"It may be interesting to point out the differences between bioenergetic therapy and the traditional psychoanalytic techniques. First and foremost, the study of the patient is unitary. The bioenergetic therapist analyzes not only the psychological problem of the patient as will every analyst, but also the physical expression of that problem as it is manifested in the body structure and movement of the patient. Second, the technique involves a systematic attempt to release the physical tension which is found in chronically contracted and spastic muscles. Third, the relationship between therapist and patient has an added dimension to that found in psychoanalysis. Since the work is done on a physical level in addition to the analysis on a verbal level, the resulting activity involves the analyst more deeply than do the conventional techniques."
— Alexander Lowen, The Language of the Body, (1958), preface.
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