The Language of the Body, originally published in 1958 as Physical Dynamics of Character Structure, remains a highly Influential book in psychology, and an important book for psychiatrists, therapists, and anyone interested in understanding body-psychotherapy
“An interesting and very important line of development in psychoanalytic theory… highly recommended.” – Contemporary Psychology
“…something new and practical in the medical sciences… Fascinating reading… should stimulate much thinking.” – Journal of the American Osteopathy Association
The Language of the Body
The Language of the Body, originally published in 1958 as Physical Dynamics of Character Structure, remains one of the most Influential books in psychology, and the definitive book for psychiatrists, therapists, and anyone interested in understanding body-psychotherapy.
Using important concepts from Sigmund Freud's work on the notion of “character” and Wilhelm Reich’s book, Character Analysis, Alexander Lowen developed an extended and systematic organization of character types in terms of their physical body structures.
This groundbreaking work demonstrates how every personality trait is reflected in the body and integrates the physical aspects of character with the psychological patterns of behavior.
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