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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.

Alexander Lowen

Alexander Lowen (1910-2008)

Alexander Lowen met Wilhelm Reich in New York in 1940, and trained with him until 1952. He studied Reich’s energy principles and character analysis. Lowen developed Bioenergetic Analysis as his own creative contribution to help people clarify the complexity of the mind-body split.


International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA)

The Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) is an International membership organization of psychotherapists devoted to the development and practice of Bioenergetic Analysis. IIBA was founded in 1956.

Training in bioenergetics analysis

Training in bioenergetics analysis

Training in Bioenergetic Analysis consists of two phases: pre-clinical and clinical. The process of completing these two phases will generally take 5 years. Training is both experiential and didactic in mode.

Current introduction and training workshops

Current introduction and training workshops

Here you can find both bioenergetic workshops open for everybody and the workshops that are part of the education to become a certified bioenergetics therapist


Research results in Bioenergetic Analysis


Love, sex and your heart


Here you will find the 14 books Lowen published, other bioenergetic literature and a few other relevant books

Video and audio

Interviews with Alexander Lowen and other bioenergetic therapists

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The group

Training in Bioenergetic Analysis in Scandinavia

The training is addressed to Scandinavian colleagues from the field of health-care, to medical doctors and clinical psychologists as well as to people who are interested in learning about body psychotherapy for their professional development.

Upcoming workshops

At the moment there are no workshops planned. Please contact us if interested in educational workshops.

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