Psychotherapy and Yoga—Use your head and follow your heart!

Addicted to Love

Sex, Love and the Brain By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT There’s a saying in neuroscience, “neurons that fire together wire together.” You might wonder what that has to do with sex and love, but attraction starts out in the brain, which is probably not the first place you think about when you think about sex… Continue Reading

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Psychotherapy East and West

As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and yoga therapist in New York City, I work with a wide variety of diverse individuals—a kind of smorgasbord of humanity of all different ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds—and I love it. I love how we, despite our uniqueness, are still connected. I am also a member of the Chinese American… Continue Reading

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BEAT TRAUMA!

  A few days ago, my friend Anita was stalked and menaced in New York’s Union Square Station. Union Square was a familiar stop, but she had travelled on a different train than usual and didn’t know exactly where the stairs, the exits and entrances, were located on the new train’s platform. She walked along… Continue Reading

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Day 3, Integrative Health Care.

Today was the third and last day of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium–I miss the meetings and the people I hung out with. I’m also glad to have nothing to do, nowhere to go. Sometime in the next week or so I intend to review my notes and the many handouts to frame a list of… Continue Reading

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Integrative Health Symposium, Day 2.

Day 2 of Integrative Health Symposium. Today I concentrated on meditation- especially Energy Meditations led by Dr. Richard Schaub PH.D. and @Ching-Tse Lee, and, of course, Kali Coline Morse of the Integral Yoga Institute New York City. I switched gears later and enjoyed listening to Burke Lennihan RN CCH talk about Homeopathy. Her presentation was… Continue Reading

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Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Day I.

Integrative Healthcare Symposium, day one- began with John Weeks’ energetic historical review. The top reason people seek out Integrative Healthcare, he explained, is for pain control. Integrative pain control techniques are very effective. This is especially important when we think about the current opioid epidemic. Next Dr. Robert Roundtree talked about fatty liver disease, which… Continue Reading

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