Tag Archive: emotions

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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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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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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May 24 2013

Somatic Psychotherapy – a new paradigm

Emotional Alchemy

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been the most dominant form of psychotherapy for the last 100 years deriving from Freud.  Recent advances in neuropsychology however have come to question the very foundations of this understanding of human psychology. Somatic psychology takes nearly the opposite approach of cognitive behavioral psychology and rewrites many of our basic assumptions on how we think human beings work …

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May 24 2013

Emotional Mastery

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Gaining Emotional Mastery To acquire emotional mastery requires first that you become aware of your emotions and the level of activation or intensity they have. You might say well isn’t everyone aware of their emotions, after all they are experiencing them….The answer is no and also a matter of degree. There is a high degree …

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May 14 2013

Are we defined by our insecurities?

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Adelle from Authentista.com interviewed me about my thoughts on how we define ourselves based around insecurities. One of the most troubling questions I have come up against in my life is: Are we defined by our insecurities? One of the primary things that drives us and motivates us to do things in life is our own deepest personal …

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Feb 15 2013

Fear & Hatred – misattributions of survival

Iguazu Falls aka Iguassu Falls or Iguaçu Falls

Persistent fear and hatred both stem from an individuals perceived lack to manipulate his/her environment for survival. Most of these patterns are formed early in childhood long before a child learns how to speak. Humans unlike many animals when they are born, are completely dependent on a caregiver; usually their mother for survival. That survival …

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Feb 03 2013

Archetypal Masculine & Feminine forces – the keys to creation

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The Emerald Tablet written by Hermes Trismegistus contained the secret of transmutation of primordial substance. The tablet text contains the famous lines “As above, so below” and goes onto explain creation in the context of duality.  Understanding the duality of the masculine and the feminine is the key. Much of this wisdom has been lost thorough-out the ages resulting in grand …

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