Talking Therapy with Laurie Ure

January 7, 2022
In this podcast, I talked with Devaraj Sandberg, from the UK, about my work as a bioenergetic psychotherapist. Devaraj has written a book titled Bioenergetics: Healing Trauma & Conditioning. He works primarily as a coach and with groups. His book gives an excellent overview of bioenergetic exercises. Watch here:

Enjoy the Holiday season More Fully: start by considering – what do you want?

December 11, 2021
Magazine ads, commercials, and songs lead us to believe that the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of the year.” We expect happiness, abundance, and joyful family togetherness. But this season often brings a mix of feelings and experiences. Even families that look perfect from the outside have conflicts, sorrow, and sometimes a lack […]

The Road Not Built:

November 8, 2021
Saving Sacred Lands — the Grand Staircase Escalante I celebrate the action of President Biden to restore the monuments of Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase Escalante in southern Utah. For those who haven’t had the opportunity to experience these areas’ sacred and unique beauty, I share a personal account about why their preservation remains […]

Beyond Gold

September 19, 2021
Four lessons from Simone Biles about trauma and life After the flame from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics extinguished and I reflected on the events, my attention focused, more than anything else, on the experience of Simone Biles. In her conduct, she exemplified excellence as a role model and a teacher. In addition, through her example, […]

A Different Take on Anxiety & Fear

August 10, 2021
Your fear may have an important message for you. Acknowledging it doesn’t mean you let it stop you from doing things you want to do. In my psychotherapy practice, I recently received a call from a potential client stating she wanted help “getting rid of anxiety.” Anxiety, which I think of as fear in motion, […]

Recovering from Pandemic Stress?: You’re not Alone

July 8, 2021
I’ve noticed waves of strong emotions in myself recently, along with a confusing mix of wanting time alone with an urge to be around people. I shared this with a group of friends on a text thread and discovered several of them experienced this too, along with feeling more tired than usual and considering big […]

Exploring Your Body’s Messages: Working with the body in psychotherapy – the bioenergetic approach

June 8, 2021
Modern psychotherapy generally occurs with the therapist and client sitting on chairs or on a couch. The client(s) talks about their problems, the therapist listens, asks questions and offers insights. While bioenergetic therapy starts in this way, it doesn’t end there. Bioenergetic therapists incorporate movement as part of the therapy. The movement includes exercises to […]

You have a right to your boundaries: If someone doesn’t respect them, make them stronger

March 15, 2021
A friend recently asked me to look over an email conversation with her father. She wanted feedback about how to proceed in their relationship and asked for my opinion as an objective professional. She explained that she had told him in no uncertain terms that she did not want to get together in person. He […]

Stress causing cracked teeth or grinding?

February 7, 2021
A simple exercise from Bioenergetics can help, with a caveat Ah, stress…! We are all too familiar with it, from the impacts of the pandemic, finances, racism, the political situation, etc. One of the ways stress affects people is muscle tension. Our bodies tense to brace against injury or attack. We also tense to hold […]

What seeds to plant for 2021?

December 30, 2020
A variety of events have recently coincided to signal a shift of energies. The solstice, marking the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere (and the longest day in the southern hemisphere), has just passed with the accompanying turn towards longer days and more light. The vaccine against the Coronavirus, produced in amazing […]

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