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Treating the Elderly: It’s Never Too Late to Start Medical Orgone Therapy



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation webinars. Howard Chavis, M.D. tells Peter Crist, M.D. about several of his elderly patients and how medical orgone therapy can help patients lead a more fulfilling life at any age. Dr. Crist adds his perspective and underscores important principles of emotional contact and treatment.

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How I Became A Medical Orgonomist: Chris Burritt D.O.



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.

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The Benefits of an Immediate Understanding of a Patient’s Character



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.

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How I Became A Medical Orgonomist: Peter Crist M.D.



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.

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Therapy Helps A Young Woman Become Independent



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.

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Therapy Transforms An Anxious Woman’s First Pregnancy



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.

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How I Became A Medical Orgonomist: Salvatore Iacobello M.D.



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.

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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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Identifying The Health In A Patient



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.

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Observation vs. Conclusion



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.

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