Category Archive: Spirituality & Metaphysics

Jan 25 2016

Bodynamic Character Analysis guide

We learn as children to ignore any elements of reality that make our caretakers anxious so we can preserve our bond with them. If our own emotions appear to cause stress to our parents then we will unconsciously learn to suppress them compromising our own authenticity. Children then will not learn emotional regulation, but emotional dissociation …

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Jan 08 2015

Peak Experience & Bodynamic Therapy – Video Interviews

Recently I had the privilege of interviewing Erik Jarlnaes one of the original founders of Bodynamic Therapy In Los Angeles along with Joel Isaacs founder of Bodynamic USA. I split the interview into two parts based on primary subject matter.  

Sep 29 2014

Eliminate these 6 conversation patterns to improve your relationships

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The following six conversation patterns have been identified by communication experts Yvonne Agazarian and Anita Simon as the most important to recognize and change in order to communicate more effectively and authentically. Most relationships end due to a communication breakdown and thus learning these has the potential to dramatically improve your relationships success. The best …

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Aug 06 2014

Where yoga meets the psyche

Myrah Penaloza Yoga

By Joel Isaacs, PHD Have you ever had the experience that certain asanas never seem to get easier, or that certain muscles don’t seem to respond the way most of your others do? Have you wondered why? Many years ago when I first discovered yoga I began to work with my hamstrings, which were tight. …

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Aug 06 2014

My Bodymap Analysis

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Recently I had a Bodynamic Bodymap done by Joel Isaacs one of only a few people in North America trained to do them. The process takes about 3 hours as approximately 150 muscles and fascia are tested individually for their elasticity. It is the single most powerful self discovery and development tool ever created. The …

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May 26 2014

The neurodevelopmental and parenting reasons behind the recent shooting spree

A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on the various brain structures that are developed as a child grows up from 0-12. It was a summary of the latest research in affective neuroscience, developmental psychology and behavioral biology. The recent mass shooting can be explained quite well with what is technically called an underdeveloped …

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May 14 2014

Jeff Brown critiques

I personally think much of the work Jeff Brown is doing is great. He has an uncanny way of expressing the world of emotions with a great degree of authenticity rarely seen. I appreciate this very much about him and agree with his writings about 90% of the time. Just see my favourite Jeff Brown …

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May 14 2014

Favorite Jeff Brown quotes

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“Some of us cannot preserve our dignity and well-being if we remain connected to one or both of our parents. This is not to say that we don’t do our best to heal and preserve those relationships, but sometimes it is simply not possible and it is not healthy to continue. Unfortunately, many who have …

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Apr 06 2014

RQ, IQ & EQ – redefining smartness

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For many decades how “smart” you were was defined by how intelligent you were based on an IQ test. However many people have known that intelligence tests are very lacking in certain regards. Often people with extremely high IQs have poor social skills. So how smart can someone really be if they have issues interacting …

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Dec 30 2013

Denial of own emotions = denial of others emotions

Gabor Mate attachment disease addiction denial video

“the more educated you are, the more entrenched you are in your denial. It’s not that education leads to more openness, education leads to less openness. Because what it does is that the intellectual weapons that you gain and sharpen in the course of your post graduate education, actually allow you to use your weapon …

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