The Organizing Committee of the New York Society for Bioenergetic Analysis (NYSBA) is beginning to form a new training group. Completion of NYSBA’s certification program leads to the designation of Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT).
Modern Bioenergetic Analysis takes the legacy of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory with the contributions of Reich and Lowen and synthesizes the concepts and theory offered by new developments in understanding attachment, self-development, relationship processes, and the perspectives emerging from neurosciences.
We take all this toward building an approach and a way of being in psychotherapy that allows for maximal intensity of feeling and expression. It is our conviction that intensely felt and expressed emotion, over time, expands self-awareness, self-possession and maturity. Developing the personal and professional capacity to provide interventions that facilitate and hold strong emotional experience and expression requires learning and practicing a discipline. It is that discipline—understanding somatopsychic structure and process in a sophisticated way, and how a psychotherapy that works with those elements proceeds—which we work to promote, and to teach in the program.
If this way of working appeals to you and you want to know more, or are considering joining the training program, please attend the Professional Workshop: Chronic Relational Trauma on April 22nd and 23rd. The theme of the workshop is using the Bioenergetic Analysis approach in working with people who have beensuffering the effects of chronic relational trauma, particularly those of us for whom it has been a pernicious and persistent reality. Working directly with sensation, with raw and undifferentiated emotion, and with rudimentary forms of self-expression, all basic elements of the practice of Bioenergetic Analysis, can be profoundly useful for people living this reality.
We hope to see you at the workshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the website.
With best wishes on behalf of the organizing committee,
Scott Baum, Ph.D., ABPP