Saturday, April 19, 2014

How to love your body. No Seriously!!

I see many different lists of how to love your body and improve body image. These lists are often filled with beautiful affirmations and postivity however for many people struggling with negative body image or deep insecurities with their body, affirmations are not enough. I created a simple list of ways to start to challenge […]

When Food Is No Longer the Center of Your Life

Although many disregulated eaters yearn for the day when food is no longer the center of their lives, my experience is that when this happens, they experience substantial disquiet within. Much as they’ve waited for food to be just nourishment, they’re not sure what to do with all the open space in their minds—and their […]

A bias toward action

Therapists are known to empathize. More and more, however, we need to mobilize. The passive, quiet, detached therapist is not much in demand these days in the therapy world. Clients seeking therapy in NYC increasingly report feeling stuck, and they want help generating energy, motivation and movement in their lives. Simultaneously, therapy clients want and […]

anger management & the holidays

Shortly after the holidays there is an uptick in people seeking therapy in NYC for anger management. It’s as if many of the feelings we have about family dynamics and relationships lie dormant, like sludge, at the bottom of a calm pond until the holidays burst into our lives like roaring speed-boats stirring up waves […]

Deconstructing Fear

Fear can be a life killer. It really can. I see people struggling with this every day in my therapy practice in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, NYC. And I have no trouble telling my therapy clients that I, too, know what this is like. In fact, it was such experiences in my own life […]

First Lady, Michelle Obama, Please Don’t Endorse Bullying By Appearing on Biggest Loser!

Please join 100 organizations and professionals in sending The First Lady this important message about body image, weight stigma and bullying.  Sign the petition here: http://tinyurl.com/mpu3x3h Add YOUR VOICE to the MashUp by clicking on the below video: Research shows that: Bullying of individuals in larger bodies (both children and adults) is the #1 cause for […]

Easing Physical or Emotional Pain…Mindfully

In our society, we have almost become “programmed” to view pain as a bad thing.  Actually, physical pain serves a very helpful purpose as a messenger.  If we didn’t feel it, just think of the damage that could be done from, say, a hot stove or a broken bone!  As well, we also tend to […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Psychodrama with Valerie Simon”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Pscyhodrama with Valerie Simon (Body Empowerment 80)” originally posted April 15, 2013, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. Guest Valerie Simon, LCSW, PAT, Creator of The Inner Stage, talks about the power of psychodrama for healing. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” […]

Rebel Your Way Out of Misery. Here’s How

Adversity may be inevitable but misery is optional. This goes along with the saying: “Adversity is a great teacher.”   You may not learn much from misery. But the burden of misery can become more than you can or are willing to be.  Then you rebel. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on […]

Is yoga like stand-up comedy?

“You’re a yoga teacher? Cool…show me something really impressive!” This is a typical response when I share that I teach yoga (and teach the teachers!).  I think that it must be what stand-up comedians feel when they divulge what they do, and hear the inevitable “Say something funny!” Oh, the pressure! When I get that […]

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