1.1 Wilhelm Reich: the Father of body Psychotherapy

1.2 Connecting Body Psychotherapy with Dance, Movement and the Manual Therapies


2.1 Introduction

2.2 CT Components

2.2.1 Plasma/Ground Substance (GS)

2.2.2 Connective Tissue Cells

2.2.3 Connective Tissue Fibers


3.1 Connective Tissue Connects

3.2 Connective  Tissue Separates

3.2.1 Separation and Psychic Development

3.2.2 Connective Tissue Separates and Connects

3.3 Creates Space

3.4 Creates Form and Shape

3.5 Stores Fat

3.6 Supports

3.7 Protects

3.8 Synchronizes movement

3.9 Creates erectness through hydrostatic pressure and tensegrity

3.10 Transporter 

3.11 Energetic receiver, transmitter and amplifier

3.12 Manufacturing center

Chapter 4 A Review of the Myofascial System

4.1 The Myofascial System, Bones and Emotions

  1. 2.The Fascial Element
  2. 3.Embodiment: Mind over Muscle

Chapter 5  Fascia

5.1 Difficulties Defining Fascia

5.2 Fascia and Body Psychotherapy

Chapter 6  Plasticity

6.1 Plasticity and the Central Nervous System

6.2Plasticity and the Autonomic Nervous System

6.3Plasticity and Ground Substance

6.4 Plasticity and the Enteric Nervous System

6.4.1 Microbiome and the Central Nervous System

6.4.2 The Poly Vagal Theory

6.4.3 The Biome, Neurodevelopment and Functioning

6.4.4 Biome and Probiotics

Chapter 7  Matrix

7.1 Matrix as a Paradigm Shift

7.2 The Matrix as a Bottom Up Model

7.2.1 The Id Knows More Than the Ego Admits

7.2.2 Artificial Intelligence as a Bottom Up Model

7.2.3 Healing andTissue Regeneration as a Bottom up model 

7.3 Gap Junctions as a Matrix Model

7.4 Tensegrity and BioTensegrity: An Engineering Versions of the Matrix

7.4.1 Tensegrity as a Matrix System

7.4.2 Biotensegrity on a Macro Scale

7.4.3 Biotensegrity Matrix on the Micro Level: The geodesic dome in the cell

7.4.4 Tissue’s Structural, Architectural and Developmental Memory

7.4.5 Tensegrity and Energetics

7.5 A Summary

Chapter 8  Energetics and Therapeutic Touch

8.1 Touch as Touch, not as Treatment

8.1.1 Social Touch and Sexual Touch

8.2 Touch and Intention

8.3 Touch as Treatment: Therapeutic Touch

8.3.1 Touch, energy and information

8.3.2 How Touch Transforms into Information

8.3.3 Touch, Interoception and Interpretation

8.3.4 Form, Function and Behavior

8.3.5 A Case Example

8.3.6 Anticipatory Pain

8.3.7 The Therapist’s Philosophy

8.3.8 More Questions about Touch

8.4 The Piezoelectric Effect and Touch

8.5 Entrainment, Resonance and Touch

8.5.1 Resonance without Touch

8.6 Psychotherapy, Resonance and Entrainment

8.7 Minimal Stimulus Touch

8.8 Some Further Considerations about Touch. 

8.9 A Summary

Chapter 9 Connective Tissue Matrix and the Schizoid Process

Connective Tissue and Schizoid Similarities

Connective Tissue Functions Schizoid Behaviors

Early development in the organism Early disturbance in the organism

Stabilizes against intrusions/disturbances Plasmatic contraction/Moro Reflex

First defense response

Supports the organism Contraction equals grounding

Inner ground


Protects integrity of the organism Contracts to not disappear


Creates erectness Schizoid’s vertical line in the body

Creates shape and space No space or place in the world

Dehydrates Dried out

Re-hydrates Fleshes out, fills out in therapy

Crystallizes Brittle/fragile

Fibrous Fibrous/Stringy

Tensile strength Wiry, resilient

Matrix/Network system Whole body contraction/More Reflex

Snaps – all or nothing Snaps – Schizes out

From nothing to tover reaction

Under stress, develops in parallel lines Tube-like, vertical line of the body

Little vasculation and innervation Cold, distant, contact less

Less sensation

Less response

Separates/encapsulates/contains Isolated/loner/separate

         Determines Metabolism         Undernourished