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Bioenergetic Basics: History and evolution of Bioenergetic Analysis

  • 27 Sep 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online

Short summary

Bioenergetic Analysis was created by Alexander Lowen, M.D. (New York) in the 1950s. It is based on the work of Wilhelm Reich, a disciple and contemporary of Sigmund Freud.

In this webinar, I will first describe the theoretical and practical Lowenian foundations of Bioenergetic Analysis: the energetic dynamics of human functioning, then its characterological organization in response to unresolved childhood conflicts and traumas.

Then I will present the current evolution of Bioenergetic Analysis, enlightened by contemporary research in neurobiology, by work on trauma, by contributions from related theoretical and therapeutic fields, such as attachment theory.

Learning objectives


- Understand the specificity of Bioenergetic Analysis as a mind-body approach.

- Discover the theoretical foundations of Bioenergetic Analysis.

- Understand the specificity of the bioenergetic work method (technical, relational and experiential approach).

- Present its specific therapeutic objectives working with inhibitions, conflicts, developmental traumas or factual traumas.

Presented by Guy Tonella 

Presenters bio


Dr Guy Tonella is a Doctor in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, CES of Psycho-physiology, Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, International IIBA Trainer and Faculty member, Co-Director of the Collège Français d’Analyse Bioénergétique. He was Professor of Psychology at Toulouse University for 20 years. He teaches in most European countries and in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and China. He is in private practice in Toulouse in France.

Webinar details


Date: September 27, 2022

Time: 09:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT)

Location: Webinar

Cost: Free! 

CEU information: Not available


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Houston, TX 77055


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