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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En 30 años tendremos la capacidad de controlar el envejecimiento

—El doctor Aubrey de Grey es gerontólogo biomédico, británico aunque afincado en Mountain View, California, como director científico de SENS Research Foundation, organización benéfica de investigación biomédica que realiza y financia investigaciones de laboratorio dedicadas a combatir el proceso de envejecimiento.
Es también editor jefe de Rejuvenation Research, la revista de referencia mundial sobre la intervención en el envejecimiento. Se licenció en ciencias de la computación y se doctoró en biología en la Universidad de Cambridge. Sus investigaciones se centran en la identificación de todos los tipos de daño celular y molecular autoinfligido, que constituyen el envejecimiento de los mamíferos, y el diseño de intervenciones para reparar y/o evitar ese daño.
De Grey es además miembro de la Sociedad Gerontológica de América y de la Asociación Estadounidense del Envejecimiento, y forma parte de juntas asesoras editoriales y científicas de numerosas revistas y organizaciones.
Ponente muy solicitado, da entre 40 y 50 charlas al año entre conferencias científicas, universidades, empresas —de áreas que van desde la industria farmacéutica hasta los seguros de vida— y directamente al público.

In 30 years from now we will have the ability to control aging

—Dr Aubrey de Grey is a British biomedical gerontologist based in Mountain View, California, as Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, a biomedical research charity that performs and funds laboratory research dedicated to combating the aging process.
In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, the world’s highest-impact peer-reviewed journal focused on intervention in aging. He received his BA in computer science and PhD in biology from the University of Cambridge. His research interests encompass the characterisation of all the types of self-inflicted cellular and molecular damage that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage.
Dr de Grey is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.
He is a highly sought-after speaker who gives 40–50 invited talks per year at scientific conferences, universities, companies in areas ranging from pharma to life insurance, and directly to the public.

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Lo que no vemos continúa funcionando y nos dirige —Imagen Unknown Author
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What we do not see continues working and directs us —Image Unknown Author
The image of the iceberg is interesting in that sense as metaphor: only a part emerges of the water, the conscious part that becomes visible, while the unconscious one, which has a greater mass, stays hidden and holds the visible. Although you do not see it with the naked eye, exists. This image is a suggestive metaphor to show how everything that we don't see —and perhaps we don't want to see— continues operating and directing us. The movie 'The Matrix' is a good parable to illustrate what happens when one decides to take consciousness: at any given moment, Neo is confronted with the question of taking the red pill or the blue. Morpheus warns that once you decide on one or the other, there is no turning back. Chooses to take the red. In a later scene, Morpheus shows him the reality of the world of machines and says the famous phrase 'Welcome to the desert of the real'. And Neo, in front of the desert of the real, would want go back and take the blue. Which by the way, is what happens in 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley, where we are shown a medicated society in order to escape. Whether we like it or not, the human species have this ability to become aware —and remember— our way of being, doing and acting. Our use of that consciousness can lead us from a state of zombification —in which we just propose something about our lives and we see ourselves as victims of circumstances— to an active use of awareness in which we can question ourselves the life we are living, our real needs, desires and hopes, and that can lead us to make decisions. We went from a life that happens to us a life we lead, to use a buzzword. It is in this sense that I speak of transgressive awareness. Transgredior from Latin, to go (gradior) beyond (trans), to cross, to exceed. We believe that revolutions are only external, when they can also be internal, and probably starting in this field. We can start our consciousness and begin to decide in our lives, but we also have the option not to run and settling into the 'this is what you get'." ["post_title"]=> string(83) "Consciencia transgresoraTransgressive awareness" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(23) "transgressive-awareness" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2020-02-19 00:12:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2020-02-18 23:12:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=5830" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }