Unsupportive People
00:27:12
Dr. Thema provides insight on some of the reasons people may be unsupportive and then provides specific ways you can shift your thoughts and actions to address the lack of support.
Aug 15, 2021
Ep 110: Aging Well
00:23:48
Dr.Thema describes, the mindset and strategies to aging well holistically. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Aug 08, 2021
Ep 109: Unhealthy Attention Seeking
00:30:08
Dr. Thema provides strategies to shift away from unhealthy attention seeking. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Aug 01, 2021
Ep 108: Increasing Accountability
00:24:10
Dr. Thema provides strategies to follow through with your intentions, standards, and goals. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jul 25, 2021
Ep 107: Being Open to Feedback
00:39:11
Dr. Thema provides a roadmap to being able to receive and digest constructive criticism. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jul 18, 2021
Ep 106: Overcoming a Fear of Commitment
00:40:22
Dr. Thema shares causes of the fear of commitment and ways to address it for those who desire to shift into emotional intimacy and relationship. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jul 11, 2021
Ep 105: A Champion Mindset: Peak Performance and Flow
00:36:24
Dr. Thema provides strategies for living to your full potential. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jul 04, 2021
Ep 104: Activating Courage
00:29:40
Dr. Thema describes the importance of courage and provides practical strategies to live more courageously. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 27, 2021
Ep 103: Cultivating Hope
00:32:14
Dr. Thema provides strategies for renewing or rebuilding your hope. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 20, 2021
Ep 102: Jealously in Friendship
00:31:48
Dr. Thema describes the signs and effects of jealously in friendship. She also provides practical strategies for addressing it. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 13, 2021
Ep 101: Stop Stressing
00:27:10
Dr. Thema provides strategies for decreasing your stress and coping with stress. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 06, 2021
Ep 100: Shifting A Trauma Mindset
00:30:43
Dr. Thema describes four common responses for people who experience panic. She provides tips for shifting from unhealthy responses when triggered. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 30, 2021
Ep 99: Protecting your energy (mental health)
00:32:12
Dr. Thema provides tips for protecting your peace of mind when dealing with difficult people. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 23, 2021
Ep 98: Disengaging from Dysfunctional Relatives
00:32:03
Family life can be challenging and for some it has been abusive. Dr. Thema explores the decision to disengage and strategies for emotional or physical disengagement. Taking space may be required for some to have safety, healing, and homecoming. Music by: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 16, 2021
Ep 97: Reflecting on Motherhood with Dr. Thema's Mom Rev. Cecelia
00:23:57
On this Mother's Day, Dr. Thema is honored to introduce you to her mother. Rev. Cecelia Williams-Bryant, a Christian minister and author, reflects on her experience as a mother, grandmother, and minister to women for 48 years. While our listeners have a range of faith traditions, Rev. Cecelia shares today from the perspective of her Christian faith as she provides insights on mothering, mental health, grief, disappointment, and purpose. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 09, 2021
Ep 96: Healing from Infidelity
00:37:33
Dr. Thema describes the emotional impact of infidelity and provides strategies for healing as an individual and as a couple. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 02, 2021
Ep 95: Relationship Beliefs
00:30:10
Dr. Thema explores some relationship scripts that can cause us to sabotage our relationships. She describes why and how to shift our thought patterns. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adegabo
Apr 25, 2021
Ep 94: Getting Past Our Defenses: Truth Telling
00:32:46
Dr. Thema describes different defenses that block us from being honest with ourselves and the importance of overcoming them. Music By: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Apr 18, 2021
Ep 93: Healing Unworthiness
00:32:33
Dr. Thema describes the roots of the lie of unworthiness and she highlights ways to heal and release it. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Apr 11, 2021
Ep 92: How to bounce back: Building Resilience
00:38:35
Dr. Thema describes some of the factors that psychologists have found to help build resilience. These factors of strategies can help you rebuild your life. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Apr 04, 2021
Ep 91: Reclaiming your power
00:30:25
