Energetics and Other Personal Growth Resources
Looking for additional
internet is rich in information related to body-mind therapy,
and growth, books, articles, retreat centers and other resources. I
some of my favorite sites below, organized by topics. Listing these
is not an endorsement, per se.
Core Energetics Resources
Links to Institutes:
Links to US based
institutes include: Core
Energetics East (East Coast, USA), Core
Energetics South (S.E. USA),
Links to Core Energetics
trainings at institutes
and in Switzerland.
Links to Web Sites for Core
in Ridgefield, CT
in Ridgefield, CT
Zarcone in Wilmington, DE
Other Core Energetics
Davis is building and selling the Rollers that are used by Core
Energetics and Bioenergetics Therapists.
There are many other Core
Energetics therapists, some with web sites and others who can be
reached by phone or email. You are
welcome to contact me
assistance in finding a Core Energetic therapist in your area or
one of the training institutes listed above for a list of therapists in
If you are a Core
would like me to list you on this page I invite you to contact me with your URL.
Bibliography of Readings
Related to Core Energetics Therapy
and principles in common with the Pathwork Lectures. Here's a link to
Pathwork Foundation site where you can find newsletters, lectures,
and other resources.
Some recommended reading in
and other body-mind perspectives include:
- Dychwald, Kenneth,
Penguin/Putnam Inc., 1977
- Lowen, Alexander,
the Body, Macmillan Publishing Co, 1958.
- Lowen, Alexander,
Penguin Books, 1975.
- Michel, Elizabeth,
M.D., Bent out
of Shape, Self published, 1997.
- Pierrakos, John C.
- Pierrakos, John C.
Sexuality, The Forces That Unify Man and Woman, LifeRhythm,
- Reich, Wilhelm,
Orgone Institute Press, 1945.
- Reich, Wilhelm,
of the Orgasm, Orgone Institute Press, 1942.
Core Energetics was developed
body-mind principles developed by Wilhelm Reich and from other
Some other body-mind approaches that have developed from
Reich's principles are listed below.
Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis describes Bioenergetics as "...a
way of understanding personality in terms of the body and its energetic
processes. Bioenergetic Analysis is a form of therapy that combines
with the body and the mind to help people resolve their emotional
and realize more of their potential for pleasure and joy in living."
Core Energetics is
of Bioenergetics and has much in common with this approach. Links to
training institutes follow:
Books related to
Bioenergetics can be ordered through the Bioenergetics Press.
Institute USA describes BodyNamics as "A unique style of
Developmental [perspective] that evolved from 25 years of
development by an innovative Danish theorist, Lisbeth Marcher. She
her systematic approach “Bodynamic Analysis” and founded the Bodynamic
Institute. Marcher’s key insights include the belief in human
as the primary human drive and the discovery that each muscle, as it
in the developmental process, also acquires a [mental, or
and Cornelia Gerken have developed Core Evolution from their work with
Core Energetics, somatic, and other therapies. They describe Core
Evolution as: "Core Evolution is a
professional body-oriented therapy and a life coaching and teaching
system. Its foundation is the comprehensive understanding
of essence, and the recognition that life energy is expressed through
our Core, our essential self—the wellspring of all healing, joy,
creativity, and wisdom." You
can read more about Core Evolution workshops and trainings at their
Core Evolution® and Core
Siegmar and Cornelia
Gerken were formerly the directors of the Institute
for Core Energetics West, located in Mendocino, CA where they
offered trainings in Core Energetics, supervision intensives, and
The web site www.hakomi.com
describes the Hakomi Method as "The Hakomi Method, developed by Ron
Kurtz, is based on five therapeutic principles – Mindfulness,
Non-Violence, the Mind-Body Connection, and Unity – which give rich
and a spiritual dimension to the work."
Integrative Body Therapy
- Link to the Hakomi
Institute where you can find information about the Hakomi
Central Institute describes IBP
as "IBP offers the therapist and client a unique way of tracking
interruptions to the somatic core sense of self, life's most basic
system. ...interruptions include emotional patterns and
developed in early childhood that habitually distort present
(Primary Scenario), our protective defenses (Character Style) and how
abandon our core selves for love and approval (Agency). Without knowing
the difference between... interruptions and core self, we
trust our intuition, our inner voice."
