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| Ive always felt this way. it’s something we don’t really talk about in my professional world. how could I not come to love people that trust me to share their deepest quietest parts, that trust me to hold their pain, that learn a new intimacy in relationship with me & in relationship with themselves. more than ever I feel immense love for them, their stories, the inner children that live inside them, their ancestors and passed on loved ones that walk with them and whisper to me, their commitments to themselves, and the ways that they reflect me for me. ⠀
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Im seeing how beautifully their hard work is supporting them during a time none of us could be prepared for. the ways in which they create space for all the things coming up, the way they return to self compassion as an anchor, the way they lean on their breath, rituals, and ancestors for support, and how they discover presence in their bodies over and over again. ⠀
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Im overwhelmed by their divinity. ⠀
In deep love and gratitude to anyone that’s ever trusted me to be their therapist. | ⠀
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—dr. shena ⠀
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 #embodiedtruthhealing #drshena #embodiment #blacktherapistsmatter #therapyforblackgirls #intergenerationaltrauma #traumainformed #africanspirituality #bodyinclusive #holisticpsychologist #psychology #ritual #love #ancestors

2020-03-31 20:54

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| Ive always felt this way. it’s something we don’t really talk about in my professional world. how could I not come to love people that trust me to share their deepest quietest parts, that trust me to hold their pain, that learn a new intimacy in relationship with me & in relationship with themselves. more than ever I feel immense love for them, their stories, the inner children that live inside them, their ancestors and passed on loved ones that walk with them and whisper to me, their commitments to themselves, and the ways that they reflect me for me. ⠀ ⠀ Im seeing how beautifully their hard work is supporting them during a time none of us could be prepared for. the ways in which they create space for all the things coming up, the way they return to self compassion as an anchor, the way they lean on their breath, rituals, and ancestors for support, and how they discover presence in their bodies over and over again. ⠀ ⠀ Im overwhelmed by their divinity. ⠀ In deep love and gratitude to anyone that’s ever trusted me to be their therapist. | ⠀ ⠀ —dr. shena ⠀ ⠀ #embodiedtruthhealing #drshena #embodiment #blacktherapistsmatter #therapyforblackgirls #intergenerationaltrauma #traumainformed #africanspirituality #bodyinclusive #holisticpsychologist #psychology #ritual #love #ancestors

xektan (4 dni)this is so sweet 🌱
mlise453 (4 dni)❤️❤️❤️
wholesomehealingllc (1 dni)I was just speaking about this to one of my clients. How incredible it is to love each individual so deeply. Thank you for sharing thing.♥️
| let the healing rise up in each of us & for all of us. ⠀
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let our colonized parts embrace the shifting. ⠀
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let our hearts sync up with each other’s.⠀
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let our heads find the earth. ⠀
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ase. | ⠀
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📸⠀@360kso:⠀
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"The Stance. #kso_photo From my work “.theProcess:Ghana” Market woman hat replicated with recycled plastic grocery bags 
 #thestance #kindredmedicine #embodiedtruthhealing #prayerpose #embodiment #healing #healingincommunity #africanspirituality #westafricandance #africandance #360kso

2020-03-26 16:48

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| let the healing rise up in each of us & for all of us. ⠀ ⠀ let our colonized parts embrace the shifting. ⠀ ⠀ let our hearts sync up with each other’s.⠀ ⠀ let our heads find the earth. ⠀ ⠀ ase. | ⠀ ⠀ 📸⠀@360kso:⠀ ...⠀ "The Stance. #kso_photo From my work “.theProcess:Ghana” Market woman hat replicated with recycled plastic grocery bags #thestance #kindredmedicine #embodiedtruthhealing #prayerpose #embodiment #healing #healingincommunity #africanspirituality #westafricandance #africandance #360kso

brittanyoros (10 dni)❤️
| im sorry 2019. i misunderstood. | ⠀
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 #kindredmedicine #apologies #drshena #embodiedtruthhealing #truth #healingincommunity #healersofcolor #forthehealers #forthepeople #qtpochealers #saferathome #RootWork #Hoodoo #BlackWitchesOfInstagram #Brujeria #AfricanSpirituality

