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The 12 Main Themes

I- Founding

It emphasizes our body roots and our attitudes toward time, space, energy and money. The major learning contents are holding designs in the body, its polarity tendencies and impulse movement qualities.

- Life Foundation.

- Morphology Basis.

- Life Streams.

- Embryogenesis and Development Processes – the way we connect ourselves with life in terms of time and space.



Boadella, D. Embriologia e Terapia (tradução interna) (cap. 1,2,3) Boadella, D. O que é Biossíntese (tradução interna)Boadella, D. Correntes da Vida, ed. Summus

(capítulo 1)Boadella, D. Psicoterapia Somática: suas raízes e tradições em Energia e Caráter 1, ed. Summus

Laban, R. The Mastery of Movememnt, London, 1960

Myss, C. Anatomia do espírito. Ed. Rocco, 2000.

Montagu, A. Tocar, Ed. Summus, 1988

Stern, D. O Mundo Interpessoal do Bebê, ed. Artes Médicas, Porto Alegre, 1992.

Tulku , T. Conhecimento de Tempo e Espaço, Nyngma Press, 1995.

II - Grounding

It emphasizes the Energetic Root Center (Root Chakra) and the spine as the basis of autonomy, as well as the difference between the trends of grounded and under-grounded character. The main learning contents are the understanding of Motoric Fields as developmental patterns of movement, expressive gesture and affecto-motoric schemes.

- Roots: where do I come from; what is my personal and familial background.

- Relationship with my own body – Motoric Fields: impulse qualities. Skeletal muscle nervous systems information: Alfa System, cortical; Gamma System, vegetative.

- Relationship with gravity. Character polarities.

- Energetic Root Center working structure at the lower spine.



Boadella, D. Shape Flow and Postures of the soul – The Biosynthesis Concept of the Motoric Fields in Energy and Character, vol. 30/2, April 2000.

Boadella, D. Correntes da Vida, ed.Summus (cap. 2)

Keleman, S. Anatomia Emocional, ed. Summus, 1992 (cap. 2)

Keleman, S, O corpo diz sua mente, ed. Summus, 1996.Laban, R. The Mastery of Movement, London, 1960.

(capítulo 2)

Lowen, A. Bioenergética, ed. Summus, SP, 1982

Lowen, A. Exercicios de Bioenergética, ed. Summus.(cap. 2)Tulku, T. - Kum Nye I eII, ed. Pensamento, 1984

Winnicott, D. W. O Gesto Espontâneo, Ed. Martins Fontes, S.P. 1987

III- Centering

It emphasizes the Energetic Lower-Abdomen Center (Hara Chakra) and the pre- and perinatal aspects of experience, womb life, birthing process and helps clients with birth or prenatal traumas. The main learning contents are the working procedure of breathing patterns, hyper- and hypoventilation. Character principals: the schizo-hysterical schism as a result of polarity distortion between containment and release.

- Birth – navel, pregnancy: our history.

- Birth resonance in the body.

- Reorganization of our birth history – the way we live our transitional periods of life.

- Birth working structure.



Boadella, David - Tensão e Estrutura do Carácter (tradução de Ana Luiza Mentz – ler sobre Vinculação)

Boadella, D. Correntes da Vida, ed. Summus, 1992 (ler cap. 2, 3 e 4)Frankel, E., Afetos da Vida Uterina, em Energia e Cura, Ed. Vozes, Petrópolis, 1990.

Grof, S – Alem do Cérebro – Nascimento, Morte e Transcendência em Psicoterapia, Mc Graw Hill, 1987 (ler cap. 2)

Laing, R.D. - Fatos da Vida - Ed. Nova Fronteira

Piontelli, Alessandra - From Fetus to Child an observational and psychoanalytic study - Ed. Routledge

Reich, E. & Zornansky, E. Energia vital pela Bioenergética suave, ed. Summus, 1997.

Reich, E. Prevenção da Neurose: Auto-regulação a partir do nascimento em Cadernos de Biodinâmica 1, ed. Summus.

