Reichian / Orgone Therapy:
Workshops open to the Public
Reich on the cost of armoring:
“The armored person can not express himself with immediacy because his natural impulses are distorted, fragmented, inhibited, and transformed in the tangled net of his character structure. The armored person perceives himself and the world as complicated because he has no immediate contact, no straightforward relationship to the world around him.”
How do we release ourselves from the deep wounds of the past that distort our todays and darken the future? Being human means we carry part of our life history as deforming scars – in the form of painful memories, emotional distortions, and physical dysfunction – resulting in a disturbing disconnection from our authentic self. As we unfold in our lives, each misstep, untreated wound, and ineffective coping strategy, leads us further from our center and towards more pain. Our survival styles become rigidified as defenses that permeate deep within our entire biological system. Recent advances in neuroscience demonstrate that our earliest attachment experiences in infancy radically affect the development of the brain with major ramifications on our entire ability to function. The mind/body connection is real and we can intervene to repair the ruptures in self-regulation that occur at the deepest levels.
The Orgonomic Institute of Northern California produces wonderfully rich, powerful public workshops based on Wilhelm Reich’s Orgonomic Therapy, Jung’s Concepts of Individuation and Expressive Arts and the mindfulness practices of Thich Nhat Hanh. The workshops explore various themes such as:
- Understanding the dynamics of love relationships
- Imprint of personal history: revisiting significant relationships
- Psychology of alchemy
- Exploring creative expression
- Unfolding the authentic self
- Mindfulness, Concentration and Insight, the practices of Thich Nhat Hanh
…and much more. Join us for these life-changing experiences.
What is Reichian Therapy/Orgonomic Therapy?
Reichian Therapy, developed by Wilhelm Reich, is a method for character transformation that recognizes the essential identity of the mind and body. Also known as Orgone Therapy and Orgonomic Therapy, Reichian Therapy recognizes how “armoring” against the free flow of life energy blocks full emotional expression.
With a functionally deep understanding of the mind/body relationship, the Orgonomic Therapist works with the principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy to simultaneously analyze the patient’s character (“Characteranalysis”) as it presents itself through the ways in which they walk, talk, hold themselves, etc. and the chronic muscular tensions that anchor and support this behavior. This is done through description, analysis, and the release of muscular tension through deep massage. Developed out of Wilhelm Reich’s characteranalytic technique, Reichian Therapy is the classical foundation of Somatic Psychology.
There are no live Public Workshops currently scheduled – please consider purchasing our Public Workshop CD’s – you can learn more about them here.
Terms & Conditions:
When enrolling in any live class or purchasing an audio CD product from OINC, you must agree to our Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is downloadable here: Agreement
Recent Past Workshops:
- Mindfulness is a Source of Happiness
- Relationships: Intimacy Through Differentiation
- Unfolding the Creative Self: The Work of Wilhelm Reich
- Transformation: the Work of Wilhelm Reich
- Transformation as we Age
- Character Restructuring with Orgonomy
- Wilhelm Reich: The Bioenergetic Basis for Emotional Transformation
- Alchemy in Character Restructuring