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Dr. Robert Lewis

Dr. Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis, M.D, has had a private practice of Bioenergetics and psychiatry in New York City for 30 years. He is on the Faculty of the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

An IIBA trainer since 1971, he has led training and postgraduate workshops in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Bob runs residential workshops on Long Island from June through October. Since 1974, he has written numerous articles that pioneered the integration of developmental and transferential issues into the basic Bioenergetic approach.

His elucidation of Cephalic Shock and his method of working physically with the head, the voice and diaphragm is - beyond words.

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What is Bioenergetics?

"When you have no words for your feelings, for what happened to you, for what is missing in you, we listen to the inner resonance - of your inchoate secrets - as it lives in your body. We help you to sense and amplify this inner resonance until its movement comes close enough to the surface of your being to enter your consciousness."

"But we also listen carefully to your words and are touched by them when they come from a depth of your being that no one can put a hand on. We invite you to surrender to the spirit of your body and the body of your spirit - and in so doing, to embrace your true self."

- Robert Lewis, M.D.

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The Trauma of Cephalic Shock
This was my long-delayed, first published, detailed case study of a patient with cephalic shock
Human Trauma
In this paper I attempt to enrich our Bioenergetic model with the literature and vocabulary of A) Attachment research B) Neurobiological research.
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