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Emotional Workout Tag

So, what if I were to tell you that there's an exercise class designed to improve your emotional life and your relationships? Well, there is one, and it's called Building Elan, which is a Bioenergetic Exercise class. Want to stop feeling stressed out, depressed and lifeless? Sick of...

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...

No, I'm not saying that your depression will go away forever by using one simple tool. Obviously, that's ridiculous. But hear me out. First, as I'm sure you know, sadness is not the same as depression. When you're sad you're actually feeling something. In depression there...

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...

Ever feel like you can’t get what you want out of life? Do you have ideas and plans, but you can’t follow through? There’s a reason. You can’t reach for what you want. You can’t risk the feeling of “failure” or “rejection.” Whether you know it or...

The grounding pose is a fundamental bioenergetic exercise. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.  Bend at the hips. Bend your knees slightly. Let your fingertips hang toward the ground. Breathe deeply and easily. Let your head hang heavy like a bowling ball. Let your arms...

Do you feel like a pushover? Can you say no? Are you ready to stop getting used by people? Don’t get me wrong. It feels good to lend a hand sometimes. Even when you get nothing in return except the satisfaction of knowing that you helped. In fact,...

Your Body Needs Movement "Leah Benson's method joins together the brilliant insights and life-affirming value of psychoanalysis with the practice of bioenergy expansion through deep breathing and movement." -Elliott Hulse Owner, Strength Camp...

What is body psychotherapy? What is body psychotherapy all about and what can you expect to do when you come to my office? First off, we'll start with the theory that the mind and the body are not separate. Thinking and talking will be balanced by doing....

To tell you why you are depressed, I have to tell you some things about your nervous system. First off, in the olden days, pre-1995, before Stephen Porges published his Polyvagal theory, the world thought of the nervous system as “fight or flight,” or “rest and...

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