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Body Oriented Psychotherapy Tag

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...

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...

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,...

Take a Deep Breath When you take a deep breath, do your chest and belly expand? Little secret. Most of the time when you think you are taking a deep breath, you're not actually taking a deep breath at all. That's because the muscles of your torso, diaphragm...

 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 strong relationship between emotional stress and cancer. Obviously, emotional stress is not the only factor in...

Loosen up and feel joy All feelings are your birthright. Joy happens to be one that you lose as you age. That's because you tighten up against the pain and heartbreak that are inevitable in life. Over time you get so tight that you stop feeling much...

Here are 2 moves for better relationships. They're exercises you can do to get on the road to gaining the skills you'll need. They might seem too simple to make any difference in your life, but rest assured. They are powerful and effective. Lie backwards over...

Calming Breath It’s no secret that deep breathing will calm you down when you’re stressed out. Unless, of course, you’re someone who can’t calm down when you breathe deeply. You could take a Valium or a Xanax. But if that works for you, then you’re probably not...

 What does it mean to “get into your body” in body psychotherapy? Here are a few of the many ways to do so: Standing vs. sitting on the therapist’s couch Tuning into how well you’re breathing The grounding pose Stress exercises like the bow Pounding exercises ...

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