14/01/2013

You are your body

Alexander Lowen was an American doctor, psychotherapist and professor, mostly famous for his studies about bioenergetics as a form of therapy. He studied Law at the Brooklyn Law School and obtained his PhD in Medicine at the University of Geneva. He got to meet Wilhelm Reich, one of Sigmund Freud’s first disciples, and studied with him from 1940 to 1952, year in which he started to dedicate himself to the professional practice of psychocorporal therapy. In 1956 he founded the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, aimed at guaranteeing the adequate training of therapists.

Much before knowing Reich, Lowen had already felt drawn by the relationship between mind and body, a topic on which he had researched with a real interest. According to what he said, such interest was due to his own experience with physical activities/sports and with ‘calisthenics’, a gymnastic technique aimed at building up the muscles. During the 30’s, he dedicated himself to studying in depth the Eurythmics method from the composer Émile Jacques-Dalcroze and Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation. All this comforted him in his conviction that human beings can have an influence on how their mind works if they exercise their body in a systematic way and with the right methods, as he explains in this video.

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La hipótesis de la deliberación sin atención fue confirmada en cuatro estudios posteriores —Foto A&
Contrariamente a lo que se cree y según las conclusiones del estudio, no siempre es buena idea enzarzarse en profundas deliberaciones antes de tomar una decisión. Basándose en datos contrastados en investigaciones anteriores sobre las características del pensamiento consciente e inconsciente, el equipo de psicólogos liderado por Ap Dijksterhuis testó la hipótesis de que las decisiones sencillas —como escoger con qué toalla secarse o mesa en un restaurante— efectivamente resultan mejor después de un proceso consciente, pero las decisiones sobre temas importantes, temas que nos importan realmente —como escoger una casa o cambiar de trabajo—, son mejor resueltas a través de un proceso inconsciente. Conocida como la hipótesis de la deliberación sin atención, fue confirmada en cuatro estudios posteriores: con el paso del tiempo, las decisiones tomadas sobre asuntos complejos fueron más satisfactorias para las personas que las habían tomado en ausencia de deliberación consciente, es decir, sin pensar.As everyone knows, and cast the first stone who doesn’t, the most significant decisions involve so many rational variables, that people often feel blocked and stop thinking about them. A study carried out by Dutch psychologists, published in 2006 by Science magazine, argues that it can be a good strategy because the brain’s subconscious part is able to lead us to make as or more successful decisions as the conscious one. W_subconsciente
The hypothesis of deliberation without attention was confirmed in four subsequent studies —Photo A&
Opposed to what is thought and according to the study’s summary, it is not always a good idea to engage in thoughtful discussions before making a decision. Based on evidence about the characteristics of conscious and subconscious thoughts, the psychologists team lead by Ap Dijksterhuis tested the hypothesis that simple choices —like choosing a towel or a table in a restaurant— are actually better after a conscious process, but decision on important issues, that do really matter to us —like buying a house or changing jobs— are better revolved through a subconscious process. Known as the hypothesis of deliberation without attention, it was confirmed ver four different studies: over the time, decision on complex issues where more satisfying for people who had taken in the absence of conscious deliberation, without thinking." 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El experimento se repitió con 123 protagonistas diferentes y los resultados revelaron que si los compañeros acertaban la respuesta, el sujeto fallaba solamente el 1% de las veces, mientras que si optaban por la respuesta errónea de manera unánime, el sujeto se dejaba llevar por la aplastante mayoría y escogía la misma respuesta que ellos en casi un 37% de los casos, aún siendo consciente de que su elección no encajaba con la realidad que estaba observando.In order to analyze how we humans can adapt our views to the group to which we belong, the American psychologist Solomon Asch, a pioneer in social psychology, conducted in 1951 a series of experiments showing how an individual is capable of change his mind because of social pressure and, the more surprising, do it voluntarily and denying the evidence. The researchers asked some students to participate in an 'visual perception test' on you had to compare the length of a number of lines printed on a paper. 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Fundó la escuela de psicología analítica, también llamada psicología de los complejos y psicología profunda. Relacionado a menudo con Sigmund Freud, de quien fuera colaborador en sus comienzos, fue un pionero de la psicología profunda y uno de los estudiosos de esta disciplina más ampliamente leídos durante el siglo XX. Su obra es prolífica y durante la mayor parte de su vida centró su trabajo en la formulación de teorías psicológicas y en la práctica clínica, aunque también hizo incursiones en otros campos de las humanidades, desde el estudio comparativo de las religiones, la filosofía y la sociología hasta la crítica del arte y la literatura. W_freud
En sus comienzos, Jung colaboró con Freud —Imagen Unknown Author
El abordaje teórico y clínico de Jung enfatizó la conexión funcional entre la estructura de la psique y la de sus productos, es decir, sus manifestaciones culturales. Esto le impulsó a incorporar a su metodología nociones procedentes de la antropología, la alquimia, los sueños, el arte, la mitología, la religión y la filosofía. En este vídeo nos habla sobre el poder del constante proceso de retroalimentación entre el mundo interior de cada uno y el exterior, entre lo imaginario y lo tangible, entre la fantasía y la realidad.Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss medical psychiatrist, psychologist and essayist, and a key figure in the beginnings of psychoanalysis. He founded the school of analytical psychology, also called psychology of the complexes and depth psychology. Often associated with Sigmund Freud, with whom he initially collaborated, he was a pioneer of depth psychology and one of the experts of this widely studied twentieth century discipline. His work is prolific and for most of his life he focused his work on the development of psychological theories and clinical practice. He also made forays into other fields of the humanities, from the comparative study of religions, philosophy and sociology to art criticism and literature. W_freud
In his beginnings, Jung collaborated with Freud —Image Unknown Author
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