[Holiday Rerun] Is Rubenfeld Synergy “energy work”?

This work that I do tends to attract the interest of, and yet fall just outside of, two major groups of practices.  One, and the one that I tend to try and cultivate more, is the psychology/therapy side of things.  I think of RSM as a kind of body psychotherapy, in fact, and group itContinue reading “[Holiday Rerun] Is Rubenfeld Synergy “energy work”?”

Discovery, curiosity, and the dangers of labeling

Today I’m celebrating my 100th post!  I’m also bringing my GROUND of RSM series to a close, with the final letter: D for Discovery. Discovery is probably my favorite of the foundational RSM concepts.  In our training, it was set against the D that is far more common in the medical and psychology world: Diagnosis. Continue reading “Discovery, curiosity, and the dangers of labeling”

Everything waits to be noticed

We’re almost to the end of our series on the GROUND of RSM.  So far I’ve covered Gentleness, Respect, Openness, and Understanding.  The ‘N’ stands for Noticing, and like all the others, is a foundational aspect of our work in Rubenfeld Synergy Method. Noticing is about more than simple observation, although that is the beginningContinue reading “Everything waits to be noticed”

Understanding: getting literal with it

Happy almost-Thanksgiving, everyone here in the States!  As we ease into the holidays, I want to return to the GROUND series, especially since we all need a bit of extra grounding during this time.  Today, then, we bring it to U.  🙂 The ‘U’ in GROUND is for ‘Understanding,’ something that all therapists strive forContinue reading “Understanding: getting literal with it”

Is Rubenfeld Synergy “energy work”?

This work that I do tends to attract the interest of, and yet fall just outside of, two major groups of practices.  One, and the one that I tend to try and cultivate more, is the psychology/therapy side of things.  I think of RSM as a kind of body psychotherapy, in fact, and group itContinue reading “Is Rubenfeld Synergy “energy work”?”

Respect: honoring where you end and I begin

Part of a series on the GROUND of RSM – a foundational acronym introduced by Joe Weldon and Noël Wight at the 17th Rubenfeld Synergy Training. The second piece of our GROUND, after Gentleness, is Respect, which probably sounds pretty basic.  Again, though, these concepts are foundational: both literally and figuratively, they are the groundContinue reading “Respect: honoring where you end and I begin”

Gentleness: the first word in our work

Part of a series on the GROUND of RSM – a foundational acronym introduced by Joe Weldon and Noël Wight at the 17th Rubenfeld Synergy Training. Gentleness may have been the first thing I noticed about Joe Weldon, the co-head of my training.  I may have noticed his size at about the same time: thoughContinue reading “Gentleness: the first word in our work”

Spreading the word wider

I’ve recently been made the Admin of the Rubenfeld Synergy Method blog, which means I’m posting over there, plus managing and approving posts from other contributors.  I’m excited to have a wider community of Synergists, clients, and other healing professionals see my writings about this, and excited to help bring other voices in the discussionContinue reading “Spreading the word wider”

The GROUND of RSM

The entire GROUND series is now available at the following links: Gentleness, Respect, Openness, Understanding, Noticing, and Discovery. I’ll never forget the moment.  It was May of 2008, and I was walking into my first module of Rubenfeld Synergy training.  I had recently arrived at the beautiful Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and didn’tContinue reading “The GROUND of RSM”

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”