From astrology to the Enneagram, people have always looked for ways to understand who they are on a deeper level of meaning. But how many of these ways truly map onto your body structure and reveal your unconscious defense mechanisms? Most of them simply give you a label and a set of limitations and leave it at that, without telling you how to transcend those limitations, bust out of your patterns, and return to being present.
The study of Character Structures originated with Wilhelm Reich. As he looked at his client’s bodies and learned about their wounds, he found that certain ages of wounding produced characteristic patterns that could be seen in body, behavior, and beliefs. Understanding your own patterns will free you from the trap of thinking “That’s just how I am” and give you new strategies for surviving and thriving in the world. Understanding the patterns of your loved ones will help you act with skill and wisdom in your relationships.
My friend and colleague, Steven Kessler, has been working with character structure as a therapist for a decade. He has a unique perspective to share. Join us in this free interview and learn about your patterns and how to break through to presence.