Grounding: A Foundation of Bioenergetic Therapy

August 8, 2022
“One of the most fundamental exercises in Bioenergetics is also the easiest and simplest. We use it to start the vibrations in the legs and to help the person sense them…The feeling contact between the feet and the ground is known in Bioenergetics as grounding. This denotes a flow of excitation through the legs into […]

Embodying Spirituality

April 29, 2024
Sermon reflecting on the poem Wild Geese by Mary Oliver Given the challenges and limitations of our bodies, it is tempting to think that connecting with the spirit means disconnecting from our body. The vast sky above us and all that lies beyond can seem like the place to go to find connection with the […]

Bioenergetic Psychotherapy Techniques for Releasing the Grip of Childhood Trauma

January 28, 2024
Excerpted from Academy of Therapy Wisdom blog post. Read the full article by clicking this link: Did you know? Childhood trauma impacts the fascia and musculature along with the nervous system We currently have a much greater awareness of the impact of trauma on the nervous system than we ever have. But trauma affects other […]

How Bioenergetic Therapy Works:

April 5, 2023
How Engaging the Body Can Enhance Your Psychotherapy Practice  Perhaps you have training in EMDR, know about tapping, have read The Body Keeps the Score, or studied body-based therapy approaches that focus on awareness but have not experienced the value of working directly with the body in therapy. Bioenergetic analysis incorporates the body through movement […]

Shrink Rap Radio Podcast

April 28, 2022
I recently had the pleasure of an interview on Shrink Rap Radio. To watch it via video click here: To listen via audio click here:

How Bioenergetic Psychotherapy Unlocks the Feelings Carried in Your Body

March 30, 2022
This science-based approach to therapy explores the mind-body connection as a healing modality 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 […]

A Time for Tantrums:

February 10, 2022
What 2-year-olds model about releasing frustration and restoring calm Imagine the familiar scene — a 2-year-old gets frustrated about not getting something they want or not being able to do something that excites them. They throw themselves on the floor, stomp their feet, pound their arms, and shout or scream. No one teaches them this behavior. The […]

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 […]

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