Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If suppressing emotions helps me to protect myself, why would I want to
open access to my feelings?

A: People often find considerable satisfaction in their life through the
emotional and energetic discharge achieved through the ability to tolerate
feeling and emotion. In addition to accessing more contact and awareness
with your being, therapy explores and addresses with greater insight any
past, present or anticipated distress that might influence the constriction of
emotion. Breathing supports our emotional experience and controls our
range of feeling and expression.

Q: Are breathing exercises done throughout the entire session?

A: Each therapy session is uniquely tailored to suit individual needs and
abilities. Any given session is likely to involve a combination of breathing
exercise and dialogue, while other sessions may involve exclusively one
approach or the other.  Clients new to orgone therapy may benefit from initial
dialogue to establish self-awareness in preparation for the breathing
exercises.  Through dialogue, we explore the individual’s life and learning
patterns and how they relate to current circumstances.  Of course, breathing
exercises are entirely optional in every session.

Q: Is orgone therapy exclusively for the benefit of accessing emotions?

A: No. Therapy addresses the comprehensive nature of the distress. Orgone
therapy occurs at the intersection of thought, feeling and action. In treatment,
a combination of conventional dialogue and biophysical exercises are
designed to identify and alleviate constriction of these characteristic patterns
and the anxiety and depression that such constrictions maintain. The goal is
to integrate the continuum of thought, feeling and action, achieving
successive degrees of expansion in one’s experience and being.