This Bioenergetic Analysis PDW will address how, as a clinician, we work with shame, how we may get caught in our own shame while working with our clients and how to maintain or repair the connection that shame disrupts.

Shame resides in the dark recesses of our psyches. It restricts the flow of energy in our bodies and deadens the spirit. Shame inhibits us from contact with others. Rage makes active our inner helplessness and shame. Expressing rage moves energy out, freeing, temporarily, built up tension. Rage feels powerful and protects us from feeling the shame within. However, the cycle of shame and rage will again be put into process if the underlying shame is not acknowledged and addressed.

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When: October, 19 (4 pm) – 23 (1 pm), 2018

Sat, Nov 12, 2016 (10:00AM – 5:00PM) TO
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 (10:00AM – 2:00PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $195
CEUs: 9*

Sexuality—Wilhelm Reich’s revolutionary ideas about the implicit freedom in human sexuality were a force in the social change of the last 50 years. Taking off from the premises of psychoanalytic thinking of the time, he, and following him Al Lowen, propounded a theory of sexuality as a central expression of each person’s uniqueness. They saw sexuality as the primal force that when given full expression broke through the life-limiting conventions of social repression.

Since that time of heady revolutionary fervor in the promotion of a sex-positive perspective in psychotherapy and in society, we have added much to our understanding of the complexity of human sexuality. Adding in concepts from attachment theory, from gender-studies, from modern theories about relationships we have broadened and deepened our view of the functions and characteristics of sexuality. In Modern Bioenergetics we see the deep connection of pleasure and benevolence in the lived experience of sexuality. In this workshop we will explore these new perspectives from philosophical, theoretical and clinical perspectives. The workshop will have didactic, experiential and clinical demonstration/discussion components. It is suitable for clinicians with experience in a somatopsychic psychotherapy modality, and those wishing to know more about this approach.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Baum.


Wed, Nov 09, 2016 (8:30PM – 10:15PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $10; Members Free
CEUs: 1.75*

Sexuality—Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen saw human sexuality as the essential and irreducible expression of human fulfillment and freedom. Finding the vital flow of passion and self-expression in one’s sexuality were the bedrock experiences of the realized self. In the many years since the first, revolutionary, propositions in Bioenergetic Analysis, we have added many layers of complexity and both broadened and deepened our understanding of human sexuality and its expression. This seminar will trace the development of this force in somatopsychic psychotherapy theory and practice.

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Baum @


Bioenergetic Certification Training in Alachua, Fl

Still Accepting Applications for the 2016 – 2017 Training year – A Few Spots Left

FSBA trainees will have the unique opportunity to learn from multiple FSBA International Trainers throughout the training workshops. The first of the five training workshops for this training year in Florida will be held September 22 – 25, 2016. To learn more and view application, please click
For Information on International FSBA Bioenergetic Certification Training Programs, please visit websites at:




Open Workshop: Rome, Italy

Experience Your Joy and Vitality in Life with Bioenergetics – “We Are Our Bodies” With Silvina Henriquez, M.A. and Flavia Astolfi

September 30th – October 2, 2016

is a Licensed Psychologist in Buenos Aires, Argentina who is certified as a Bioenergetic Therapist with the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis. She has been an International Ontological Coach for Newfield Consulting in Argentina for over five years and is the Director of Newfield Consulting in Argentina. Silvina has an active private Bioenergetic practice emphasizing strong contactful body work helping clients find their strengths and internal resources. Silvina has worked coaching clients in South America, Europe, Mexico, and the United States. She is the co-director of Escuela de Bioenergética, a school for the Bioenergetics School in Argentina.

FLAVIA ASTOLFI has been a certified Bioenergetic Therapist with the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis since 2014. In addition to her private practice clients, she offers bioenergetics classes in a psycho-therapeutic woman’s center and various other locations in Italy. Her bioenergetics background includes her assistant-ship with her mentor, Dr. Robert Glazer, PhD., studying with Dr. Frank Hladky with a focus on his soft, deep style of Bionergetics, and certification training under David Berceli, founder of TRE (Trauma and Stress Release Exercises). Flavia brings twenty years of teaching yoga to her competency with Bioenergetics. Her yoga interests include special attention to Chinese medicine and Psychosomatic Yoga. She has also worked with Barbara Brennan’s healing process and Core Energetics.

Workshop Location: 30 minutes from Rome at

Workshop Cost: Tuition for the 3 days of the workshop is 300 Euro.

