The ACSBA is the home of bioenergetic analysis in the Atlantic Canadian provinces. It is a professional organization with a primary mission of providing training in bioenergetic analysis and linking bioenergetic mental-health therapists to the community.
Bioenergetic analysis is a holistic, unique, and well-established psychotherapy that helps resolve emotional issues through work with both body and mind. Bioenergetics assumes that the mind and body are one, that feelings are a body experience, and that our body experiences shape how we function in the world.
Bioenergetic therapy supports a full range of emotional expression. Through acceptance of our emotions as they are, we open our body’s capacity to feel more and become more alive. As our connection to the body deepens, so does our capacity to breathe deeply, to accept and respect the self, and to love and accept others.
Within the context of a safe and attuned therapeutic relationship, the bioenergetic therapist helps a person explore the chronic muscular tension and emotional constriction associated with depression, anxiety and trauma. As human beings, we all strive for more aliveness, pleasure, love, and joy. Many early life experiences, however, impinge on our longing and capacity to lead a more vibrant life. Bioenergetics helps people experience increased energy, greater satisfaction, and more pleasure in their lives.