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Winter Solstice: How to Celebrate the Return of Light

The winter solstice marks the longest night of the year. The winter solstice falls around December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and June 21st in the Southern Hemisphere. The winter solstice is a turning point...
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The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is about identifying your needs for your physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual well-being and taking deliberate action to meet those needs. Self-care includes taking the time to do activities that nourish you; it also...

Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Industrious/Over-focused and Expressive/Clinging Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Rigid Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Acceptance and Approval Trauma Through: rejection from the caregiver...

Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Burdened/Enduring Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: The Masochist Stage of Development: Anal Stage (18 months to 3 years) Function Truncated: Responsibility and freedom Trauma Through: controlling caregiver caregiver suppresses child's...

Dependant/Endearing and Self-Reliant/Independent Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Dependant/Endearing and Self-Reliant/Independent Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Oral Stage of Development: Oral (breastfeeding) stage (first 2 years of life). Function Truncated: Support and self-support. Trauma Through: unpredictable feeding schedule ...
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Tough/Generous and Charming/Manipulative Character Strategies

This article provides and understanding of the Tough/Generous and Charming/Manipulative Character Strategies of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Psychopath/Sociopath Stage of Development: Phallic Stage (3.5 years to 6 years) Function Truncated: Autonomy Trauma Through: overpowering caregiver caregiver putting the child...
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Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy. Traditional Name: Schizoid Stage of Development: Tactile (sensory) stage (in the womb and the first few months of life). Function Truncated: Belonging and fitting...

Character Strategies of Body-Centered Psychotherapy

“The entire world of past experience (is) embodied in the present in the form of character attitudes. A person's character is the fractional sum total of all past experiences.” ~Wilhelm Reich Character Strategies form in the...
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Build Better Relationships With These Four Simple Concepts

This article explains four concepts that are useful in building better relationships and developing more self-awareness in interpersonal interactions.  While there are many more ways to build inter-personal skills these are the concepts that...
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Controlling Emotions With Yoga

The science of anatomy states that emotions are a production of our brain and our mind. An emotion arises simply for the sake of survival. An emotion is a short-lived mental fluctuation, but when...
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