Alexander Lowen – the Creator of Bioenergetic Therapy – Here is an in depth article and interview about Dr. Lowen and Bioenergetic Therapy.
“Alexander Lowen: An Energetic Man” by Glenn E. Good and Fredric E. Rabinowitz, Journal of Counseling & Development, Sept-Oct 1992, 71:3-6.
“It’s not fair. Leave me alone!” the young woman screamed as she hit the mattress with a tennis racket. “Keep going with those words. Say it louder, with more intensity. Keep hitting the mattress,” responded Dr. Alexander Lowen. The young woman looked back into Dr. Lowen’s eyes as if she was making sure that she had his approval to really express herself fully.
She then banged furiously, her face flush, and in a piercing loud voice screamed, “I hate you. I could kill you.” She then broke down, sobbing uncontrollably. As she tried to force herself to stop crying, Lowen intervened, “Don’t cut off the energy. Let it flow.”
Eventually the young woman grew calm and pronounced that she was feeling less uptight about revealing herself in front of an audience of a thousand onlookers. “How do you feel now?” asked Dr. Lowen. “I feel alive. My body is tingling. I feel like a weight has been lifted.”