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 …

Romantic Relationships Explained

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I can barely pull myself away from the new cook book I’m loving to give this a proper and enthusiastic intro.  And, I must!  Without a lot of preface,  I am sharing the goodie now.  Why?  It’s a distillation of years of inner work; my own and witnessing others.  This needs to be shared.  It covers things like: What love …

You Take Care of YOU!

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What Are Good Boundaries? We get encouraged to have “good boundaries”, right?  Here are some healthy thoughts and actions that are examples of healthy boundaries.  For many, your own experience somehow took a back seat including being conditioned to be overly focused on others. It’s no wonder that boundaries can be confusing.  Read through the list.  Which feel already available …

Attachment Style Quiz

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Please follow this link (or paste this: https://dianepooleheller.com/attachment-test/) to take a five minute or so quiz about your style of connecting and relating to others, also known as your “attachment style”.  You’ll get your results immediately. If we work together, please share the info you get from Diane Poole Heller’s quiz, with me via email.  Take screen shots of your …

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Invitation to Stop Fooling Yourself

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You can fool a lot of yourself, but you can’t fool the soul. – Mary Oliver Any new year comes with an implicit invitation to take advantage of the power of beginnings.  Officially it is a time of fresh starts.  Why not be still and get quiet with your real self.  Your wise self waits to be called upon.  Listen …

What Do My Emotions Mean?

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Understanding what our emotions mean can help us to process and make sense of them.  It’s also essential to feel them vs. simply thinking or pondering.  As you look through these definitions notice how your body responds.  Are there sensations that arise?  Let the body be part of the investigation. As you try on this emotional info, notice your physical …

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, …