In need of some relaxation? Therapist Erin McClearly, LICSW, recommends somatic (bodily) resting techniques for those looking to decrease symptoms of stress. Somatic resting is any sort of relaxation related to our body’s functioning. Typically, it involves activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the part of our nervous system that relaxes our muscles, lowers our heart rate,… read more
The Sacral Chakra is located just above the pubic bone and is responsible for passion, sexuality, intimacy, money, creativity, and joy. The balance of the Sacral Chakra allows us to improve our relationships with ourselves and others.
Whether you’re losing motivation at the office or looking for a little inspiration on the weekend, everyone could use a mood boost now and then. Here are some easy, natural ways to pick yourself using your senses.
In ancient Mesopotamia, people believed that mental illness was caused by an outside source–demonic possession. Exorcisms and incantations were performed to drive evil spirits out of the body, where they didn’t belong. Contemporary attitudes towards mental illness are quite different. Not only are exorcisms no longer a common form of treatment, but psychological disorders are… read more