Sat, Nov 12, 2016 (10:00AM – 5:00PM) TO
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 (10:00AM – 2:00PM)
Location: 131 West 24th St., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10011
Sexuality—Wilhelm Reich’s revolutionary ideas about the implicit freedom in human sexuality were a force in the social change of the last 50 years. Taking off from the premises of psychoanalytic thinking of the time, he, and following him Al Lowen, propounded a theory of sexuality as a central expression of each person’s uniqueness. They saw sexuality as the primal force that when given full expression broke through the life-limiting conventions of social repression.
Since that time of heady revolutionary fervor in the promotion of a sex-positive perspective in psychotherapy and in society, we have added much to our understanding of the complexity of human sexuality. Adding in concepts from attachment theory, from gender-studies, from modern theories about relationships we have broadened and deepened our view of the functions and characteristics of sexuality. In Modern Bioenergetics we see the deep connection of pleasure and benevolence in the lived experience of sexuality. In this workshop we will explore these new perspectives from philosophical, theoretical and clinical perspectives. The workshop will have didactic, experiential and clinical demonstration/discussion components. It is suitable for clinicians with experience in a somatopsychic psychotherapy modality, and those wishing to know more about this approach.
For more information, contact Dr. Scott Baum.