Bioenergetics

Bioenergetics : The Revolutionary Therapy That Uses the Language of the Body to Heal the Problems of the Mind

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Bioenergetics is a dynamic form of therapy based on the teachings of Wilhelm Reich. It links physical pain, muscle tension, and postural disorders with state of mind, demonstrating that suppressed emotions, unhappiness, and anger can block energy-flow and cause physical distress. Dr Alexander Lowen, founder and prime mover of this therapy, analyzes common complaints such as headaches and lower-back pain and shows how they can be overcome by releasing the muscular tension that creates them. Through bioenergetic exercise, physical pain can be dissolved and emotion released, leading to a new sense of confidence and well-being. The author also wrote "Depression and the Body".
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 17mm | 238g
  • ARKANA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • diagrams, index
  • 0140194711
  • 9780140194715
  • 118,071

Back cover copy

Biogenergetics is a dynamic form of therapy based on the teachings of Wilhelm Reith. It links physical pain, muscle tension, and postural disorders with state of mind, demonstrating that suppressed emotions, unhappiness, and anger can block energy flow and cause physical distress. 'In this highly interesting and valuable attempt to restore the body to the mind, Dr. Alexander Lowen sets out in a practically useful way the principles of his new form of psychotherapy. Bioenergetics is destined to become widely influential.'
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Table of contents

From Reich to bioenergetics; the energy concept; the language of the body; bioenergetic therapy; pleasure - a primary orientation; reality - a secondary orientation; falling anxiety; stress and sex; self-expression and survival; consciousness - unity and duality.
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Bioenergetics is the revolutionary new therapy that uses the language of the body to heal the...
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About Alexander Lowen

Dr. Alexander Lowen is the creator of bioenergetics, which he has defined as "a therapeutic technique to help a person get back together with his body and to help him enjoy to the fullest degree possible the life of the body." Incorporating direct work on the body into the psychoanalytic process, Dr. Lowen practices psychiatry in New York and Connecticut and is the executive director of the Institute of Bioenergetic Analysis. He is married and lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife and son.
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Read this book so fast, kept me engaged cover to cover; each page uncovering a new revelation. If you are familiar with Elliott Hulse's bioenergetic talks you will feel right at home here. Really good introduction to body psychology and Reichan therapy. Good for body therapists, trainers or anyone interested in psychology or posture ect. Must read.show more
by Hamish Robson-Wright
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