A Traumatic Event

Bioenergetic Therapy Applied in a Company Environment


  • Vicenta Giménez Molla
  • Amaia Alejos Martín




trauma, grief, therapy, company, bioenergetic analysis


The article describes a work of Bioenergetic Analysis performed in the business sector. The therapists provided group therapy in a company context in a situation of serious grief (an employee had been killed in an occupational accident while several of his colleagues were present). Good results were achieved. Initially, the client requested individual psychological therapy for the thirty colleagues of the deceased man. This request was redefined to cover two approaches: immediate individual therapy (for those employees most affected) and group therapy. This paper describes the group therapy performed in the company environment. The paper also discusses some of the techniques used; the theoretical basis (Lowen’s Bioenergetic Analysis); incorporation of neurological advances on trauma (Porges’ Polyvagal Theory), trauma treatment (Berceli, Levine, Ogden, Rothschild and Van der Kolk); and the concepts that might be most helpful for anyone replicating this work in similar contexts.

Author Biographies

Vicenta Giménez Molla

Vicenta Giménez Molla studied Nursing (1993) and Psychology (2001). She is a Health Psychologist, Psychotherapist in Systemic Family Therapy (2005), specialized in fertility processes. She is a member and co-founder of the Group of Interest in Psychology of the Spanish Fertility Society (2005). She is also a professor in several university master’s degree related to fertility. She lives and works in San Sebastián (Spain), in private practice (2005) and in Quirónsalud Donostia Hospital (2001).

Amaia Alejos Martín

Amaia Alejos Martín is a licensed psychologist (2000). She has a private practice in San Sebastián, in the north of Spain. Interests include working with adults and children. Amaia worked in family service agencies before establishing her private practice, with over nineteen years’ experience with children and their families.
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How to Cite

Molla, V. G., & Martín, A. A. (2021). A Traumatic Event: Bioenergetic Therapy Applied in a Company Environment. Bioenergetic Analysis, 31(1), 111–129. https://doi.org/10.30820/0743-4804-2021-31-111