When I met this week’s guest, I knew I needed to have her on the show, just based on her enthusiasm alone. Emily Francis is the host of the radio show All About Healing and author of the new book, Whole Body Healing: Create Your Own Path to Physical, Emotional, Energetic, and Spiritual Wellness. One of the reasons I’m pumped to introduce you to her is because I’ve never had a guest on the show who does the kind of work that Emily does.
Today we discuss how body memory leads us to carry pain, releasing your body of emotions, and leaning into joy and gratitude. I learned so much from our time together and I hope you do too!
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- About muscle memory and why we carry pain where we do. Muscle memory is very much like mental memory. Our bodies remember. (11:01)
- Some ways the body communicates its emotions – aka the body’s somatic languages. (22:00)
- The importance of working with the body for the release of emotions, like grief or anxiety. (29:00)
- How we can use tissue memory for healing. (31:00)
- Listening to your own body – aka the body scan. (43:36)
Emily is the host of the weekly radio show on Healthy Life Radio titled All About Healing (www.healthylife.net).Emily is the author of The Body Heals Itself: How Deeper Awareness of Your Muscles and Their Emotional Connection can Help You Heal as well as Stretch Therapy. Emily's newest book Whole Body Healing: Create Your Own Path to Physical, Emotional, Energetic and Spiritual Wellness is open for pre-orders now and arrives early May!
Emily has a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness from Jacksonville State University as well as a Masters degree in Physical Education/Human Performance Concentration. She is a graduate from the Atlanta School of Massage (2004) in Clinical and Neuromuscular Therapy, she went on to specialize through the Dr. Vodder School in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy MLD/CDT (2005). She has also been certified in Kinesiotape Training, Advanced TMJ training, yoga teacher training 300 hours in the Sivananda Style of Yoga under Universal Yoga. She has completed the Upledger Cranio Sacral Therapy 1 & 2 and is a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist. Emily is a Usui and Karuna Ki Reiki Master.