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 (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.