• Homecoming

  • Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self
  • By: Thema Bryant
  • Narrated by: Thema Bryant, Ina King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A road map for dismantling the fear and shame that keep you from living a free and authentic life.

In the aftermath of stress, disappointment, and trauma, people often fall into survival mode, even while a part of them longs for more. Juggling multiple demands and responsibilities keeps them busy, but not healed. As a survivor of sexual assault, racism, and evacuation from a civil war in Liberia, Dr. Thema Bryant knows intimately the work involved in healing. Having made the journey herself, in addition to guiding others as a clinical psychologist and ordained minister, Dr. Thema shows you how to reconnect with your authentic self and reclaim your time, your voice, your life.

Signs of disconnection from self can take many forms, including people-pleasing, depression, anxiety, and resentment. Healing starts with recognizing and expressing emotions in an honest way and reconnecting with the neglected parts of yourself, but it can’t be done in a vacuum. Dr. Thema gives you the tools to meaningfully connect with your larger community, even if you face racism, sexism, heartbreak, grief, and trauma. Rather than shrinking in the face of life’s difficulties, you will discover in Homecoming the therapeutic approaches and spiritual practices to live a more expansive life characterized by empowerment, healthier relationships, gratitude, and a deeper sense of purpose.

©2022 Thema Bryant (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Dr. Thema Bryant is teaching people how to come back to themselves and handle challenges along the way of self-discovery. This book is a must-read for anyone going through a transition in life or seeking to learn more about themselves.” —Nedra Glover Tawwab, New York Times bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace

“A wise and empathic guide to (re-)discovering and befriending who you really are, no matter how much you may have drifted away due to stressful and painful life events, including not having been seen or valued by others, outright racism, violence, injustice, and traumas of all kinds. Dr. Bryant provides many possible pathways back to experiencing your original wholeness. Whatever path you take, it will be nothing less than the journey of a lifetime, starting from precisely where you are. This book arrives at the perfect time, if you are willing to let it guide you in opening and reconnecting to your essential beauty.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living  

"Dr. Thema's invitation in this book is grounding. She encourages us to release busyness and get present. The resounding message is we are not lost, we are home. This is a book that everyone needs to read." —Alexandra Elle, author of After the Rain 

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A life changing must read!

This audiobook is amazing! If you’re looking to be challenged, grow and live a more authentic life, this is the book for you!

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This is a life changing listen. It is challenging work discussed, and is necessary to get to your homecoming. It’s a beautiful place to be once you arrive.

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Most Comprehensive and caring approach

I really love Dr. Thema approach to this book but in general I really appreciate her trauma informed and acknowledgment of oppressive systems role in mental health. totally recommend!

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loved itttt.

As a therapist I truly could relate this book to my life and the life of my clients. I will use some of the homework with them as well

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Transformative

This book fills in a gap with facilitating healing through racial trauma. I’ve already gifted a copy to my younger brother as he navigates his trauma. It definitely helps you name and recognize the various ways in which we disconnect to survive our trauma, but it helps you build the capacity to come home to your whole self. This work is liberatory and necessary!

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Soooouuullll refreshing!

This book will teach you how to live life to the fullest without any limitation. Wisdom unlimited is what you get with Dr.Thema. The homecoming is certainly a must have.

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The book content is great. The reader sounds like a robot and it’s hard to ignore. Can’t recommend this book on audible.

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Such an exceptional book!

I love how nurturing and trauma informed this book is written. It feels good to be seen. Thank you!

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Dr. Thema will help you love yourself

Dr. Thema is the embodiment of authenticity and unconditional love. You will find your sacred story through her words.