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Emotional Armoring

An Introduction to Psychiatric Orgone Therapy

ISBN-10: 3825835553
ISBN-13: 9783825835552
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Product Description: Orgone is the name that Wilhelm Reich gave to the energy that moves us. Reich believed that where there is emotional repression there is a concomitant protoplasmic contraction in the body. Because this physical tension tends to become chronic with time, binds energy, & constricts the free pulsation of our bodies, it is truly an armor that imprisons us for life. If we are all so armored - & we are, according to the author - theen the history of humanity has been the history of an emotionally & physically crippled animal. Our revolutions & our religions cannot liberate us because after we have struggled to free ourselves we still find ourselves within the cocoon that we continuously weave. Psychiatry explores the immense & fascinating complexity of how we function - a journey we need to continue. But the key to a person's deep understanding of the point of deviation from one's nature may lie with psychiatric orgone therapy. Though it is not a cure-all or appropriate for all patients, psychiatric orgone therapy can effect significant changes in emotional disorder & open lives. Emotional Armoring was written to disseminate this knowledge. The author, a pupil of Reich's, presents the fundamentals of orgone therapy. He shows how, through armoring, innocent impulses become cockeyed impulses, & eyes that linger & look deeply, as a young child's, turn into eyes that look sidelong & turn away. Over time, our bodies lose their ease & grace & become stiff, dyspeptic, & constipated; armoring disfigures us literally & spiritually. The author uses case studies & clearly wrought, unpretentious explanations of how an understanding of armoring, the nexus between biology & psychology, can be used to evaluate human events & see man in relation to his universe. We can relieve 70 percent of depressions with antidepressant drugs; neuroleptics can ameliorate the hallucinations & delusions of psychotic patients; & we can pinpoint the metabolic deficit in a specific area of the brain to mark a particular psychiatric syndrome. Even so, today's patient is mistakenly looked at as the bearer of symptoms rather than a dynamic, pulsating human being. The authors volume breathes new life into the study of psychiatry. It calls for psychiatry to reach beyond the treatment of isolated symptoms & begin to reveal - to borrow from literary references - why we are a "madding crowd" & too often live "lives of quiet desperation."

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PAGES: 347
CATEGORY: Medical, Psychology, Science

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