Experiences around birth and early childhood form imprints in a person’s posture, body shape and muscular development, and with it emotional and mental defences or adaptations towards life. This is what Reich called Character Structure. This class, held in 4 parts, is designed for therapists of all body-based modalities (Breath workers, yoga instructors, bodyworkers, etc) as well as for anyone wanting an understanding of the formation of the 5 basic body types from the perspective of developmental trauma.
Students will understand the psychological process by which these structures develop, and the muscular and energetic patterns that form as a result. There will be additional information provided on how to integrate that knowledge into working with people from a non-pathologizing character type perspective.
This webinar is part of the required curriculum for BBTR certification. To aid you in learning a PDF copy of the slides used in the webinar are included in your download. Also included in the download is a short quiz that anyone seeking CE credits through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) needs to complete and return by email. The quiz is not intended for BBTRS students. The recordings of the webinar is 5.5 hours in total.
Topics covered in this webinar are:
- The contributions of Reich, Alexander Lowen, and modern somatic psychology to the development of the Character Structure model.
- Attachment Theory
- Schizoid structure
- Oral structure
- Psychopathic structure
- Masochistic structure
- Rigid structure
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