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For the first time, the Reichian technique of body-based psychotherapy is presented to the public. In this text you are provided with all the exercises that you can do either alone or with a helper.

TitleReichian Therapy. The Technique, for Home Use
AuthorJack Willis
PublisherStasosphere Online Inc.
Year2008
Copyright2017
AmazonAmazon
Reichian Therapy. The Technique, for Home Use By Jack Willis

2017 update: Jack Willis passed away in 2010. Supposedly he was working on a second book about Reichian therapy, but we don't know what happened to it.

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Introduction

For the first time, the Reichian technique of body-based psychotherapy is presented to the public. In this ebook you are provided with all the exercises that you can do either alone or with a helper.

Reichian therapy has been practiced by trained therapists for 80 years. Until now the technique was a closely guarded secret being available only to people who went through a multi-year training. In short, until now Reichian therapy has been based on an antiquated guild system of learning.

Reichian therapy, as a technique of psychotherapy, is extremely valuable. Unfortunately, Reich linked the technique to an unnecessary and scientifically untenable energy concept. In this presentation of the technique it stands on its own merits and does so in the light of contemporary knowledge of medicine and psychology.

While this book is not directed to practicing therapists, they may well find that it adds significantly to their knowledge of the technique.

-Copyright Of This Work
This derivative work is Copyright 2017 by Stasosphere Online Inc. First Digital Edition May 2017. The original text is Copyright 2007 by Jack Willis. Edition 3 ...
-Part One. Chapter 1. An Introduction To The Work
General Discussion Of The Work Part One of the book consists of a general discussion, the exercises to do each day and an explanation of proper breathing to go ...
-Chapter 1. An Introduction To The Work. Part 2
What Is The Purpose Of This Work? In two words, it is character change. Ok, so what is character? Simply, it is the basic way any given person approaches life.
-Chapter 1. An Introduction To The Work. Part 3
The Nature Of Emotion And Its Place In Reichian Therapy Reich, among a number of errors, took the totally unclear concept of repression and turned it, ...
-Chapter 1. An Introduction To The Work. Part 4
Eyes Open At All Times At all times, unless a given exercises says otherwise, the eyes should be open. Some exercises in Part Two specifically call for the ...
-Chapter 1. An Introduction To The Work. Part 5
Don't Stress Beyond Endurance In this book I have included only a sub-set of all the exercises in Reichian therapy. The material I present here can be done ...
-Chapter 1. An Introduction To The Work. Part 6
Physical Exercise You may do whatever your normal exercise is at the same time you are doing the Reichian work, with one exception. If you are doing weight ...
-Chapter 2. Starting The Work - Daily Exercises
Exercises To Do Each Day The time just after arising from sleep is immensely valuable time for self-improvement. Just a few minutes are needed, but doing these ...
-Chapter 2. Starting The Work - Daily Exercises. Part 2
Question 1 is this person happy or unhappy with his life 2 is this a good day or a bad day 3 is the person looking forward to the day or wishing it were over 4 ...
-Chapter 2. Starting The Work - Daily Exercises. Part 3
The Eyes, Step 2 Now come closer to the mirror because you want to focus your whole attention on just your eyes. WITH JUST YOUR EYES IGNORE ALL THE REST OF ...
-Chapter 2. Starting The Work - Daily Exercises. Part 4
Gagging The last of the daily exercises deals with the throat and diaphragm. This is done in the shower. It can be done at the sink, but it is best done in the ...
-Chapter 3. Approaching The Work
Here, in Part One of the book, I discuss breathing. In Part Two of the book I will go over all the body areas and give you the exercises for each area. You ...
-Chapter 3. Approaching The Work. Continued
Throat Sounds On Breathing You've been breathing normally all your life and you've never made any throat sounds outside of talking or singing. What's the big ...
-Chapter 4. Proper Breathing
Individual Differences How Breathing Occurs The Muscles Of Breathing the diaphragm the chest Accessory Muscles Of Respiration Breathing Properly Into The Chest ...
-Chapter 4. Proper Breathing. Part 2
Accessory Muscles Of Chest Breathing Accessory Muscles Of Respiration pushing the chest up with the diaphragm measuring the chest with a tape measure ...
-Chapter 4. Proper Breathing. Part 3
Sounds RIGHT SOUNDS: ah WRONG SOUNDS: uh, huh, ha, hu, who, ga, ugh The exhale should start with an easy, soft, and short sound. That means don't emphasize or ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises
Introduction The Actual Exercises Belly Only Chest Only Expand Belly, Breathe Chest Only Push Breathing Gasp Inhale Belly Gasp Inhale Chest Gasp Exhale Belly ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises. Part 2
Breathe Chest Only Introduction The goal is to be able to breathe only with the belly and only with the chest Different chest shapes (chronic inhale and ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises. Part 3
Push Breathing Best exercise for: GETTING THE CHEST DOWN This exercise is very tiring, no more than five minutes per work session normal inhale (belly, chest) ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises. Part 4
Gasp Inhale Belly To be started only after you have mastered the belly only breathing Issues: 1. the chest is not involved in the inhale 2. the gasp is ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises. Part 5
