What Is Core Energetics?

Information about Core Energetics

In Core Energetics we focus upon energy, the basic building block of human life. We  move in our sessions using physical exercises and grounding techniques to release old wounds and enhance our lives. We work with energy healing, balancing chakras and enhancing the aura.  Because core energetics techniques return a natural flow of energy to the body, people feel more fully alive.

John Pierrakos said that “every living substance pulsates with energy: cells, organs, and muscles expand with pleasure and contract with pain.” Health, both mental and physical, is dependent upon energy flowing through the organism.

One goal of Core Energetics is to open the heart. Individuals can remove obstacles to love and intimacy, basking in the glow of love.

Posture, facial expression, weight, skin texture, respiration, eye contact, and bone structure are not simply the result of genetics. The body, like the clay of a sculptor, takes the shape influenced by social pressures and parental demands in early childhood.

Knowing where energy is blocked and where it flows in the body allows practitioners to identify clients’ issues so as to resolve family of origin material.

All experiences in life: feelings, thoughts, behavior, and spirituality, take place in and through the body. The body is the laboratory of life. For healing to take place in the psyche, the body must be involved.


John C. Pierrakos created Core Energetics in the early 1970’s. It’s evolution followed from his studies with Wilhelm Reich and his partnership with Alexander Lowen with whom he developed Bioenergetics. A spiritual component was added based on the  lectures channeled by Eva Pierrakos, his wife, who founded the Pathwork Community.

Karyne B. Wilner, PsyD, Director
Karyne is the Director of the Core Energetics Academy and she is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Holistic Counseling Department at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. She held the position of Assistant Director of the Institute of Core Energetics from 2001 to 2011, and was Associate Director of the Australian Institute of Core Energetics and Senior Director of the Brazil Institute of Core Energetics from 1994 to 2004. Previous positions included Board Member of the Core Energetics Foundation, Director of Drexel University’s Counseling Center, and Group Co-Coordinator at the Humanistic Psychotherapy Studies Center. She has written numerous journal articles about Core Energetics and psychotherapy.

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