illustrations of woman's torso contorted by corset and one normal woman's torso. Illustration titled "Les Crimes du Corset". It is clear that breathing to calm down would be difficult with a constricted chest. Leah Benson Therapy logo shown.

Why Breathing to Calm Down Doesn’t Work

Calming Breath It’s no secret that deep breathing will calm you down when you’re stressed out. Unless, of course, you’re someone who can’t calm down when you breathe deeply. You

Demonstration of stability ball bioenergetic exercise

Stability Ball Breathing

Breathe More, Feel More One of the most fundamental exercises of bioenergetics involves opening up muscular contractions in your chest. This allows you to breathe more fully. And if you

Who is The Best Therapist in Tampa?

Who is The Best Therapist in Tampa?

Better than all the rest! Let’s say you’re a self-sufficient, hard working, high achiever in Tampa Bay. If you’ve come to the conclusion that you need help with a mental

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The first goal of bioenergetic analysis is self-awareness. This means being consciously aware of all the feelings in your body. ” -Dr. Alexander Lowen, founder of bioenergetic analysis. Paying attention to

Leah Benson Therapy illustrates the grounding pose bioenergetic exercise

What is a Grounding Pose?

The grounding pose is a fundamental bioenergetic exercise. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.  Bend at the hips. Bend your knees slightly. Let your fingertips hang toward the ground.

What is Bioenergetic Therapy video

What is Bioenergetic Therapy?

  Your mind and body are not separate. Your body charges up with emotion and your mind registers this information; butterflies in your stomach, face flushing, gut feelings, etc. The

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Duty and Love are Incompatible

“As we grow and develop, our love changes, embracing more of the world and maturing as we assume more responsibility for those we love. A loving person loves life, and

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