2020-03-20 15:10

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dranjali_nd (15 dni)I was literally thinking this!
embodiedtruthhealing (15 dni)@dranjali_nd hindsight. 🤓
wang_he1 (15 dni)i first doubted when i registered and invested money in bitcoin trade but finally i find it real and legit after profit has been sent to my wallet in just 7 days of trading .Thank you @gardner_lloyd_fx for guiding me through
ireneloyoga (12 dni)🤣🤣
| on the surface, we are facing a global pandemic. and as we allow our minds to wander more consciously we start to see what is being unearthed — the gaps in our healthcare systems, the fragility of poc owned small businesses, just how vulnerable our most vulnerable are. if we sense into the elements, we might be able to feel mother earth breathing just a bit easier as our fuss of containment allows her to slow down and deepen her breath. and if we attune to our own breath, in between social distancing, we might start to notice opportunity within. | 
 #kindredmedicine #healersofcolor #BIPOC #qtpoc #belowthesurface #motherearth #exposethegaps #reject #socialdistancing #africanspirituality #blackandbrown #healincommunity #breathe

2020-03-18 03:03

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| on the surface, we are facing a global pandemic. and as we allow our minds to wander more consciously we start to see what is being unearthed — the gaps in our healthcare systems, the fragility of poc owned small businesses, just how vulnerable our most vulnerable are. if we sense into the elements, we might be able to feel mother earth breathing just a bit easier as our fuss of containment allows her to slow down and deepen her breath. and if we attune to our own breath, in between social distancing, we might start to notice opportunity within. | #kindredmedicine #healersofcolor #BIPOC #qtpoc #belowthesurface #motherearth #exposethegaps #reject #socialdistancing #africanspirituality #blackandbrown #healincommunity #breathe

xektan (18 dni)thank you for this 💜
drmilhouse (18 dni)I ❤️ this and probably needed this
embodiedtruthhealing (18 dni)@drmilhouse lol probably...keep me posted. 🔮
embodiedtruthhealing (18 dni)@xektan i got u. ✨
| you’re washing your hands but how are you armoring your spirit. yes, these are concerning times. but what are you doing to protect yourself from the injections of fear? ⠀
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fear & stress suppress the immune system y’all. keep your feet on the ground, focus on what’s within your control, pass on the koolaid being served, and take care of your spirit. | ⠀
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 #dontdrinkit #spiritualimmunity #kindredmedicine #itspropaganda #africanspiritualtraditions #africanspirituality #obatala #healersofcolor #forthepeople #forthehealers #fortheancestors #washyourhands #goodpeople #blackandbrownhealers #curandismx #qtpochealers #breathe #prayup #immunitysupport #embodiedtruthhealing

2020-03-12 17:31

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| you’re washing your hands but how are you armoring your spirit. yes, these are concerning times. but what are you doing to protect yourself from the injections of fear ⠀ ⠀ fear & stress suppress the immune system y’all. keep your feet on the ground, focus on what’s within your control, pass on the koolaid being served, and take care of your spirit. | ⠀ ⠀ #dontdrinkit #spiritualimmunity #kindredmedicine #itspropaganda #africanspiritualtraditions #africanspirituality #obatala #healersofcolor #forthepeople #forthehealers #fortheancestors #washyourhands #goodpeople #blackandbrownhealers #curandismx #qtpochealers #breathe #prayup #immunitysupport #embodiedtruthhealing

feephifofum (24 dni)AMEN
essdotmeesh (23 dni)👏🏾👏🏾
| whats your attitude problem? what is your soul’s work/dharma? ⠀
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thank u @natalieispoetry for your timeless tough love. | ⠀
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 #truth #dharma #kindredmedicine #attitudeproblem #embodiedtruthhealing #healersofcolor #blackandbrownhealers #forthehealers #forthepeople #fortheancestors #decolonizeyourhealing

2020-03-11 16:58

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| whats your attitude problem what is your soul’s work/dharma ⠀ ⠀ thank u @natalieispoetry for your timeless tough love. | ⠀ ⠀ #truth #dharma #kindredmedicine #attitudeproblem #embodiedtruthhealing #healersofcolor #blackandbrownhealers #forthehealers #forthepeople #fortheancestors #decolonizeyourhealing

askbooomer (24 dni)Man!!!!✊🏽
mlise453 (24 dni)That’s a word!
krystal_financial_friend (24 dni)😂😂😂
clausenliam (24 dni)Make money with @mariann_bitcoin_trade
| who does this remind you of? ⠀
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I feel seen. lol⠀
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what do you think she’s thinking or dreaming or praying about? talk back in the comments. | ⠀
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✏️ @famma.b thanks for your beautiful art. ✨⠀
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 #thursdayvibes #lifeimitatesart #drshena #kindredmedicine #peace #healingaf #healingregardless #blackart #artimitateslife #healersofcolor #BIPOC #QTBIPOC #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeyourbody #decolonizeyourhealing #embodiedtruthhealing #blackhistorymonth2020

