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Character structures (Bioenergetic Analysis)

The richness of one`s own history and one`s individual experience and the various patterns of tension and holding back in the body will find their psychological / psychic relevance in the character structure. It corresponds as psychological component of the form and movement of the body and functionally is identical to it. It is very resistant to all influences from outside and to change. The entire pattern of excitement and tension controls the power and the use of one´s own bodily energy, the life energy. You cannot understand (and work with) the energy dynamics of a person without the concept of the character structure. (Schwieger 1998).

Induced (by specific experience) limited mobility and charging of the body causes new emotional ………….

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The energy concept part 1 (Bioenergetic Analysis)

The energy concept of BA sees man as a “reservoir of energy” that comes into contact with the environment. This process usually starts and develops in our culture (in all cultures!!) mostly via the relationship to “mother (figure)”. The experience and the embodiment of one`s own personality and the herewith connected individual way of relating to the “mother (figure)”, and later to one`s father, influence the whole life of an adult human. The way how one lives relationships is among others very individually characterized by gratification, conflict resolution, self-presentation and dialogue.

The BA does not only ………………

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Brief historical background of the Bioenergetic Analysis (BA)

The psychoanalysts Wilhelm Reich, Otto Fenichel and Sandor Ferenczi had put the body into the focus of their interest in psychotherapy. Since then, a variety of body psychotherapy schools had been developed.

Alexander Lowen, founder of BA/bioenergetics, had met Reich in the 50s of last century in the seminar to discuss the psychoanalytic theory and therapeutic practice and the social importance of the same. The impulse itself by being involved in a therapy together with Wilhelm Reich with the experience of one’s body and the interaction of personality / character structure and …………….

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