A psychology of action

Many clients come to therapy complaining that they’re stuck. For example, they can’t make decisions, they can’t get themselves to act in ways they want, nothing brings them satisfaction, or they can’t let go and relax. Why is this happening? According to some researchers, human experience and behavior flow in a natural cyclical rhythm called an “action cycle.”* This cycle takes into account the spectrum of human experience (e.g., physical actions, emotions, beliefs, context) that must interface and integrate to result in a given action. Discussing the theoretical underpinnings of the action cycle is beyond the scope of this article. However, the cycle is applicable to simple, reflexive actio

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Welcome! You'll find a mix of writings here about cultivating an embodied life. Some posts are educational topics I teach in therapy. Others reflect on awareness, compassion and radical intimacy with the present moment as helpful dispositions in navigating life.

My intention, no matter what the subject, is to support your unique unfolding toward greater wholeness, creativity, and aliveness. As Howard Thurman says, '“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

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