Category Archives: relationships

Connecting with a Troubled Teen Through Trust and Music



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.

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Moved By Courage: Interview With Dr. Susan Marcel



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.

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Even A Marine Needs To Cry



In this episode we hear the audio from one of our webinar presentations. Dr. Rosin shares the moving case of a retired Marine who presented with unusual and painful sensations unaware of what was going on within him emotionally. Following the presentation, Dr. Howard Chavis and Dr. Ed Chastka join Dr. Rosin for a discussion with questions from the webinar audience.

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How I Became A Medical Orgonomist: Alberto Foglia M.D.



Alberto Foglia M.D. tells Dr. Burritt how his path brought him to the practice of medicine and medical orgone therapy. As a young man he had hopes for socio-politics as a solution to his personal emotional suffering and through a chance encounter with a newspaper article his life was dramatically and forever changed.

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A Place To Complain Productively



In this episode we hear the audio from one of our webinar presentations. Dr. Heller presents his case “Psychotherapy: A Place to Complain Productively” and is joined by Dr. Peter Crist and Dr. Chris Burritt for a discussion with audience questions. Dr. Heller discusses part of his treatment with Harriet who had anger and criticism that she needed to express but that was causing problems in her marital relationship. The therapy vignette highlights the functional approach of medical orgone therapy and, as Dr. Crist explains in the discussion, it also shows the intersection of medical and social orgonomy.

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What Is Social Orgonomy?



Dr. Burritt interviews Peter Crist M.D. to answer the question of what is social orgonomy and to learn a bit of how it applies to both work and love relationships.

The ACO has an ongoing social orgonomy training program where trainees learn to use functional thinking to address problems in business, education, and relationships. A live social orgonomy presentation was planned for April, 2020 but sadly had to be canceled secondary to the pandemic. This interview touches on some of what was to be discussed and when possible that knowledge will be brought to listeners in one form or another.

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