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So, what if I were to tell you that there's an exercise class designed to improve your emotional life and your relationships? Well, there is one, and it's called Building Elan, which is a Bioenergetic Exercise class. Want to stop feeling stressed out, depressed and lifeless? Sick of...

Releasing Tension Pounding exercises are designed to help you release pent-up energy. Before you pour a drink or turn on the TV after work, try these exercises. They will bring you instantaneous relief from stress, irritation, and many other negative emotions. Let’s say you get home feeling...

What does it mean, the mind and body are not separate? Basically, what that means is the mind influences the body and the body influences the mind. Thoughts can influence what happens in your body and what happens in your body can influence your thoughts. We've...

I had a conversation the other day and we talked about his experience of going to see a therapist. He always had this idea that therapists were perfect. And that the therapist had all the answers and that their life was peachy, just perfect. What...

Bioenergetic exercises are extra helpful because you discharge energy through both physical movement and verbal expression. You release more tension than you would if you were to use one or the other on its own. An active tension-releasing exercise is what I call the adult tantrum. This...

Effective Ways to Modify Bioenergetic Exercises to Suit Your Needs Do you have to be physically fit to do bioenergetic therapy or body-based psychotherapy? No, you don't. If you have a major injury or something you need to be cautious about protecting, then you need to...

Well-worn pathways Imagine that you follow the same path through the woods outside your house to get to a river every day. It’s well-worn and easy to traverse. One day, for whatever reason, your path is inaccessible, so you have to go in a different direction...

Traditional Ideas to Calm Your Racing Mind If you have trouble falling asleep because of racing thoughts, you are not alone. This problem is so common that there are there literally hundreds of thousands of sources where you can find lists of ideas about how to calm...

Foreword to Emotional Utopia Your destiny is determined by how fully and deeply you breathe. Humans are breathing machines. Take away our ability to breathe, and you take away our ability to live. Breath is life, and how you breathe has a tremendous impact on how you’ll...