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Emotional Workout Tag

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...

Do you feel like a pushover? Can you say no? Are you ready to stop getting used by people? Don’t get me wrong. It feels good to lend a hand sometimes. Even when you get nothing in return except the satisfaction of knowing that you helped. In fact,...

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...

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....

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 tell you why you are depressed, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. First off, in the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous system as “fight or flight,” or “rest and...

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn't "get that look off your face" it would stick that way? Well, they weren't all wrong because unexpressed emotions can stress the muscles. When you force yourself to hold in a feeling by contracting your muscles, you...

It's not "mental health." It's uncontrolled anger. Since the general term “mental health” is being erroneously substituted in discussions lately for the specific problem of uncontrolled anger, I’ve decided to beat the drum of anger management. As I’ve said before, violence is not the result of “mental...

Deep Change is Much More Than Finding a Comfortable Role or Playing Better Games Going to therapy to get better at playing the role of good husband, good wife, bread winner, hard worker, good student, bad boy, doting mother, martyr, or anything else will not make your life...

Being entirely honest with yourself means listening to that little voice in your head that says, "I really shouldn't marry this woman/guy." Only when you can be entirely honest with yourself will you avoid spending 5 or 10, heck, 20 years with someone you "never...

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