Institute describes Radix as "...a third-generation
therapy practice derived from the work of Wilhelm Reich and Charles R.
Kelley. Like other somatic or "body-centered"...
such as Bioenergetics, Hakomi, and Core Energetics, Radix practically
the principle of mind-body unity using an integrated approach that
working with the body (somatic), feelings (affective), and thought
to effect... change and profound personal growth."
Wilhelm Reich M.D.
a student, and later a colleage of Freud's, member of Freud's
professional society, and one of the great pioneers in mind-body
perspectives. All of the somatic or body-mind therapies trace
their development back to Reich's fundamental discoveries
and formulations. I list below some recommended readings and internet
to information about Wilhelm Reich's therapy work and also his
scientific work regarding energy systems at the biophysical, planetary,
and societal levels.
- The following 2
Reich's principles on body-mind and the underlying energetic
of human body-mind experience: Reich, Wilhelm, M.D., Character
Analysis, Orgone Institute Press, 1945. Reich, Wilhelm, M.D.,
Function of the Orgasm, Orgone Institute Press, 1942.
- Biographies of
In the Wake of Reich, Ashley Books, 1977. Sharaf,
R., Fury on Earth: A biography of Wilhelm Reich, St.
- Link to the Wilhelm
Reich Museum in Rangely, Maine. The museum offers various programs
throughout the year and the bookstore sells publications by Reich, some
of which are rare and out of print. Reporoductions of Reich's art and
are also available from the museum.
- Link to James DeMeo
research web site,
and home page for the Orgone Biophysical
Research Laboratory. Reich referred to the biophysical energy of
human body's energetic processes as Orgone. (The yogic
know it as Prana; Chinese medicine calls it Chi.) DeMeo
scientific research to validate and further advance the biophysical
that Reich did with Orgone.
- Jamerling Ogg
Orgonomic Research Exchange. Ogg's site has been the subject of
controversy and I do not necessarily endorse all that you might read
but list it because I have found it to contain some interesting and
Associations and Organizations:
- BoMi is an online guide to over 80 body-centered methods of
healing and personal growth. The site contains information about books,
holistic practitioner listing, useful addresses and links.
Other General Therapies,
Transpersonal and Spiritual Practice Links
The internet is
resources for Gestalt therapy. Here are a few links:
"The enemy of development is this pain
phobia – the
unwillingness to do a tiny bit of suffering."
-- Fritz Perls in Gestalt
Verbatim, p 56.
Link to the A.H.P. Click here to
read a thoughtful
of the Humanistic
John Gottman and Julie
at the Gottman
Institute address families and couples in order to help create and
and health in relationships. Their work is based on intensive,
and long-term scientific study of why marriages succeed or fail.
trainings in Transpersonal therapy
include: The Institute
for Transpersonal , Saybrook
School. Click here to read
the article at ITP titled "What is Transpersonal
The Diamond Approach®
to self realization was
developed by A.H. Almaas. He describes it as: "The Diamond Approach
is a path of wisdom, an approach to the investigation of Reality and a
method of working on oneself that leads to human maturity and
liberation. It is a spiritual teaching, a method of connecting with our
spiritual nature and bringing it into our life." His web site is at www.ahalmaas.com.
The most beautiful experience...
we can have is of the mysterious.
It is the fundamental emotion...
that stands at the cradle of
art and true science.
There are many articles
Buddhist Psy and the connection between Western
and Buddhist principles available on the internet. Likewise, learning
are being established to offer training and degree programs in Buddhist
Psy. I list a few resources below:
never ceases through hatred. Hatred ceases
through love alone. This is the ancient law.”
Some centers in the western
are endless, and they rush in to fill the yawning well of awareness."
--Jeff Greenwald, from "The Great Indoors", Tricycle, Winter 2004.
Barbara Brennan studied
and her healing work uses a similar characterology approach. Link
to the Barbara Brennan School of Healing
directories and links.
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