After a few sessions of the Rubenfeld Synergy Method “Tom” attended one of Ilana Rubenfeld’s workshops at Omega. He left the weekend committed to practicing the sensory and emotional freedom he experienced there and in our sessions. For several years, he has been doing variations of the Rubenfeld Bodymind Exercises® at home most mornings. He has also continued to have biweekly sessions with me.
Recently, Tom came to a session and told this crisp, clear story: “I’ll be walking along, and then I will straighten up. My chest fills, my head is looser on my neck. . .then I will notice, with my mind, that I have shifted out of my slump. For me, that’s a big difference, not being “told” what to do, what not to do. It goes back to childhood, (pointing a finger to his head), you know, feeling controlled and all that. A whole other communication is going on. My body listened to itself and then alerted me to raise myself into my full height – not like my mind told me I shouldn’t slouch.”
Thank you, Tom, for finding the words to describe how your bodymind communicates and how you value that wisdom.. . . . .
Tom is not this client’s name; the client gave written permission to disclose this anecdote as written.
Bonnie Muller, LCSW, a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist living in Hamden, CT, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.