"the only things worth knowing about another human being are what you learn in the activity of building something together . . . For what we create [together] is an extension, continuation, and completion - of ourselves."
--Dr. Fred Newman
In a culture that worships the individual and so-called independence, it is important to remember that we are a social species and interdependent.
To live an emotionally healthy life, we need to attend to how we are building our lives together.
Living a life in and for community has been my salvation, and offers a rich, rewarding way of being in the world.
As a group therapist, I help people in emotional pain socialize their lives, create together an emotional support team. This helps us break out of the constraints of viewing our difficulties only as ‘private’ or inside ourselves.
Yoga means union of mind, body, soul. Yoga is a way to play, move and build community.
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Try this exercise
Breathe in sync with this animation
We are whole beings.
Mind and body are not separate.
Emotional health is connected to what we eat, our exercise routines & how we relate to others.
Taking a fully holistic approach, for example with depression, could include:
Share how you are feeling
Pulling shoulders up and back
Ask for help