Tag Archives: feeling

A Focus on Life, Living, and the Free Flow of Energy and Impulse

  Bioenergetic body-mind psychotherapy has a very clear focus on supporting the free flow of life in a person. That is, bioenergetics focuses on enlivening, rather than simply “removing” troubling behaviors. From a bioenergetic perspective, many of the difficulties that people suffer are a result of early (often traumatic) experiences that interfere with our natural and healthy instinctual … Continue reading A Focus on Life, Living, and the Free Flow of Energy and Impulse

The Body Knows – Even If “We” Don’t

  Body, feeling, thought, the unconscious, and what is essential in us are all connected. If you’ve ever had a massage, you may have had the experience of registering – in a flash – that you were having surprisingly strong feelings – perhaps of fear, anger, sadness, or joy.  Maybe a concrete memory came up … Continue reading The Body Knows – Even If “We” Don’t

Feeling Ourselves from the Inside Out – Versus Viewing Ourselves from the Outside In

  What is the difference between self-awareness and self-consciousness? In short, it is the difference between feeling ourselves from the inside out versus from viewing ourselves from the outside in. Awareness in general and self-awareness in particular are important practices in this alchemical body-mind work. Simultaneously, learning to be in our body (truly inhabiting our … Continue reading Feeling Ourselves from the Inside Out – Versus Viewing Ourselves from the Outside In

Ground, Heart, Intent, Openness, Presence

  Modern psychology, organizational research, the new sciences, wisdom traditions, and martial arts have all repeatedly “discovered” five fundamental elements that represent human qualities and behavioral options. These elements of power link to personal development through body-mind practices, and also represent options for satisfying and effective action across domains (e.g., leadership, team building, career development, … Continue reading Ground, Heart, Intent, Openness, Presence