Category Archives: Therapy Efficacy

Bridging the Great Divide

I have been struck by how persistent is the great divide between body workers who try to change the human condition by disciplines such as Pilates, Yoga, Qi Gong, martial arts, deep tissue massage, Rolfing, Kit Lauglin’s Stretch Therapy, or … Continue reading

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Evidence is in, it is the Therapist That Matters

One thing that has disappointed me, and I think disappoints most therapists who are honest with themselves, is the gap between the aspirations of  therapy and the average result. The effectiveness of therapy (at least the effectiveness of  what usually happens) has … Continue reading

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Transference in Therapy, the Best Tool?

This discussion is not about the existence of transference or even the nature of transference in a therapeutic relationship. Rather, the question I wish to pose, is whether, as is sometimes charged, in the Reich and Lowen tradition, especially in … Continue reading

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Stages of Happiness

Psychotherapy is conceived around the achievement of happiness, but overwhelmingly it is the study of suffering, which alas, is a compelling subject with tremendous gravitational pull. Some social psychologists however, like Daniel Kahneman, have been able to keep focus on … Continue reading

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Defining Factors

I have been reading about how research into the effectiveness of therapy is done. To compare one type of therapy with another  it is necessary to make explicit the factors that define that approach. This is different from philosophical tenets–defining … Continue reading

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Difficulty in Researching Reich and Lowen Benefits

From time to time people ask if there are any studies that verify the effectiveness of the Reich and Lowen tradition. If they have some training in research methods, they are probably meaning, are there random controlled trials (RCTs). While … Continue reading

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