This episode features an interview with Chris Burritt, D.O., our usual podcast host. This time, he is in the interview seat as he discusses with Peter A. Crist, M.D. how he first learned about Wilhelm Reich and orgonomy as a high school student. Three years later, while grieving the death of his mother and feeling lost, he began medical orgone therapy. His sessions had such a profound effect on his life that he decided to pursue a career in medicine in order to become a medical orgonomist and help others in the same way that his medical orgone therapist helped him.
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentations series webinars. Howard Chavis, M.D. tells Peter Crist, M.D. about several of his patients and how his immediate understanding of their character—their typical way of reacting and defending themselves from painful emotions—was beneficial in his ability to treat them and provide relief. Dr. Crist offers insight into his experiences with patients as well. Listen in to hear how two medical orgonomists identify and treat a patient’s emotional character in therapy and the significant impact that it can have on their well-being.
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.