2020-02-20 17:23

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| who does this remind you of ⠀ ⠀ I feel seen. lol⠀ ⠀ what do you think she’s thinking or dreaming or praying about talk back in the comments. | ⠀ ⠀ ✏️ @famma.b thanks for your beautiful art. ✨⠀ ⠀ #thursdayvibes #lifeimitatesart #drshena #kindredmedicine #peace #healingaf #healingregardless #blackart #artimitateslife #healersofcolor #BIPOC #QTBIPOC #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeyourbody #decolonizeyourhealing #embodiedtruthhealing #blackhistorymonth2020

famma.b (45 dni)🙏🏾💕
| en healing | @allherwords #allherwords #healingaf #healingregardless #healingintruth #decolonizeyourmedicine #kindredmedicine #healersofcolor #embodiedtruthhealing

2020-02-18 19:00

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embodiedtruthhealing (46 dni)@ogetheyogi it’s good like that. 💕
embodiedtruthhealing (46 dni)@theurbndreem i think so too
mlise453 (46 dni)❤️❤️❤️
| thanks for being here. for your witnessing. for your reflection. this shapes of trauma visual series was a vulnerable share for me. I remembered & learned a deeper me. where the work is & where it's been done. where the shapes have evolved. where the healing has happened for my body. for my ancestors. ⠀
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invitation | evolve your shapes. involve your body in your healing. listen for its voice. attune to your nervous system. notice how it responds. what/who turns it up, what/who turns it down. observe what shapes you tend to take on in your power. what shapes you take on in your pain or fear. notice how fight, flight, freeze, submit, & tend & befriend show up in your everyday life. consider adding your email on my website homepage (link in bio) to stay close for upcoming opportunities for self-study guided by me. for more truth moments. for healing in your body. for evolving your shapes. |⠀
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photo & witnessing @rissaloverose⠀
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 #drshena #shapesoftrauma #embodiedtruthhealing #decolonizeyourbody #decolonizeyourhealing #embodiment #traumainformed #traumaconscious #BIPOC #therapyforblackgirls #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2020 #turnup #turndown #evolveyourshape #thebodyremembers #healersofcolor

2020-02-12 17:47

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| thanks for being here. for your witnessing. for your reflection. this shapes of trauma visual series was a vulnerable share for me. I remembered & learned a deeper me. where the work is & where it's been done. where the shapes have evolved. where the healing has happened for my body. for my ancestors. ⠀ ⠀ invitation | evolve your shapes. involve your body in your healing. listen for its voice. attune to your nervous system. notice how it responds. what/who turns it up, what/who turns it down. observe what shapes you tend to take on in your power. what shapes you take on in your pain or fear. notice how fight, flight, freeze, submit, & tend & befriend show up in your everyday life. consider adding your email on my website homepage (link in bio) to stay close for upcoming opportunities for self-study guided by me. for more truth moments. for healing in your body. for evolving your shapes. |⠀ ⠀ photo & witnessing @rissaloverose⠀ ⠀ #drshena #shapesoftrauma #embodiedtruthhealing #decolonizeyourbody #decolonizeyourhealing #embodiment #traumainformed #traumaconscious #BIPOC #therapyforblackgirls #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2020 #turnup #turndown #evolveyourshape #thebodyremembers #healersofcolor

embodied_consciousness (52 dni)Ah this is amazing 🙏🏽💕
thee_ms_b (52 dni)❤️
squigglybird (28 dni)You are multidimensionally brilliant, powerful and gifted 🕊🌻🕊 thanks for sharing your healing powers with the world - you deserve to be amplified!
embodiedtruthhealing (27 dni)@squigglybird wow. i am so touched by this. thank u. ✨✨✨
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| thanks for being here, for witnessing, & for perhaps seeing yourself. if you're just jumping in on the end game, I created shapes of trauma, a visual series of the lived body experience; an embodied interpretation of experience, when threatened and/or as responses to trauma. we've covered fight, flight, freeze, & submit. these are the responses that many of us might be most familiar with, in theory.⠀
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tend & befriend, phew! I don't have a cute or deep poetic moment for this one (if you're into that, check out the previous shapes). I'm keeping it real here. tend & befriend, (also often referred to as fawn -- something about that language doesn't quite fit for me as it brings up some gendered undertones I can't get with), describes the manner of caretaking as a means of survival. the ways in which we might overly concern ourselves with the needs/desires of others to keep ourselves safe, even if it is detrimental to ourselves or is it at our expense. remember, we have been considering how these shapes/responses to trauma show up when a threat is perceived. we have also been reflecting on how these survival shapes/skills become ways of moving through life in the long term. ⠀
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can we go a little deeper? tend & befriend in my opi, might be one of the most complex of the shapes; because it's entangled with the impact of trauma on our sense of connection, belonging, & social engagement. tend & befriend & codependency are good homies. I can imagine you might be putting some of this together for yourselves. & it gets more complex when we consider intergenerational/ancestral traumas -- for example, enslaved Africans, who were forced to caretake/serve their White oppressors/abusers all while 're-building' (b/c the Natives already had it figured out) a whole ass country; & their descendants inherited through dna - tend & befriend, as a means of survival/relating to others.⠀
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invitation | consider how this shape shows up personally? & if you haven't already, you're encouraged to join my email list on my website homepage, link in bio, to stay close. I'm looking forward to sharing opportunities to go deeper in self study with me soon. |

