50 minutes | Jan 23rd 2021

Syd Yang: Finding Comfort in the Discomfort

Syd Yang (they/them) is a mixed race/Taiwanese American queer/non-binary healer, intuitive counselor and writer who weaves together magic, possibility and intention as an energy healer in the world through their practice, Blue Jaguar Healing Arts. As someone who lives with depression and anxiety, and has recovered from severe eating disorders, Syd's work finds its resonance in the stories we each hold at the intersection of memory, body, sexuality and mental health. Syd works primarily with queer and trans BIPOC individuals as well as regularly leads workshops, community healing circles and has been a group facilitator for over two decades, with a specific focus on grief, healing ancestral trauma, sexuality + spirituality, body liberation and eating disorder recovery. Their recent memoir, Release: A Bulimia Story, re-imagines what recovery would look like without shame.  



Queer Spirit Podcast interview: http://queerhealingjourneys.com/syd-yang/ 

LITQB Podcast: This is a podcast about the barriers to embodiment and how our collective body stories can bring us back to ourselves. This is a podcast for people who identify as queer or for people who might think of their relationship between their body and confining social narratives as queer. This can feel like an isolating experience.  Our wounded bodies need spaces to talk about struggles with nourishment/disordered eating, body image issues, dysphoria, racism, heterosexism, transphobia, xenophobia, substance use/abuse, chronic pain/disability, body changes in parenthood, intergenerational trauma, the medical/wellness/therapy industrial complex and its lack of inclusion of queer bodies and much more. Hopefully this podcast can illustrate the connections, and resonant pain points, that we have with one another.  Livinginthisqueerbody.com  @livinginthisqueerbody 

The Host:  Asher Pandjiris is a Psychotherapist/ Podcaster/ Group Facilitator 

SUPPORT https://www.patreon.com/livinginthisqueerbody 

Sound Editing: Barry Orvin www.talkbox.studio 

Music: Ethan Philbrick and Helen Messineo-Pandjiris

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