Tag Archives: movement

Depression, Low Energy, and the Hazards of Living by Will Alone

  When we’re depressed, we lack energy. One reason we get depressed is because we run out of the will to push ourselves, and we discover there’s no underlying energy, desire, or impulse to move us. In fact,too much will-driven living is part of what got us into trouble to begin with. Life itself is … Continue reading Depression, Low Energy, and the Hazards of Living by Will Alone

Bioenergetic Exercises, Self-Expression – and Emotional Release

  “Does all that sound and movement in bioenergetics really help me heal? Doesn’t that kind of dramatic self-expression just teach people it’s OK to blow up or break down?” Yes and no. To both questions. Here’s the deal. Bodily exercises are indeed an important aspect of bioenergetic therapy and development work. These exercises include … Continue reading Bioenergetic Exercises, Self-Expression – and Emotional Release

The Role of the Body in Bioenergetic Psychotherapy

  Body-mind psychotherapy stands in contrast to purely verbal psychotherapies by including your bodily self in the therapy session. This can take many different forms. At the most fundamental level, body-mind and bioenergetic psychotherapy operate on the continuity of mind, body, feeling, relationship and environment. As an example, if we feel an (unconscious) conflict about … Continue reading The Role of the Body in Bioenergetic Psychotherapy

Dis-ease, Grace, Body, and Spirit

We’ve seen how someone can be technically perfect in a performance (say on a musical instrument, in a dance, or in sports) but not only is the passion missing – the life – but we ourselves don’t rise and fall in pleasure in seeing or hearing the performance. We ourselves are not carried away by the performance … Continue reading Dis-ease, Grace, Body, and Spirit