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body-based therapy for depression
If you suffer from depression or anxiety, you are far from alone. Depression affects 300 million people worldwide and the numbers are similar for anxiety. But there is hope! Here’s a refreshing take on depression and what you can do about it from Devaraj, one of Osho Leela’s therapists and workshop leaders. Recognise these thoughts? What’s the point? It’s not worth it. It doesn’t matter what I do, anyway. When you’re depressed, a bodily feeling
Visitors to Osho Leela love strolling through the garden and grounds, soaking up the abundant beauty and recharging away from city life – and in the summer, camping on the field. Leela residents find sanctuary and nourishment from their often busy schedules running a personal development centre. I’ve heard more than once that the magical atmosphere comes from the ley lines that run underneath – all the way from Glastonbury. But did you know that
conscious sexuality festival
The Buddha says desire is the root cause of all human suffering. So how do I deal with DESIRE, the cause of all my emotional pain? I see that the majority of Western society is dealing with the issue by trying to fulfil all our earthly material desires with money, sex and power. However, without consciousness, we can get lost in this materialistic playground and lose connection to why we wanted all these things in
what is bioenergetics?
Bioenergetics is a radical way to release you from the effects of trauma and conditioning so that you can feel as free and light as a feather. The idea behind it is that our muscle system holds all that we’ve repressed. So, when doing Bioenergetics, we put our body into certain positions which allows us to release these tensions. We increase our breathing – in and out through the mouth and from the belly –
healing workshops UK
I talk to Sanjula, one of the therapists and workshop leaders at Osho Leela, about healing from difficult life experiences, embodiment and empowerment. What is true empowerment? “We all want to feel free and uninhibited. We long to be able to respond to life in the moment with love and joy rather than fear and defensiveness. But when a person experiences trauma – and most of us have experienced some form of it – a
2 years ago, sitting around a campfire at Dance Camp East, a new friend told me he was going to spend 2 weeks at a Sexuality Festival. What’s that? I nodded and smiled, but inside I was baffled. Why would people need to go and celebrate sexuality in such an overt way? I just didn’t get it. The flow of life The banner for the Sexuality Gathering Roll on 2 years and I’ve just spent
healing low self-esteem
How do we move past low self-esteem and empower ourselves to embrace life’s opportunities? I talk to Svabhavo, a workshop leader, alchemist and director at Osho Leela with decades of experience in supporting and guiding people. What’s behind the epidemic of isolation in today’s society? “Most people don’t love themselves because they’re taught from a very young age that they’re not really OK. They’re not taught social skills in their formative and teenage years. Instead,
improving your work life
The average person will spend 90 thousand hours at work over their lifetime. How are you spending that time? Are you joyfully living your passion, in total flow with the creativity of life? Or does the thought of work fill you with dread? What is your body telling you? If it does, then your body is telling you that there is something off. You are out of balance and this needs your awareness. It can
improving self-esteem
It’s easy to think that with today’s technology, we are all more connected to each other than ever before. But the reality is, isolation, low self-worth and rocketing levels of depression have become an ongoing feature of our landscape all over the world. In this blog post, I talk to Navajata, one of the experienced workshop leaders at Osho Leela, about why isolation and low self-esteem are such big problems and what we can do
dealing with breakup
It probably doesn’t feel like it right now. That sinking feeling as you scroll through Facebook and see your ex-partner happy on a sunny holiday with their new love. The dread in your gut when you wake up to face another day of dealing with divorce fallout – the financial nightmare, the child custody battles. The emptiness in your heart when you face a bleak evening alone, missing your partner’s warmth and love. Surviving the