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...

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...
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Meditating On The Essence Of Christmas

Year after year I would dread the approach of the holiday season. The stress and chaos that accompanies this time of year always overwhelmed me and I began to see Christmas as a materialistic,...
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Is Walking the Way to Enlightenment?

Walking can be a form of mindfulness meditation, especially the practice known as attentive walking. The natural rhythm of one foot, then the other - this automatic, yet biologically complex process - gets the blood...
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Herbs for Ritual Purification

The autumn is certainly a time of change. Brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red glow in the afternoon sunlight. This energizing color experience gives way to quiet stillness as nature takes a break...
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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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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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The Joy of Solitude

Solitude is taking time for oneself. We all need solitude whether we are single, in a relationship, or have a family. Solitude is essential for our personal well-being and the health of our interpersonal...
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How To Live In Harmony With The Daily Cycles

To maintain balance and health we need to live in harmony nature's daily cycles. There are times of the day that are more suitable than others for our regular daily activities such as waking,...

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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