Gasp Exhale Belly Two variants of this exercise: 1. normal inhale; gasp exhale 2. gasp inhale; gasp exhale To be done after mastering the gasp inhale belly NO ' ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises. Part 6
See-Saw Breathing This is an advanced exercise in that you should have already mastered the chest only and the belly only breathing. Here you see-saw between ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises. Part 7
Shout Exhale The shout is difficult to describe in words. First it uses UH rather than AH. Next, a shout is not a scream. A scream is long and piercing. A ...
-Chapter 5. The Breathing Work Exercises. Part 8
Stupid If you are serious about this work, that parental-introject-superego-should is going to get very upset. Expect it. But, as bad as that first bogeyman is, ...
-Chapter 6. Learning To Breathe Properly
Dealing With Chest Shapes 1. Preparation 2. Can Not Use The Diaphragm 3. Chest Held In Chronic Exhale (Chest Down) 4. Chest Held In Chronic Inhale (Chest Up) 5.
-Chapter 7. The Accessory Muscles Of Respiration
Testing Accessory Muscles Of Respiraton Testing Whether The Diaphragm Is Used Front Of The Chest Front Of The Neck Side Of The Neck Front Muscle On The Side Of ...
-Chapter 7. The Accessory Muscles Of Respiration. Continued
The Muscles In The Back Of The Neck This muscle is the most difficult of all to feel, but it is also the one most frequently used. While there are two muscles ...
-Chapter 8. Advanced Breathing
No sound to start the exhale. Getting rid of the breath sound from the throat during the breath (especially during the exhale) Rhythmic breathing Except for ...
-Chapter 9. Working With A Helper
Help With The Exercises Help By Using Pressure Help With The Exercises If you have room in the bedroom, place a chair by the side of the bed so the helper can ...
-Chapter 9. Working With A Helper. Part 2
Push Breathing To repeat, these are the elements of this exercise: 1. full inhale 2. roll the pelvis with the 'ah' sound 3. at the end of the normal exhale, ...
-Chapter 9. Working With A Helper. Part 3
The Abdomen This pressure can be very tiring on the helper (Figure 56), so just do it as long as it does not wear you out. The purpose of this pressure and why ...
-Chapter 9. Working With A Helper. Part 4
The next and major muscle you will feel is the one we are trying to locate, the medial scalene. Except in the rare case where it is not tense, it is big and ...
-Part Two. Chapter 10. Introduction To Part Two
Welcome to Part Two of the book. Here I am going to go over all the areas of the body giving you the exercises for each area. A reasonable question which you ...
-Chapter 11. Forehead And Eyes
Introduction Forehead Tonic Eyes Open variant 1 variant 2 Tonic Eyes Closed variant 1 variant 2 Use Of A Mirror Introduction As with so many of these exercises, ...
-Chapter 11. Forehead And Eyes. Part 2
Tonic Eyes Closed variant 1 On the inhale open the eyes normally. On the exhale squeeze the eyes shut as tightly as you can. This is just like variant 1 of the ...
-Chapter 11. Forehead And Eyes. Part 3
Roll The Eyes While you continue to breathe, roll the eyes to all four directions (up, right, down, left). If you start clockwise then switch after about five ...
-Chapter 12. The Face
Move the face slowly Smile inhale, frown exhale Blow through the lips Shit on a stick Put exhale Spread the nostrils The mirror look There are seven face ...
-Chapter 13. The Jaw
Introduction Medical Note Jaw Left Jaw Right Jaw Back Jaw Out Jaw In Mouth Open Clench Teeth Pressure Introduction The chapter on the jaw needs an introduction ...
-Chapter 13. The Jaw. Continued
Jaw Left Move your jaw as far as possible to the left. Keep trying to move it further. Don't clench your teeth, the mouth should be open enough that you can ...
-Chapter 14. The Tongue
Lick the ceiling Lick the chin Lick the nose Tongue in directions We have now reached the point where you should have made good progress on the breathing ...
-Chapter 15. The Neck
Head to chest Head over bed Mussolini jaw The neck is difficult to work on without a helper to work with you. However, it should not under any circumstances be ...
-Chapter 15. The Neck. Continued
Roll The Head This is a soft exercise. It you do this exercise and it does not produce any feelings, simply put off the exercise until later in your work when ...
-Chapter 16. The Shoulders
Roll the shoulders together in front Roll the shoulders together in the back Tonic shrug the shoulders Shrug up and throw down Way 1 - tongue in Way 2 - tongue ...
-Chapter 16. The Shoulders. Continued
Now the exhale. Here the description is not easy to put in words. After the gasp inhale, your shoulders are shrugged about your ears. Now you start a series of ...
-Chapter 16. The Shoulders. Part 2
Shake The Shoulders Loose Here again we have a crucial exercise with rather startling extra benefits. The extra benefit comes in loosening up the chest, but ...
-Chapter 16. The Shoulders. Part 3
Arms Up And Hit This is a general exercise and may be done at any time during the course of your self-work. This is another of the exercises where you learn to ...
-Chapter 17. The Chest And Diaphragm
The Chest Cough exhale Sneeze I held off these two exercises from Part One of the book because you have enough there to keep you busy. Besides it gives me ...
-Chapter 17. The Chest And Diaphragm. Continued
Croak Hold And Flick This is a very useful exercise, but it is difficult to describe in words. I will do my best. The inhale is about one-third to one-half of ...
-Chapter 18. The Abdomen
Introduction Introduction Roll The Pelvis When I started to write this book on the Reichian therapy exercises, one problem I faced was how to organize the ...
-Chapter 19. The Pelvis
1. Roll the pelvis 2. Toss the pelvis 3. Roll the pelvis (stomach) 4. Slam the pelvis (stomach) 5. coin in the ass Except for the first exercise (roll the ...
-Chapter 20. The Legs
1. Swim kick 2. Legs open and close 3. Kick with the legs (swim kick) 4. Slam kick fast 5. Slam kick slow It is quite surprising how much of one's nature is ...
