About the Foundation
The Alexander Lowen Foundation (TALF) is a not-for-profit foundation with the purpose of continuing and furthering the legacy of Alexander Lowen M.D.
In the spring of 2007, TALF was created by Frederic Lowen, son of Dr. Lowen and a small group of friends and colleagues. It has since became a resource center for students, practitioners, teachers, and interested individuals who seek to learn about Dr. Lowen and Bioenergetics, and to discover ways to integrate body-psychotherapy into their lives.
Dr. Lowen’s passion to heal the mind-body split has inspired TALF to create and nurture various projects, including:
Publishing and growing the availability of Dr. Lowen’s books in print and as eBooks in over 15 languages.
Archiving Dr. Lowen’s published and unpublished writings, personal files, photos, audio and video recordings from over 60 years of his clinical work.
Collaborating in experiential body-oriented workshops with groups and organizations worldwide.
Creating, sponsoring, and highlighting research, events, and publications for and by local and international body-psychotherapy communities.
TALF aims to encourage the exchange of ideas motivated by Dr. Lowen's books, workshops, lectures, and life. By sharing thoughts and insights as to how best to communicate Dr. Lowen's work, we seek to effectively bring body-psychotherapy into the lives of many more people. This scope of our vision also features explorations into mind-body unity and health, and the connectedness and importance of being grounded in our environment.
Over the past decade, we have seen the interest in Dr. Lowen and his work grow stronger than it has been in many years. TALF is able to be a part of this resurgence thanks to contributions by those who appreciate and value Dr. Lowen’s work, his inﬂuence in the ﬁeld of psychotherapy and the impact he continues to have in people's lives.
TALF is now expanding its mission to reach the worldwide body-psychotherapy community and advance Dr. Lowen’s contributions to psychotherapeutic practice into mainstream health-practices and the consciousness of the world.
The most important voice is your own! In bioenergetics and body-psychotherapy in general, we all know how important your voice is. It is the same here – we encourage you to join our Discussions, follow us on Facebook, or subscribe to our channel on YouTube to exchange ideas and insights, and to comment and build on the experience of others in your area and from around the world.
We hope TALF will help you enrich and connect with your body, your self, your family, and your environment. We aim to make Dr. Lowen’s work more accessible to people and practitioners by providing information about body-psychotherapy locally and globally. We welcome your input and encourage you to contact us with any comments, questions, and suggestions.
Frederic Lowen, Exexutive Director
Son of Alexander Lowen, M.D., Bioenergetic psychotherapist (CBT); Executive Director of The Alexander Lowen Foundation; manager of Lowen copyrights. With extensive experience in Bioenergetics, Bioenergetic therapy, workshop and training groups since 1966, Fred seeks to expand the visibility, appreciation, and use of Bioenergetics.
Yaniv Gafner (יניב גפנר)
A Certified Body Psychotherapist and Life Coach, Yaniv has a private practice
in Israel and online. Yaniv met Alexander Lowen, M.D. in 2000 and was in therapy with him during that year. Yaniv has been writing, editing, and translating professionally since 2004, and joined TALF in 2010. Today, More info at https://www.yanivgafner.com/.
In addition, TALF relies on a network of people who contribute their talents and time towards the Foundation's projects and goals.
Our Board of Advisors is forming. If you are interested to contribute your qualities and expertise, we invite you to write to Contact Us.
We are always open to volunteers. If you would like to contribute your talents please use our Contact Us form and let us know in what ways you would like to help.