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Bioenergetics, or bioenergetic therapy, is a body-oriented form of psychotherapy developed by Dr. Alexander Lowen in the 1960s. According to Lowen, an individual's history of dealing with stress and trauma is "programmed" into his muscles. These unique muscular patterns inhibit self-expression. Bioenergetic psychotherapists focus on the pattern of muscular tension in a person and try to understand how that tension directly relates to the person's emotional history and childhood relationships. Bioenergetic exercises, such as breathing techniques, seek to open blocked and tense areas of the body, that are linked with buried memories, enabling past traumas to be explored.

Related Categories: Breathwork & Breathing Techniques

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