2020-02-07 17:15

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| trigger warning |⠀ | thanks for being here, for witnessing, & for perhaps seeing yourself. if you're just jumping in on the end game, I created shapes of trauma, a visual series of the lived body experience; an embodied interpretation of experience, when threatened and/or as responses to trauma. we've covered fight, flight, freeze, & submit. these are the responses that many of us might be most familiar with, in theory.⠀ ⠀ tend & befriend, phew! I don't have a cute or deep poetic moment for this one (if you're into that, check out the previous shapes). I'm keeping it real here. tend & befriend, (also often referred to as fawn -- something about that language doesn't quite fit for me as it brings up some gendered undertones I can't get with), describes the manner of caretaking as a means of survival. the ways in which we might overly concern ourselves with the needs/desires of others to keep ourselves safe, even if it is detrimental to ourselves or is it at our expense. remember, we have been considering how these shapes/responses to trauma show up when a threat is perceived. we have also been reflecting on how these survival shapes/skills become ways of moving through life in the long term. ⠀ ⠀ can we go a little deeper tend & befriend in my opi, might be one of the most complex of the shapes; because it's entangled with the impact of trauma on our sense of connection, belonging, & social engagement. tend & befriend & codependency are good homies. I can imagine you might be putting some of this together for yourselves. & it gets more complex when we consider intergenerational/ancestral traumas -- for example, enslaved Africans, who were forced to caretake/serve their White oppressors/abusers all while 're-building' (b/c the Natives already had it figured out) a whole ass country; & their descendants inherited through dna - tend & befriend, as a means of survival/relating to others.⠀ ⠀ invitation | consider how this shape shows up personally & if you haven't already, you're encouraged to join my email list on my website homepage, link in bio, to stay close. I'm looking forward to sharing opportunities to go deeper in self study with me soon. |

| the survivor in me, sees & respects af the survivor in you. |⠀
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 #drshena #embodiedtruthhealing #kindredmedicine #survivor #shapesoftrauma #healingaf #humanity #truthmoment #decolonizeyourhealing #traumainformed #traumaconscious #peaceinthebody #posttraumaticgrowth #healingregardless #healingintime #forthepeople #fortheancestors #healersofcolor

2020-02-06 17:05

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soulfullifebyamanda (58 dni)🙏💗
mayhem_messes_moments (58 dni)💛
mommahealer (55 dni)Wow. This is so on point. Respect sis ✊🏽
embodiedtruthhealing (55 dni)@mommahealer right back at u. 🙌🏾
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| submit is not a yes. it is a dissolving into oneself, until the danger passes. ⠀
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invitation | consider how submitting shows up in your body. is it a blank stare, is it shrinking, is it trembling, a curved back... |⠀
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photos & witnessing @rissaloverose⠀⠀
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 #shapesoftrauma #submit #tonicimmobility #embodiedtruthhealing #drshena #traumainformed #traumaconscious #bodyinclusive #movementismedicine #howdoesmytrauma #showupineverydaylife #kindredmedicine #thebodyremembers #askyourbody #listentoyourbody #holisticpsychologist #therapyforblackgirls #decolonizeyourhealing #poetsofinstagram

2020-02-04 17:44

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| trigger warning | ⠀ ⠀ | submit is not a yes. it is a dissolving into oneself, until the danger passes. ⠀ ⠀ invitation | consider how submitting shows up in your body. is it a blank stare, is it shrinking, is it trembling, a curved back... |⠀ ⠀ ⠀ photos & witnessing @rissaloverose⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #shapesoftrauma #submit #tonicimmobility #embodiedtruthhealing #drshena #traumainformed #traumaconscious #bodyinclusive #movementismedicine #howdoesmytrauma #showupineverydaylife #kindredmedicine #thebodyremembers #askyourbody #listentoyourbody #holisticpsychologist #therapyforblackgirls #decolonizeyourhealing #poetsofinstagram

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