IIBA – International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
C/ dels Ametllers, 6 | 08670 Navàs Barcelona | SpainE-mail: email@example.com
Phone: +34 936 007 448
Austin Society for Bioenergetic Analysis
Bioenergetic Society of Northern California
International chapters can be found below.
What is Bioenergetic Analysis ?
Bioenergetic Analysis is a specific form of body-psychotherapy – based upon the continuity between body and mind – rooted in the work of Wilhelm Reich and founded by Alexander Lowen.
BA basically combines a bodily, analytic and relational therapeutic work, based upon an energetic understanding.
Bioenergetic Analysis helps to release chronic muscular tensions, manage affects, expand the capacity for intimacy, heal sexual difficulties and learn new, more fulfilling ways of relating to others. Tenderness, aggression, assertion – and their confluence in sexuality – are seen as core lifesaving forces. The therapeutic relationship provides a place of safety in which healing begins.
The therapist reads the body, resonates with its energy, feels the emotions, listens, hears and answers the words. The language of the body (posture/gesture, breathing, motility, expression) is on focus as it indicates the status on the way to personhood – from the past to the present and future. Techniques are used which address the energetic aspect of the individual, including her self-perception, self-expression, and self-possession. These also include work with body contact, boundaries, grounding, and the understanding of muscular tensions as indications of somatic and psychological defenses against past trauma. The goal of therapy is more than the absence of symptoms – it is having aliveness, getting a taste of pleasure, joy, love – vibrant health.
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Bioenergetic Analysis as a Practice
Bioenergetic Analysis as Therapy
List of international societies / chapters affiliated to the IIBA:
Atlantic Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis https://atlanticbioenergetics.ca
Central Canada Society for Bioenergetic Analysis https://centralcanadabioenergetics.com
Société Québécoise d'Analyse Bioenergétique https://soqab.ca
Southern Ontario Society for Bioenergetic Analysis https://sosba.ca
Western Canada Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (without web site)
Austria: Die Österreichische Gesellschaft für körperbezogene Psychotherapie - Bioenergetische Analyse https://bioenergetische-analyse.org
Belgium: Société Belge d'Analyse Bioenergétique https://sobab.org
France: Collège Français d'Analyse Bioénergétique https://cfab.info
France: Institut d'Analyse Bioenergétique France Sud https://iabfs.fr
France: Société Française d'Analyse Bio-Energétique https://sfabe.com
Germany: GBA e. V. (Gesellschaft für Bioenergetische Analyse e.V.) https://gba-bioenergetik.de
Germany: Kölner Institut für Bioenergetische Analyse https://kibea.de
Germany: Norddeutsches Institut für Bioenergetische Analyse e.V. https://niba-ev.de
Germany: Süddeutsche Gesellschaft für Bioenergetische Analyse e.V. https://sgfba.com
Israel: Israeli Society for Bioenergetic Analysis https://isba.org.il
Italy: Istituto Italiano di Formazione in Analisi Bioenergetica https://iifab.org
Italy: Società Medica Italiana di Self Analisi Bioenergetica https://smiab.it
Italy: Società Italiana di Analisi Bioenergetica https://siab-online.it
Poland: Polskie Stowarzyszenie Analizy Bioenergetycznej https://analizabioenergetyczna.org
Portugal: Associação Portuguesa de Análise Bioenergética https://apabioenergetica.org
Russia: Moscow Training Group https://batherapy.ru
Russia: Perm Society Bioenergetic Analysis (without web page)
Scandinavia: Norsk Institutt for Bioenergetikk https://nibi.no
Spain: Asociación de Análisis Bioenergético de Madrid https://analisisbioenergetico.com
Spain: L’Associació Catalana en l’Anàlisi Bioenergètica https://acabbio.com
Spain: Euskal Herriko eta Inguruko Analisi Bioenergetikako Elkartea https://analisisbioenergetico.org
Switzerland: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Bioenergetische Analyse und Therapie https://sgbat.ch
Argentina: Instituto Argentino de Análisis Bioenergético https://.bioenergetica.org.ar
Brazil: Instituto de Análise Bioenergética de São Paulo https://.bioenergetica.com.br
Brazil: Instituto Ânima de Saúde e Educação https://.institutoanimadesaudeeducacao.webnode.com
Brazil: Associação de Análise Bioenergética do Nordeste https://.libertas.com.br
Brazil: Instituto Neo-reichiano Lumen Ribeirão Preto https://.institutolumen.com.br
Brazil: Sociedade de Análise Bioenergética do Rio de Janeiro https://.saberj.com.br
Brazil: Sociedade Brasileira de Analise Bioenergetica https://.analisebioenergetica.com.br
Brazil: Instituto de Análise Bioenergética do Centro Oeste do Brasil https://.institutovibrare.com
Colombia: Colombia Training Group https://.perspektivas.com/corpoemocional
The New Zealand Society for Bioenergetic Analysis https://bioenergetics.org.nz
China: China Training Group (without web site)
About Our Founder, Alexander Lowen
Dr. Alexander Lowen was born December 23, 1910, the first of two children of Jewish parents who emigrated to the USA from Russia. The family atmosphere was often very stressful. He spent a lonely childhood and adolescence playing in the streets of Harlem and engaged in physical activities, such as playing handball.
Alexander Lowen received a bachelor’s degree in science and business from City College of New York, and a Doctorate in Law (JSD) in 1936, at Brooklyn Law School (New York, USA) and his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) in 1951 at the University of Geneva (Switzerland).
During his youth, he practiced regular physical activity and sports: yoga, rhythmic gymnastics, based on Emile-Jacques Dalcroze method (“body movement as an expression of being”) and Jacobson relaxation (control of muscle tone and breathing).
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