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Therapy Process

Every day, you feel all kinds of emotions, and to get along, you don’t express them. You "let it go". If someone annoys you, you excuse it by rationalizing their behavior. You tell yourself that they didn’t mean it "that way." It’s no big deal. Rationalizing...

What is transference and why should you care about it? Well, it means you are taking ideas and expectations from your past and putting them into your current life. Transferring them to the people in your current life, into scenarios and situations of your current...

Why Revisiting Your History in Therapy Makes Your Life Better Today Sometimes it’s hard to understand the point of revisiting your history in therapy. I get it. It’s the past. Over. Why go there? If your goal is to feel better today and your past was horrible,...

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...

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...

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...

A while back, I wrote a blog explaining why therapists don’t answer questions, and while none of what I said in that blog has changed, I want to reiterate some points and add some others. The therapist is not a model for how you should...

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