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Achieve comfort and safety by using your body to regulate your energy. Research is bearing out the reality that the use of talk therapy alone as a method of facilitating lasting change has limitations for some people. For these individuals, body psychotherapy is the key. Learning...

Self-possession is the state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of your feelings and composure. You only have one real possession, and that is yourself. If you want to be able to stop doing what you say you want to stop doing, start...

If you're asking “should I stay married” because you woke up one day next to someone you don't really know and aren't sure you even want to be married to, then this blog is for you. You love them, but you aren't “in love” with them. You get...

Don't Let Your Childhood Fortresses Become Your Adult Prisons When we are children, we build psychological fortresses to protect ourselves from feeling helpless, overwhelmed, or afraid of what's going on around us. If you don't begin to recognize and break down the walls of those fortresses...

What do I mean by emotional success? I mean – the ability to actually start doing things or stop doing things rather than talking about doing them. The experience of better relationships with your family, friends and colleagues. The feeling of peace of mind and overall happiness in...

Let's face it, improving your self-confidence is not an easy task. You are going to have to change your brain significantly in order to achieve it. Changing your brain takes time. It also takes persistence and intense emotional experiences, as well as proximity to someone who...

Your ego is your individual interface with the world. It resides not only in your mind, but is experienced by you and revealed to the world in your body. To achieve the goals you set for yourself, you will need to expand the flexibility of...

Your shadow is the part of you that you are completely unaware of. It is the invisible driver of your conscious behaviors. In other words, it's your “unconscious.” Which means you literally have no conscious knowledge of it. The only way to stop doing things...

As John Gray says, "What You Feel, You Can Heal". Allowing yourself to feel troubling emotions with a therapist is challenging. Body-based psychotherapy provides a method to access feelings quickly. Digging deep and being emotional is critical to the healing process. And unfortunately, if you...

If you've been thinking about how to save your marriage, you've come to the right place. I have some answers. First off, don't feel too bad if you haven't been able to figure out how to make it work on your own. Practically none of us get...