IV- Holding

It emphasizes the Energetic Throat Center (Throat Chakra) and the Oral character tendencies. It talks about the first year of life, health needs and addiction patterns. Biosynthesis Principles regarding the elements of touch as a specific form of healthy nourishment are the most important learning points.

- The Abandoned Child: Symbiotic Withdrawal. Oral Character.

-  Stage of Support. Paranoid Disorder. Depression.

- Between Heart and Throat – Nutrition and addiction.

- Needs. Embryological view of Nutrition.

- Heart weaknesses, patterns of addiction.

- Working structure concerning the four elements of touch: Earth-Solidity; Water-Flow; Air-Breath; Fire-Sexuality, Vitality.



Arroyo, S. Astrologia, Psicologia e os quatro elementos, Ed. Pensamento, 1975.

Boadella, D. Emotional expression and vegetative rhythms, Energy and Character, vol. 5, 1, jan. 1974.

Boadella, D. - Tensão e Estrutura de Caráter (ler parte 4 - Sustentação e Privação)

Boyesen Gerda The primary personality and the streamings, Energy and Character, vol. 3, 3, sept. 1972.

Dychtwald, K. Corpomente, ed. Summus, 1984(cap. 8)

Johnson, S. M. - Character Styles, Norton & Company, N.Y., 1994 (ler sobre caráter simbiotico e a criança abandonada)

Lowen, A. O Corpo em Terapia, ed, Summus. (ler sobre caráter oral)

Lowen, A. O corpo em depressão, ed. Summus.

Maslow, A. Motivação e Personalidade (teoria da hierarquia das necessidades)

Schore, A. Affect Regulation and the origin of the self, LEA, 1994.

Stern, D. O Mundo Interpessoal do Bebê, ed. Artes Médicas, Porto Alegre, 1992.

Winnicott, D. Os bebês e suas mães, ed. Martins Fontes, 1999.

V- Bounding

It emphasizes the Energetic Diaphragm Center (Solar Plexus Chakra) and the sympathetic system emotions of anger and anxiety regarding the movement patterns of constructive aggression and constructive self-defense or the search for safety. Character aspects of power as in masochism and psychopathy are also very significant learning contents.

- The Defeated Child: Social Masochism and Schemes of Self-Depreciation.

- Exploration Stage. Character polarities: Masochistic and Psychopathic; Obsession and Compulsion.

- Boundaries – how do I protect myself. Victim-Carrasco; Anger-Fear.

- Energetic Diaphragm Center working structure.




Bakker, c & Bakker, R. No trespassing, Chandler & Sharp Pub., 1985.

Boadella, D. Correntes da Vida, ed. Summus, 1992

Boadella,D. Maps of Character, in Energy and Character, vol. 8, 2, May 1977 (ler focalizando a problemática masoquista).

Boadella, D. Tensão e Estrutura de Caráter (ler parte 5 - Exploração).

Johnson, S. M. Character Styles, Norton & Company, N.Y., 1994 (ler sobre a criança vencida).

Lowen, A. O Corpo em Terapia, ed. Summus ( ler sobre masoquismo).

Reich, W. Analisis del Carácter, ed.Paidós, (ler sobre masoquismo).

Reich, W. The expressive language of the living in: Character Analysis, escrito em 1948.

VI- Charging

It emphasizes the Energetic Sexual Center (Hara Chakra) and the body pleasure pulsations. It works the constrictions in the pelvis and the maintenance of healthy Eros and sexuality. The somatic basis of clients’ sexual problems is also a fundamental training topic.

- The Exploited Child: Hysterical Defenses and Histrionic Personality.

- The Charge and the role of sexuality in my life.

- Sexuality development.

-  Oedipal standards. Energetic charge and polarities: hyper-sexuality, hypo-sexuality, incest.

- Energetic Lower-Abdomen Center working structure – Sexuality.



Boadella, D. Embriologia e Terapia (tradução interna) (ler sobre contato genital e hang-ups sexuais)

Boadella,D. - Maps of Character, in Energy and Character, vol. 8, 2, May 1977 (ler focalizando a problemática rígida).

