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As you well know, it's not okay to take out your frustrations on the world. So, where does that leave you? Probably stuck with so much stress you feel like you're going to explode. Incidentally, responsible stress relief is something I can teach you. And...

Every day, you feel all kinds of emotions, and to get along, you don’t express them. You "let it go". If someone annoys you, you excuse it by rationalizing their behavior. You tell yourself that they didn’t mean it "that way." It’s no big deal. Rationalizing...

What is transference and why should you care about it? Well, it means you are taking ideas and expectations from your past and putting them into your current life. Transferring them to the people in your current life, into scenarios and situations of your current...

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Quote by James Baldwin Isn’t There an Easier Path? I know you want to move forward, to feel joy, and to be happy. The idea of feeling pain and old feelings...

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...

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