Definition of Reichian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrīkēən/ Pronunciation: /ˈrīKH-/

Entry from US English dictionary


Relating to the psychotherapeutic theories of Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957), who theorized that sexual repression is the source of all human neuroses and irrational behavior: he also taught me a kind of Reichian emotional release work, banging pillows and screaming at the top of my lungs
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  • As an adult recovering from a breakdown and aided by a Reichian analysis that ‘rebirthed ‘him, he discovered that eclecticism and openness were the way forward.’
  • The technique greatly increases the thoroughness and ease of the Reichian techniques and adds other psychological improvements.

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Syllabification: Reich·i·an

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