Definition of Reichian in US English:



  • Relating to the psychotherapeutic theories of Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957), who theorized that sexual repression is the source of all human neuroses and irrational behavior.

    ‘he also taught me a kind of Reichian emotional release work, banging pillows and screaming at the top of my lungs’
    • ‘The technique greatly increases the thoroughness and ease of the Reichian techniques and adds other psychological improvements.’
    • ‘As an adult recovering from a breakdown and aided by a Reichian analysis that ‘rebirthed ‘him, he discovered that eclecticism and openness were the way forward.’’