112: ‘The Wisdom of Your Body’ with Dr. Hillary McBride

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Embodiment is a popular buzz word in therapy and spirituality circles, but does it have something for Christians and those coming out of a Christian background? Dr. Hillary McBride joins us to figure it out. We discuss:

  • the impact of purity culture on embodiment
  • what embodiment is
  • how God is embodied in Jesus and what that means for us
  • high control religious environments and their influence on how we see our emotions

For partners only! Join us in the Green Room this week to talk about this episode and all the other great ones in October. We’ve got TWO Green Rooms this month, one specifically for those of you in Australia who want to talk about our Purity Culture News episode on Andrew Thorburn, City on a Hill, and Essendon situation. Join us on Thursday October 27 at 8pm (AEDT) and 9pm (EST)

We have an upcoming episode with Dr. Hillary McBride on mothers and body image, and we want your voices on it. Record a voice memo starting with “Dear Mom (or Mum or Mama or Oma or whatever you call your mother)” and tell her what you wish she knew about her body. Email it to

Show Notes:
Hillary L. McBride
The Wisdom of Your Body
Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image

Hillary L. McBride is a registered psychologist, an award-winning researcher, and a sought-after speaker who specializes in embodiment. McBride’s clinical and academic work has been recognized by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association. She is an adjunct professor in the department of counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia and has a private counseling practice in Vancouver. She is the author of The Wisdom of Your Body, and Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image and coeditor of Embodiment and Eating Disorders. Connect with Hillary on Twitter and Instagram