The role of the body in psychotherapy

The aphorism, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” speaks to the power of thought in molding and shaping our inner lives.

According to the masterful James Allen, “as a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself the transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.”

And yet, while the nature of our thoughts is paramount to mental health, it’s easy to forget that our bodies are equally fundamental to wellbeing. This fact will hit home as winter approaches and fitness facilities remain closed.

Indeed, developing the whole of a person’s being requires something more than introspection and intellectualizing alone. Famed psychologist Alex Lowen explained that “we grow by the incorporation of the environment into our being both physically and psychologically; and we enjoy the expansion and extension of our being: the increase of our strength, development of motor skills, expanded social relationships, and the enrichment of our minds.”

Mental health across Canada has plumbed new depths. Blue Collar counters with an all-in-one wellness strategy — digital CBT, WCB case management, personalized nutrition, coaching, pharmacology, & fitness training.

Call (780)-340-5727 to speak with our 541 Eagleson Wynd, Edmonton T6M 0Y4 team for free.
Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett, Principal and Consultant, has spent his life in the construction sector, specifically heavy civil, enviro, commercial, and energy. Having held senior roles in business development, technical advisory, and regional management, he earned his stripes in the field and in head office. Conscious of the interplay between commercial, legal, and execution aspects of construction, his business insights are informed by expertise in WCB policy and enhanced with disability-specific training.

Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett, Principal and Consultant, has spent his life in the construction sector, specifically heavy civil, enviro, commercial, and energy. Having held senior roles in business development, technical advisory, and regional management, he earned his stripes in the field and in head office. Conscious of the interplay between commercial, legal, and execution aspects of construction, his business insights are informed by expertise in WCB policy and enhanced with disability-specific training.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

DISCUSS YOUR CLAIM WITH US

Our phone lines are open 24/7 so reach out to us at anytime.

Alternatively, you can fill out our online form and we will respond within 24 hrs.

Get started with a Free Consultation

Article Categories