Orig pub. in 1958 by Grune and Stratton as Physical dynamics of character structure. 1st Collier Books ed. 1971.
Part 1. 1 Development of analytic techniques. 2 Somatic aspect of ego psychology. 3 The pleasure principle. 4 The reality principle. 5 The biogenetic concept of the instincts. 6 Biogenetic principles in analytic therapy. 7 Character analysis. 8 Character formation and structure. Part 2. 9 The oral character. 10 The masochistic character - 1. 11 The masochistic character - 2. 12 The hysterical character - 1. 13 The hysterical character - 2. 14 The phallic-narcissistic character. 15 The passive feminine character. 16 The schizophrenic character. 17 The schizoid character
'...Lowen brilliantly demonstrates how body is the mirror of character and can act as the clue to emotional disorders. A pioneer in the dramatically successful field of bioenergetic analysis, Dr. Lowen explains this method of therapy....'