Dr. Thema describes the ways we live beneath our capacity. She gives strategies for tapping into our power. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 28, 2021
Ep 90: Letting go of the past
00:30:20
Dr. Thema provides some reflections and strategies for shifting from the past to the present. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 21, 2021
Ep 89: Addressing Sexism
00:32:58
Dr. Thema describes the psychological wounds of sexism and the importance of resisting sexism as we define and affirm ourselves. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 14, 2021
Ep 88: Grieving the loss of a loved one
00:32:47
Dr. Thema describes the experience of grief and provides some practical tips for those who are grieving as they journey home to themselves. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 07, 2021
Ep 87: Recognize Your Strengths
00:41:21
Dr. Thema discusses the importance of recognizing and utilizing your strengths. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Feb 28, 2021
Ep 86: Imposter Syndrome
00:35:27
Dr. Thema describes signs, causes, and ways of coping for those living with imposter syndrome. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Feb 21, 2021
Ep 85: Eliminating Self-destruction
00:32:40
Dr. Thema describes self-destructive tendencies, their causes, and strategies to reduce them. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Feb 14, 2021
Ep 84: Overcoming Fear of Intimacy
00:35:00
Dr. Thema explores signs, causes, and strategies to overcome the fear of intimacy. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Feb 07, 2021
Ep 83: Embracing and Enjoying Your Single Life
00:21:43
Dr. Thema provides insights and strategies for appreciating your single life, whether it is for a season or a lifelong path. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jan 31, 2021
Ep 82: For the "Strong Ones" Caregiver Stress and Fatigue
00:31:47
Dr. Thema describes the stress and strain of taking care of others and ways to nourish yourself. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jan 24, 2021
Ep 81: Outlasting Embarrassment
00:26:31
Dr. Thema provides psychological strategies to cope with humiliation and embarrassment. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jan 17, 2021
Ep 80: Dealing with dissociation, disconnecting, and spacing out
00:26:31
Dr. Thema explains some reasons we may check out and provides strategies for staying present and connected to ourselves in the moment. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jan 10, 2021
Ep 79: Healing Trust Issues
00:31:54
Dr. Thema explores the signs and causes of trust issues as well as tips to heal and overcome them. Music By: Joy Jones Audio Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jan 03, 2021
Ep 78: Embracing New Beginnings
00:33:43
Dr. Thema provides tips and strategies for starting over. Music By: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Dec 27, 2020
Ep 77: Coping with Chronic Illness and Medical Trauma
00:31:45
Dr. Thema provides coping strategies for those with ongoing health conditions, as well as support for their loved ones. She also gives recovery tips for those with medical trauma as a result of experiencing or witnessing overwhelming medical procedures and/or injuries. Each of us is worthy of care. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Dec 20, 2020
Ep 76: Things Fall Apart: Coping with Failure
00:26:41
Dr. Thema provides strategies for coping, healing, and growing after failure and disappointment. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Dec 13, 2020
Ep 75: Building Healthy Friendships and Romantic Relationships
00:36:52
Dr. Thema provides tips to empower us to build and maintain healthy relationships from family life and friendship to romance and work life. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Dec 06, 2020
Ep 74: Indigenous Healing
00:37:54
Dr. Thema describes some principles of Indigenous Psychology to empower and enhance us for the journey home to ourselves. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Nov 29, 2020
Ep 73: Free To Be Me: Being An Original
00:28:30
Dr. Thema encourages us to free ourselves from the limitations of imitation so we can be our authentic selves. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Nov 22, 2020
Ep 72: Cultivating Patience
00:35:34
Dr. Thema explains the challenges and benefits of patience, as well as ways to cultivate it. This episode is for those whose dreams and goals are taking a long time to manifest. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Nov 15, 2020
Ep 71: Empowerment: Taking up Space
00:28:12
Dr. Thema provides tips for us to shift from shrinking to fully showing up. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Nov 08, 2020
Ep 70: Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder
00:32:01
