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INTRODUCTION
[ Introduction ] Energy Movement ] How We Got There ] Fight or Flight ] More Contact ] Incipient Armoring ] Chronic Armoring ] Tools of Therapy ] Therapeutic Process ] Acting Out ] Concluding Remarks ]

People generally come to therapy because they are stuck, whether they are coming for orgone therapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral therapy or medication.  Whatever was working for them before in their life, is no longer.  There may be a crisis of an acute and sudden nature, or they may come in due to a slow gradual decline, with vague complaints that they are not getting anything out of life, feelings of emptiness, etc.  Most often it is in the sphere of their emotional life that their situation has deteriorated.  The coping skills they had used to deal with the stresses of their life are no longer adequate.

Several factors, including the person's history, their strengths, overall functioning,  motivation, support system and the degree of their decompensation - to name just a few - will go into the therapist's determination whether a person is a suitable candidate for psychiatric orgone therapy.

Is the person willing and able to make the commitment that therapy can require?  Sometimes it is best not to open things up if there is not an opportunity to do justice to the situation therapeutically and be able to address the issues thoroughly so some type of resolution can be achieved.  At the same time, a person can come to orgone therapy being quite symptomatic and still obtain a great deal of relief from a brief course of therapy.

Some patients may require a good deal of time in which primarily supportive therapy is done before more exploratory and deeper work can ensue.  For others, the primary method of working on the armor may be through character analysis.

The decision to work on patients biophysically is not to be undertaken without serious consideration.  Precisely because this method is such a powerful tool and can be quite effective in revealing and dissolving certain defenses and getting to the core issues of what is actually troubling the patient, it can also have untoward effects if applied inappropriately.

In orgone therapy appropriately applied, the therapist is flexible and may often move back and forth from the verbal characteranalytic realm to the biophysical mode, as the clinical situation warrants.  Whether the therapist is working primarily characteranalytically or biophysically, a great deal of attention is paid to the non-verbal communications and behaviors of the patient. Emphasis is placed more on how the patient defends rather than why.
 

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