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Lowen, Alexander

Works: 317 works in 1,304 publications in 10 languages and 8,850 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Internet videos  Popular works  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Director, Creator
Classifications: RC489.B5, 616.8914
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Most widely held works about Alexander Lowen
Most widely held works by Alexander Lowen
Bioenergetics by Alexander Lowen( Book )

69 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bioenergetics is the revolutionary new therapy that uses the language of the body to heal the problems of the mind. This exciting body-mind approach to personality has a liberating and positive effect on emotional, physical, and psychic distress. Dr. Alexander Lowen, founder and prime mover of this fast-growing therapy, writes that increased joy and pleasure are possible in every day life through an understanding of how your body functions energetically: how it determines what you feel, think, and do. Dr. Lowen points out that lack of energy is the result of chronic muscular tensions, a condition caused by the suppression of feelings. These tensions can be dissolved through the direct body work in bioenergetic exercise, which restores the potential for living a rich, full life. Dr. Lowen analyzes common physical ailments like headaches and lower back pain and shows how they too can be overcome by releasing the muscular tension that create them. Generously illustrated with line drawings of bioenergetic exercises, this book is sure to bring freedom, confidence, and pleasure to thousands of men and women. "In this highly interesting and valuable attempt to restore the body to the mind, Dr. Alexander Lowen sets out in a practically useful way the principles of his new form of psychotherapy. Bioenergetics is destined to become widely influential."--Ashley Montagu. Book cover
The betrayal of the body by Alexander Lowen( Book )

46 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narcissism : denial of the true self by Alexander Lowen( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are you a narcissist? Do you interact with someone who is? Contrary to popular belief, narcissists do not love themselves or anyone else. They cannot accept their true selves, constructing instead fixed masks that hide emotional numbness. Influenced by forces in culture and predisposed by factors in the human personality, narcissists tend to be: More concerned with how they appear than what they feel; Seductive and manipulative, striving for power and control; Egotists, focused on their own interests but lacking the true values of the self - self-expression, self-possession, dignity, and integrity; Without a solid sense of self, which leads them to experience life as empty and meaningless. In this groundbreaking study, Dr. Alexander Lowen uses his extensive clinical experience to demonstrate how narcissists can recover their suppressed feelings and regain their lost humanity. By the use of Bioenergetic Analysis, the psychotherapy created by Dr. Lowen, a new possibility of a fulfilling and authentic life is presented for people with narcissistic characteristics and for those who interact with them. Book cover
Depression and the body; the biological basis of faith and reality by Alexander Lowen( Book )

