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Yoga as a lens into character structure

Yoga as a Lens into Character Structure

Posted on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 11:00 am.

If you were to see character structure disorders as an image or bodily metaphor, you would see someone who hobbled along, with little freedom of movement always responding the same way to specific situations, rather than having the ability to choose their response and move freely, as a dancer would.
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The Gift of the Black Sheep

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 2:57 pm.

I’m part of a family that is stuck and fractured. The flatlands of black and white vision blinds us to what is below the surface, the depths. Yet, there is hope. We can learn to look more deeply.

Thanks-Giving

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 8:07 am.

Unfortunately, often there is a lot of old pain between family members that is not resolved, has not been adequately talked about, understood, reconciled and gently put away. The closed doors to these places are not airtight. They cannot hold back that which needs to eventually be aired and sorted.

My Mother’s Passing

Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:48 pm.

My mother died July 22nd after a yearlong battle fighting a rare and deadly cancer, mucosal melanoma. It was the day before my birthday and I wasn’t there. Perhaps she picked that day to spare me her death occurring on my birthday. We had thought she would last longer. I had a visit planned.  …   Read more »

Learning to Reconnect

Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 9:56 am.

It had started like a regular day weekend day.  John and Patti were taking a walk.  The sun was shining.  Life was good.  But then, John sheepishly told Patti that he would not be working on a project they had told Patti he was going to do, and that had been planned for that weekend. …   Read more »

Safety & Reactivity in Relationships

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 8:00 pm.

How many times have we begun a relationship, full of hope, only to have it crash and burn, or one party flee? Many of us have relational injuries from the past. This often manifests as a “fear of intimacy.” Beneath this phrase, lurks not feeling safe in relationships. Our fathers may have had tempers, or…   Read more »

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