“Try to respect the reasons your lifetrap developed in the first place. In your childhood, it was essential for your emotional survival. But what was once a help to you is now hurting you, and it is time to give it up. It is time for you to begin the slow journey out of self-denial… Continue reading Yoga and Schema Therapy: Similar Ideas from Different Angles
Yoga and psychology are two fields that I am super passionate about. I love to integrate modern science with ancient philosophy, and insights from clinical practice with an experiential therapeutic approach. Do you share the passion and curiosity about yoga and psychology with me? And would you like to share your knowledge and experience in integrating both worlds? I will organize a brainstorm session each 3rd Sunday of the month through the Network Yoga Therapy Community: Yoga Therapy for Psychologists. You are most welcome to join and share your ideas.
Yoga has been prescribed by doctors in India for ages. Only recently, our modern Western society has discovered the benefits of yoga as well. Yoga can be especially helpful to develop resilience to stress. In this blog, you will learn why this is so important for health and wellbeing in general.
I've been teaching yoga therapy workshops for a few years now. A recurrent question that people ask me is: what's the difference between yoga and yoga therapy? In this blog, you'll find three core ideas on yoga therapy. In its essence, yoga therapy is a long-term process of self-development. It is about becoming aware of your own patterns and changing them over time, taking care of your own health and wellbeing.
Last weekend I attended The Yoga Therapy Conference, which was about 'the science of human connection'. I am still buzzing with inspiration - the programme was full of interesting talks by passionate speakers sharing their research findings, experiences and sparkling ideas. They helped me to understand yoga therapy from different angles, from neurobiology to yoga… Continue reading How yoga therapy can help to form safe relationships
Yoga is a way of self-care that helps you to find balance in your life. In this blog, you can find some advice for the recovery and prevention of burn-out with the help of yoga.
Positive thinking is one of the five most important points in yoga, that may help you to feel more balanced and happy in your life. This is also the focus of positive psychology, a field emphasizing happiness and well-being. How does a positive diary help you to develop positive thinking and manage your own well-being?
Yoga is increasingly recognized as an effective method for therapeutic purposes, both as prevention and as a cure for disease. Indeed, growing evidence demonstrates the health benefits of a regular yoga practice. Yoga has positive effects in general but also for specific conditions, from lower back pain to anxiety. What are the processes through which yoga exerts its positive effects on health and wellbeing?
Yoga therapy and conventional mental health care can seamlessly be intertwined. From a yoga perspective, mental well-being can improve much more by changing the entire system than just a specific part of it. Moreover, making gradual changes to develop a healthy an balanced lifestyle can be beneficial to everyone. Yoga teachers, clinicians, researchers, and anyone else who is interested: what do you think?