Add to Cart About Bioenergetics Bioenergetics is the revolutionary new therapy that uses the language of the body to heal the problems of the mind. This exciting body-mind approach to personality has a liberating and positive effect on emotional, physical, and psychic distress. Alexander Lowen, founder and prime mover of this fast-growing therapy, writes that increased joy and pleasure are possible in every day life through an understanding of how your body functions energetically: how it determines what you feel, think, and do. Lowen points out that lack of energy is the result of chronic muscular tensions, a condition caused by the suppression of feelings. These tensions can be dissolved through the direct body work in bioenergetic exercise, which restores the potential for living a rich, full life. Lowen analyzes common physical ailments like headaches and lower back pain and shows how they too can be overcome by releasing the muscular tenstion that create them.
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Bioenergetics is A pioneer in this field, Alexander Lowen, M. It is a therapeutic technique to help people get back together with the body and enjoy the life of the body to the fullest degree possible. BA starts with the reality of the body and its basic functions of breathing, motility, feeling, and expression. BA differs from other forms of therapy in that it combines analysis of personality and character with body techniques and physical exercises to recognize and release chronic muscular tension - a necessary step in overcoming feelings, behaviors, and attitudes that detract from life.
BA recognizes the ability of the body to heal itself, and promotes that process. More than just talk Dr. Lowen wrote of the purely verbal therapies that they may "help a person become conscious of his tendencies to deny, project, blame, or rationalize, [but] this conscious awareness rarely affects the muscular tensions or releases the suppressed feelings. It differs from similar explorations into the nature of the self by attempting to understand the human personality in terms of the human body.
This form of therapy has helped people achieve good health -- in body and in mind — for more than half a century. More than any other modality, it explores the inexorable link between the body and the mind. These restrictions on living are not voluntarily self-imposed. They develop as a means of survival in a home environment and culture that denies and suppresses body-values such as pleasure, compassion, and joy, instead promoting the ego-values of power, prestige, and possessions.
The therapeutic relationship provides a place of safety in which healing begins. The Bioenergetic therapist reads the body, resonates with its energy, feels the emotions, listens, hears, and answers the words.
The language of the body posture, gesture, breathing, motility, expression is in focus as it reflects the person beyond the guise of words, or a mask of expression — from the past into the present and future. Work with body contact, boundaries, grounding, and the understanding of muscular tensions as indications of somatic and psychological defenses against past trauma are examined diagnostically, and utilized therapeutically.
It is equally true that most people are unconscious of the bodily handicaps under which they labor — handicaps that have become second nature to them, part of their habitual way of being in the world.
In effect, most people go through life on a limited budget of energy and feeling. This is no easy task. The heart is well protected… To go through life with a closed heart is like taking an ocean voyage locked in the hold of the ship. And if self-expression is constricted, the life of the body is limited.
The goal of therapy is more than the absence of symptoms - it is feeling aliveness, getting a taste of pleasure, joy, love, and taking things more easily — it is vibrant health.
La Terapia Bioenergética de Alexander Lowen
Jun 12, Haikaa Yamamoto rated it it was amazing Bioenergetics helped me to set myself free. First of all, he is not very likeable as a person. He comes through as narcissistic, ego driven he even admits that his main motivation to become a psychologist was "to become famous" , dismissive and highly uneducated at times - or at least not at all well read. Secondly, the authors he quotes which is mostly himself are either very obscure or completely irrelevant to psychology today. His "theories" are mere metaphors, his observations remain superficial and in general he often reads like a new-age spiritual quack. So why do I think reading him might still be time well spent?
Bioenergetics is A pioneer in this field, Alexander Lowen, M. It is a therapeutic technique to help people get back together with the body and enjoy the life of the body to the fullest degree possible. BA starts with the reality of the body and its basic functions of breathing, motility, feeling, and expression.