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EP00 Invited Address 8b - Bioenergetic Analysis: A Body-Mind Therapy - Alexander Lowen, MD

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Invited Addresses |  Bioenergetics |  Mind-Body |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000
Alexander Lowen, MD |  Eugene Gendlin, PhD
1 Hour 19 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
May 28, 2000
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Since the person is his body, it is possible to read the history of the individual from the pattern of chronic muscular tension in his body. These chronic tensions limit the individual's ability to respond in a healthy way to the stresses of life. Bioenergetics provides a technique for reducing these tensions.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how the chronic tensions in a person's body play a defensive role in the personality.
  2. To name two physical techniques for releasing chronic jaw tension. 

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Alexander Lowen, MD's Profile

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Alexander Lowen, MD, was an American physician and psychotherapist. A student of Wilhelm Reich in the 1940s and early 1950s in New York, he developed bioenergetic analysis, a form of mind-body psychotherapy, with his then-colleague, John Pierrakos. Lowen was the founder and former executive director of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis in New York City.

Eugene Gendlin, PhD's Profile

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Eugene T. Gendlin, PhD, is an American philosopher and psychotherapist who developed ways of thinking about and working with living process, the bodily felt sense and the 'philosophy of the implicit'. Gendlin received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1958 from the University of Chicago where he became an Associate Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Psychology. 

His philosophical work is concerned especially with the relationship between logic and experiential explication. Implicit intricacy cannot be represented, but functions in certain ways in relation to philosophical discourse. The applications of this "Philosophy of the Implicit" have been important in many fields.

His philosophical books and articles are listed and some of them are available from this web site. They include Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning, (in paperback) and Language Beyond Post-Modernism: Saying and Thinking In Gendlin's Philosophy (edited by David Levin) , both from Northwestern University Press, l997 and A Process Model.