"An invitation to unlearn the lies about your body that make you feel less-than, and learn to love the home where your life happens. In This Is My Body, clinical therapist and award-winning researcher Dr. Hillary McBride offers a pathway from disconnection to embodied living by making peace with the living, breathing story of who you are. Packed with illuminating research and stories from her work and deeply personal journey of healing from a life-threatening eating disorder, a car wreck the EMTs thought she wouldn't walk away from, and chronic pain, McBride brings meaningful insights to why the relationship with our bodies matters for the quality of our whole lives. A specialist in embodiment practices, McBride shares the truths and tools to embrace the whole of yourself and, in turn, experience your life to the fullest. This book will show you: how to unlearn the lies about your body that hold you back from the life you were meant to live; practices for reclaiming your body--and your life--from stress, trauma, appearance ideals, and the expectations of others; how to access the healing that is written in our very DNA; tools for regulating your emotions through physical awareness. For anyone who has ever felt unsafe, unloved, or insufficient in their own skin, McBride offers a better way toward health and true acceptance. This is the invitation to live a better story with your body, to come home to the gift of yourself and the wholeness that has been there all along."-- Provided by publisher.