Seattle Orgone Therapy
ISWWR Spring/Fall Seminars
These seminars provide a forum
for the study of the tremendous
legacy left to us by Wilhelm Reich.
The seminar is open to the
general public and the interested
professional. No prior background
in orgonomy or the work of
Wilhelm Reich is required. . For
more information go to www.
The Difference in Orgone Therapy
Orgone therapy, also known as Reichian therapy, is based
upon the work of Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957).
When seeking psychotherapy of any kind, clients often
express a desire to find relief from symptoms that interfere
with their ability to thrive or enjoy life. These symptoms are
described to the therapist in basic terms, such as distress,
depression, anxiety, or by using other descriptors such as lack
of energy, dissatisfaction in relationships, inability to complete
tasks, etc. Rather than simply treat the symptom, orgone
therapy focuses on addressing the underlying condition that
supports and drives these symptoms.
Very often the underlying condition is connected to one’s
difficulty in tolerating or even accessing emotions. Orgone
therapy integrates conventional dialogue therapy with body
psychotherapy using breathing techniques. Breathing is the
prime mechanism through which one accesses emotions and
releases constriction, or armoring.
Armoring is a term that describes the ways that we resist
being in contact with our feelings. The most common
method is through tension in the body, which in turn can
trigger a wide range of symptoms ranging from emotional to
physical such as headaches, back ache, stomach ache, or
fatigue, anger, fear or depression. Orgone therapy enables
a more fluid movement of expression throughout the body,
allowing for greater tolerance of emotion.