Reichian Therapy and Bioenergetics
         and their Developmental Extension into                                           Bodywork

                 As practiced by Nicholas Evan O'Connor  Dip PHINZ


                          The art of movement from the source





Quotes & Excerpts

This quote from Goethe demonstrates the power that making a decision can have.

I have found it to be true in all situations.

The moment one commits oneself, providence also moves,

All sorts of things occur to help which could not otherwise have happened,

A whole stream of events flow from the decision, bringing all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material help which no one could have foreseen,

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it now, boldness has power, magic and genius.



The Definition of Health

Health is freedom from pain in the physical Body,

having attained a state of well being;

freedom from passion on the emotional level, having

as a result a dynamic state of serenity and calm;

and freedom from selfishness in the mental sphere,

having as a result total unification with Truth.

Excerpt from “The Science of Homeopathy” George Vithoulkas   Indian Edition

Let Your Light Shine

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure .

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves: "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?"

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn't serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to manifest the glory of God within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson - "A Return To Love"

        (Quoted by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech)

Excerpt of script from "The Science of Homeopathy"

By George Vithoulkas  English edition


Education should follow a more natural procedure based on known stages of maturation. The (emphasis) of education should be placed on the development of the *physical body between the ages of 7 and 12 and of the *emotions between the ages of 12 and 17 and the mental level between the ages of 17 and 22. Instead, our education is haphazard and random, often governed by political influences more than by recognition of the natural stages of development of students. The result is the creation of graduates from school who are " imbalanced" and " weakened" on the emotional level.

Between the ages of 12 and 17 the human being experiences a natural awakening of the sexual instincts and also of the highest emotional feelings ~ appreciation of love ~ freedom ~ justice etc. Because there is no programmed education to mobilize and develop these feelings they get channeled into experiences which are bewildering, frustrating and often humiliating to the young person. Early attempts to express and act upon these emotions are labeled by teachers and parents alike as "rebellious" " dreaming" " overly idealistic or often irrational. Healthy emotional expressions are down graded and criticized , while the educational emphasis is on conformity , normality and success in completion with others. Usually what then happens is that young people channel all their emotional experiences into sex and immediate gratification of pleasure which in turn often lead to experiences which are called illicit or degrading.

The final result is that young people go through strongly disappointing experiences which " harden" their emotions or sometimes " deaden " them completely. The need for emotional expression then becomes channeled into distorted goals. In this way we witness eventually the emergence of the " hard-headed , competitive businessman who is ruthless and indifferent to other peoples feelings.

People with inadequate emotional training enter marriages for which they are unprepared, a situation leading to our high divorce rate. Parents faced with the unexpectedly great responsibility of having children see them as objects or as projections of their own frustrated goals in life. Consequently we end up with a society made up of people who are out of touch with their feelings and incapable of handling them whenever they do erupt.

From the emotional standpoint, we can say that we have to-day a society of people dead at 25, though living to 75.

Education should recognize the need for idealistic and aesthetic feelings which emerge naturally at school age. When love friendships and companionships, altruistic feelings and sacrifice are expressed, they should be praised, encouraged and channeled into mature directions, rather than being either ignored or criticized.

Natural inclinations towards music, poetry and art should be specifically rewarded and developed under discriminating direction. Spiritual discussions should be available to students and meditation techniques of various types should be offered to students with such interests. Between the ages of 12 and 17 the emphasis in education should be on creativity rather than conformity, aesthetic rather than solely practical development.

If education were to be improved in this way, the result would be people who are mature and balanced on the emotional level and therefore much less susceptible to dis-eases on this level. Marriage and family life would become stabilized and fulfilling rather than stressful and morbific.

Stresses of life and the environment would then not so easily gravitate toward weakness of the defense mechanism on the emotional plane, thus preventing the modern epidemics of nervousness, insecurity, violence , anxiety, fear and depression.

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Nicholas O'Connor
O'Connor Bioenergetics
PO Box 105. Mangawhai 0583.New Zealand.
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