Welcome to the website for the Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis.  We are a non-profit organization affiliated with the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis.  We are dedicated to the theory, practice and research of mind-body psychotherapy.

Bioenergetic Analysis is a unique and effective psychotherapy that helps resolve emotional issues by engaging the wisdom of the body in a safe and caring relationship with a trained therapist.  With a long and established history, Bioenergetic Analysis finds itself on the cutting edge of contemporary psychology as rapid advances in neurobiology highlight the intricate and intimate relationship between body and mind.

When you have no words for your feelings, for what happened to you, for what is missing in you, we listen to the inner resonance – of your inchoate secrets – as it lives in your body. We help you to sense and amplify this inner resonance until its movement comes close enough to the surface of your being to enter your consciousness. But we also listen carefully to your words and are touched by them when they come from a depth of your being that no one can put a hand on. We invite you to surrender to the spirit of your body and the body of your spirit – and in so doing, to embrace your true self.

– Robert Lewis, M.D


Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis

The Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (SCIBA) is a professional association that offers educational programs in the theory, techniques and clinical teaching of Bioenergetic Analysis; provides referrals to bioenergetic therapists; assists in maintaining the professional and ethical standards of its profession; offers ongoing trainings and workshops for licensed therapists, students and the general public for which CEU’s can be earned; and is a recognized affiliate of the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis.


Integrating Mind, Body and Emotions.

“It integrates a work with the body, with the patient’s interpersonal relationships, and with his mental processes; each of which is correlated and interpreted in terms of the others…. Bioenergetic Analysis starts with the reality of the body and its basic functions of motility and expression.”
– Alexander Lowen, Founder of Bioenergetics