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Two Possessed Girls: A Discussion with Dr. Alberto Foglia



This episode features a discussion with Alberto Foglia, M.D. about his article in the Journal of Orgonomy entitled “Two Possessed Girls.” After reading the article about two young girls with disturbing and violent behaviors, he discusses with Dr. Burritt how he approached their treatment highlighting key elements of medical orgone therapy.

*This episode includes some mature language*

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Handling a Teenager’s Rage in Therapy



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Jackie Bosworth, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about her adolescent patient Drew who lived in a residential treatment facility for children at risk. She had great difficulty managing her anger and frustration and attacked anyone who got in her way. Listen in to hear how Dr. Bosworth was able to connect with Drew and provide relief for this teenager’s pent-up emotions. The doctors also respond to audience questions about self-harm and managing children who need healthy outlets for their anger.

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My Experience in Medical Orgone Therapy: Jen



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.

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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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Therapy Changes the Chaotic Life of a Troubled Teenager



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. tells Chris Burritt, D.O. about his patient J.D. who was suffering from tics, anger and an inability to get along with peers or his parents. Dr. Iacobello was tasked with working with J.D., his parents and his school to calm the chaos in his family, alleviate the conflicts between him and his school, and improve how J.D. functioned in the world around him. Listen in to hear how Dr. Iacobello was able to connect with and offer relief to this young man who previously had no success with numerous professionals, multiple medications or hospitalization.

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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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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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Treating the Effects of Permissive Parenting



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.

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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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