Dr. Thema defines the symptoms of depression during this season and provides important tips for coping. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Nov 01, 2020
Ep 69: Growing Pains
00:21:37
Dr. Thema describes the challenges of healing, growing, and changing. She encourages us to identify the barriers while still engaging in the process. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Oct 25, 2020
Ep 68: Money and Mental Health
00:30:26
Dr. Thema encourages us to break silence and avoidance to explore financial stress, barriers, and empowerment. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Oct 18, 2020
67: Answering Your Relationship Questions with Guest Therapist Stevon Lewis
01:03:28
For the first time, Dr. Thema responds to your relationship questions on trauma recovery, ghosting, closure, and rebuilding trust. She is joined by marriage and family therapist Stevon Lewis. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Oct 11, 2020
Ep 66: Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse and Emotional Abuse
00:32:41
Whether you experienced narcissist abuse, emotional abuse, or psychological abuse, the recovery process can be challenging. Dr. Thema provides important strategies for healing whether the emotional abuser was a spouse, dating partner, parent, boss, or religious leader. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Oct 04, 2020
Ep 65: Leading Well
00:36:03
As we come home to ourselves, it is important to be mindful about how we approach power, position, and leadership to stay connected to ourselves and each other. Whether you lead in parenting, at work, in an organization, or in your community, psychologically healthy leadership is important. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Sep 27, 2020
Ep 64: Parental Wounds
00:38:31
Dr. Thema explores the emotional pain caused by parental abuse, neglect, and/or rejection. She provides key themes for healing these wounds. Music by: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Sep 20, 2020
Ep 63: Learning to Trust Yourself
00:22:11
Dr. Thema shares signs we have lost trust in ourselves and tips to rebuild that trust. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Sep 13, 2020
Ep 62: Escaping Unhealthy Relationships
00:38:10
Dr. Thema describes psychological barriers that make it difficult to escape unhealthy relationships and some critical considerations for addressing those barriers. Music by: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Sep 06, 2020
Ep 61: Racial Battle Fatigue: Coping with exhaustion from racism
00:33:50
Dr. Thema describes the effects of combating racism physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She provides tips to counter it and nourish yourself holistically.
Aug 30, 2020
Ep 60: Cultivating Joy and Play
00:28:23
Dr. Thema explains the importance of joy and play for those who have been disconnected from themselves and practical tips for increasing them in your life. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Aug 23, 2020
Ep 59: Releasing Warrior Mode: Letting go of defensive tendencies
00:33:29
Dr. Thema explores the reason for defensiveness as well as it's psychological costs. She then provides tips for reducing defensiveness so we can come home to ourselves. Music by: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Aug 16, 2020
Ep 58: Activate Your Life Right Now
00:28:45
Dr. Thema explores ways for us to seize the moment and live in the present. Music by: Joy Jones Podcast Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Aug 09, 2020
Ep 57: Rediscovering Purpose
00:30:05
Dr. Thema provides thoughtful considerations for discovering or rediscovering your purpose. She encourages us to reflect on our inner experience and our inner experience and our experiences with others who may have influenced our life decisions. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Aug 02, 2020
Ep 56: Self Validation
00:31:56
Dr. Thema explains the importance of taking our lives off hold so we can stop waiting on the approval of others and begin to validate ourselves. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jul 26, 2020
Ep 55: Reclaiming our bodies: Embodied healing after sexual violation
00:35:38
Dr. Thema focuses on survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex trafficking. She provides important tips for reconnecting with our bodies so we can be at home with ourselves. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jul 19, 2020
EP 54: Healing Abandonment Issues
00:33:23
Dr. Thema describes the causes and signs of abandonment issues and then gives practical tips to heal.
Jul 12, 2020
Ep 53: Coping with a Stressful Home Life
00:33:56
Dr. Thema describes the experience of not feeling emotionally at home in your physical home. She then provides tips for dealing with difficult or unsupportive people, especially when you live with them.