Boadella, D. - Tensão e Estrutura de Caráter (ler parte 6 - Comunicação)

Boadella, D. The return of the repressed, E&C vol 3, 2, may 1972.

Boadella, D. Moralism, pornography and encounter, E &C, vol. 4, 1973.

Johnson, S. M. Character Styles, Norton & Company, N.Y., 1994 (ler sobre a criança explorada).

Lowen, A. Amor e Orgasmo, Ed. Summus;

Reich, W. A Função do Orgasmo, 1927;

Reich, W. A Função do Orgasmo, 1942;

Rosenberg, Jack L. Orgasmus

Smith, Edward W.L. Sexual Aliveness, Mc Farland 1987,

Upledger, J. & Urede, J.D. Cranio-sacral therapy, Eastland Press, 1983.

VII- Bonding

It emphasizes the heart as the center of a love relationship on the cooperation outlines in partnerships (as an opposition to the symbiotic collusion and the destructive collisions). The central focus of this learning unit goes to the energetic charge of the arms as channels of expression and contact. It works also the hyper-active and hypo-active character aspects of relationships.

- Communication Stage: Hysterical Character; Phallic-Narcissistic Character; Passive-Feminine Male Character; Masculine-Aggressive Female Character.

- Energetic Heart Center: Bonds and Links – how to drive the energy towards the heart.

- Finding the balance between being together and being apart.

- Energetic Heart Center working structure (Heart Chakra).



Boadella,D. Maps of Character, in Energy and Character, vol. 8, 2, May 1977 (ler focalizando a problemática rígida).

Boadella, D. Inspiração e Corporificação, Energia e Caráter 2, Ed. Summus, 1997.

Boadella, D. Tensão e Estrutura de Caráter (ler parte 6 - Comunicação).

Keleman, S. Amor e vínculos, ed. Summus, 1994

Lowen, A Amor e Orgasmo, ed. Summus

Lowen, A., Amor, Sexualidade e o seu Coração - Ed. Summus.

Lee, J.A. Love Styles

Schneider, M.D. The Psychoanalysis of a heart attack.

Welwood, J. Awakening the heart,1983.

VIII- Sounding

It emphasizes the voice, the earing and the Energetic Throat Center (Throat Chakra). Primary learning subjects: patterns of clear communication in language and its disruptions. It is a way to help not only over-rational clients but also those who have difficulty finding words to express their experiences.

- Expression and communication.

- Energetic Throat Center. Exploratory language – explanatory language.

- Energetic functions of the voice.  Language and Character.

- Energetic Throat Center working structure.



Boadella, D. Energy and language, E&C vol 5, 3, 1974.

Boadella, D. Correntes da Vida, ed. Summus, 1992 (cap. 8).

Frankel, E. & Correa M. Da Ciência da informação à psicoterapia corporal, Energia e Caráter 1, ed. Summus, 1997.

Groves, D, & Penzer, B. I. Resolving traumatic memories - metaphors and symbols in Psychotherapy, Invington Publishers, N.Y.

Keleman, S. Corporificando a experiência, ed. Summus, 1996.

Piaget, J. Linguagem e pensamento na criança.

Vygotsky, L.S. Pensamento e linguagem, ed. Martins Fontes, 1993.

IX- Facing

It emphasizes the inside and outside contemplation, the eye contact and the vision, including the pineal gland. It provides the therapeutic work on the eye blockage and the means to transform restrictive imagination to creative one. The methods to establish grounding imagery in the body and in movement as well as security are also significant learning points.

- Narcissistic Patterns. Clearness and Confusion. Vision and Contact.

- Energetic Pineal Gland Center (Third Eye Chakra). Spirituality and Mysticism.

- Internal creative image – emotional clarity.

- Individual and collective mind (logical view).

- Eyes and Pineal Gland working structure.



Boadella, D. Nos caminhos de Reich, ed. Summus

Boyesen, G. Personalidade Primária, Cadernos de Biodinâmica

Brennan, B. Luz emergente, ed. Cultrix, 1993.

