Basic Values and Principles

The Reich and Lowen tradition makes very different assumptions than the present mainstream culture about what underlies a life worth living. It is implied in this tradition, as with many others, that what a person needs to do is get back on track with human development. However, what is different is the conception of what components of a human life are true and solid. These we might call principles of the tradition. Understanding the principles does not bring about any change, but growth as it does occur may be much better understood and consolidated by these principles.