Bioenergetics Therapy Websites ~
Bioenergetic Analysis Sites
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Bioenergetics therapy was developed by psychiatrist Alexander Lowen, MD, in the 1950s, basing his work on Reichian therapy, which theorized that our repressed emotions are transformed into muscle tension and rigidity, which Wilhelm Reich called "body armor." Since bioenergetic analysis and therapy is usually done by psychotherapists, it is difficult to evaluate apart from psychotherapy itself.
Note: available scientific evidence does not support bioenergetics as a useful treatment for cancer or any other disease.
Bioenergetics therapists use a combination of psychotherapy, gentle body movements, massage, deep breathing, and exercises that involve crying, screaming and kicking in an effort to help patients "release" emotional memories. The therapy may also include analysis of aspects of other alternative therapies such as biofeedback, herbs, homeopathy, and nutrition.
Popular Bioenergetics Sites
- Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
Bioenergetics is a way of understanding personality in terms of the body and its energetic processes.
- What is Bioenergetic Therapy?
Bioenergetics is a form of psychodynamic psychotherapy that combines work with the body and mind to help people resolve their issues.
- Bioenergetics Therapy
Resource for bioenergetics as an alternative holistic healing system and bioenergetic therapy.
- Mountain Wind
Exploring health, consciousness, self-knowledge and self-transformation through natural breathing, Taoism, Chi Kung, and the ideas and practices of G. I. Gurdjieff. San Francisco, California.
- Authentic Breathing Resources
Offers breathing and breathwork exercises, articles, tips, meditations, research, and workshops for health and self-transformation.
- The Middendorf Breath Institute
Furthering the work of Prof. Ilse Middendorf, offering 'The Experience of Breath', an innovative, unique modality, that assists in balance and integration, as well as healing conflicts and discomforts. (San Francisco, CA)
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|Excerpt from the book Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze: "Measure Your Inner Tension - Stress Test If you have unresolved psychological trauma, then you have excessive inner tension. Just because someone wears an apparently happy smile and says that they feel relaxed does not make it so. There are many ways to measure inner tension and I shall discuss those that I think work both easily and well.
In The New Primal Scream, Dr. Arthur Janov (1991, p. 244) has described a "repression index," which includes blood pressure, pulse rate and body temperature. (His index also includes brain wave measurements that I'll not discuss because few of us have access to such brain measuring devices.) He has shown that as the amount of psychological tension in your body falls, then your blood pressure falls, your pulse rate falls, your core body temperature falls and your extremities' temperatures rise. These changes happen both temporarily in a major way during primal therapy sessions and permanently to a lesser degree afterwards." Continued here - free read.||
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