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Reichian Growth Work : Melting the blocks to life and love 2ed

by Nick Totton and Em Edmundson PCCS Books
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Pbk 168 pages
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Revised and updated edition of this body psychotherapy classic, Reichain Growth Work sets out to convey the essential features of Reichian Therapy in concrete and easily understandable language. The style of body therapy which it describes is democratic, growth-oriented and undogmatic, while still committed to Reich's radical description of human beings and their difficulties. This book is for people who want to change; because only by changing, profoundly painful as that sometimes is, can we stay alive and growing.

Introduction Chapter 1 Contexts Chapter 2 Energy and Armour Chapter 3 Surrender Chapter 4 The Segments Chapter 5 Growing Up Chapter 6 Character Positions Chapter 7 More on Character Chapter 8 Therapy Chapter 9 Power Chapter 10 Primal Patterns Chapter 11 Cosmic Streaming Chapter 12 Connections and Directions Further Reading

Twenty years on, its authors reaffirm the relevance of their style of Reichian bocywork and its place in the context of today's psychotherapeutic preoccupations with embodiment, trauma and attachment … Jargon free, charming and democratic, it makes for and accessible read. Lisa Schmidt, body therapist. Therapy Today, June 2009.
Nick Totton is a therapist and trainer with over 25 years experience. Originally a Reichian body therapist, his approach has become broad based and open to the spontaneous and unexpected. He has an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has worked with Process Oriented Psychology and trained as a craniosacral therapist. He has written or edited twelve books, including Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction; Psychotherapy and Politics; Press When Illuminated: New and Selected Poems.; and Wild Therapy. There is an extensive website at He lives in Calderdale with his partner and grows vegetables.