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Not directly political, but thought you might find this interesting. So did Alternet which published it. In recent years, I have become more and more convinced and interested in ways that emotions are a part of the body/mind connection and that psychotherapy which ignores this does a disservice to clients and patients. In one sense, I’m a very behaviorally oriented counselor/therapist, but in several workshops I have seen how some somatic techniques have “unlocked” emotions that people carry in their bodies. Reich may have been too certain of his ideas and too unscientific, but that doesn’t mean he was totally off-base. And Paul Bindrim was a bit too advanced for the social millieu of the 1970s, but I think he was onto something important. There is far too little research in this arena. My cynicism tells me that this is because there is more money to be made in dispensable medications than in somatic tools.

 

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