Susan Maling

Energy and Expression: Tracing the influence of Wilhelm Reich in the development of a dance therapist


Edition: 2004 Vol. 3 No. 2

Keywords
bioenergetics, somatic therapy, psychoanalysis, Character analysis, Orgonomy, Reichian therapy,

This brief overview of of Wilhelm Reich (1897 – 1957) touches on his contributions to the fields of dance movement therapy, psychotherapy and somatic therapies. He was a primary pioneer in the field of body based psychotherapy. He intended to link scientific, theoretical and therapeutic work to the wider social, political and cultural context he was located within, with his work ranging through medicine, psychiatry, biology, physics, sociology and education. The inclusion of how his work has been integrated within the author’s practice concludes this article. (p. 21)

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