Dolto, F. A imagem inconsciente do corpo, ed. Perspectiva, 1984.

Grove, D.J. and Panzer, B.I. Resolving Traumatic Memories - Metaphors and Symbols in Psychotherapy, Irvington Publishers Inc.

Kelley, C. Nova técnica para melhorar a visão

Kohut, H. Self e Narcissismo, ed. Zehar, R.J., 1984

Lowen, A. Narcisismo, ed. Summus.

May, R. A coragem de criar, ed. Nova Fronteira, 1975

Schilder P. A imagem do Corpo, Martins Fontes, 1994.

X- Crowning

It emphasizes the Energetic Midbrain Center (Crown Chakra) as a gate between personal and transpersonal existence. It works on healthy spirituality as opposed to pseudo-spiritual misleads from the body and on the resources and qualities of the essence. It is also provided a look at the attitudes towards death.

- Essence's development.

- Contact with the higher consciousness.

- Structured diary.

- Energetic Midbrain Center – my life’s direction: between birth and death; relationship with spirituality and death.

- Energetic Midbrain Center working structure.



Almaas, A. Essence, Samuel Weiser Inc.

Boadella, D. Correntes da Vida, ibid (cap. 10 e 11).

Boadella, D. Soma, Self e Fonte, Energia e Caráter 1, ed. Summus, 1997

Frankel, E. The Transomatic Experience in Therapy, in Body Psychotherapy or The Art of Contact, Bernhard Maul Ed. and EABP, Berlin, 1992.

Keleman, S. Viver o seu morrer, ed. Summus, 1994.

Pierrakos, J. Energética da Essência, ed. Pensamento

Pogroff, , I. Diário Estruturado

Sheldrake, P. A new Science of Life, Paladin, Giraffon Books

Wilber, K.; Pribham, K. H. e outros O paradigma Holográfico, ed. Cultrix, São Paulo, 1978

Wilber, K. O espectro da Consciência, ed. Cultrix, S.P., 1977

Wilber, K. Psicologia Integral, ed. Kairós, Barcelona 1986.

Sogyal Rinpoche O livro tibetano da vida e da morte.

XI- Shaping-Forming

It is an extension of the previous theme on studying the disorders of the Energetic Midbrain Center integration functions in psychosis. It emphasizes the traumatic states and border conditions (“borderline”).

- Shape and Form.

- World Therapy Practice, diagnostics, specific labor problems, professional subjects.

- Quality in therapist-client relationship (bonding types).



Aalberse, M. Vários artigos no Energy and Character (modelos de ligação Terapeuta-cliente)

Boadella, D. Transferência, Interferência e Ressonância, Cadernos de Biodinâmica 3, ed. Summus.

Calvo, I.; Riterman, F. y colaboradores Cuerpo - Vínculo - Transferência, ed Amorrortu, Buenos Aires, 1977

Kernberg O. Object Relations Theory and Clinical Psychoanalysis, Aronson,

Lagach, D. La Teoria de la Transferencia, ed. Nueva Visón, Bs Aires, 1980

Leites, A. Contratransferência, (tradução interna)

Smith, F. Pontes Internas, Transform Verlag.

XII- Closing Processes 

It emphasizes the application fields of Biosynthesis in private and clinical practice, as well as in other areas such as the work with children or social interventions. It includes character aspects of transition and farewell processes and works with the resources in harvesting and caring. “New Beginnings”.

- Training Conclusion.

- Evaluation.

- Characterlogical form of farewell.

- How to close processes differently.



Fiorini, Terapia Breve.

Paranhos Cardella, B. H. O amor na relação terpêutica, ed. Summus, 1982.

Pichon-Rivière, E. Teoria do Vínculo, ed. Martins Fontes, 1995.

Porchat, I. e Barros, P. (org.) Ser terapeuta: depoimentos. Ed. Summus, 1985.

Robbins, R. O tao da transformação, ed. Psy, 1996.

Sandler, J. Dare, C.Holder, A. O paciente e o analista, ed. Imago, 1973.


