Alexander Lowen, best known for developing the mind-body psychotherapy of Bioenergetic Analysis with his then-colleague John Pierrakos died Oct. 28. “His contribution to the field of Body Psychotherapy was great and he will be missed,” read a statement from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP).
The USABP has created a tribute page where visitors may post condolences, rememberances, tributes and gratitude to Lowen.
According to the website of the Alexander Lowen Foundation, Lowen “developed Wilhelm Reich’s beliefs into Bioenergetic Analysis and created a large and viable organization, the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) to sustain and promote his therapeutic approach. The IIBA now has over 1500 members and 54 training institutes worldwide.
“When asked during an interview in 2004 what has given him the most meaning in life, he responds without hesitation, ‘feeling the pleasure and life of the body.'”