“The bodily changes follow directly the PERCEPTION of the exciting fact, and that our feeling of the same changes as they occur IS the emotion.” William James

 

Part of being present is acknowledging where we are. We start with the body and perceive “what is there”, a skill called interception. These sensations, they are a recognition and culmination, result in feeling and emotion. Anodea Judith calls this charge or life force. As I continue with her course on Charge Activation Training, I continue to uncover the “healing and awakening” she speaks of and teaches us to “be-friend” sensation.

 

Even in numbness there is a sensation or a lack of sensation, which can be met. My repressed, suppressed, distr...

December 30, 2015

The New Year in our culture comes with the horrible expectation of self-improvement. While wanting to spiritually expand and develop is natural, this is often capitalized on in our society and is presented in externalized self-improvement projects. The underlying assumption is a misperception of the mind and ego as we are already whole and perfectly imperfect.

 

This year I encourage you to ask your body and soul, versus tell the body with the force of the mind, social expectation, and cultural brainwashing, what it needs. I encourage you to actually listen to the body’s needs and how you can create space & time to allow for this. I encourage you to discard any New Year’s resolutions, which are a “pus...

August 16, 2015

As a therapist with a budding private practice, I frequently get the questions, “What do you specialize in?”  The question they are really asking is what pathology of human existence do I specialize in treating.

 

It is a medical model approach, I was taught it as well, and I am guilty of the question as well. In Western culture we treat after symptoms arise and especially in mental health when symptoms become problematic to our daily functioning, this is our path to diagnosis and treatment.

 

As I shift, as I continue my journey and continue to honor myself in each action, thought, and create space for my being, I realize there are no pathologies. These are only ways which our bodies and minds learn to...

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Julie Euseppi, LCSW

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