What is Somatic or Body-Centered Therapy?

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Body-centered or Somatic Psychology is a field within psychotherapy.  It’s not just taking a yoga class or walking during your psychotherapy session.  Those activities, sure can be great too.  There’s more to it as it relates to therapy though.  In this video I’ll tell you more about Somatic or Body-centered psychotherapy.  If the roots and theory are interesting to you, …

Beliefs and Hakomi Body-Centered Therapy

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Negative Beliefs = Doorway to Change The Hakomi Method mixes and weaves together the best practices to help you get in touch with yourself.  It’s a kind way to explore your inner world so that new choices feel more accessible.  It pays attention to limiting beliefs because paying attention to them helps us walk toward change.  People are invited to …

Pause for a Mindful Breathing Exercise

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Mindful Breathing We are in it now.  The busy holiday time, that is.  Seems like no matter what, there are moments of too much activity, interaction and stimulus.  As soon as you notice that you’d benefit from a break, go ahead and pause.  Take a moment to invite mindfulness of body and breath.  This short mindful breathing practice of three, …

Naropa University class with Mia Bolte

3 Things I Love About Teaching at Naropa

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Late Wednesday afternoons I teach.  At least that’s been true for the past few years.  Five years ago, I returned to the Naropa University class room, this time as an adjunct faculty instructor to teach a year long counseling skills class.  Of course, when I was a student, working on my Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology I was there …

Self-Acceptance Now

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Right now, the arrangement of the heavens is in even greater support of self-acceptance.  I am no astrologer, and the info is clear, that we are in a time that will support a deeper knowing of our wellness  If you’ve been putting off working with your internal negativity, don’t wait.  There is extra energetic support now for cultivating more self-care, …

Relationships and Co-Dependency

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Relationships as Mirrors Commonly, in our thoughtful moments, we are trying to understand our relationships.  In therapeutic work, the aim is to go beyond complaining about how and what your friend or partner does to upset and confuse you.  At some point, the relationship must become a mirror reflecting you to yourself.  Asking, “what is my role and part?” can …