Bioenergetics is a specific form of body-psychotherapy based on the continuity between body and mind. It is rooted in the work of Wilhelm Reich and was founded by Alexander Lowen. The technique combines bodily, analytic and relational therapeutic work, based upon an energetic understanding, which helps to release chronic muscular tensions, and learn new, more fulfilling ways of relating to others. The therapist reads the body, resonates with its energy, feels the emotions, listens, hears and answers the words. Techniques address the energetic aspect of the individual, including self-perception, self-expression and self-possession.
(Source: International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, www.bioenergetic-therapy.org)