Dr. Alexander Lowen, a psychiatrist, developed this method of psychotherapy which is intended to restore the body to its natural spontaneous state of freedom. It is derived from the work of Wilhelm Reich.
The process involves releasing tension in various muscles, and postural disorders thus improving the individuals state of mind, reducing pain, and unblocking energy flow.
Bioenergetic therapists understand the problems of resistance and transference and are well versed in personality theory. These understandings, along with a clear understanding of the human energy field and the experiences of the physical body create a safe environment to process thus inducing health and healing.
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