The Rubenfeld Synergy Method ( RSM ) was founded by Ilana Rubenfeld over 40 years ago, before Mindfulness or the concept of the Mind-Body connection was in vogue. Science has now caught up with what she knew intuitively, that our emotions reside in our body, and that accessing them is an important part of self discovery and healing.This gentle but very powerful method of healing wounds from the past and gaining insight into the present, is focused on the Body’s wisdom. It is based on the concept that we hold within ourselves the answers to the questions that confuse us, and that every one of our habits and beliefs have a foundation and make sense.So if we don’t like aspects of our lives, or how we are living them, the solutions lie inside us. External information- books, experts, advice- only really have validity for us if they resonate with our internal information- Our Truth. When we attempt to live according to standards that are not consistent with that truth, we tend to be anxious, frustrated, unhappy. When we are connected to that truth, through the instrument of our body, we notice a greater sense of living in the flow of life, of being on the right path.We often take our body for granted, paying little attention to it unless it screams at us with pain, illness or immobility. Through RSM, we can learn to listen to our body in a grateful and trusting way. We can realize what an amazing resource our very body is for us, helping us to live fully and authentically in the now.
By Kelly Haber, RN, CMT and Certified Rubenfeld Synergist