Accommodation Cost: 45 euro per night with breakfast. The dinner price is 15 euro and is optional.

Schedule: Participants should arrive Thursday night or in time to begin at 10:00 am on Friday.

Contact Information:
For more information or to register for the workshop, please email

Bioenergetic Basics: Introducing the Core Concepts and Basic Techniques of Bioenergetic Therapy in 6 full day sessions. Bioenergetic Therapy is a highly effective therapeutic approach that combines work with the body and the mind in the context of a therapeutic relationship to help people change at a deep level. This workshop is designed to give professionals in the healthcare field some basic functional knowledge of Bioenergetics through lecture, demonstration, and experiential processes. Bioenergetic theory and techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to practice the techniques. The meetings will also include Bioenergetic exercise classes and demonstrations of Bioenergetic psychotherapy sessions.

“New brain research on the impact of trauma validates the importance of somatic processes to resolve deep wounds. Bioenergetic has many tools that can be very effective with even the most difficult traumas.”

Bioenergetic Basics is for:

· psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who want to add somatic psychotherapy work to their practice

· practitioners of other disciplines who want to learn about the Bioenergetic approach to psychotherapy

· individuals who want to learn about Bioenergetic therapy for personal growth


Participants will learn effective body based techniques to apply to:

· depression

· anxiety

· trauma and PTSD

· general unhappiness with life

· relationship challenges


Program offered in the following locations:


Miramichi, New Brunswick
Contact: Leslie Ann Costello, Ph.D., CBT
506 206 2667

Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Carol Melnick, MSW, RSW, CBT
Central Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis

Guelph, Ontario
Contact: Alex Munroe, MSW, RSW, CBT
Southern Ontario Society for Bioenergetic Analysis

United States:

Cambridge, Mass
Contact: Susan Kanor, MA, CBT
Dates: 9/24/16, 11/5/16, 12/3/16, 2/4/17, 3/4/17, 4/1/17

Contact: Ann Coleman, LMSW, CBT

Find the right workshop for you. Below are the New York Society’s 2016-17 events:

Date/Time: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 (10:00AM – 5:00PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $145, Students $125

Date/Time: Wed, Nov 09, 2016 (8:30PM – 10:15PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $10, Members Free
CEUs: 1.75


Date/Time: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 (10AM – 5PM) TO Sun, Nov 13, 2016 (10AM – 2PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $195
CEUs: 9

Date/Time: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 (10AM – 5PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $145, Students $125

Date/Time: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 (8:30PM – 10:15PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $10, Members Free
CEUs: 1.75

Date/Time: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 (10AM – 5PM) TO Sun, Apr 23, 2017 (10 AM – 2PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Fee: $195
CEUs: 9

2016 Fall Bioenergetic Conference
“Healing from the Inside Out: Relationship, Body & Mind”
Featuring Bioenergetic masters Bob & Virginia Hilton from CA.

Date/Time: October 20 – 23, 2016
Location: Essex Conference Center, MA
For more information and registration go to:

As children, many of us had to compromise our aliveness and energy in order to feel loved and accepted by our parents. As adults, many of us struggle with low energy, anxiety, depression, and feelings of disconnection from others, resulting from how we deadened ourselves. In this conference, we will explore the state of aliveness in each of us and what blocks that aliveness from emerging. How did these blocks develop? What might the process of recovering this aliveness look like? In small groups, workshops, and keynote talks, we will explore these questions. Please join us at the serene and beautiful Essex Conference Center for a three day experience with Bioenergetic therapists, trainers, and partners, Robert and Virginia Hilton.

MSBA-2016-CONFERENCE-2016-04-24 – PDF Flyer

By actively working with the body in therapy, (in addition to talking), we can help our clients uncover emotions, beliefs and experiences that may be blocked and unavailable to their consciousness. This gives us more tools to assist them in accessing a deeper sense of calm, developing more ways to respond to people and situations and increase their capacity to fully experience life. This workshop will be experiential and didactic. It will include an overview of Bioenergetic theory, demonstration of some Bioenergetic exercises, and a few tools clinicians can begin to use with clients immediately. 4 CEUs for Social Workers and LMHCs.

Date/Time: May 21, 2016; 1:00 – 5:15 PM
Location: Gloucester, MA
Presenters: Laurie Ure, LICSW, CBT and Dan Gross, RNCS

Bringing the Body Alive Flyer – PDF