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The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema

Author: 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
192 Episodes
Dr. Thema interviews Dr. Julie Radico about her new book You Will Get Through This: A Mental Health First Aid Kit. The episode gives practical tips for addressing body image, relationship with food, insomnia, and chronic pain.
Dr. Thema talks with therapist, author, and motivational speaker Dr. Marlon Rollins about his sister's death by suicide as well as ways to heal from and prevent suicide. We also explore his work supporting men's mental health.
Dr. Thema speaks with life coach, minister, and author SharRon Jamison about "corporate grief" especially for persons with a marginalized identity. She defines the concept, describes the potential effects on our health, and provides strategies for holistic success. Dr. Thema illuminates the importance of self awareness and empowered decision making. Her website with her various offerings is
Dr. Thema interviews Harold Leffal, health promoter, author, and cancer survivor about his health journey and his desire to help others reclaim their health physically, mentally, and spiritually. Harold shares the important role that nutrition played in his recovery. You can follow him on Instagram at @haroldleffall or on his website which is
Dr. Thema explores liberation psychology and its importance to your homecoming journey. She provides principles and tips for you to apply to your mental health journey as a person with a marginalized identity.
Dr. Thema speaks with Dr. Jennifer Mullan about how to decolonize your mental health and your emotions. Dr. Jenn shares highlights from her new book Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma, and Politicizing your Practice. Dr. Jenn birthed Decolonizing Therapy: a psychological evolution that weaves together political, ancestral, therapeutic and global well-being.
Dr. Thema interviews Dr. Vanessa Abernathy about partner abuse, including the different types, effects, and strategies for healing. To learn more follow her on social media and check out her website
Dr. Shena Young, a licensed body centered psychologist-healer, joins us to explain holistic healing from sexual trauma including decolonization, indigenous medicine, and body autonomy. She integrates embodiment, poetry, and psychological science. You can learn more about her and her work on her website and in her new book body rites: a holistic healing and embodiment workbook for Black survivors of sexual trauma.
Dr. Thema speaks with Executive Coach Patrice Ford Lyn about being a leader. They discuss the qualities of a good leader, ways to handle those who are resistant to change, and unique challenges and solutions for leaders with historically excluded identities, including those who are BIPOC, Queer, and/or women. Intro music by Iyeoka and outro by Joy Jones.
Dr. Thema interviews Pastor Mike Walrond Jr., senior Pastor, author, and mental health advocate about the path to authenticity. They discuss the definition, costs, benefits, and path to living a more authentic life. Intro by Iyeoka. Outro by Joy Jones.
Dr. Thema interviews Dr. Jennifer Kelly, a past president of the Georgia Psychological Association and American Psychological Association. Dr. Kelly, a prominent healthy psychologist, provides an understanding of chronic pain and strategies for managing pain. She also gives pointers for loved ones of those living with chronic pain.
Dr. Thema describes warning signs that your strong friend may be struggling and provides pointers for being a better friend to your strong friend.
Dr. Jaiya John, poet, psychologist, and freedom worker, joins us to discuss his new book "All these rivers. You chose love." In this episode he and Dr. Thema explore love, boundaries, ease, seeing our child nature, and grace. Check out his book everywhere books are sold including his website
Caution: If hearing about self-harming behaviors is upsetting or triggering for you, Dr. Thema encourages you to select a different episode instead of this one. Dr. Thema defines self-harming behaviors, including the reasons some people engage in them. She then provides alternative strategies for coping and releasing emotional pain.
Dr. Thema in conversation with Dr. Candice Nicole describes myths about sex and relationships. To learn more about Dr. Candice Nicole go to her website Intro by Iyeoka and Outro by Joy Jones
Dr. Thema describes strategies for grounding and soothing yourself, as well as the need for these strategies. To learn more, check out her book Homecoming. Intro music by Iyeoka and outro by Joy Jones.
Dr. Thema shares signs of a healthy relationships. These have also been called green lights or green flags, as opposed to the warning signs of abusive relationships. To learn more, check out her book Homecoming. Intro music by Iyeoka and outro music by Joy Jones.
Dr. Thema describes reasons for emotional reactivity and strategies for being less reactive. Dr. Thema provides cognitive, behavioral, mindful, and embodied strategies for shifting and slowing down. For more information, check out her book Homecoming. Intro music by Iyeoka and outro by Joy Jones.
Dr. Thema describes sources of disappointment and ways to deal with it. To learn more, check out her book Homecoming which has been nominated by the NAACP for an award in Outstanding Literature. Intro music by Iyeoka and outro by Joy Jones.
Kwanzaa is an African American celebration which focuses on seven African-inspired principles for living well. The principles are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Dr. Thema is joined for this special episode by her family: Bishop John Bryant, Rev. Cecelia Bryant, and Rev. Jamal Bryant as they describe the cultural, spiritual, and psychological significance of the principles.
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Triona Casey

I love that poem and needed to hear it. thank you

Nov 21st

Chimwe Grey

oh wow!!!

Feb 23rd

Selina Kamogelo Masetle

Here from Dr. Anita's podcast... So excited to start diving into these episodes❤️

Oct 6th


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Aug 29th

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May 17th