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...
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Meditating On Compassion With Tonglen

Tonglen is a powerful technique for developing compassion and going beyond ego. Tonglen is a well-known method originating from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The name Tonglen means “giving and receiving” - it is a...

Capturing The Uncaught Mind

This technique to calm the mind comes from the Buddhist tradition and was introduced to me by my teacher Sahajananda, founder of Hridaya Yoga. Capturing the uncaught mind is a good technique to use...
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Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy

This article provides and understanding of the Sensitive/Withdrawn Character Strategy of Body-Centered psychotherapy.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...
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Riding The New Years Energy Wave

This holiday season I took part in a powerful 10-day meditation retreat. The first nine days were an incredible opportunity to go inward, reflect and deepen my meditation practice, but the real jewel of...
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Yoga For Balancing Your Doshas

Just as incorrect diet and lifestyle can create imbalance, so can the wrong yoga practice. Yoga must be done on an individual basis; we are all different in mind and body, your yoga practice...
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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...

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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The Practice of Attentive Walking

Attentive walking is a simple practice which combines exercise and awareness. Taking the time to walk in this way on a daily basis will help you become more acquainted with your body and senses. Individuals...
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Can Your Spiritual Health Affect Your Sleep?

When was the last time that you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day? If you don’t get enough sleep it can affect your mental health and wellbeing. Between 15-18%...
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