From Pain and Anxiety to Pleasure


  • Helen Resneck-Sannes



definitions of chronic pain, prevalence, neurological processes, anxiety and PTSD, modulating pain, bioenergetic exercise for pain


Two definitions of chronic pain are presented and their effects on sufferers are described. One definition is of pain that is persistent even after the original insult is gone. How this type of pain affects the brain is discussed and its relationship to anxiety, post traumatic stress and other psychiatric disorders is explicated. Factors that modulate the experience of pain are presented as well as a specific somatic exercise for relieving pain.

Author Biography

Helen Resneck-Sannes

Helen Resneck-Sannes, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice, and has lectured and taught in universities and colleges. She is a well-published author and is most known for her ability to integrate diverse concepts into the theory and practice of bioenergetics. She is a member of the international faculty, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences, co-editor of the journal, and has led training groups in the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand.
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How to Cite

Resneck-Sannes, H. (2022). From Pain and Anxiety to Pleasure. Bioenergetic Analysis, 24(1), 133–147.