This episode features the audio from one of the ACO webinar presentations. Susan Marcel D.O. tells Chris Burritt D.O. about her patient Myriam who had a psychotic break and required hospitalization and medicine but most importantly needed a trusting doctor-patient relationship. Listen in to hear how Dr. Marcel patiently worked with Miriam and how their shared love for music allowed them to make a special connection. With Dr. Marcel’s help, Myriam was able to heal as she addressed her mistrust and learned to tolerate and express her intense longing and other emotions.
This episode features audio from one of our webinar presentations. Chris Burritt, D.O. and Alberto Foglia, M.D. discuss the care of Dr. Foglia’s patient, Mario. He was a hyperactive, aggressive, and angry three-year-old boy who terrorized other children in his pre-school. The presentation and discussion demonstrate the powerful effects of medical orgone therapy but also highlight a key aspect: the importance of distinguishing primary healthy expressions and emotions from secondary unhealthy ones. Listen in to hear how Dr. Foglia helps Mario and his mother and demonstrates the importance of setting boundaries and asserting natural parental authority when raising children.
This episode features an interview with Peter Crist, M.D. He discusses with Dr. Burritt how he first learned about Wilhelm Reich and orgonomy as a college biology student. Through a series of chance encounters and important moments in his life, his path brought him to medical orgone therapy, medical school, and then training to be a medical orgonomist.
This episode features audio from one of our recent webinar presentations. Chris Burritt, D.O. and Peter A. Crist, M.D. discuss the care of Dr. Burritt’s patient Daisy who initially presented as anxious, grieving and unsure if she could take care of herself. Through in-person therapy that began before the pandemic and continued virtually, Dr. Burritt addressed Daisy’s characteristic tendencies to become scattered, put others before herself and shy away from expressing her frustration. Through the process, she discovered a strong natural impulse to take care of herself and do things her way. Dr. Burritt discusses how Daisy’s therapy progressed while Dr. Crist provides insight into underlying theories about medical orgone therapy and how Dr. Burritt was able to connect with this patient.
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO webinar presentations. Theodota Chasapi M.D. tells Ed Chastka M.D. about her patient Anna who was anxious and overwhelmed during her first pregnancy. Dr. Chasapi describes how Anna, who was nervous, physically uncomfortable, and dependent on her parents, was able to improve dramatically with a short course of medical orgone therapy.
This episode features an interview with Jackie Bosworth, M.D. Wilhelm Reich’s work and medical orgone therapy impacted Dr. Bosworth so profoundly that at the age of 48 she entered medical school with the goal to become a medical orgonomist. Dr. Burritt hears from Dr. Bosworth about how she first learned of Wilhelm Reich and his work and what drove her to pursue learning more about orgonomy and becoming a medical orgonomist.
Salvatore Iacobello M.D. tells Dr. Burritt how he came to the practice medicine and medical orgone therapy. As a young man, Dr. Iacobello had hopes for helping those around him but he was under the impression that political solutions were the answer. It wasn’t until he read Wilhelm Reich’s The Mass Psychology of Fascism that he learned that politics couldn’t solve humanity’s problems and that his path would take him to working with his fellow man’s emotional life.
This episode features an interview and discussion with Susan Marcel D.O. She and Dr. Burritt reflect on the patients they’ve been working with, how the pandemic has affected their work, and what has been particularly moving during these difficult times.
This episode features the audio from one of our recent webinar presentations. Chris Burritt D.O. discusses his first appointment with a young man named Barry who was struggling with his deepening relationship with his girlfriend and came to therapy because of his anxiety. Dr. Burritt describes how he was able to connect with Barry in that first session by identifying his health and helping Barry to see it too. Following the presentation, Dee Apple Ph.D. and Jackie Bosworth, M.D. join for a discussion with questions from the webinar audience.
In this episode, Dr. Burritt interviews Peter Crist M.D., president of the ACO. Dr. Crist, an observer by nature, emphasizes the importance of distinguishing observations from conclusions and highlights this simple yet profound distinction as part of the foundation of functional thinking. He explains that what drew him to Wilhelm Reich’s work and orgonomy was Reich’s method of functional thinking. One must, as Reich put it, “observe, observe, and observe,” no matter how difficult it might be to not let feelings, preconceived notions or uncertainty cloud any judgments, and allow conclusions to spontaneously come to the observer.