Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva
versão impressa ISSN 0103-7331
MENDES, Marisa Ferreira. The body in the therapeutic process. Physis [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.4, pp. 1355-1367. ISSN 0103-7331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312011000400011.
Reich was responsible for bringing the body to understand the psychological process through their research on the economic viewpoint. However, the body work has long been relegated to a population not always recognized in intellectual and social fields. Fortunately, this situation has changed and the body work is gaining recognition and respect. If work on the psyche is always very delicate, is even more delicate when it involves the body. The forms of subjectivity in our favor social and psychological illnesses. Mental health professionals, especially psychologists and psychoanalysts, when involved in the phenomenon of transference, are called to interact with their entire body, not just with their theoretical and technical knowledge relating to an intellectual approach. For these reasons, we believe that in the preparation of psi professionals are necessary not only the theoretical learning and personal analysis, as advocated by them, but also the awareness of the body and its perceptions. The Angel Vianna method for Movement Awareness offers the opportunity of creative and expressive development through research with one's own body, with movement and with another body. In this paper, we chose to understand the body as a path to the unconscious, from the teachings of Reich, for whom the economic viewpoint of psychoanalysis deserved prominence. Thus, we intend to demonstrate how the work performed by Angel Vianna School supports this theory and health prevention.
Palavras-chave : body; movement; Angel Vianna; psychoanalysis; subjectivity.