EP90 Invited Address 07a – Bioenergetic Analysis: Engaging the Body in the Therapeutic Process – Alexander Lowen, M.D. | Instant Download !
Recognition of body-mind unity requires acceptance of the fact that the body in its form and motility expresses the individual’s personality as much as behavior and thinking. If there is to be a change in personality, the body must reflect that change. To change bodily attitude, one should work directly with the energy dynamics of the body. By mobilizing a person’s energy, one opens up deep feelings that are otherwise inaccessible. This is critical in the treatment of depression which is directly connected to an energetic collapse in the body. The address will describe how one increases an individual’s energy to promote his pleasure in life.
- To list four physical signs of depression in a patient
- To understand the energetic base of the depressive reaction
- To understand how bodily attitudes determine feeling and behavior
- To understand the role of catharsis in the therapeutic process