неделя, 13 октомври 2013 г.

My first book was published! WHO IS WHO IN LIFE AND ON FACEBOOK?

A survey on verbal and non-verbal behaviors in real and in virtual world
One Neo-Reichian reading
Author: Kremena Stanilova
Book language:...
Translation into English: Kremena Stanilova, Raina Delcheva
How do we communicate in the real and in the virtual world? Do we really communicate what we mean? By refusing to communicate, what do we say? Are we different in the real and in the virtual space? Who is Who in Life and on Facebook, the first ever written book on the subject, has some answers to these questions. Based on the body psychotherapy theory and on the author’s experience both as a body psychotherapist and as an active Facebook user, the book focuses on the five Neo-Reichian characters’ verbal and non-verbal behaviors in real life and on Facebook. Despite the existing belief that we can hide in the virtual space because of the absence of a live contact, the author examines the way our masks fall and how everything, which we upload, post, like, or share on the web, exposes our real characters - our fears, limits, illusions, lacking behaviors, etc. Written in a simple language, the book can be useful for psychotherapists, counselors, psychology students and people who are interested in their own and other people’s communication and behavior in real life and on Facebook. The book has two parts: The first one contains the basics of the body psychotherapy from W. Reich, A. Lowen, J. Pierrakos to W. Bernaskoni, the founder of Neo-Reichian psychotherapeutic method, which is the main instrument used in the second part of the book when observing the verbal and non-verbal behaviors of the five Neo-Reichian characters.
The book can be ordered on-line on https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/who-is-who-in-life-and-on-facebook/isbn/978-3-659-43245-3
And soon is to be sold on www.amazon.com and other popular sites

понеделник, 15 април 2013 г.


Without bridges riverbanks would be solitary and isolated.....
The bridge between thoughts and emotions, between the head and the body, between the real and ideal "I", between faminine and masculine, between me and other people, between inner and outer reality...

 Body psychotherapy - the bridge to more vibrant life here and now.

Body therapy is based on Reichian theory of the human character:
 ■ (W. Reich, A. Lowen, G. Pierrakos, etc.). According to this theory the character is seen as a function of energetic blocks result of childhood traumas and fears of painful experience. These blocks, or interruptions, determine specific ways of thinking and behavior which form five character structures with typical body postures. The character is presented in the world by a mask (persona), which is the character behavior conformable to the reality stimuli. There is no individual who represents only one pure type of character and one and the same individual can represent the whole variety of defense mechanisms typical for the five characters we can talk about the parliament of characters. That parliament has one party which has the majority and rules the individual’s life. And that party defines the typical behaviors for that rule – or the party, which predominates, has typical bodily, emotional and mental defenses or posture towards life. At times of stress, when this ruling party cannot cope with the problems, which in the language of symptoms can be translated as states of fear, anxiety and other pathological manifestations, cedes the power to another party or character with its typical behavior .
■There are five Reichian characters having typical for them blocked communicative models due to their fears and traumas. The proceeding is that every symptom or dysfunctional behavior substitutes a healthy communicative model or behavior.The five characters can become addicted to food, drugs, work, exercises, Internet, etc.  or suffer from other symptoms for different underlying reasons due to their traumas and fears.
 ■ The limitations of the 5 characters:

-           Schizoid (Escaping) character: fear of physical contact, as a result escaping in an imaginary world in which to satisfy the needs of intimacy.
-           Oral (Dependent) Character: Fear of being abandoned, that is why is never moving towards the world.
-          Sado – masochistic (Enduring) character: Fear of bursting out that is why, is never sayng ‘no” and never takes responsibility for the experience.
-          Psychopathic (Controlling) Character: Fear of being alone, never revealing their weaknesses, always in control and searching for leading position at all costs.
-          Rigid (Stiff) Character: fear of release and feeling satisfaction, distrustful and obsessive, caring too much about moral rules and expectations of others. The second names in brackets are less pathologizing and are used by Canadian counselor Lise Bourbeau. That is why, I prefer them when working with people.

Body work:

  • It is a working and effective method because it helps a person sense more of the self and draw strength from inner resources. It also opens deeper breathing and leads to a resurgence of repressed feelings and/or memories. It works on such feelings both on an emotional level and reflective level (through catharsis, verbal processing and helping the patient find his or her "grounding" in current emotional reality).
  • Body work and "mind" work (analysis) complement and deepen each other. Body work opens feelings so they can be understood and integrated into the mature adult Self. In turn, the analythic work provides insight that allows more relaxation, feeling and integration in the body. Both body work and analysis take place in the safety of a growing and evolving therapeutic relationship.
  •  The goal is more about greater "aliveness", pleasure, joy, love and vibrant health, than just the absence of symptoms.