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Organismic Psychotherapy

Type: Website

Article or website name: Organismic Psychotherapy

Author: Malcolm Brown

Institution: Alternative Health Dictionary

Country: USA

Type: Body-Psychotherapy Practice, Education & Workshops

URL: www.experiencefestival.com/organismic_psychotherapy


Organismic psychotherapy (humanistic body psychotherapy): Spinoff of Reichian Therapy developed by Malcolm Brown, Ph.D., and Katherine Ennis Brown, in Europe. Its theory divides human anatomy into four dynamic Being Centers of the embodied soul:
(1) The Agape-Eros Being Center consists of the upper frontal portion of the body and mediates feelings of openness toward others.
(2) the Hara Being Center, the abdominal portion of the body, permits self-love.
(3) The Logos Being Center, the upper dorsal portion of the body, has unfathomable intuitive faculties.
(4) The Phallic-Spiritual Warrior Being Center, which consists of the lower back and the limbs, enables resoluteness (perseverance).

Brown was primarily influenced by C.G. Jung, Abraham laslow, Erich Neumann, Can Rogers, D.H. Lawrence, neurologist Kurt item. and Wilhelm Reich and he went on to develop a modality that functions to re-activate the natural mental/spiritual polarities of the psyche and soul. ... Two other gnificant aspects of the Browns' work is the wide use of motionless, direct for the purpose of undermining armor and mobilizing exercises esigned to challenge the armor. (CCB)


Author's institution:
Language: English
Country origin: USA

Entry number: 3343
English version:

Entry source: Colleen Campbell Barshop
Entered by: Courtenay Young
Entry date: 2 January 2006

Key Phrases: Body Psychotherapy - Organismic Psychotherapy
Other information: see article in USABP Journal 4: 2 : 2005 (2365): see also (504)