Defining Moments For Therapists
If therapy is a relational process, it takes a person on the therapist’s end. The goal of the project is to capture the therapist’s evolving sense of self as it is shaped by our experiences as active participants in a creative interaction.
The essays in this book are first-person accounts, by eleven therapists, of some “Aha!” moments when they got to understand themselves better, and to understand better why they do what they do.
Publication date: April 18, 2013
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William Broad writes here about the The Perils of Yoga for Men. Many yoga schools protest that yoga is absolutely safe- which it is, if done CORRECTLY, taking into account individual differences of abilities– which includes the physical and the mental/emotional. Integral Yoga has the best safety record of any type of yoga, as stated by Yoga Journal.
By Dr. Lynn Anjali Somerstein, RYT
What’s better- yoga at home or in class? I think they both work. It’s lovely to follow the teacher’s sequences and be with your yoga friends—but an integral part of developing understanding of yourself and of yoga is establishing a home practice, tailor made for you and easily available, at home or away. All you need is motivation–that’s the hard part.
I love yoga, and if I was a really inspired yogini, instead of my occasionally reluctant self, I would always be motivated to practice asana, meditation and pranayama, but I… Continue reading →
I first heard about Yoga in 1960, when I was browsing in the local library one summer and saw a strange book with the picture of a beguiling man, Yogacharya Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar, on the cover. I began studying Yoga using that book. I remember the joy I felt learning urdhva dhanurasana, which I practiced on my mother’s living room floor, right in front of a monstrous TV. I needed a teacher, but there were no Yoga studios in Bayside, Queens, at that time.
In 1968 I moved to Manhattan, where I… Continue reading →
Lynn Somerstein, PhD, NCPsyA, LP, RYT, licensed psychoanalyst in private practice, is Executive Director of the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Dr. Somerstein is on the editorial board of the Psychoanalytic Review and the author of numerous articles about yoga, anxiety, attachment issues and psychotherapy. Dr. Somerstein is also an international speaker, and has presented her work in India, Turkey, China, and in the United States. She uses the wisdom she has gained as a yoga teacher, psychologist and student of Ayurveda, or Indian life knowledge, to help people reach their innermost… Continue reading →
This video uses Western scientific proof to show how yoga helps develop mind, body and spirit.