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What is body psychotherapy? What is body psychotherapy all about and what can you expect to do when you come to my office? First off, we'll start with the theory that the mind and the body are not separate. Thinking and talking will be balanced by doing....

"Bioenergetics is an adventure in self-discovery." Like most therapy, bioenergetic practices can help you discover more about yourself on a deep level. Why bother with self-discovery? Because when you do it, you begin to steer the ship of your life more intentionally. You get what you want...

Sometimes there are no words, just a feeling. You know what a "location joke" is? The kind where you "had to be there" to get it...

To explain why therapy groups are good for your mental health, I first need to tell you some basic things about your evolutionary history, your brain, and your nervous system. As mammals, we're wired to live in social groups We evolved that way because we were a...

Want a life where you start doing what you want to do, stop doing what you don’t want to do, and feel happiness and peace-of-mind? Then seize the day. What I mean by that is, be mindful of where you are. Take care to be conscious...

As I mentioned in my last blog, about depression, in order to explain why you are anxious, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. In the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous...

Moderation and Balance is Key If it’s true that great relationships and health are built on a foundation of balance, which they are, then it’s important to remember that balance does not mean “perfectly symmetrical.” There is beauty and interest in asymmetrical balance. So, giving up moderation for...

Think of the involuntary responses in your body as the big, beautiful horse in this photo. Now, imagine being a rider on that beast who can't control it. That's what's happening when you can't control your words and actions. Your ego has lost control of that...

To tell you why you are depressed, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. First off, in the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous system as “fight or flight,” or “rest and...