For the first time, the Reichian technique of body-based psychotherapy is presented to the public. In this free ebook you are provided with all the exercises that you can do either alone or with a helper.
In addition to the book, there is
also an audio
file to let you hear the different sounds that are used in Reichian
therapy. The file provides both correct sounds and examples of common
errors. This file is called
sounds of Reichian.
Further, there are four one-hour Reichian therapy session audio files that may be downloaded. Each session is of a different patient. The patients consented to have their session recorded and published. No names are used. The patient files are annotated with the author's comments added. Thus, for example, errors in execution of exercises or errors in sounds are noted on the annotated audio.
The audio files are in .mp3 format. While many audio programs can play .mp3 files, it is recommended that you download and install the free: audacity program. You may find this program through a search engine (key: audacity audio software) or use the URL of: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ This program is easy to use and has the virtues of allowing you to see the sounds dispalyed and to both amplify parts of the audio and to drag to mark a part of the audio to repeat play it. This program was used by the author in preparing the audio files for this presentation.
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. A subsequent book will be directed to therapists. In the subsequent book I will present the issues which were not appropriate to the home use of the technique (e.g. design of the Reichian office, diagnosis, exercise performance standards, etc.).
The book is formatted in Acrobat
pdf format for
double sided printing. It runs to 536 pages with indexes. If your
printer provides for double sided printing, this is strongly
recommended. Further the book contains 252 photographs and six drawings
or diagrams. These print much better at 600 or 1200 dpi. The book is
formated as a
trade paperback which means the page height is 8 inches
(20 cm) and the page width is 4 3/8 inches (11 cm). This was done so
that your copy can be cut and then bound to fit in a normal book case.
The copyright allows you to produce or publish as many copies as you like. There are no royalties. The details of the copyright are in the book.
The book was written by Jack Willis. He trained for 9 1/2 year and has 35 years experience as a trained Reichian therapist. He is a fourth generation Reichian therapist (Reich to Dr. A. to Dr. B to Dr. C to Dr. Willis). He is in private practice in Los Angeles and may be reached at: (01)-310-215-1776 or jack@ReichianTherapy.net. Email must contain REICHIAN THERAPY as the subject and may not include attachments unless permission is obtained for sending attachments. All email received without that subject heading will be email-filter deleted. Comments on the book and suggestions for improvement are welcome.
I would like to express my appreciation to John-Michael Battaglia for his suggestions and help in condensing the pdf and audio files. John-Michael is a film writer and producer. His work may be viewed at http://www.galileoii.com.
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version date: 12/6/08