Expressive Therapy

The Psychology of a Warrior

by Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Yoga/Clinical Specialist
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The room is silent, my eyes steadied ahead of me and my arms spread wide in a Warrior Pose. As my feet feel the yoga mat below and my torso lengthens upward my body feels strong. I take a deep breath in, and a slow breath out. And then within a moment my attention strays […]

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Living the path of yoga heals the body, mind, and spirit (why everyone can “do yoga”)

by Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Yoga/Clinical Specialist
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When most people think of yoga, they think only of sweaty bodies breathing deeply and moving in and out of different postures.  But what people don’t know is that the postures are actually only a very small part of the whole system of yoga.  Yoga is more than just a practice that you do on […]

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The Power of Yoga and Its Ability to “Unlock” Emotions

by Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Yoga/Clinical Specialist
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The belief that emotions are locked in the body has become widespread in recent years. What does that really mean? And how can yoga help unlock whatever is stuck? Let’s imagine a person sitting in a crossed legged position on the floor.  This person appears confident and at ease.  Her spine is tall, head lifted, […]

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Honesty in Art: Expressing Feelings in Collages, Paintings and Drawings

by Timberline Knolls

By Melissa Rocchi, MAAT, LCPC, ATR Verbal interaction is critical in a therapeutic relationship. Questions must be asked and answered; experiences and events must be explained. However, at Timberline Knolls, we often treat women and girls who have experienced situations that are so shockingly painful, so rife with heartbreak or terrifying emotions, that they simply […]

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