Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Trans, Inter and Queers*

Some challenges for the theory and work of Bioenergetic Therapists


  • Thomas Heinrich




biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex role, trans*


Since the International Conference of the IIBA in 2007 at Sevilla, the shift of attitude in the Bioenergetic world towards LGB* to an affirmative one became public. Simultaneously, in the Bioenergetic world the publishing on this topic stopped. The resulting gap to the meanwhile increased knowledge of LGBTIQ* affirmative research will hereby filled up by information about the life situation of LGBTIQ*, an empathetic change of perspective on the LGBTIQ* world and some considerations on a Bioenergetic affirmative approach for the body related psychotherapy with LGBTIQ* clients.

Author Biography

Thomas Heinrich

Thomas Heinrich, Dipl.-Psych., Certified Advanced RolferTM, CBT since 2001, member of the Süddeutsche Gesellschaft für Bioenergetische Analyse (SGfBA) and member of faculty of the IIBA, has focused in the last years on the anatomical basics of Bioenergetic Analysis especially in the work with traumatized clients and those with non-heterosexual orientation and transgender. Private practice in Mannheim, Southern Germany. Founder and counselor at PLUS. Psychologische Lesben- und Schwulenberatung Rhein-Neckar (Psychological Lesbian and Gay Councelling Center), Mannheim.
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How to Cite

Heinrich, T. (2019). Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, Trans, Inter and Queers*: Some challenges for the theory and work of Bioenergetic Therapists. Bioenergetic Analysis, 29(1), 57–78. https://doi.org/10.30820/0743-4804-2019-29-57