Entries tagged with “Therapy”
We all contain multitudes, and accepting the light and darkness in another can be a sign of deep trust and friendship. But acceptance doesn't mean being passive when a friend is suicidal.
Are you a wounded healer? You're not alone.
“The brightness of an incandescent bulb is determined by how many twists are in its filament. Each twist increases the resistance of the wire, which in turn makes the filament heat up more and glow brighter. Likewise, each twisted, broken aspect of our lives can add to our capacity to be a light.”
Exploring how an irritable mind affects an irritable bowel does not imply IBS symptoms are not real. It means that in IBS, and many other conditions, the mind-body connection can create real symptoms—and can be used to bring real healing.
Where can you put your anxiety so that you can continue functioning?
The body has its own way of processing emotions. “The rush of symptoms people experience in a panic attack is a tsunami of fear being released in the body. The question is: What’s deep below the surface that keeps building up fear that needs to be released?”
Bored by meditation? Change the way you meditate, at least for now. You're not likely to stick with a practice that is drudgery.
From the book Rock and Water: The Power of Thought; The Peace of Letting Go
As a baby, Matthew fell headfirst from our second story, crashed his skull through his brain and suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury. And while he became a “miracle child…
We cannot solve our problems wearing the same shoes we wore in creating them.
“Apifera Farm is not so much a place as it is my intention to the world,” says Katherine Dunn, an artist who has been featured in S&H and a farmer who is now devoted to incorporati…
How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life
Maybe, as we become more soulful, we drift into reality rather than away from it.
The Comparative MindComparing is great for prices at the grocery store, but when we start treating the unique and sacred story of our own life that way, we always invite suffering.…
From medical appointments to yoga classes, the world has gone virtual—and it’s working. Brandi-Ann Uyemura digs into the future of care.
If your back is aching, you might be stuck in a horizontal position. At least you’re not trapped there alone: Thirty-one million Americans have lower back pain at any given time, a…
How to create a "sweat therapy" sauna
Eight or so years ago, Janet Sleigh stood in her kitchen, -bemoaning her whacked-out hormones, her arthritic fingers, and her squishy postpartum belly of two years. A friend who wa…
Having a hard time meditating because of anxious thoughts? Try saying your worries out loud.
Growing up, my grandparents had an ofuro; a Japanese-style wood burning hot tub. It was made of redwood, with a copper bottom. We would build a fire in the firebox underneath it to…
Someone who has momentarily lost con-fidence in her intelligence may be more likely to purchase a pen than a candy bar, suggests a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Wh…
This is a great video demonstration for how to relieve pain and tension in your back, neck, shoulders and hips with the help of a tennis ball.
The story of how you met reveals the future of your relationship.
A new generation of researchers is getting inside the mind of chronic pain—and unlocking powerful psychotherapies against what might be the nation’s biggest health crisis.
These therapies represent the basis of excellence in integrating the body with its divine essence.
Creating music that taps deeply into our consciousness, composer and performer Barry Goldstein is helping people cope with everything from Parkinson’s disease to depression.
“Dancing Mindfulness” combines healing movements with free-form expression to provide a new therapy for trauma.
Shoma Morita was a Zen Buddhist, and his therapy left a lasting spiritual mark on Japan.
The therapist-patient relationship is unique: only one person opens his heart to the other — a virtual stranger — to reveal his most intimate thoughts and fears (some n…
The developer of a therapy called Somatic Experiencing, Peter Levine helps patients overcome traumatic memories through physical movement.
Anxious? Approaching the problem with self-compassion and mindfulness may help.
We are delighted to introduce a new online column, The Soul of Therapy, by Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. Dr. Anderson will explore the intersection of the psychological and spiritual in the inevitable struggles that are part of being human.
Inside the mind-tripping, soul-changing, ground-shifting, 21st century therapy.
HARBIN HOT SPRINGS: By far the greenest, least expensive, and most profound personal water experience happens at the Harbin Hot Springs, tucked into a valley about an hour north of…
The Surprise that Heals Trauma It started as an upset whisper that turned into a rant that’s become a roar during the last decade or so. You can hear it in professional circ…
Rolfing often gets confused with deep tissue massage, but the therapy is far from it.
Wizard of Paws' Derrick Campana “is proving a healthy and happy life is possible through creatively engineered orthotics and custom prosthetics.” And, beyond bionics, here are three ways we can support injured and suffering animals.
We tried talk therapy and it didn’t work. Our attempts at reconciliation always ended in recrimination and competition. The guilt of a father for deserting the family and the pain …
“Meditation on the 16th century Isenheim Altarpiece was prescribed to the sick. ... Could art still accomplish a miracle of comfort and consolation today ... and remind people of their mortality while also mitigating fear ... and instilling hope? ... Maybe it’s time to bring this practice of the past into the present—as a way to move into the future.”