Alexander Lowen

The Betrayal of the Body

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The Betrayal of the Body is Alexander Lowen’s pioneering study of the
mind-body split. Lowen describes the way people deny the reality, needs, and feelings of their bodies. This denial leads to the development of the division
between mind and body, creating an over-charged ego obsessed with thinking
at the expense of feeling and being.
This book illustrates the energetic factors behind the split, the factors that
produce it, and the proven therapeutic techniques that are available to treat it.
Lowen further explores the mind-body duality in the individual and its parallel
duality and dysfunction in society between culture and nature, and between
thinking and feeling.
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372 printed pages
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    Nadia Rynskayahas quoted4 years ago
    Psychiatrists' offices are full of patients who hate their parents and feel bound to them through guilt. Similarly, guilt between a husband and wife leads to ill-concealed hostilities.
    Nadia Rynskayahas quoted4 years ago
    Causality is responsible for such emotions as guilt and shame, which lie at the core of all emotional disturbances.
    Pavel Cholmatovhas quoted2 years ago
    conflict between the ego and the body may be slight or severe: the neurotic ego dominates the body, the schizoid ego denies it, while the schizophrenic ego dissociates from it.

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