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 narration of the article Medical Orgone Therapy by Howard Chavis, M.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 31 number 2. It is a comprehensive introduction and overview of the type of therapy taught at the ACO and will also be available on Substack as our first post. Listen in to hear more about some of Wilhelm Reich’s major discoveries, the development of medical orgone therapy and what sets it apart from any other psychiatric treatment.
This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “A Sexually Confused Young Man.” In this episode, Edward Chastka, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about Bill, a 19-year-old young man who came to him after being discharged from a psychiatric facility where he’d been hospitalized briefly after developing an acute psychosis. His psychotic episode appeared to have been triggered by the increased use of alcohol, cannabis and occasionally, amphetamines.
As Bill emerged from his psychosis, he revealed a history of confusion and fears about his sexuality. Initially, Dr. Chastka’s therapy focused on resolving Bill’s confused and psychotic thinking and then was directed toward helping him discern the relationship between his sexual fears and his paranoid and delusional thinking. Listen in to hear how Dr. Chastka helped Bill understand his sexual feelings and realize what kind of intimate relationship was best for him.
This episode features a discussion with Dr. Susan Marcel about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). What exactly is ADHD? Does everyone with ADHD need to take medicine? Can medical orgone therapy help a patient with ADHD? Listen in to hear how Drs. Marcel and Burritt view ADHD and how they’re successfully treating their patients. If you’d like to learn more about a bioenergetic understanding of ADHD and read a full length patient story the article referenced in the discussion is available below.
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 audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Chris Burritt, D.O., tells Dr. Marcel about his patient Beth, who reached out for help after having no success with nine other therapists. Although Beth came to Dr. Burritt asking for medication, she also said she wanted to “get to the root of things.” During the first year of therapy, Dr. Burritt developed a solid foundation of trust and support with Beth that allowed her to finally deal with the heart of her problems. Find out how Dr. Burritt’s methods helped her build the groundwork to tolerate expanded functioning in her work and love life.
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*
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Edward Chastka, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about his young adult patient Kimberly, an accomplished student and photographer, who reached out for help shortly after starting her career. Her professional and love lives were stagnant and she was unaware of how regular marijuana use impacted these key areas. Find out how Dr. Chastka was able to connect with Kimberly and help her turn her life around. The doctors also respond to audience questions about the effects of marijuana.
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.