This episode features the article When Yelling is Music by Virginia L. Whitener, Ph.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 56 number 1 narrated by Hilary Kayle Crist. The article is a beautiful vignette of a medical orgone therapist dealing with her patient’s difficulty with maintaining perspective during the resolution of a crisis by allowing the patient to express her feelings in therapy rather than by dismissing or dulling them.
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This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “Like Mother, Like Daughter.” In this episode, Chris Burritt D.O. tells Edward Chastka, M.D. about his twelve-year-old patient, Olivia, who was anxious and withdrawn and brought for treatment by her parents. The mother, Sabrina, was also very anxious and by working with both the mother and daughter, Dr. Burritt learned just how profound an effect Sabrina had on her daughter. Listen in to hear more about Olivia and Sabrina’s struggle with anxiety and how they both made significant improvements in their lives.
This episode features the narration of the article Problems of Childhood Self-Regulation in an Age of Permissiveness by Peter A. Crist, M.D. reprinted in the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 46 number 2. Originally published in Volume 33 in 1999, Dr. Crist’s article is even more applicable today as parenting has become increasingly indulgent in today’s anti-authority social environment. We hope you’ll share this important information with parents and educators so that those responsible for child-care can have a functional perspective, free of both moralism and an “anything goes” lenient approach.
This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “Beyond Tantrums: Connecting with a Troubled Three-Year-Old” In this episode, Alberto Foglia, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about a three-year-old girl named Aline that he’s treating for terrible tantrums, problems sleeping, and silly clown-like behavior. He explains how her treatment vividly demonstrates a key discovery of Wilhem Reich which is fundamental for Medical Orgone Therapy.
This episode features an extraordinary interview with a patient who tells Dr. Burritt about his background and treatment in medical orgone therapy. For privacy, the patient’s and therapist’s names have been changed. Listen in to hear about David, who was severely ill with polio as a child and separated from his family for treatment. He sought therapy for his anger and anxiety at a crucial moment in his life as an adult and only then learned how truly traumatized he had been. Listen in to hear how his therapy not only helped him, but also went beyond those problems, touching every aspect of his life
This episode features a discussion with Chris Burritt, D.O. about his article published in the Journal of Orgonomy entitled, “A Family Deals with Its Emotions: Part I.” After reading the article about two parents managing their young child’s emotional upheaval, Dr. Burritt discusses with Susan Marcel, D.O. how he has helped this family and others balance emotional expression with restraint when it comes to healthy ways for both children and parents to express themselves. He also addresses a parent’s counter-productive emotional character traits, and how to manage the way parents relate to each other.
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Salvatore Iacobello, M.D., tells Dr. Burritt about his six-year-old patient Kayla, who had episodes of anger as well as severe temper tantrums mostly at home, while she was well behaved at school. Her parents sought treatment with Dr. Iacobello because they were unable to effectively deal with this out-of-control child.
Dr. Iacobello utilized play in Kayla’s therapy, providing her with an outlet for emotional expression. Using play also gave the child the opportunity to have the emotional contact she very much needed. Find out how Dr. Iacobello’s methods resulted in a marked reduction of anger episodes and temper tantrums, as well as a significant and positive change in Kayla’s functioning.
This episode features the moving story of a patient named Jen who shares a part of her emotional development and reveals how her experience in medical orgone therapy changed her life for the better. Dr. Burritt’s interview with Jen touches on her unhappiness in a family relationship; the difficulty she faced in college where almost everyone around her used drugs or alcohol to help them navigate their new-found independence and the pressure of academia; the challenges and joy of becoming a mother and how therapy enabled her to find deep satisfying love.
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.