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With all the speculation out there right now about “mental health” and its relationship to mass shootings, I decided to answer the question, how can a kid kill? To be blunt, when a kid can kill, it’s because they have suffered tremendous emotional and/or physical pain...

Being entirely honest with yourself means listening to that little voice in your head that says, "I really shouldn't marry this woman/guy." Only when you can be entirely honest with yourself will you avoid spending 5 or 10, heck, 20 years with someone you "never...

  What The Vagus Nerve Is And Why You Should Know About It Simply put, the Vagus nerve is your 10th cranial nerve. You have 12 cranial nerves in all, and the 10th one is super special. It’s called the Vagus nerve because it comes from a Latin...

The truest test of your strength is revealed in your ability to tolerate intense feelings and refrain from acting on them in hurtful ways, toward yourself or anyone else.  The foundation of your ability to do this grows through the practice of mindful self-awareness. All...

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...