Alexander Lowen (2000) demonstrates with Ann, who he used as a ten years earlier. She reports that since that first session she has been free of severe asthma attacks. She is now troubled by the death of her father and mother, abuse from her brother, excessive weight gain and the onset of menopause. Lowen guides her through a series of movement exercises.
Alexander Lowen (1995) demonstrates with John who is dissatisfied with his body. Through exercises, Lowen helps John use his body to express his full range of feelings. Lowen explains that he does not rely on the mind to change behavior because of its lack of power. Lowen expects the body to free itself. The demonstration concludes with Lowen’s elaboration on his work.
EP00 Dialogue 05 - Dealing with Social Violence - Alexander Lowen, M.D., and Cloe Madanes, Lic. Psychol.
Given a topic, to become aware of the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in each approach.
Moderated by Christine Padesky.
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.
Topical Panel 04 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - The Initial Interview
Featuring William Glasser, MD, Mary Goulding, MSW, Harriet Lerner, PhD, and Alexander Lowen, MD.
Moderated by Jon Carlson, Psy.D, Ed.D
Topical Panel 18 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2000 - Homework Assignments
Featuring Alexander Lowen, MD, Miriam Polster, PhD, Paul Watzlawick, PhD, and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD.
Moderated by Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl. Psych.
After an introduction to the key concepts of working with the body, all participants will be invited to do some bioenergetic exercises to experience the value of this technique. Participants will be asked to describe their experience.