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It’s not “tough” to feel nothing Healthy relationships, a healthy body and a joyful life require that you feel. An absence of feeling is no asset to these. The “tough guy” character feels nothing. He makes his decisions and carries out his actions with precise, unfeeling determination....

Trying to fit stress reduction into your busy schedule can be difficult How can you possibly fit in a 20 minute mindfulness meditation when you already have so many things to do? Here are 5 simple stress reduction techniques to pick from that will help you chill...

Criticizing from the point of view of a dogma is the sign of a closed mind. Do you have a closed mind? Dogma: An unyielding set of rules established by an authority outside you. Whose rules do you follow? Can you question the authorities you’ve decided to...

A breathing what? Yes, a bioenergetic breathing stool This little darling is used to help you breathe more fully and deeply. Doing so gives you more energy and can lift your mood. Proceed with caution: Using the breathing stool can also bring up emotions of sorrow and longing,...

"Leah Benson's method joins together the brilliant insights and life-affirming value of psychoanalysis with the practice of bioenergy expansion through deep breathing and movement." -Elliott Hulse Owner, Strength Camp...

Ok, I know I’m tooting my own horn with a title like that, but what I really want to do is tell you about something more important than whether I think Bioenergetics is the best kind of therapy. I read a quote recently that I want to...

What is body psychotherapy? What is body psychotherapy all about and what can you expect to do when you come to my office? First off, we'll start with the theory that the mind and the body are not separate. Thinking and talking will be balanced by doing....

"Bioenergetics is an adventure in self-discovery." Like most therapy, bioenergetics can help you discover more about yourself on a deep level. Why bother with self-discovery? Because when you do it, you begin to steer the ship of your life more intentionally. You get what you want faster,...

Sometimes there are no words, just a feeling. You know what a "location joke" is? The kind where you "had to be there" to get it...

To explain why therapy groups are good for your mental health, I first need to tell you some basic things about your evolutionary history, your brain, and your nervous system. As mammals, we're wired to live in social groups We evolved that way because we were a...