Category Archives: Wilhelm Reich

Why Allopaths Do Not Trust Their Patients

In a previous post, I explained why I believe that most allopaths treat the mind not the body. I recently heard Dr Majid Ali reiterate that the mind is the only part of the human that lies. The body does … 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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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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Two Types of Criticism

Alexander Lowen and Wilhelm Reich both left a mixed reputation when it comes to accepting criticism. Now it is not uncommon in everyday life to deal with people who have difficulty with criticism. But this tends to co-exist with very … Continue reading

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The Mass Individual

Wilhelm Reich described the ‘Mass Individual’ that he felt was evolving a result of modern trends in culture. Overall, his tone is rather dismissing, which I think is unfortunate, because the core idea, a useful one, can easily be dismissed … 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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The Basic Oral Reenactment

There is a basic obstacle in psychotherapy and the healing professions that is so common that it may  not be recognized as an  element maintaining the suffering. The obstacle presents itself when as an adult, the suffering person is encouraged … Continue reading

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