40 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminent psychiatristʼs revolutionary plan for conquering depression. The depressed person, says Dr. Alexander Lowen, is out of touch with reality - and especially with the reality of his or her own body. This inspiring, pioneering book explores the cultural and psychological forces that contribute to this condition and shows how we can overcome depression, first by reestablishing the connection to our physical selves and learning to recognize the physical manifestations of our emotions. Drawing on his vast experience with depressed patients, Dr. Lowen then outlines a series of simple but remarkably effective exercises that help us reawaken to our own inherent energies, enable us to express our love and uniqueness, and recover our spirituality and faith in living. Book cover
Pleasure: a creative approach to life by Alexander Lowen( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of the body by Alexander Lowen( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and French and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to physical and psychic joy. The Language of the Body is the psychological masterpiece that showed how and why conventional analysis was failing. And itʼs the spark that ignited the movement toward body language as the key - and cure - for many psychological problems. Millions of Americans have become victims of their tension-producing environment. They have lost sensibility and sensuality in the struggle for survival. They have betrayed their bodies - and their bodies are betraying them. Dr. Alexander Lowen brilliantly demonstrates how body is the mirror of character and can act as the clue to emotional disorders. A pioneer in the dramatically successful field of bioenergetic analysis, Dr. Lowen explains this method of therapy and documents his work with detailed case histories as well as psychological and physical descriptions of a host of character types: oral, masochistic, hysterical, Phallic-narcissistic, passive-feminine, schizophrenic and schizoid. What emerges is the clear and astonishing relationship of personality functioning to patterns of bodily movement and muscular tension, and a classic portrait of the disturbed individual in his many physical guises. The Language of the Body is an eloquent contribution to the understanding and treatment of human emotional disturbance
The way to vibrant health : a manual of bioenergetic exercises by Alexander Lowen( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These exercises have been developed in the course of more than twenty years of therapeutic work with patients. They are done in therapy sessions, in classes, and at home. People who do these exercises report a positive effect upon their energy, their mood and their work. The authors do them regularly to promote their own well-being. Wherever we have introduced these exercises, the response has been enthusiastic. We are constantly asked for a list and description of the exercises. This manual is our response to that demand. We wish to emphasize at the outset that these exercises are not a substitute for therapy - But whether or not you are in therapy, the regular performance of these exercises will help you significantly to increase your aliveness and capacity for pleasure."--Back cover
Bioenergetics( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and German and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this taping of part of the 4th Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, held May 25-29, 2000, in Anaheim, California, Alexander Lowen demonstrates Bioenergetics using a volunteer
Working with the body in analytic therapy by Alexander Lowen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video Alexander Lowen and a client demonstrate bioenergetic analysis. During this process the client releases tension and expresses feelings in physical ways such as screaming and flailing limbs. Lowen emphasizes the importance of always being in touch with the patient, either verbally or physically during bioenergetic analysis, and helping the client to understand how his problem is related to his past and present behavior
Fear of life by Alexander Lowen( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An internationally acclaimed psychiatrist and author challenges the fears that prevent men and women from experiencing healthy, joyful and fulfilling relationships. Alexander Lowen, M.D., world famous psychiatrist and creator of Bioenergetic Analysis shows you how to resolve your fears and allow yourself to: surrender to love, let go rather than control, be rather than do, flow rather than push. Bioenergetic Analysis helps you: love in anew way, discover sexuality as authenticity, find the courage to truly be, harmonize the mind and the body, use bioenergetic exercises to heal emotional conflicts
Physical dynamics of character structure; bodily form and movement in analytic therapy by Alexander Lowen( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bio-Energetik Therapie d. Seele durch Arbeit mit d. Körper by Alexander Lowen( Book )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, sex, and your heart by Alexander Lowen( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned psychotherapist shows how exercises that release tension and increase your sexual energy can put more love in your life and strengthen your heart. For centuries the heart has been a symbol of love and sexual desire. But as Dr. Alexander Lowen shows in this bold study, the connection between love and the heart is far more than symbolic - itʼs real. Repressed emotions - especially unresolved sexual conflicts - and deep psychic hurts can actually rigidify the chest, so it becomes like an armored breastplate. In this way trapped emotional energy can literally constrict your heart. Lowen traces his revolutionary thesis through poignant case histories, applying the principles of his mentor, the great Wilhelm Reich, to analyze the effects of emotional trauma on the body. Diagrams show how we experience pain at various points in life and how pain can damage our overall health as well as inhibit our ability to express and receive love. Lowenʼs physical and psychological exercises teach you how to release the pain of the past to become more flexible, more sensual, and more personally fulfilled. The results are a softening of your bodily ʺarmor, ʺ an expansive feeling in the chest, the exhilarating discovery of sexual pleasure and a stronger, healthier heart
Love and orgasm by Alexander Lowen( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirituality of the body : bioenergetics for grace and harmony by Alexander Lowen( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El lenguage del cuerpo : dinámica física de la estructura del carácter by Alexander Lowen( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Körperausdruck und Persönlichkeit : Grundlagen und Praxis der Bioenergetik by Alexander Lowen( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and orgasm : a revolutionary guide to sexual fulfillment by Alexander Lowen( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy : the surrender to the body and to life by Alexander Lowen( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrender to your body and recover joy. Alexander Lowen, famous student of Wilhelm Reich and founder of Bioenergetics, reveals in this book how to reclaim a natural, childlike state of joy through exercises that revive the bodyʼs vitality and liberate the energy of suppressed feelings. Using examples from four decades of clinical practice, Lowen shows how painful emotional experiences - from sexual abuse and fear of dying to the anger and heartbreak all human beings experience in life - are manifested in bodily symptoms. He then instructs readers how to listen for and answer the unique signals in the body that serve as internal cries for freedom. The vibrant health that results has a wide range of holistic benefits for the total being, including enhanced sexual pleasure and heightened spirituality. Joy, the culmination of Lowenʼs life work, is a wonderfully hopeful and transformational guide from one of the pioneers of body/mind therapy. ʺAn excellent resource and guide. It is filled with the wisdom of a great teacher.ʺ -Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles
Depression unsere Zeitkrankheit, Ursachen u. Wege d. Heilung by Alexander Lowen( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The language of the body
Narcissism : denial of the true selfDepression and the body; the biological basis of faith and realityPleasure: a creative approach to lifeThe language of the bodyThe way to vibrant health : a manual of bioenergetic exercisesFear of lifeLove, sex, and your heartThe spirituality of the body : bioenergetics for grace and harmonyJoy : the surrender to the body and to life
Alternative Names
Alexander Lowen Amerikaans psychotherapeut (1910-2008)

Alexander Lowen amerikansk psykoterapeut

Alexander Lowen amerikkalainen psykoterapeutti

Alexander Lowen psicoterapeuta, medico e psichiatra statunitense

Alexander Lowen psychoterapeuta amerykański

Alexander Lowen síciteiripeoir Meiriceánach

Alexander Lowen US-amerikanischer Körperpsychotherapeut und Autor

Alexander Lowen US-amerikanischer promovierter Jurist, Anwalt, Körperpsychotherapeut und Autor

Lovenas Aleksandras

Lowen A.

Lowen, Alexander

Lowen, Alexander 1910-

Александр Лоуэн американский психотерапевт

Александър Ловен

Лоуэн А.

Лоуэн А. 1910-

Лоуэн, А. (Александр)

Лоуэн Александр


ローウェン, A.

ローウェン, アレクサンダー