Temas adicionais


Life Sceneries: Patterns of experience

- Dreams, visions. “Long Body”. Working with Dreams: what are my dreams, what is my vision of the world.

- Images of the Past. A place for art, poetry and music: how can I make my dreams “dance”.

- Myths and Archetypes.



Derek Parker, J. O livro dos Sonhos, Publifolha.

Frankel, E. Como abordamos os sonhos em Biossíntese, O Aprendiz, abril 1998.

Freud, S. A interpretação dos sonhos, Imago,1999.

Jung, C.,J., O Homem e seus Símbolos, ed. Nova Fronteira, 1977.

Jung, C. J. Os Arquétipos e o Inconsciente Coletivo, ed. Vozes, 2000.

Keleman, S. O mito e o corpo, ed. Summus, 1999.

Vedfelt, º The dimensions of dreams, Fromm Int.2001.

Life Lines: Relationships network

- Interpersonal dimension.

- Family Sculpture.

- The link between development and growth.

- The spiritual level in relationships.



Boadella, D. The Tree of Man an Fundamental Dimensions of Biosynthesis, artigo apresentado no 1º Congresso Internacional de Biossíntese, Palma de Mallorca, abril 1998

Cooper D. A morte da família, Martins Fontes, 1984.

Hellinger, B. A simetria oculta do amor, ed. Cultrix, 1998

Ruiz Correa, O. O legado familiar, Contracapa, 2000.


- The shock of trauma and abuse molestation.

- Person disintegration (freezing, paralysis, depression versus hyperactivity).

- Working with motoric fields, elements of touch and language as a way to overcome the shock.

- Turning duality into polarity.

- New strategies of development to deal with life difficulties from compulsive regression to creative progression.

- Balance the information and energy flow between embryological layers to integrate the self-disintegrated aspects.

- Neuroscience and trauma subjects’ research.



Boadella, D. Between Coma and Convulsion, E&C, vol. 6, 1,2 e 3, 1975.

Grove, D.J. and Panzer, B.I. Resolving Traumatic Memories - Metaphors and Symbols in Psychotherapy, Irvington Publishers Inc.

Levine, P. O despertar do tigre, ed. Summus,1999.

Rothschild, B. The body remembers, W.W. Norton & Co, 2000.

Pesso, A. Abuse, E & C vol. 19, 2, 1988.

Pesso, A. The effects of pré- and peri-natal trauma, E & C vol. 22, 1, 1991.

Van der Kolk. McFarlane, Traumatic Stress, Guilford Press, 1996.

Scientific and Philosophical Founding

- A Review of Philosophical and Scientific Thoughts: since Pythagoras till David Bohm.

- The Scientific Methodology of Body Psychotherapy.

- Complexity, Morphic Fields.

- Intentionality, Intentional Fields.

- The Cognitive Focus of Body Psychotherapy.

- Knowledge, Life and Creativity.

- Autopoiesis.



Boadella, D. Source, Nature and Biosynthesis, part 1 & 2 in Energy and Character, vol. 23 nº2 & vol.24 nº 1, april 1993.

Bohm, D. A Totalidade e a Ordem Implicada, Editora Pensamento..

Sheldrake, R. O Renascimento da Natureza, Editora Pensamento.Frankel, E. and Corrêa M., From the Science of Information to Body Psychotherapy: A contribution from the Artificial Intelligence approach. The Journal of Biosynthesis, Energy and Character, V. 26, N.1, Abbotisbury Publications, UK, April, 1995.

Grof,S.- Além do Cérebro, ed. Mc Graw Hill, 1988,

Sheldrake, R., A New Science of Life, Paladin, Grafton Books, 1987. Wilber, K.; Pribham, K. H. e outros, O Paradigma Holográfico, ed. Cultrix.

Maturana, H. e Varella, F., A Árvore do Conhecimento, as bases biológicas da compreensão humana, Pals Athena.

Maturana H. e Varella F., Autopoesis and Cognition, The realization of the Living, D. Reidel Pub. Company.

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