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Bioenergetic Analysis - Webinar 3 - March 25, 2024

  • 25 Mar 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom

Bioenergetic Analysis - Webinar 3 - March 25, 2024

Resistance and Negativity in Bioenergetic Analysis

In this workshop, Dr. Odila Weigand will address the role of Resistance and Negativity in Bioenergetic Analysis, specifically how resistance is exemplified in Lowen’s 5 characterological types.


March 25, 2024
Monday 7:00PM CET - Monday 9:00pm CET

1. Introduction: Basic ideas about Resistance and Negativity. Survival Mechanisms
2. Insights from Freud, Reich, Winnicott
3. Relevance of this topic in understanding human psyche and the therapeutic process.
4. The importance of considering both psychological and somatic aspects of resistance and negativity
5. Are Resistance and Negativity different concepts?
6. Making friends with resistance
7. Bioenergetic Analysis (Lowen/Pierrakos/Boadella) on Resistance and Negativiry. The three layers: Mask, Shadow, Core.
8. Basic resistances and beliefs exemplified in Lowen’s 5 characterological types
9. “The will to live and the wish to die” Fear of pleasure, attachment to pain
10. Working with energy: Breathing, Grounding, Energy Flow, Humor, Aggression
11. Self-regulation and Intersubjectivity. Corregulation in therapy and in life.
12. Recent changes in culture. Liquid relationships. Increase in fragile structures in therapy. Early developmental trauma. Structural dissociation. The current superego no longer comes from parents and family, but from the media.
13. When to flex and when to strengthen armor. The usefulness of catharsis.
14. Reichs Orgastic Curve/Developing Limits, Centering, Pulsation, Containment
15. Working with energy: Ressonance, Projective Identification, Energy Fields
16. Beyond Resistance and Negativity: Faith in the Life of the Body for personal evolution
17. Developing hope, true self, safe and functional relationships, compassion, interest in collective evolution and trust in the benevolence of the universe, nature, God. 18. Spirituality of the Body.

Clinical “Vignettes” will be used to illustrate concepts. Challenges and successes encountered when addressing resistance and negativity in clinical practice.

Odila Weigand, PhD Clinical Psychology, International Trainer IIBA, also trained in Family Therapy, NLP, Time Line Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis. Works in private practice in São Paulo and teaches Bioenergetic Analysis in Sao Paulo, Americana and Cachoeiro de Itapemirim. Teaches in the Core Energetics Program in Brasilia.

To Learn more and Register please go here

For information:

Nina Schubert: +34 623 56 32 47/

Organization Name: International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis

1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


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