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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...

I want to address a couple of questions I often get regarding medications. The first question is, “Do I need to take medication?” The second question is, “I’ve been taking medication and I don’t think it’s helping me. So, do you think I should take it?” First...

When you can truly let your emotions move through you, anything can feel good. In contrast, if you chronically tense your body to block “unacceptable” feelings, you won’t feel the simple joys in life, either. I'd be really happy right now if I could feel it...

By definition, sexuality is your capacity for sexual feelings. So why will self-acceptance improve your capacity for sexual feelings? Because self-acceptance means that you are comfortable with all the sensations and emotions generated by your body. Most people have trouble accepting all the feelings in their...

Why You Don’t Have Clarity It’s hard to have clarity on what to do in your life when the answers as to what’s right come from outside you. Knowing your path can only come from inside. But if you don’t have a connection to your insides,...

Praise for the Practice of Bioenergetics A testimonial: I am a child and adult psychiatrist with thirty years of experience. Over the last four years during my training as a bioenergetic analyst, I have seen dramatic results with this form of therapy. I have seen transformations, growth,...

Remember A Good Moment and Hold it Close To Your Heart When bad stuff is happening in your world, it's good to have something positive to hang on to. Lovers used to wear tiny lockets with photos of their sweethearts. Soldiers carried photos of their children. Just...

Be kind to yourself. I often say "be kind to yourself" when people are walking out of my office. And the reason I do that is because earlier in the session, or at that moment, I have felt how awful the person is feeling about themselves....

Elegance is When the Inside is as Beautiful as the Outside. Actually, elegance is dignified ease and suppleness in appearance, movement, or behavior. And it is impossible to be elegant unless your inside is as beautiful as your outside. Alexander Lowen said, "A healthy person is really characterized by...

You know when you need a cute fix. You know need a cute fix when too much has gone wrong all around you. You're on overload. Things you care about are being destroyed. You feel helpless to do anything about the mayhem around you. The world...