Powered By Pleasure

Powered by Pleasure is the name of the blog supporting the evolution of my work called Unlock Pleasure. In this blog I want to explore with you all the aspects of pleasure, from day-to-day gladness to exuberant delight, the small joys and X-rated rapture too! My plan is to post biweekly, drawing from my own reflections, thoughts, feelings, and experiences of pleasure; from other writers and sources on the topic; and most importantly, from the conversations that I hope will emerge with you, my dear reader. Please comment below and let the wild rumpus begin!
Apr 07, 2015

Pleasure can open your deeper and often truer nature – start with your body!

The mission of Unlock Pleasure is to support you in deepening your capacity for pleasure. The starting point for this is to make contact with your body. Pleasure is inherently a ‘felt’ experience, so your connection to your body and your experience of pleasure are interactive and mutually supportive. In my last blog, I invited you into the practice of the pleasure pause – taking moments throughout your day to tune into the world around you, find something that’s pleasurable to you, and to focus on it. The most important aspect of this is bringing your experience down from your head and into your body where it can register on your nervous system to create a calming, settling effect. This practice, if done on a regular basis, will form a new habitual response, so that whenever you’re over-stimulated, stressed or strung out, you can slip down into your ‘feeling body’ and allow the pleasure pause habit to take over. Read more >

Mar 11, 2015

Time for a Pleasure Pause?

Pleasure makes us feel good. When we feel good, we relax. When we relax, the parasympathetic side of the nervous system kicks in, and when that happens, we’ve opened up and other really good things will occur. This process is called the “rest and repair” mechanism that allows our physical system to regenerate. Read more >

Feb 18, 2015

Take Your Pleasure Pulse - A Survey About Pleasure

Have you noticed how popular surveys are these days? It seems that everyone's conducting one on something. Partly it’s the ease of services like Survey Monkey, but also because most of us in the virtual world want to respond to people’s real interests and concerns that have significance to them. So... here we go. Help me target this Unlock Pleasure blog to your real needs. Tell me about yourself and your relationship with pleasure. Read more >

Jan 09, 2015

Pleasure as Medicine for Stressful Times

I’ve been a psychotherapist for about 20 years and have worked with people who’ve struggled with emotional difficulties. I’ve also worked with quite a few individuals whose lives have been pretty good, but they came to me because they could be a whole lot better. Read more >

Jan 01, 2015

What do I mean by Pleasure

I’ve been sharing with friends and family my news about a work venture I’m pursuing. I want to deeply explore the concept of pleasure and the notion that it’s an under-rated resource for healing and wellbeing. Of course, when I say pleasure, people usually think I’m talking about sexual pleasure. And while it’s not that I’m disinterested in that particular aspect of pleasure – god no! Read more >

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