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Start your review of The Voice of the Body. Jul 19, Dr. Rae Baum rated it it was amazing. This book provides the reader with a fresh and life changing perspective on human behavior. Topics such as Survival Aggression and Violence in the Individual Psychopathic Behavior and the Ps This book provides the reader with a fresh and life changing perspective on human behavior.
This book is a must read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Self Help. About Alexander Lowen. Alexander Lowen. The story of Alexander Lowen's life is a story of how he honored the body and healed his mind-body split. It is also the story of how, along the way, he helped mankind.
B ; his Doctor of Sciences of Law J. He developed Wilhelm Reich's beliefs into The story of Alexander Lowen's life is a story of how he honored the body and healed his mind-body split. The IIBA now has over members and 54 training institutes worldwide. Lowen has authored 14 books translated to as many as eight different languages, collectively as well as numerous articles and other professional publications.
He also has presented his ideas in untold numbers of interviews, on video and audio tapes, and lectures worldwide. The establishment of the Journal for Bioenergetic Analysis gave him much satisfaction since it provides an ongoing forum for examining and furthering the ideas he pioneered. When asked during an interview in what has given him the most meaning in life, he responds without hesitation, feeling the pleasure and life of the body. Books by Alexander Lowen.
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Quotes from The Voice of the One can comfort a person who is crying which enables him to relax and makes further crying unnecessary; but to humiliate a crying child is to increase his pain, and augment his rigidity. We stop other people from crying because we cannot stand the sounds and movements of their bodies. It threatens our own rigidity.
It induces similar feelings in ourselves which we dare not express and it evokes a resonance in our own bodies which we resist. We feel it is an expression of weakness, or femininity or of childishness.
The person who is afraid to cry is afraid of pleasure. This is because the person who is afraid to cry holds himself together rigidly so that he won't cry; that is, the rigid person is as afraid of pleasure as he is afraid to cry. In a situation of pleasure he will become anxious. As his tensions relax he will begin to tremble and shake, and he will attempt to control this trembling so as not to break down in tears.
His anxiety is nothing more than the conflict between his desire to let go and his fear of letting go. This conflict will arise whenever the pleasure is strong enough to threaten his rigidity. Since rigidity develops as a means to block out painful sensations, the release of rigidity or the restoration of the natural motility of the body will bring these painful sensations to the fore.
Somewhere in his unconscious the neurotic individual is aware that pleasure can evoke the repressed ghosts of the past.
It could be that such a situation is responsible for the adage "No pleasure without pain. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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