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After many years of dedication, Dr. Patricia Frisch has retired. We are excited to announce the continuation of her work by devoted Accredited Orgonomists trained in her method. Please visit this site often for updates, information and resources. Dr. Frisch wishes to thank all who have contributed and studied over the years. Please contact accredited Orgonomists Olivia Parrish RN and Joanna Fassl LMFT, DC for more info on therapy and training at

Welcome to the Modern Orgonomy Method

“Why Modern Orgonomy?”

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Modern Orgonomy is an outgrowth of the current therapeutic call to harness the power of Character work and Biophysical Interventions in these treacherous modern times. Character work is a distinctive, enlivened form of therapy that softens and dismantles the rigidified armoring born from coping strategies due to chronic misattunement, neglect and/or trauma and adversity. Biophysical Interventions work directly with the body to dissolve blockages from head to the pelvis while vitalizing respiration. As our capacity to sustain increased respiratory expansion builds, long-suppressed emotions can make their way to the surface to be worked through and resolved.

We have historically defined Orgonomy as the full field of Reich’s therapeutic work inclusive of Character Analysis and Biophysical Interventions. Reich’s Character types masterfully concentrated on the post-Oedipal neurotic presentation. Modern Orgomomy updates Reich’s character typology to include the pre-Oedipal stage of development, referenced by Reich as the “Oral Character”. We now understand the nature of the Oral Character through research in developmental psychology delineated by Masterson and his extensive work on Disorders of the Self. In tune with James Masterson’s seminal work, Modern Orgonomy embraces the full spectrum of Character Development and Attachment through all stages of development.

Modern Orgonomy integrates Jungian Psychology and Mindfulness to access the rich terrain of the personal and collective subconscious; a fundamental therapeutic means to facilitate the emergence of the real self. Bridging Character work with Jungian Depth work provides a comprehensive therapeutic process that takes one from the false armored self to the spontaneous and creative expression that is the real self.

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The Psychotherapy Solution for Troubled Times

The Method of Modern Orgonomy provides training to professionals and students in Wilhelm Reich’s Orgonomic Therapy and Dr. Patricia Frisch’s Innovative Method: Integrating Reich, Masterson and Jung. MMO also offers private practice consultation and therapy services.

Reichian Therapy (Orgone Therapy):
Dr. Frisch’s Model
Our orgone therapy model is very active and engages the client in a process of transformation that is palpable after the first session. Dr. Frisch’s unique synthesis utilizes the principles and techniques of Wilhelm Reich updated with complimentary theoreticians. As the father of somatic psychology, Reich created a mind/body discipline that incorporates biophysical interventions through breath, direct manipulation, and physical expression. This biophysical work is paired with verbal analysis and is contained within a strong, spirited relationship between client and therapist. The result is profound character transformation and significantly lower levels of stress, muscular contraction, and physical and psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety. MMO therapists help with relationship issues and support transformative, transcendental objectives when applicable.

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Check out our list of students who have been training with Dr. Frisch and are working toward becoming Accredited Orgonomists!

John Heinrich Reiser, Santa Fe, NM,
Peter Jones, Australia,
Tamara Costello, Petaluma, CA,
Lura DeOme, El Cerrito, CA,

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