I shudder a little when I think about some of my old working habits. One of these habits was to do what I now call “pushing the moment.” When I’d be under time pressure, or I just wanted a task off my plate quickly, I’d tighten up my shoulders as I worked — as if [...]
Posts Tagged ‘somatic psychology’
I’m pleased to welcome back entrepreneurship coach John Van Dinther of 2Hats Consulting (who hosted my earlier teleseminar) to talk about the direction, productivity and marketing issues entrepreneurs commonly face, and some exercises he uses to help his clients deal with those concerns.
In this interview, you’ll learn:
* How John’s unique “online vision board” approach can help [...]
I wrote an article a little while back about how the sensations we experience in our bodies are so central to how we perceive the world. I’m going to expand on that piece further here by talking about how deeply our breathing influences the way we experience living, and how much simply staying conscious of [...]
I know, this piece has an unusual title, but it came to me in a half-asleep trance, and when something like that happens I’ve learned I should run with it. The title is one way of expressing the idea that our perceptions of the world and the events and people in it greatly depend on the [...]
Many of us, in some way, are afraid of displeasing people. Some of us, for instance, constantly worry that our superiors at work see us in a negative light. Some of us fret over the possibility that our loved ones—whether they’re our families, intimate partners or friends—will abandon us. Still others are in people-pleasing mode [...]
I recently discovered an amazing new technique for overcoming writers’ block and other temporary lapses in creativity: screaming and crying.
I was sitting at home trying to write an article, but staring at a blank computer screen instead. As I stared down the screen, my frustration at my lack of productivity mounted. After about half an [...]
Have you ever wanted to be composed and confident in a certain situation, but felt like your body just wouldn’t cooperate? I had experiences like this for a long time. I wanted to feel comfortable interacting with people in any setting. However, I’d sometimes become aware that parts of my body were shaking, fidgeting or [...]
I have a friend who wants to run for a local elected office. She feels that she’s got the character and ideas to make a positive difference for her city. However, she told me, going into politics just doesn’t feel right for her. “All that conflict and debating isn’t for me,” she said. “It just [...]
We all have behaviors we use to “take the edge off”—to temporarily rid ourselves of anxiety, depression or nagging discontent in our lives. Alcohol and drugs are the most obvious examples, but there are many other, subtler behaviors we use to distract ourselves from our difficult feelings.
For me, until I started consciously catching myself in [...]