Jul 05, 2020
Ep 52: Reclaiming Voice: Moving from Passive to Assertive
00:32:34
Dr. Thema discusses breaking out of self-silencing and becoming free to communicate authentically. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 28, 2020
Ep 51: Getting Past Perfectionism
00:31:59
Dr. Thema Provides signs of perfectionism, as well as causes of perfectionism. After unpacking it, she provides practical tips for working through it. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 21, 2020
Ep 50: Addressing Barriers to Growth
00:31:23
Dr. Thema describes the barriers to personal growth so we can adopt a movement mindset. She explores ways to breakthrough fear, denial, and loss of motivation as we transform the world around us. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 14, 2020
Ep 49: Racism: Recovery, Resting, Rising
00:42:58
Dr. Thema describes the psychological impact of racism and the ways we can recover and commit to healing the emotional wounds. Guest Spoken Word Artist: Aja Janae Adeagbo Music By: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Jun 07, 2020
Ep 48: Self-Care for Change Agents and Activists
00:35:10
Dr. Thema honors those who work on both inner change and improving the larger society. She explores the psychological benefits of advocacy and activism and describes important aspects of self and community care. Music By: Joy Jones Sound Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 31, 2020
Ep 47: Express Yourself
00:28:51
Dr. Thema explores the benefits, costs, barriers, and pathways of self-expression. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 24, 2020
Ep 46: Addressing Panic
00:28:12
Dr. Thema describes panic, including its causes, consequences, and solutions. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 17, 2020
Ep 45: Reclaiming Your Story
00:28:00
Dr. Thema describes why and how we can reframe our life story. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 10, 2020
Ep 44: Repairing Broken Friendships
00:28:03
Dr. T provides tips on restoring and rebuilding friendships. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
May 03, 2020
Ep 43: Enhancing Emotional Intelligence
00:32:20
Dr. Thema describes four aspects of emotional intelligence to empower us to connect more deeply and authentically with ourselves and others. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Apr 26, 2020
Ep 42: Post-Traumatic Growth
00:31:47
Dr. Thema describes post-traumatic growth, its pathways, and manifestations. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Apr 19, 2020
Ep 41: COVID: Meditation in Seasons of Chaos with Justin Michael Williams
00:35:14
Justin, recording artist and author of "Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us," shares with us keys to meditation as a path of becoming more alive and authentic. *Justin Michael Williams: Motivation for Black People Podcast* Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Apr 12, 2020
Ep 40:COVID: Parenting and Reparenting Yourself During a Crisis
00:27:02
Dr. Thema provides tips on caring for yourself and your children during a crisis. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Apr 05, 2020
EP 39: COVID: Addressing the Pull of Alcoholism and Other Addictions with Rev. Dr. Rosalynn Brookins
00:28:31
In light of the current stress and trauma, people are experiencing Dr. Thema invites Rev. Dr. Rosalynn Brookins to share her journey of healing and recovery.
Mar 29, 2020
Ep 38: COVID: Coping with Anxiety and Uncertainty
00:35:50
Dr. Thema provides tips and guidance for coping with stress related to the Corona Virus and other sources of uncertainty. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 22, 2020
Ep 37: Detours on the Journey Home to Ourselves
00:19:40
Dr. Thema helps us recognize and understand detours and distractions on the journey home to our authentic selves. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 15, 2020
Ep 36: Embracing the Authentic Self with Tina Lifford
00:35:48
Dr. Thema interviews Tina Lifford, the gifted author, counselor, and actor about her new book and inner fitness project. Music By: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 08, 2020
Ep 35: Dealing With Depression
00:27:28
Dr. Thema describes symptoms of depression and ways of coping with it. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Mar 01, 2020
Ep 34: Healing Resentment
00:21:42
Dr. Thema explores the roots and effects of resentment, as well as the journey of release and homecoming. Music by: Joy Jones Recording Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Feb 23, 2020
Ep 33: Healing Our Control Issues
00:27:42
Dr. Thema describes the roots of control issues and ways to heal and shift. Music by: Joy Jones Audio Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Feb 16, 2020
Ep 32: Easing Anxiety
00:29:19
Dr. Thema provides empowering strategies to address anxiety. Music by: Joy Jones Audio Engineer: Aja Adeagbo
Feb 09, 2020
Ep 31: Contorting and Co-Dependency: Dating Post Trauma
00:24:52
Dr. Thema explores the cost of erasing ourselves after heartbreak and the path to authentic connection.
Feb 02, 2020
Ep 30: Building Confidence
00:23:10
Dr. Thema illuminates the journey from shame and fear to confidence.
Jan 26, 2020
Ep 29: Releasing Constant Comparison
00:28:15
Ep 29: Releasing Constant Comparison by Dr. Thema
Jan 19, 2020
Ep 28: No More Settling
00:28:45
Dr. Thema explains why and how we settle. She provides specific tips that activates us to live more fully.
Jan 12, 2020
Ep 27: Womanist Healing : Learning from Black Women's Journeys
00:25:51
Dr. Thema describes pathways of healing emerging from the lives and scholarship of Black women.
Jan 05, 2020
Ep 26: Becoming Unstuck
00:27:18
Dr. Thema gives clarity on moving forward psychologically and practically.
Dec 29, 2019
Ep 25: Self Compassion
00:26:51
Dr. Thema speaks with author Aundi Kobler about the importance of being gentle with ourselves as we reclaim our lives.
Dec 22, 2019
Ep 24: Increasing Intimacy
00:15:16
In this mini-episode, Dr. Thema teaches about mindful intimacy, being more present in our intimate relationships.
