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Body Oriented Psychotherapy Tag

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...

 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...

Your mind and body are not separate. Your body charges up with emotion and your mind registers this information; butterflies in your stomach, face flushing, gut feelings, etc. The basis and goal of bioenergetic therapy is to consciously integrate your mind and the feelings in your body....

Learn To Cool Your Jets Through Integration of Your Brain The best, and simplest way to achieve peace of mind or improve your relationships is to focus on integrating the different components of your brain and your personal connections. In your brain, you create links between...

Sometimes there are no words, just a feeling That’s because the communications of the body are your original mother tongue. Before you spoke using words, you communicated via eye contact, facial expression, tone of voice, posture, gesture, intensity and timing. The truth is, you still communicate in these...

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,...

Your Body Needs Movement "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....

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