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  There’s a Best Psychotherapy? How can I say that bioenergetic therapy is the best psychotherapy? I believe it. It’s that simple. Obviously, I’m biased because I practice bioenergetic therapy. And if that bothers you, you probably don’t want to keep reading. To be fair, I can admit that...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Are you looking forward with excited anticipation to see the relatives this holiday season? No? Well, if not, here is a way to use the experiences to make you a “better” person. A “Better” Person? You might wonder what I mean when I say, “better” person,...

As you well know, it's not okay to take out your frustrations on the world. So, where does that leave you? Probably stuck with so much stress you feel like you're going to explode. Incidentally, responsible stress relief is something I can teach you. And...

Every day, you feel all kinds of emotions, and to get along, you don’t express them. You "let it go". If someone annoys you, you excuse it by rationalizing their behavior. You tell yourself that they didn’t mean it "that way." It’s no big deal. Rationalizing...

What is transference and why should you care about it? Well, it means you are taking ideas and expectations from your past and putting them into your current life. Transferring them to the people in your current life, into scenarios and situations of your current...

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Quote by James Baldwin Isn’t There an Easier Path? I know you want to move forward, to feel joy, and to be happy. The idea of feeling pain and old feelings...

Not long ago my wife and I went for an early morning walk on a secluded beach near our home. The coastline in northern California can be rugged, and on this stretch the waves were uncommonly high. I found myself absorbed in watching a huge...

Let's use physical fitness as an analogy to understand what emotional fitness is. What is Physical Fitness? Physical fitness is: Strength Flexibility Agility Physical Strength - the ability to pick something up, squat down, or be able to walk up a flight of stairs. Physical Flexibility  - the ability...

Why Revisiting Your History in Therapy Makes Your Life Better Today Sometimes it’s hard to understand the point of revisiting your history in therapy. I get it. It’s the past. Over. Why go there? If your goal is to feel better today and your past was horrible,...