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Category: Mental Health Therapy

Dear Polyvagal Theory, this is tough for me.
Bioenergetics

Sorry Poly (Vagal Theory), We’re Breaking Up

Breaking up with the polyvagal theory Have you ever spent a long time in what you thought was a pretty good relationship only to have …

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Anger Management

Stress and Cancer are Related

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 …

failure to manage anger, a real American crisis
Adolescent Therapy

“Mental Health” Is Not The Problem, Failure to Manage Anger Is The Problem

“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 …

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Bioenergetic Analysis - Body Psychotherapy

You Don’t Need A Therapist

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?

Therapy Doesn't Work - Leah Benson Therapy Tampa
Marriage Counseling Tampa

Therapy Doesn’t Work

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.

Therapy is weird Leah Benson Therapy Tampa
Mental Health Therapy

Let’s Face It, Therapy Is Weird. Here’s Why.

An example I found from a Google search sums it up.

Life Coach vs Therapist
Life Coaching

Therapist v. Life Coach – What’s the Diff?

What is the Difference? Not too long ago, I listened to a segment on National Public Radio. It was about the “explosion” of life coaches …

What is Psychotherapy at Leah Benson Therapy?
Mental Health Therapy

What is Psychotherapy at Leah Benson Therapy

When you Google, “what is psychotherapy,” you will find that the first entry out of more than 29 million search results is this simple definition, “the treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.” While this definition is partly accurate, it doesn’t help you understand what it is that a therapist will be doing with you in therapy.

Why Self-Help Books Are Not Psychotherapy
Mental Health Therapy

Why Self-Help Books Are Not Psychotherapy

Thinking you will get therapeutic results by reading self help books is like thinking you will see a change in your body by reading a book about working out. Getting fit or sculpting your body requires you to take action, and so does overcoming an emotional difficulty or becoming a master of your emotional universe.

Gym : Physical workout : : Therapy : _______
Bioenergetic Analysis - Body Psychotherapy

Gym : Physical workout : Therapy:

Gym is to physical workout as therapy is to emotional workout. If you remember SAT analogies, you will recognize the title of this blog post as one.

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