-Chapter 20. The Legs. Continued
Kick With The Legs On the inhale draw both legs up against your body. Start the exhale with a shout and kicking the legs straight down the bed. Finish the ...
-Chapter 21. General Exercises
The Tennis Racket Sense, Feel, Report Sense, Feel, Report Variation One Sense, Feel, Report Variation Two variation two way one variation two way two variation ...
-Chapter 21. General Exercises. Continued
At this point, pardon me, but one more short patient story. This fellow is, without doubt, the most extreme case I have ever seen of the translation of a ...
-Chapter 22. Working With A Helper
First a word about pressure. It is, on the whole, evident that males can take (and need) more pressure. Females can take (and need) less pressure. The purpose ...
-Chapter 22. Working With A Helper. Part 2
The Pencil (New Exercise) This exercises uses a common pencil with an eraser. You will use the eraser end, specifically the metal cylinder which holds the ...
-Chapter 22. Working With A Helper. Part 3
The Tongue lick the nose lick the ceiling lick the chin tongue in directions Here the only task of the helper is to call to the worker's attention if (1) the ...
-Chapter 22. Working With A Helper. Part 4
The Chest And Diaphragm Cough exhale Sneeze Gasp inhale belly Gag Croak hold and flick Double croak hold and flick No helper action needed. The helper can ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process
Body-based psychotherapy (here, self-therapy) is a wonderful technique. It accomplishes things that no other form of psychotherapy can accomplish. Except for ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 2
Emotions add spice to life that would make life without them directly akin to the person who can not experience pain. How long would a person persist if there ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 3
I'll start by letting Bergler speak for himself (1961, p. 31-2): Now being the object of self-aggression is painful and humiliating, to say the least. Every ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 4
What strikes us is the same disregard for feasibility which pervades the entire drive for actualization. Other demands on self may not be fantastic in ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 5
c. Character in Freud's thinking versus the concept used in this book Lets start with two quotes. First from Moore and Fine (1990) published by the America ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 6
The crucial point in all this development is that the concepts are only minimally verbal (due to the limitations of the child's vocabulary and due to the ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 7
The mother had reprimanded her daughter for being such a conformist. Her daughter vehemently denied that she was a conformist and the fight followed. But she ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 8
5. The new view in psychoanalysis I would close with one more quote showing the changing view of character, a view in concert with the one I have been ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 9
2. Language and metaphor If the fact of definitions, if, perhaps, not in the formal sense described above, is generally well known, the metaphorical nature of ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 10
2. Reich's Redefinition Of Character In Freud's formulation (see page 372) the character was the result of the operation of defenses; the ego defending against ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 11
b. Why focus should be on the 41 coping mechanisms other than repression The concept of repression is, at best, dubious. Even if present and even if in wide ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 12
G. Emotional Experience The word experience is ambiguous. In some contexts it means an event, synonymous with the word occurrence. If we ask someone: have you ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 13
1. The Technique 1. Sitting quietly and without distraction turn your attention to your body. Just sense all the parts of your body: your neck, your arms, your ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 14
B. Taking The Blame, Dealing With Injustice Collecting And Psychic Masochism This is something that I have tried to teach to every patient I have seen for the ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 15
6. Look For Incident Repetition Compulsions When I get to the discussion of the Adlerian Early Memory technique (page 444) I will give you another way to ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 16
11. Apply Operations On Coping Mechanisms Make the assumption you are using the coping mechanisms I have highlighted: incident repetition compulsion, life ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 17
I am not done with this section. First I just want to present a table of some of the combinations of the more commonly used coping (defense) mechanisms and ...
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 18
E. The Action Approach This section heading is the title of a book by George Weinberg (1969). In this book, Weinberg makes an interesting and important point.
-Chapter 23. Completing The Process. Part 19
4. Deliberate Violation Of Your Own Moral Code The final step is that in light of your moral code, your knowledge that your moral code is (was) involved in the ...
-References
Footnote 121. Citation formats follow the APA 5th Ed. standards except that journal issue numbers are included where appropriate. Ansbacher, H. Ansbacher, R. ( ...
-Did Christopher Hyatt or Jack Willis Create These Materials.
This section is not part of the original book and was added by yours truly. On almost any forum discussing Reichian Therapy and Undoing Yourself there is some ...









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