Theoretical background:

John Pierrakos and Alexander Lowen were students of Wilhelm Reich and placed Sigmund Freud’s basics of depth psychology and Wilhelm Reich’s findings of somatic psychology in a direct connection. Both worked as psychiatrists and founded the ‘Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis’ in 1956 to develop a form or body-oriented psychotherapy. In 1974 John Pierrakos developed the ‘Institute of Core Energetics’ from this approach. Eva Pierrakos’ spiritual view of humanity and her method of ‘Pathwork’ led to the further development of the approach that is now widespread worldwide as ‘Core Energetics’. The model is the physically and mentally healthy person with the spiritual dimension of its being.

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