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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...

Releasing Tension Pounding exercises are designed to help you release pent-up energy. Before you pour a drink or turn on the TV after work, try these exercises. They will bring you instantaneous relief from stress, irritation, and many other negative emotions. Let’s say you get home feeling...

What does it mean, the mind and body are not separate? Basically, what that means is the mind influences the body and the body influences the mind. Thoughts can influence what happens in your body and what happens in your body can influence your thoughts. We've...

I had a conversation the other day and we talked about his experience of going to see a therapist. He always had this idea that therapists were perfect. And that the therapist had all the answers and that their life was peachy, just perfect. What...

Bioenergetic exercises are extra helpful because you discharge energy through both physical movement and verbal expression. You release more tension than you would if you were to use one or the other on its own. An active tension-releasing exercise is what I call the adult tantrum. This...

Effective Ways to Modify Bioenergetic Exercises to Suit Your Needs Do you have to be physically fit to do bioenergetic therapy or body-based psychotherapy? No, you don't. If you have a major injury or something you need to be cautious about protecting, then you need to...

Well-worn pathways Imagine that you follow the same path through the woods outside your house to get to a river every day. It’s well-worn and easy to traverse. One day, for whatever reason, your path is inaccessible, so you have to go in a different direction...

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