Dec 15, 2019
Ep 23: Healing Attachment Issues
00:25:51
Dr. Thema describes how childhood experiences can shape our adult relationships and steps to heal our relationship patterns.
Dec 08, 2019
Ep 22: Emotional Eating and Other Distractions
00:27:48
Dr. Thema explores the use of emotional eating to cope with stress, boredom, and trauma.
Dec 01, 2019
Ep 21: Stress and Loss During the Holidays
00:26:54
Dr. Thema teaches how to cope during the holidays seasons we come home to ourselves.
Nov 24, 2019
Ep 20: Reparenting Ourselves
00:27:35
Dr. Thema explores the impact of childhood emotional neglect and ways to heal as we come home to ourselves.
Nov 17, 2019
Ep 19: Healing and Addressing Loneliness
00:23:42
Dr. Thema shatters the silence on the loneliness and provides concrete steps to address it.
Nov 10, 2019
Ep 18: Ending the Self-Sabotage
00:28:24
Dr. Thema explains how and why we self-sabotage and the ways to shift so we can come home to ourselves.
Nov 04, 2019
Ep 17: Self Neglect and People Pleasing
00:28:17
Dr. Thema examines the roots of extreme people pleasing and illuminates the journey home to ourselves.
Oct 27, 2019
Ep 16: Healing from Childhood Trauma
00:31:32
Dr. Thema describes the potential long term effects of trauma and some key issues to address for healing.
Oct 20, 2019
Ep 15: Healing Insecurity
00:31:10
Dr. Thema describes the roots of insecurity and the beginning journey toward self love and confidence.
Oct 13, 2019
Ep 14: Healing Intergenerational Trauma
00:27:54
Dr. Thema shares how ancestral wounds show up in us and the path to healing.
Oct 06, 2019
Ep 13: Unpacking Forgiveness
00:31:57
Dr. Thema explains forgiveness of self and others from a psychological and spiritual perspective.
Sep 29, 2019
Ep 12: Healing After a Breakup or Divorce
00:33:21
Dr. Thema explores the major themes on the journey back to one's self aftermath of a breakup.
Sep 22, 2019
Ep 11: Dealing with Toxic Workplaces
00:37:48
Dr. Thema provides healing and empowerment tips for navigating toxic workplaces so we don't lose ourselves. She also explores exiting and launching out of those places.
Sep 15, 2019
Ep 10: The Truth About Rejection
00:25:35
Dr. Thema unpacks the meaning of rejection from family, friends, partners, and professional positions.
Sep 08, 2019
Ep 9: Spiritual Practices and Principles
00:34:32
Dr. Thema uncovers the spiritual aspect of the journey home to yourself.
Sep 01, 2019
Ep 8: Let's Talk About Sex
00:41:34
Dr. Thema explores the need to heal our relationship with our bodies and our ideas about sexual intimacy.
Aug 25, 2019
Ep 7: Feel Your Feelings
00:34:48
Dr. Thema describes emotional liberation as an important part of the journey home to yourself.
Aug 18, 2019
Ep 6: Releasing and Grieving
00:32:22
Dr. Thema describes the losses that are permanent and the losses we can reclaim on the journey home.
Aug 11, 2019
Ep 5: It's not all in your head: Exposing Oppression
00:32:34
This week, Dr. Thema describes the ways oppression disconnects us from ourselves and how to resist and reclaim ourselves.
Aug 04, 2019
Ep 4: Shatter the Shame
00:31:09
Dr. Thema explores the meaning and cost of shame, as well as the journey home to ourselves.
Jul 28, 2019
Ep 3: Exploring Self Care
00:33:55
Dr. Thema describes self neglect and its consequences. She provides practical insight on self care, soul care, and community care. These strategies guide us back home to ourselves.
Jul 21, 2019
Ep 2: Check Your Circle
00:31:37
Dr. Thema describes the ways our social circle can become either a barrier or a pathway back home to ourselves. Social support can benefit us psychologically and spiritually, but unhealthy connections can pull us further from our authentic selves.
Jul 14, 2019
Ep 1: Homesick and Disconnection from Ourselves
00:27:59
Dr. Thema, a Minister and psychologist , describes some of the ways we get disconnected from ourselves, symptoms of disconnection, and solutions focused on psychology as one of the paths home.
Jul 05, 2019