Integrating Regulation Therapy and Bioenergetic Analysis


  • Vincentia Schroeter



integrative Regulation Therapy, arousal maps, somatic-energetic approach, insecure attachment


Attachment theorists have recently become more interested in how bodily-based processes and interventions can contribute to their interest in the emotional regulation of arousal levels. A review of current concepts and techniques in integrative regulation therapy, including their value for Bioenergetics, will be examined. The literature of recent writings on attachment within Bioenergetics will be provided, along with a clinical vignette utilizing both approaches. The paper proposes that the Bioenergetic community answer the call to promote a somatic-energetic approach to the larger psychotherapeutic world.

Author Biography

Vincentia Schroeter

Vincentia Schroeter, PhD, is a psychotherapist and on the faculty of the IIBA, as well as coordinating trainer for SCIBA (Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis). She co-founded the Earliest Relationship Network in the 1990’s, an advocacy and study group on infant mental health. She co-wrote the classic Bioenergetic techniques manual, Bend Into Shape: Techniques for Bioenergetic Therapists, which is available on her website at
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How to Cite

Schroeter, V. (2022). Integrating Regulation Therapy and Bioenergetic Analysis. Bioenergetic Analysis, 24(1), 105–132.