New series ideas

As reported last week, I’ve finished my series on the 18 Principles of Rubenfeld Synergy Method.  About which I’m pretty psyched.  So I’m taking this Wednesday to put forth a couple of ideas on what the next series might be.  If you have opinions or thoughts as to what you’d like to hear about, pleaseContinue reading “New series ideas”

Principles of RSM #18: Self-care is the first step to client care

This is it, folks: the last in the series of 18 Principles of Rubenfeld Synergy Method!  It took a little more than 18 weeks to do it, but this is it! There’s plenty more to write about RSM, but if you have anything you’d really like to hear about, please, let me know by commentingContinue reading “Principles of RSM #18: Self-care is the first step to client care”

The things that shift me

From a coffee shop in Somerville, I text to a loved one, “Grey and white clouds blowing in a fall breeze, good French roast, and Death Cab on the speakers.  Good day so far.” On Friday afternoon, in the depths of a never-ending rainstorm, I wrote in a more personal journal what a hard dayContinue reading “The things that shift me”

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
“It sounds simple, I know. But it’s not. Listen, there are a million worlds you could make for yourself. Everyone you know has a completely different one — the woman in 5G, that cab driver over there, you. Sure, there are overlaps, but only in the details. Some people…

Principles of RSM #17: Integration is necessary for lasting results

This principle (the 17th out of 18!) relates directly to a tagline I’ve seen used for Rubenfeld Synergy Method: “A dynamic system for the integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit.”  Okay, that’s all very well, but what does it mean? Integration, to me, refers to two subtly different concepts.  One is the simple ideaContinue reading “Principles of RSM #17: Integration is necessary for lasting results”

The path of self-compassion

I’m lucky enough to be in both a real-time and online community that is made of awesome, and one of the awesomest bits is my friend Michel, who shared a bit today on the Googleface about self-compassion.  That is, as another wise woman commented, the ability to treat yourself as you would treat a dearContinue reading “The path of self-compassion”

Principles of RSM #16: Altered states of consciousness can enhance healing

I’m almost to the end of the Principles of RSM series: after this, there are only two more!  If anyone has an awesome suggestion for another series of things I could write about on a weekly basis, please contact me! When I talk about altered states of consciousness, I imagine that many people think ofContinue reading “Principles of RSM #16: Altered states of consciousness can enhance healing”

“Bent,” and nearly shattered

For the past month or so, I’ve been helping out on a production of Bent, a Martin Sherman play about gays in the Holocaust.  Theatre@First, my local community theatre, is performing it, and the director asked me to assist.  In rehearsals, I once again found myself in one of my favorite activities: working with talentedContinue reading ““Bent,” and nearly shattered”

[Re-run] Bodies, breath, and music – a review of “Ash Land”

I’ve spoken here before about theatre, as well as music and writing, my other two artistic passions.  I find they are important for my readers to know who I am as a practitioner, and that these things also powerfully inform my work as a Rubenfeld Synergist.  Ilana, after all, started her career as a symphonicContinue reading “[Re-run] Bodies, breath, and music – a review of “Ash Land””

[Re-Run] Just what does a Rubenfeld Synergy session look like, anyway? – Part 2

In part one of this description of a typical Rubenfeld Synergy session, I covered the welcome at the start of the session, the talking in chairs, and moving the client to the table.  In this second half, I will discuss the portion of the session that takes place on the table. Again, we are talkingContinue reading “[Re-Run] Just what does a Rubenfeld Synergy session look like, anyway? – Part 2”