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What is bioenergetic analysis?
Bioenergetic analysis, a body-focused psychotherapy, is a form of therapy in which we work with the body in combination with the mind, to help people solve their emotional problems, to enjoy and create happiness in life.
Bioenergetica is based on the idea that mind and body are one. Recent neurobiological research supports this foundation. The founder of bioenergetica, Lowen, is strongly influenced by Freud. That means that there are elements of the psychoanalytic tradition intertwined in bioenergetica.
From this perspective, the complaints of clients are always viewed from the life history of the client concerned, and specifically where disturbances have occurred in their life history.
According to the theory of bioenergetica, negative life experiences are ‘stored’ in the body in the form of muscle tension. These stresses can get blocked in various places in the body, such as in the back or in the neck. Ultimately, such tensions lead to negative feelings in the body, less mobility, difficulty in breathing and an impaired physical energy flow. Also, tensions can emerge in the body and in social relationships, which can negatively affect mood, vitality, zest for life, and self-confidence.
Within bioenergetica, the concept of life energy is important. The essence of life energy is the continuous cycle between tension and relaxation, between charging and discharging. This energy flow can be blocked by tension in the body, through which the available energy cannot be used freely. Bioenergetic therapy aims to bring back balance in the energy flow through physical exercises, and to remove blockages.
How does it work?
A session usually starts with what occupies the client in the here and now, and puts forward as thematics. Attention to the body is central. By focusing on the body, the client learns to better observe the signals, impulses and feelings that arise in his body, and makes him aware of their significance.
In addition, the therapist can offer a wide variety of bioenergetic exercises. Some of these are primarily focused on increasing the vitality; in others increasing physical mobility is primary; or achieving a more relaxed and natural body posture. In all cases, it’s all about the perception of the client, of what is happening in the body here and now.
Depending on the problematic areas that are of foremost concern to the client, a choice is made of exercises that focus on a variety of dynamic functions. For example: ‘grounding’ (standing on your own feet, holding out), relaxing (discharging, letting go), expressing sound and gestures (making oneself heard, seen), reaching out (giving / asking / taking), investing in strength (to commit, persisting), dealing with space and boundaries (approaching / distancing / confronting / resisting).
In addition, work is also being done through targeted exercises; to stimulate, expand and balance the most fundamental energetic function: breathing.
Processing of experiences
The implementation of body-focused exercises often recalls associations and memories connected to unprocessed experiences in the client. Working through this is the core of the bioenergetic work. This is partly done by support at emotional release and expression, and partly also by helping the client to achieve a revaluation of their own historical and / or current experiences. This creates space for the development of a new attitude to life.
For people who are dealing with psychical complaints like:
Oppressed feelings and emotions, tight morality, inner censorship, excessive stress and / or input.
Weak vitality, hyperventilation, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, psychosomatic disorders, apathy, irritability, stress, reluctance, high anxiety or desperation.
Feelings of emptiness, weakness, isolation, depression, exhaustion, burnout, lack of initiative and decisiveness.
Panic attacks, memory loss, disorientation, rationalization and alienation