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Rubenfeld Synergy


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"The Body is the sacred sanctuary of the soul.  Care for it like a flower garden. Only when you honor, love, and cherish your body can your spirit soar."

Ilana Rubenfeld

The Rubenfeld Synergy Method is a process that uses gentle touch to access a deep integration of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Listening to your body can bring you to a meeting with your heart, your soul your essence. Your body contains messages and memories and is an entryway to your innate wisdom. With the aid of Rupa's touch to heighten awareness, and listening heart as a compassionate witness, you are companioned to your own inner healing.  Body, mind, and spirit are dynamically interrelated. Change happens at many levels at once.

Benefits of Rubenfeld Synergy

  • Release of emotional distress and trauma;
  • Moving from habit to choice;
  • Greater clarity and self-esteem;
  • Self-acceptance;
  • Peace and calm;
  • Spiritual connection.

We separate our parts (brain-body-heart-soul, so we can learn how to integrate into our wholeness.

Personal Reflections on the Rubenfeld Synergy Method

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When I think about the Rubenfeld Work which I will refer to as RSM, for the Rubenfeld Synergy Method, I think of how Ilana Rubenfeld - a pioneer in the field of somatic psychotherapy - influenced my life...Twice!  The first time it was when I trained as Alexander Technique Teacher and she was teaching at the American Center of the Alexander Technique and was just developing the Rubenfeld work, and she became my mentor.  I was always interested in her approach to the Alexander Technique and several years later, I joined her faculty as staff Alexander Teacher in exchange for the RSM training!   I instantly loved the work, the emphasis on the inner experience of the client, the witnessing heart and hands of myself as synergist.  Read more...