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10:54 Sep 14, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / Reichian Theory
Spanish term or phrase: actings
This sounds suspiciously like a dodgy "parking" "puenting" or "footing" type Spanglish usage to me. Any Reichians out there in the know?
"La sistematización de los *actings* - movimientos neuromusculares que evocan y despiertan la memoria emocional -, ha permitido una progresión ordenada en el trabajo clínico de la vegetoterapia."
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4(neuromuscular) actings
Maria Elena Martinez
3gestures/attitudesliz askew



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(neuromuscular) actings

This muscular approach is fundamentally based on the execution, by the patient, of particular neuromuscular actings which have been modulating signs of the ...
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Lophotoxin: a neuromuscular acting toxin from the sea whip ...- [ Traduzca esta página ]Lophotoxin: a neuromuscular acting toxin from the sea whip (Lophogorgia rigida). Culver P, Jacobs RS.MeSH Terms Acetylcholine/pharmacology Animals ...

*Acting neuromuscular. La palabra acting hace referencia a determinados movimientos expresivos (ejercicios musculares que favorecen la expresión de ...
www.editorialbitacora.com/bitacora/jung/reich.htm - 104k

Note added at 50 mins (2007-09-14 11:44:57 GMT)

neuromuscular movements

-Se dinamiza el trabajo neuromuscular, emocional y de motilidad ...... Actings: movimientos neuro-musculares, energético-emocionales sugeridos por el ...

Maria Elena Martinez
Local time: 13:48
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Notes to answerer
Asker: The Lophotoxin link has nothing to do with the psychotherapeutic usage and the other 2 are by Spanish authors. I need to know what this is called by native speakers, perhaps "acting out", but "acting" on it's own sounds like Spanglish to me. Thanks for your input anyway, Maria.

Asker: Oops, sorry about the errant apostrophe in "its own".

Asker: I'm closing the question as I have found out that the word is in fact a "Spanglish" coinage by one of the authors, so if used in English should be placed in italics or explained, as here: "La palabra "acting" (creada por Federico Navarro) define una de las principales herramientas con las que cuenta la Vegetoterapia Caracteroanalítica. En síntesis podemos decir que se trata de una propuesta de movimiento complejo neuromuscular con fuerte vinculación emocional. " Thanks for your input.

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1) Coraza caracteromuscular / uso de actings: Reich en su diván al trabajar con sus pacientes se daba cuenta de que diversas areas musculares se contraian de forma involuntaria ( obvio SNA), pero lo que pudo concluir es que estas contracciones tenian una relación directa con patologías orgánicas de los pacientes.
El uso de actings: es como lo que se hace con grafología peor aplicable, los gestos. Por ejemplo: Sonreir, arrugar la frente, van generando cambios en el subconciente que nos van cambiando.

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A través de los actings neuromusculares el Análisis Bioenergético Reichiano centra su acción terapéutica sobre el sistema nervioso vegetativo, ...
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actings = exercises – eyes?

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... por medio de los «actings» o ejercicios neuromusculares que el terapeuta le indica realizar y la interacción verbal-emocional de dicho trabajo muscular. ...
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Dr. Digby Sale, Ph.D., is a neuromuscular exercise physiology professor at .... as a site of adaptation (Lindstedt SL, Reich TE, Keim P, LaStayo PC. ...
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Neuro-Muscular Therapy On-Site Massage Ortho-Bionomy Orthopedic Massage .... Originally based on the work of Wilhelm Reich, this style of bodywork was ...
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actings could = words/gestures/attitudes

Note added at 6 hrs (2007-09-14 17:22:59 GMT)

. Definition
Bioenergetic Analysis (BA) is a psychotherapeutic method the roots of which go back to Freud, e.g. to psychoanalysis. In contrast to psychoanalysis, however, which focuses mostly on fantasies, thoughts and dreams as the main expressions of the unconscious, BA in addition pays close attention to the bodily expression of the patient as manifested in gestures, mimics, voice and breathing patterns. Rather than splitting body, mind and soul BA understands them as an indivisible unity whereby each influences the others and where therapeutic interventions on one modality can have an effect on the others.
BA originally was developed by Wilhelm Reich, student and later associate of Freud and finally an ardent critic of Freud. He introduced the concept of character armouring meaning that certain emotionally traumatic experiences, often stemming from early childhood, can cause a substantial tightening of certain muscular regions and with it a deadening of the affective state as a protection of the soul. "Character analysis", Reich's most famous piece of writing (Reich 1945) thus describes and explains physical and expressive structures in terms of certain neuroses and introduces the reader to a number of body-oriented psychotherapeutic techniques. Two of his students (and patients), John Pierrakos and Alexander Lowen took the ideas of Reich further. While Pierrakos developed a body psychotherapy form known as "Core Energetics", Alexander Lowen developed BA as it is known today. Bioenergetics actually means dealing with the "energy of life"; somatic, psychic and affective expressions are controlled by a common biological energy-dependent mechanism.

2. Enquiry
Alexander Lowen (1958, 1975), basing himself on his own experiences with Wilhelm Reich and by studying his patients very carefully from the point of view of physical structure, appearance and motility, of their limbs, their chest and pelvic region, their breathing pattern, their facial mimics, eye expression and gestures, he concluded that human beings can be divided in five basic personality structures: the schizoid, the oral, the masochistic, the narcissistic and the rigid character. These expressions have their basis in Freud's concept of developmental phases; they were further explained and inquired into by Keleman (1981) and also Johnson (1985), Keleman paying more attention to the anatomy of a person and Johnson trying to reconcile with Freud. Depending when during development certain deficits or traumata occurred, in coping attempts one or the other character feature would emerge, be rehearsed and would find its form also in the physical structure of the person. BA as psychotherapy would then be to analyse the deficit, trauma or unresolved conflict, find some verbal and physical interaction to bring them out and help the patient find a means to heal. Lowen has described in many vignettes how he goes about; in fact he has also developed what is known as "body reading", whereby he practically can read the character structure of a person by analysing the body structure and muscular tension pattern. His theoretical and practical concepts are all entirely based on personal observations and are in need of scientific proofs. The section on research will show that the bioenergetic community has been actively engaged since a few years to fill this gap.

Note added at 6 hrs (2007-09-14 17:23:34 GMT)


I knew absolutely nothing about this person Reich, until today!

Note added at 2 days7 hrs (2007-09-16 18:00:54 GMT)

Yes, that is why I am suggesting


as the proper English! -:)

liz askew
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 98
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Liz, but I only need to know what the proper English term is for "los actings", which I am convinced is Spanglish, (like el parking/footing/puenting etc) which do not exist in English (car park/jogging/bungee jumping). All the rest is mumbo jumbo IMO.

Asker: I'm closing the question as I have found out that the word is in fact a "Spanglish" coinage by one of the authors, so if used in English should be placed in italics or explained, as here: "La palabra "acting" (creada por Federico Navarro) define una de las principales herramientas con las que cuenta la Vegetoterapia Caracteroanalítica. En síntesis podemos decir que se trata de una propuesta de movimiento complejo neuromuscular con fuerte vinculación emocional. " Thanks Liz for your input:)

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