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Motivational

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...

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...

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...

(Foreword to Emotional Utopia) Your destiny is determined by how fully and deeply you breathe. Humans are breathing machines. Take away our ability to breathe, and you take away our ability to live. Breath is life, and how you breathe has a tremendous impact on how you’ll...

By definition, sexuality is your capacity for sexual feelings. So why will self-acceptance improve your capacity for sexual feelings? Because self-acceptance means that you are comfortable with all the sensations and emotions generated by your body. Most people have trouble accepting all the feelings in their...

Praise for the Practice of Bioenergetics A testimonial: I am a child and adult psychiatrist with thirty years of experience. Over the last four years during my training as a bioenergetic analyst, I have seen dramatic results with this form of therapy. I have seen transformations, growth,...

Remember A Good Moment and Hold it Close To Your Heart When bad stuff is happening in your world, it's good to have something positive to hang on to. Lovers used to wear tiny lockets with photos of their sweethearts. Soldiers carried photos of their children. Just...

Elegance is When the Inside is as Beautiful as the Outside. Actually, elegance is dignified ease and suppleness in appearance, movement, or behavior. And it is impossible to be elegant unless your inside is as beautiful as your outside. Alexander Lowen said, "A healthy person is really characterized by...

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