Definitions

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  • adjective psychoanalysis Relating to or influenced by the Austrian psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) and his therapeutic methods.
  • noun psychoanalysis A follower of Reich or his methods.

Etymologies

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Reich +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Mr. Greenberg's wife, Pat, calls her Reichian therapist -- the one who had always dismissed mental illness as a social myth -- and he tells the parents to take their child to the emergency room immediately.

    Farewell Peace of Mind

  • Yet there would come to be countless adherents less well known—professors, medical doctors, disgruntled seekers "burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo of night," in the famous formulation of Allen Ginsberg, who himself underwent Reichian therapy in 1948.

    Thinking Inside the Box

  • Yet there would come to be countless adherents less well known—professors, medical doctors, disgruntled seekers "burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo of night," in the famous formulation of Allen Ginsberg, who himself underwent Reichian therapy in 1948.

    Thinking Inside the Box

  • He was a Reichian, a follower of Wilhelm Reich, which was the most avant-garde of the schools of psychotherapy, almost a cult, and one which had many followers in the Village, including Toshka.

    We Remember - Rosetta Reitz, 1924 - 2008

  • And, in the Reichian parable, the only solution to this market failure is massive government intervention.

    What About BP's Victims?

  • The Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, for example, of which four were performed — "Saeta" and "Canaries" are both early (1949) experiments in simultaneous tempi and metric modulation, and, with their predominantly triplet -, eighth -, and dotted-eighth-note vocabulary, there are fleeting audible glimpses of Reichian phase-shifting.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The Eight Pieces for Four Timpani, for example, of which four were performed — "Saeta" and "Canaries" are both early (1949) experiments in simultaneous tempi and metric modulation, and, with their predominantly triplet -, eighth -, and dotted-eighth-note vocabulary, there are fleeting audible glimpses of Reichian phase-shifting.

    Magna Carter (7): Either/Or

  • There are quiet moments in the midst of the Reichian storm — as when a couple contemplate each other isolated on a small balcony to the right of the stage.

    Same Score, Different Ballets

  • There are quiet moments in the midst of the Reichian storm — as when a couple contemplate each other isolated on a small balcony to the right of the stage.

    Same Score, Different Ballets

  • One of the more surprising episodes of BITTERSWEET, for me, reveals that Strasberg's friendship with Noel Harrison and his family got her interested in Reichian therapy.

    After Reading Susan Strasberg

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