On Working Energetically - Part I

This is the first of two papers that attempts to define what it means to work therapeutically from a Reichian energetic perspective. The intention in each paper is to distinguish between two approaches in depth psychotherapy; an orgonomic functional approach and a traditional psychological approach. The purpose of this paper is to clarify these differences by comparing Reich's understanding of natural functioning and its implications for human behavior with more traditional psychological approaches which use interpretation and meaning in order to understand behavior.