Embrace Podcast

Welcome to – Embrace: A Podcast for Survivors by Survivors about Sex and Intimacy.

In 2019 BRISSC ran a 7-week support group on sex and intimacy for survivors, blending feminist and somatic theory and practices. 

Themes covered included: 

  • Somatic safety & embodiment 
  • Working with trauma (the ‘resilient edge of resistance’) 
  • Triggers 
  • Consent & sexual communication
  • Arousal anatomy and orgasm 

At the end of the group, participants felt passionate about sharing their process, learnings and reflections with a wider audience – and the idea of a podcast was born. The intention is survivors talking to survivors about their experiences – although the content will also be invaluable for sexual violence workers. 

Embrace is a 6-part podcast series drawing on the lived expertise of survivors of sexual violence. Each topic split into two parts – a discussion between survivors about topics relevant to sex and intimacy after trauma, and a somatic ‘practice’ – which support listeners to embody the concepts from the discussion.

The Embrace podcast is available below and on all major podcast platforms!

Episode 1: Introduction

Practice 1: Agenda Versus Intention

Episode 2: Somatic Processes & Embodied Safety

Practice 2: Creating a Container

Episode 3: Resilient Edge of Resistance

PRACTICE 3: EXPLORING EDGES THROUGH STRETCHING

EPISODE 4: TRIGGERS & TRIGGER PLANS

PRACTICE 4: MEMORIES ARE JUST GUESTS

EPISODE 5: CONSENT

PRACTICE 5 [P1]: FEEL INTO A YES

PRACTICE 5 [P2]: BEING WITH BOUNDARIES

Episode 6: Arousal Anatomy & Orgasm

Practice 6: Self-Exploration