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Books about
Rubenfeld Synergy

  1. The Listening Hand : Self-Healing Through the Rubenfeld Synergy Method (2001)
  2. Healing Journeys : The Power of Rubenfeld Synergy (1998)
  3. The Listening Hand: How to Combine Bodywork, Intuition and Psychotherapy to Release Emotions and Heal the Pain (2001)


The Listening Hand: Self-Healing Through the Rubenfeld Synergy Method of Talk and Touch
by Ilana Rubenfeld, Anne Kent Rush (Illustrator), Sylvia Plachy (Illustrator)

Paperback: 288 pages (October 2, 2001)
Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap); ISBN: 0553379836

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Book Description
The Rubenfeld Synergy Method, created by Ilana Rubenfeld in the 1960s, is an elegant, powerful system that integrates bodywork, intuition, and psychotherapy. Memories and emotions stored in our bodies can result in energy blocks and imbalances. Rubenfeld Synergy utilizes talk, movement, awareness, imagination, humor, and compassionate touch as gateways--contacting and melting frozen tensions and emotions, freeing the body from pain and the mind from suffering.

Trained as a symphonic conductor at the Juilliard School of Music, Ilana originally turned to bodywork to heal the muscle spasms that were paralyzing her arms. Now she has distilled her experience with thousands of clients into a dynamic program anyone can use to discover the inner "music" of their own life.

The Listening Hand includes:
- Body-mind exercises designed to awaken awareness, free your breathing, and reveal the body metaphors that tell your life story
- Guided steps to change that break through inner barriers and lead to concrete improvements in your daily life and relationships
- Energy explorations for contacting the energy field in yourself and others--and how you can use it to heal
- Talk and touch duets that allow you to "hear" the nonverbal messages of your body
- Experiments for couples that gently increase communication, intimacy, and sexual openness
- A self-care toolbox--practices that enable helpers to avoid physical, emotional, and spiritual burnout
- Plus a complete 7-day Mind Your Muscles program for tension release, body alignment, and enhanced flexibility
- Filled with Ilana's trademark humor and marvelous storytelling, The Listening Hand is a treasury of techniques and insights, an extraordinary gift from an extraordinary healer.


About the Author
ILANA RUBENFELD, Ph.D., currently teaches at the Esalen and Omega Institutes and at the New York Open Center. She has also been on the faculties of the NYU Graduate School of Social Work and the New School for Social Research. She gives lectures and workshops nationwide and conducts a four-year professional certification training program.


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Healing Journeys: The Power of Rubenfeld Synergy
by Vicki Mechner, Ilana Rubenfeld

Paperback 384 pages (September 28, 1998)
Booklocker.com; ISBN: 0966426134

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Table of Contents
PART I: First Impressions of Rubenfeld Synergy
Synopses
The First Touch - Millie Grenough
East Meets West: The Ninja-Rubenfeld Connection - Greg Kowalski
A Leap of Faith - Suzanne Gluck-Sosis
Going Out on a Limb To Lighten Up - Estela M. Hernandez
Checking It Out - Thomas Claire (adapted by permission of William Morrow & Company, Inc.)
PART II: Becoming Aware of Old Patterns
Synopses
Listening for Metaphors - Mary Jane Hooper
Dream Body-Mapping - Gisle Robert
Remembering Eddie - Marita Bishop
The Depths of Beliefs - Sonja Contois
Clues from Within - Linda Stoffel
Embodied Memories - Betty Esthelle
Anchors Aweigh - Rose M. Andrzejewski
Choosing a Partner - Renate Novak (adapted by permission of the author and Holistic Living Magazine)
Sam's Story - Linda Thomas
Tales My Left Leg Told Me - Joy Gates
Learning the Conscious Good-bye - Margaret A. Healy
PART III: From Insight to Integration
Synopses
I Can Take It! - Jeanne Reock
Letting Go of Grief - Gail Benton
Self-Integration, Piece by Piece - Diane Junglas
Breaking the Cycle of Pain-Fear-Pain - Peggy Kostyshyn
Life After Death - Patricia Ellen
PART IV: How We Learn To Do Rubenfeld Synergy
Synopses
The First Time Ilana Touched Me - Mike Schlesinger
My Body Suits Me Fine - Barbara McKenzie
Transforming Wounds into Possibilities - Lee McAvoy
What I Learned in the Pauses - Meg Morris
Reflections - Annie McCaffry
Seasoned by Celeste - Bill Miller
BodyMind Exercises - Peggy Kostyshyn
I've Got To Be Travelin' On - Valerie Bain
Intention - Lee McAvoy
The Eye of Memory - Lydia Foerster
PART V: Coping with Life
Synopses
Wanting a Baby - Suzanne Forman
Dancing the Two-Step - Gilly and Paul
Getting Out of War - Bineke Oort
Performance Without Panic - Mary Hopkins
Climbing Out of Depression - Carol Smith Ali
Sexual Reawakening - Erica Goodstone
Learning To Mother - Carol Seewald
Mom, Alzheimer's, and Me - P. Tanzy Maxfield
PART VI: Drawing Upon Everything We Are
Synopses
It Takes More than Talk - Diane Montgomery-Logan
Feeling the Paint - Toni Luisa Rivera, Gay Marcontell, Donna Ulanowski, and P. Tanzy Maxfield
Parallel Paths to the Light - Suzanne Selby Grenager
Dreams, My Other Pathway to Healing - Patti Allen
My Dynamic Duo: Rubenfeld Synergy and Art Therapy - Margaret Cappi Lang
The Theatre of Self - Bernard Coyne

About the Author
The contributing authors, who live and practice in seventeen of the United States, three Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom, were trained in Rubenfeld Synergy after careers in psychotherapy, psychology, counseling, nursing, massage, kinesiology, chiropractic, yoga, martial arts, music, art, dance, and theater. Each graduating class of the Rubenfeld Synergy training (now a four-year program) is represented, going back to the first class in 1977.

Vicki Mechner currently maintains a private Rubenfeld Synergy practice in Manhattan and Chappaqua, New York. Her previous careers were in educational design, editing, and marketing. She is the editor of Healing Journeys.


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The Listening Hand: How to Combine Bodywork, Intuition and Psychotherapy to Release Emotions and Heal the Pain
by Ilana Rubenfeld

Paperback - 284 pages (29 March, 2001)
Piatkus Books; ISBN: 0749921935


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Synopsis
In this text Ilana Rubenfeld outlines her form of psychotherapy: the Rubenfeld Synergy Method. This is a system for healing which integrates touch, talk and intuition and was first created in the 1960s. Memories and emotions stored in our bodies can result in energy blocks and imbalance. The Rubenfeld Synergy utilizes talk, movement, humour and compassionate touch to contact and melt frozen emotions, freeing the body from pain and the mind from tension and suffering. The book includes body-mind exercises which aim to reveal how the body can indicate emotional problems, step-by-step exercises for achieving change and restoring inner harmony, advice on how to improve communication and intimacy in relationships and a 7-day "Mind Your Muscles" programme for tension release, body alignment and enhanced flexibility.


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