Bioenergetic Analysis and Community Therapy

Expanding the paradigm


  • Mariano Pedroza



Bioenergetic Analysis, Community Therapy, Culture, Social webs, Grounding, Autonomy


The central theme of this paper is the reflections of a Bioenergetic Therapist on his experience of working with vulnerable communities. Although this paper refers to work with many different groups, «Vulnerable Communities” is equivalent to, «precarious human settlements”, an expression more often used by international organizations (especially the UN) to refer to «favelas”. The work is demonstrated by making use of two methods: Bioenergetic Analysis and Community Therapy. The search of an integration of these models suggests a possible paradigm expansion.

Author Biography

Mariano Pedroza

Mariano Pedroza was born in Brasília in 1966. In 1975, due to political reasons, Mariano’s family left Brazil and moved to Africa where they lived for eight years in three different countries – Ivory Coast, Angola and Senegal. At the age of seventeen, he moved to Boston – USA to study Jazz at Berklee College of Music and graduated in 1988. Since 1989, Mariano has experienced several therapeutic processes including – the Fisher Hoffman Process; Gestalt Therapy; Core Energetics, Bioenergetics and others.
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How to Cite

Pedroza, M. (2022). Bioenergetic Analysis and Community Therapy: Expanding the paradigm. Bioenergetic Analysis, 20(1), 79–112.