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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,...

Bioenergetics is a way of understanding personality in terms of the body and its energetic processes… Bioenergetics is also a form of therapy that combines work with the body and mind to help people resolve their emotional problems and realize more of their potential for...

I want to talk to you about anxiety and 4 simple things you can do to reduce anxiety right now. So first off, let's look at anxiety from a physiological standpoint. Anxiety from a Physiological Standpoint Aside from the fact that you feel like you want to die...

What’s the difference between Yoga and bioenergetic exercise? And why would you do bioenergetic exercise instead of Yoga? What's the difference? While many of the poses of Yoga and bioenergetics are the same, there are some fundamental differences. For instance, bioenergetic exercise is primarily about emotional fitness...

How often have you been in a beautiful place and been unable to enjoy where you are? You’re Here in Body, but Your Mind is Somewhere Else. Well, that happens because you're not really here. You are not focusing on the beauty around you. You are somewhere...

What is the difference between yoga and bioenergetic therapy? First of all, bioenergetic therapy is therapy. It's a type of psychotherapy and it is based on the premise that the mind and body are not separate. What does it mean, the mind and body are not separate? When...

What is mindfulness? Right now, practicing mindfulness is all the rage. And what is mindfulness, exactly? It’s putting intentional focus on something you are doing. Which might sound like paying attention. But actually, they’re not the same. When you pay attention to what you are doing in...

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...