“What can I expect to get from this?”

I saw a new client last week, a lovely woman who was really primed for the work.  She was ready to make a change in her life, and hadn’t found psychotherapy to be all that helpful to her.  She was looking for some other way to heal, connect, and shift her life in the rightContinue reading ““What can I expect to get from this?””

Join my mailing list!

I sent out my March newsletter today, and I wanted to encourage people reading to sign up for my mailing list.  It’s low-volume – you’ll receive a message each week for a month, then a monthly newsletter and the occasional special mailing.  You can unsubscribe at any time. I like to be in touch withContinue reading “Join my mailing list!”

The Lion and the Lamb: Finding Our Center

Apologies for missing Wednesday’s post; it’s been a bit of a crazy week.  Here’s a piece I wrote for this month’s Befriend Your Body Newsletter; go to the box at the bottom of this page if you’d like to start receiving it. It’s March, and the long, snow-filled winter seems to be promising an endContinue reading “The Lion and the Lamb: Finding Our Center”

The four powers of the Synergist

A colleague responded recently to my post on finding my ideal clients by talking about the four needs of attachment theory.  In short, a client needs the same things from a therapist or Synergist that a child needs from a caregiver – or an adult from a loving relationship.  I’ll simply quote my friend here:Continue reading “The four powers of the Synergist”

Not Actually A Psychotherapist

Earlier this month, I made a post about finding my ideal clients in which I implied, near the end, that I’m a body psychotherapist.  (The exact quotation was, “If you were looking for help from a body psychotherapist, what would you hope they could do for you?”  Which admittedly was more about finding out whatContinue reading “Not Actually A Psychotherapist”

[Re-run] How do we do listening touch with someone who can’t hear?

Last night, I had the pleasure and challenge of working with a client, Sue*, who is completely deaf.  I will admit, first off, that I don’t have a lot of experience with deaf people; while I’ve long been fascinated by sign language, I haven’t happened to have many interactions with people who are deaf.  SomeContinue reading “[Re-run] How do we do listening touch with someone who can’t hear?”

How Rubenfeld Synergy helped me work with actors

Back in 2009, I worked on a production of The Winter’s Tale that was my first full-length production in years.  I was 34 years old, and I found out two things that were amazingly helpful.  One was that I still had a sense of all the technical skills needed to do the job of directing:Continue reading “How Rubenfeld Synergy helped me work with actors”

Finding my ideal clients

I’m currently taking a course with my mentor, Joan Brooks, on marketing.  It was something of a struggle for me to begin it, I’ll admit, and I’m finding myself dragging my feet, too, in getting the homework assignments done.  Let’s face it: marketing just isn’t all that sexy.  It’s not the thing that we goContinue reading “Finding my ideal clients”

$20 Intro Session Deal is coming to an end!

Everyone, if you’re in my area and want to try Rubenfeld Synergy Method, you have only a few days left to receive your first session for only $20. I’ve been running this deal for some time, but it’s getting to be time to retire it.  Contact me before February 1, however, and I’ll set youContinue reading “$20 Intro Session Deal is coming to an end!”

How do we do listening touch with someone who can’t hear?

Last night, I had the pleasure and challenge of working with a client, Sue*, who is completely deaf.  I will admit, first off, that I don’t have a lot of experience with deaf people; while I’ve long been fascinated by sign language, I haven’t happened to have many interactions with people who are deaf.  SomeContinue reading “How do we do listening touch with someone who can’t hear?”