Recently, I read an article by Mark J. Doolittle, PhD. He wrote it for the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine. And in it, he wrote of studies that reveal a
Mental Health Therapy
“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a “mental health” problem because that
WHAT THE HECK IS SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY?! It’s just a fancy way of saying that you are going to actively engage your body while doing psychotherapy. So how do you do that?
What is body-centered psychotherapy, you ask? First off, it’s really weird. I’m not going to lie.
No, you don’t need a therapist. You’re not crazy and there’s nothing really wrong with you. But you’re not happy are you? Can you quit what you want to quit and start what you want to start?
There are lots of different types of therapy out there. And there are even more “non-therapy” techniques designed to help you change the way you think, act, or feel.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from people that a therapy relationship is not a real relationship. It’s a pretty universal assumption. To be honest, during a large part of my own therapy, I thought the same thing.
When therapy doesn’t work, it’s because you are talking about your feelings or talking about events that happened in the past, you aren’t feeling them. Talking and insight alone have no magical qualities. In order to experience a change in the way you feel in your body, you have to experience the feelings in your body.
Believe it or not, all your relationship problems can be boiled down into one simple explanation. Either you are expecting your partner to give you something that they are unwilling or unable to give you, that you may or may not know you are asking for, or they are doing the same to you, or both.
An example I found from a Google search sums it up.
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