Body Mind Wholeness Blog

Featuring personal articles by Dr. Michael G. Hofrath and interviews with renowned specialists in the field of mental health.

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The Spiritual Warrior Mentality

Masculine energy is like fire. When it is used properly it is creative, practical, benevolent and visionary. When misused it can burn and destroy out of egoic anger, judgement and resentment. Being a warrior does not mean we are reckless…

The Human Flaw

The fatal human flaw, as Michael Peterson calls it, is alive and real in all of us. This human flaw resides deep within our psyche and soul, rarely surfacing, only in the few quiet moments when we are alone and…

Personal Self Integration

Integration, according to Jung, is a process in which both the individual and collective unconscious are integrated into the personality. Integration represents positive psychological development that leads to psychological and emotional maturity and assists us in moving past negative habits,…

Stories Need to be Told: Post Traumatic Growth Blog

“Sometimes Trauma Just Needs A Voice”- Michael Hofrath PhD Stories need to be told and experiences need to be heard and understood.  This takes time and someone who is not only a good listener, but sincerely wants to hear what…

Interocepton

Awareness of one’s body is intimately linked to self-identity, the sense of being “me” . A key question is how the brain integrates different sensory signals from the body to produce the experience of this body as mine, known as…

Sitting is Killing Us

Are Stand-Up Desks the Answer to Sedentarism? Instinctively, we know sitting for extended periods of time is not good for us. However, we typically attribute the primary adverse health consequences of excessive sitting to be more ergonomic related. You know…

Living the Unlived Life – Part 2

Letting go of Attachment, Expectations, Projections and Limiting Belief Patterns The universe responds to that which we manifest if it is in alignment with our greater good.  If it is not in alignment with our greatest good the universe will…

What is Addiction

Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol or drug seeking and usage, despite the conscious awareness of harmful consequences.  Addiction is considered a brain disease because alcohol and drugs change the structural wiring of…

Live The Unlived Life – Part 1

Letting go of Attachment, Expectations, Projections and Limiting Belief Patterns We do not chase happiness! We become happiness!  Our tight grip on attachments, expectations, and projections, all merge into a vortex of limiting belief patterns, and are often the root…

The Healing Power of Somatic Body Psychology

Heal the Body, Heal the Soul. The study of Somatic Experiencing was first developed through the observation of animals in the wild. Despite frequently facing life threatening situations, they are able to return quickly to their normal lives. What makes humans so much more susceptible to the devastating effects of trauma?

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