Julia Bartz

Julia Bartz is a yoga instructor, Reiki II practitioner, MSW candidate, and the co-founder of Demystified. Follow her on Twitter at @juliabartz or Instagram at @juliabartzwellness.

Articles by Julia Bartz

HSPs in Love: How to Optimize your Relationship as or with a Sensitive Person

Author and researcher Elaine Aron provides solutions for highly sensitive people seeking happier, healthier romantic relationships.

The first step is figuring out your sensitivity level, or whether or not you classify as an HSP (highly sensitive person). Books for Better Living covered this topic last year, and research continues to confirm the existence and importance of HSPs. Perhaps this is because our individualistic, capitalist, “go-getter” society shows little acceptance for those […]

Be Your Own Best Friend: How to Use Resonant Language to Become Your Biggest Supporter

In Your Resonant Self, therapist Sarah Peyton explains how changing the brain’s default mode network is the key to self-compassion.

What does your inner voice say when something goes wrong? Does it offer soothing words like, it wasn’t your fault, or that you were only doing your best? Or does it blame and criticize you, calling you stupid, lazy, or worse? Many people, especially those with anxiety and depression, suffer from a harsh self-critical inner […]

Why Yoga and Psychology Need Each Other

Psychotherapist and yoga instructor, Mariana Caplan makes a case for combining both fields, with powerful effects.

“Yoga saved half my life; psychology saved the other.” With these words, psychotherapist and yoga teacher Mariana Caplan begins her book Yoga & Psyche. Starting in her teens, Caplan followed both fields separately, turning from one to the other when necessary. Initially, she met spiritual teachers who guided and nurtured her, but was left traumatized […]

How Yoga Can Heal Trauma

Here are a few tips for getting more healing power out of your yoga classes.

Yoga can have many benefits: quieting your mind, strengthening your body, and providing a much-needed break from your phone. One lesser known advantage is that yoga can be a powerful method for healing trauma. Trauma is not lacking in our society. The recent #metoo movement has shone a spotlight on just how many have experienced […]
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