Talk Therapy Vs. Mind-Body Practices: Why You Should Consider a Body-Centered Psychotherapist by Erica Hornthal
Ever been in talk therapy? Don't like talking about things? Many people feel like they have reached a plateau in traditional talk therapy and therefore discontinue it all together.
Research is showing that our entire body, not just our minds, store life experiences and traumas. Talking about the issue is no longer the optimal way to work through or resolve it. If 80 percent or more of our communication is through non-verbal expression, then it would benefit us to see a therapist that can take that into account.
Keep in mind that you do not have to have any experience using your body as a catalyst for healing or health for this to work. In fact, most people who benefit from body-centered psychotherapy are out of touch with their bodies, lack body awareness and may even exercise or participate in mind-body practices that are perpetuating emotional issues. Here are some options:
Some of these are even covered by your health insurance. Talking about issues is not the only option. Here's to your journey to emotional health and well-being!
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