journal 16 2006Reich, Lowen and the IIBA: Facing the Challenge of a Conflict Ridden World
Virginia Wink Hilton

What’s the Use of Violence?
Ron Robbins

Shock, Trauma, and Polarization: Finding Unity in a World of Dualities
Michael Maley

A  Somatopsychic Relational Model for Growing an Emotionally Healthy, Sexually Open Body from the Ground Up
E. Tuccillo

Bioenergetics and a Paradoxical View of Sexuality: how characterlogical development is related to current erotic life!
Diana Guest

Is there Healing Power in Rage? - The relative contribution of cognition, affect and movement to psychotherapeutic processes
M. Koemeda-Lutz

Explorations into the Neurological Basis of our Sense of Self
Anton Lethin

Bioenergetic Boundary-Building
Bennett Shapiro

journal 15 2005The Anatomy of Empathy
Robert Lewis

Bioenergetics: Past, Present and Future
Helen Resneck-Sannes

Emotional Inhibition and Disease
Harald C. Traue, Russel M. Deighton & Petra Ritschi

The Space of Silence
Maê Nascimento

Catharsis and Self-Regulation revisited: Scientific and Clinical Considerations
Angela Klopstech

Review of “Honoring the Body – the Autobiography of Alexander Lowen”
Philip M. Helfaer  

journal 14 2004Physical Contact and Construction of a Therapeutic Intersubjective Bond
Maryse Doess

Seeing the Truth: Removing Denial from the Eyes
David Kuniansky, Ed.S.

Projective Identification Revisited – Listening with the Limbic System
Robert Lewis, M.D.

Interview with Alexander Lowen
Patrizia Moselli

O Corpo Vibrante
Patients with Eating Disorders: Bodies without Vibrance
Christa D. Ventling

Different Worlds: The Patient, Psychanalysis, and the Psychtherapist
José Luís Gomes

False Pride and the Overpowering Love of Friends
Susan Downe

Recovering from “Recovered Memory”
Pye Bowden M. Guid.& Couns.

Integrations for a Psychology without Body and a Neurology without Soul
Edith Liberman

The Group in Bioenergetic Anaysis
Gabriella Buti Zaccagnini (translated by Alberto Zaccagnini)

Bioenergetic Analysis Made Simple
Peter S. Fernald

“Grasping the Body” Some Hypotheses on the Processes of Somatization
Daniel Bouko-Levy   

journal 13 2002The Significance of Scientific Research for Bioenergetics
Christa D. Ventling

The Efficacy of Bioenergetic Analysis as a Method of Psychotherapy
Dr. Ulrich Gudat

Efficacy of Bioenergetic Therapies and Stability of the Therapeutic Result: A Retrospective Investigation
Christa D. Ventling

What do human bodies tell us? In Search of statistically significant empirical confirmation for the “Language of the Body” A study in bioenergetic body-diagnostics
Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Ph.D. & Hans Peter, M.D.

The Role of Sensory Styles in Psychotherapy: Synopsis of research
Vincentia S. Schroeter

Psychobiology of Affects: Implications for a Somatic Psychotherapy
Helen Resnick-Sannes

Looking at Physical and Relational Development from the Point of View of What is Natural: Grounding – From Father and from Mother, Centering, Facing
Beatriz de Almeida Rego Saboya  

Authors : Benjamin Mandelbaum and Renata Philadelpho Azevedo


The Rheichian model of psychosoma unity linked with the association between love, knowledge and work has had a natural evolution in the creation of Bioenergetic Analysis of Alexander Lowen. This symbolizes the integration that the heart makes, as an intermediate point between the mind and sexuality. It is from this point that we often speak, here in Brazil. It is in this point that our Social Clinic of Saberj has rooted itself as the meeting place of our love with our pleasurable work. It is from this place that we hope we can communicate here and now.

Once the study is made of Bioenergetic Analysis, the creation of a clinical treatment space within the study institute is the natural path. The purpose of the study, in the formative process, is to give form and our form of treatment is shown in our social clinic. With our Social Clinic we are able to have a clinic practice, complementing the study cycle.

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Author: Dr. Carlos Martinez-Bouquet, CBT

What needs is the expressive organ serving?

If to understand institutions we take as model what goes on among individuals, we will have to  agree there is in them, as in every person, expressive needs and functions beside the practical ones.
If expressive needs, either individua1 or in institutions, are overlooked there is always the risk of proceeding in an inadequate manner, as if dealing with mechanical systems and not with organisms.
As individuals have energetic processes that need to be expressed so have institutions.

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The Sociedade Brasileira de Análise Bioenergetica (SOBAB), founded in 1981, in São Paulo, has been graduating bioenergetic analysts throughout these years, following the IIBA's orientation and curriculum. Three groups have accomplished the training program and three other groups are taking the course. We are 60 members, among us there are 21 CBTs and one international trainer.
The development and growth of our Society has propitiated the creation of other instances besides the training itself, allowing its members to be more involved and integrated.
One of the movements started in 1994, when some trainees and CBTs got organized in order to assist the community, offering psycho-theraputic sessions, exercises classes and lectures at a low fee, making
Bioenergetic Analysis affordable to a share of the population that might not have access to it in a private clinic.
We may not forget about the huge economic and cultural opposites which dominate in our country, where the welfare work has been neglected and most of the population doesn't have private health insurance.
The "Life and Movement Clinic" (Clinica Vida e Movimento) was born with the great support of SOBAB's staff, aiming to integrate its members (trainees, CBTs, supervisors and trainers). The Clinic is based on the commitment with service production and continuous reflection of practices that can lead to change the reality we live in.

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The objective of Movement Groups is to lead the participant to a sensibilizing and awareness process of the body in order to improve self - perception, augment the energetic balance and recover self-expression.
The background of Movement Groups is life as an energy flow. Those movements allow us to recover our vitality and well-being.
This work has been done by different Neo-Reichian Therapists since the late seventies.
Such kind of work is available to all the community at the Social Clinic of Sedes Sapientiae Institute in São Paulo, where it has been successfully done since 1990.

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Our initiative and challenge was to integrate Group Dynamics with Bioenergetics. With this approach, we feel that we have made an effective contribution to the human beings who occupy the sphere of Organizations.

Firstly, through the possibility of developing more harmonious and cohesive relationships in the different hierarchical levels that make up the Organization.

Secondly, by enabling expression of the dissatisfaction which tends to build up over people’s day-to-day lives. These two aspects have in practice had a transformational effect on the energy of the groups involved.

Author: Alice Kahn Ladas, Ed.D., CBT Bioenergetic Analyst,
Co-author The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality


Bioenergetic Analysis is a body psychotherapy which treats body, mind and spirit as inseperable. Therefore it integrates work directly with the body together with the verbal analytic work that characterizes more traditional psychotherapies. All psychotherapies inevitably involve both the relationship between the therapist and client and the bodies of both.

How conscious practitioners are about both aspects of their work depends on their training. Most psychotherapists are well trained in relational, cognitive, or analytic psychotherapy but have little training in working directly with the body. Bioenergetic Analysts are thoroughly trained in all areas.

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