Leah Benson, LMHC, Author at Leah Benson Therapy
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Author: Leah Benson, LMHC

Why you should have secrets in your relationship. No, I don't think it's good to keep secrets in your relationship. Not the betrayal kind of secrets, anyway. When I say you should have secrets in your relationship, what I mean is that you should have your own...

Why integrity is the essence of everything successful. Of course, you know that integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. That's why the essence of everything successful is built on it. You can't build a strong foundation and structure on shifting...

Calming Breath It’s no secret that deep breathing will calm you down when you’re stressed out. Unless, of course, you’re someone who can’t calm down when you breathe deeply. You could take a Valium or a Xanax. But if that works for you, then you’re probably not...

How to make people like you. The quickest and simplest way to make people like you is to make them feel good. How to make people feel good. People love to be "seen" and "felt." That means they want to know that you see who they really are....

Study showed that strong relationships protect your heart. Protect your heart. Improve your relationships. A study done by Dr. Stewart Wolf, a cardiologist, of the inhabitants of the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s, demonstrated that the instability of emotional relationships creates stress that can have...

 What does it mean to “get into your body” in body psychotherapy? Here are a few of the many ways to do so: Standing vs. sitting on the therapist’s couch Tuning into how well you’re breathing The grounding pose Stress exercises like the bow Pounding exercises ...

Breathe More, Feel More One of the most fundamental exercises of bioenergetics involves opening up muscular contractions in your chest. This allows you to breathe more fully. And if you breathe more, you feel more. Lean backwards over a stability ball, the arm of a couch, a...

Better than all the rest! Let’s say you’re a self-sufficient, hard working, high achiever in Tampa Bay. If you’ve come to the conclusion that you need help with a mental or emotional difficulty, you’re more than likely going to wonder, who is the best therapist in...

The first goal of bioenergetic analysis is self-awareness. This means being consciously aware of all the feelings in your body. " -Dr. Alexander Lowen, founder of bioenergetic analysis. Paying attention to your insides: Scientists call the awareness of what's happening inside your body, interoception. It's when you notice and...

The grounding pose is a fundamental bioenergetic exercise. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.  Bend at the hips. Bend your knees slightly. Let your fingertips hang toward the ground. Breathe deeply and easily. Let your head hang heavy like a bowling ball. Let your arms...

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