Our breath and breathing is the dominant indicator that separates the living from the dead. Breathing is a fundamental process whose impact is critical to both the health of the body and the mind. Most of us are unaware of our own breathing and simply take it for granted. Most of us would be surprised […]
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The Bioenergetics approach to personal growth was developed by Alexander Lowen M.D. and John Pierrakos. Lowen and Pierrakos, both psychoanalysts, were clients and then students of Wilhelm Reich M.D. After studying with Reich, they added their own refinements to Reich’s discoveries and principles to produce the systematic therapy that became known as Bioenergetics and was […]
Wilhelm Reich is considered the Western originator of the science of BodyMind psychotherapy. Freud and early psychologists discovered that there is a childhood developmental process that is now known to be windows of plasticity in the brain where the developing child has their beliefs, feelings and attachments to parents, others, and objects influenced in a […]
Therapy in and of itself does not cross boundaries into the domain of working with a clients chemical, mineral or hormonal imbalances or deficiencies, or indeed toxicity that some clients suffer from. In our work we simply understand that there are some clients who suffer in this way from an imbalance or issue of this […]
The stance of Materialistic Science in regards to the human condition traditionally revolved largely around Darwin and the genetic determinism theories that came from his research in the 1850’s. Darwin’s studies of animal species which lead to his publication of “A Theory on The Origin of the Species”, became the determining dogma for science. Its […]
A related advance in medical and Neuroscience is the newer findings in relation to how the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), interacts with our brains and sense awareness pathways in creating and then changing our reality. The role of the ANS in many physical and psychosomatic illnesses is now better understood, as is how the ANS […]
The philosophy of Materialism dominates and underlies western science and medicine. This outdated view of reality still prohibits certain experiments being conducted, certain research being funded, and certain phenomena being considered real or worthy to be investigated. A consequence of this assumption of reality has been the separation of mind and body, matter and energy, […]
Neuroscience has evolved since the 1960’s to revolutionise our understanding of how the brain works with our Central and other nervous systems. We know more as a result of the way we learn, adapt, become addicted to things, and how our body and our consciousness is affected by the workings of the brain. Repeatable experiments […]
The concept of the existence of a human energy field can be found in eastern cultures such as Indian Vedic scripts, Tibetan Buddhist, and Chinese medical systems, in varying forms, stemming back thousands of years. Each has variants to both their proposed functioning architecture of this psycho-physical system, as well as its operative functions, but […]
The attraction to and seeking out of casual partners for sexual acting out is a form of release and compulsion for some sex addicts. The use of Swinging Clubs, and the use of the internet to access adult contact sites are all gateway mechanisms to the aim of meeting casual partners for either once-off or […]
A sexual addiction is defined as the compulsive pursuit of other people’s sexuality, sexual images, sexual experiences or fantasies, which grows in duration and/or frequency over time, till it intrudes into the rest of one’s life. The compulsive pursuit of these sexual based objects and experiences takes the addict out of control and out of […]
Prostitution has existed in every civilization and in every age of man. Not all people who avail themselves to the services of prostitution are sex addicts. Prostitution Addiction serves the needs of some lonely persons, disabled persons, shy and low self esteem persons. As long as the client and the sex worker are able to […]
Pornography addiction has become a problem in the last 30 years due to the rise of X-rated magazines, then VHS and DVD material, and more recently the video streaming sites on the internet to which over 50% of websites now hold X-rated content of some shape or form. Pornography addiction is a classic example of […]
Prescription and over-the-counter analgesic drugs and substances are now considered the third most common form of substance abuse in Australia, after cannabis and ecstasy, with more than half a million people hooked, according to The Medical Journal of Australia. A Monash University report noted that in extreme cases, some Australians are taking up to 100 […]
The internet as a general medium offers an “alternate” anonymous reality. The internet offers instant gratification, which along with accessibility, affordability, and anonymity, make it a “drug” of easy choice. Internet addiction is now considered a common addiction with American research noting than 1 in 8 adult American internet users have addictive issues with internet […]
It is common in our society to see and hear about addictions to do with alcohol and recreational and prescription drugs. Australian society has always had an ongoing historical acceptance of alcohol as part of our culture. The current way sport and alcohol are associated via sponsorship and marketing, is just one way in which […]
Addictions are a major issue in society today. The nature of the human condition is that we can become addicted to almost any process, substance or experience, but there are a few whose nature has in them the basis to bind us into an addictive relationship with them. Commonly we see and hear addictions to […]
Childhood sexual abuse includes childhood incest where there has been any sexual activity between a child and a related adult, whatever the specific kinship. Included also is symbolic relationship incest where say uncle to niece, step-parent to dependent child, teacher-child or clergy-child are included. Sexual abuse is now more openly discussed, attracts mandatory reporting by […]
Bullying is an increasing problem in society today. Bullying occurs by and against children, by and against adults, and now remotely via electronic mediums such as the internet, mobile phone and text messaging. Being a bully and being bullied have now been firmly linked in studies to a variety of detrimental mental health conditions for […]
Many relationships and marriages are put into crisis by one or both partners embarking on an affair or sexual encounter at one time or another. The betrayal occurs because there is in place prior to the betrayal either an explicit or implicit agreement or pact of monogamy and dedication to the partner at an emotional, […]