What does this mean? Emotional release through body work.
The idea of emotions stored in the body is not new. Alice Miller (1923-2010), a psychologist who was a child survivor of Nazi Germany, was one of the first to bring this to light. She wrote several books on the subject, but her ideas were put to rest until recently. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) also understood that women’s “hysteria” resulted from sexual abuse, but he waylaid this path and went the way of alter egos and parent-hate as the cause of our problems. His thinking has been the basis for therapists for the last one-hundred years. It is time to put his practices to rest. (more…)