So, finally I have started talking about touch, touch therapy, somatic awareness and body oriented psychotherapy – again.
If you have a physical, emotional, mental or even spiritual problem
Pay attention to the sensations in your body
Instead of suppressing the uncomfortable feelings
Stay with the feelings, touch your body gently, say soothing words
Receive a body therapy session from a qualified practitioner
Choose a somatics practitioner who will help you explore the sensations
Find a body oriented psychotherapist, trained in counseling and in touch therapy
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BELOW I EXPLAIN HOW TOUCH HELPS US
TO HEAL AND THRIVE
MY BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
TOUCH, SOMATICS, BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY
Let me provide some of my background and early training that led me to incorporate the amazing healing potential of touch into my private, couples and group sessions. I was a Professor of Health and Physical Education for 25 years and before that I had taught at the high school level. I taught yoga, stress management, health, tennis gymnastics, slimnastics, human sexuality and even some jazz dance courses and I coached tennis and gymnastic teams..
Having all sorts of aches and pains, I reached out to receive different types of body therapy in New York City in the 1970’s and 1980’s I received massage, Trager, Rolfing, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Acupuncture, 7 Rays, Shamanism, Reiki, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Hypnosis, and others without a definite name. I took many trainings in Trager, but when I was going on a trip to California and reached out to hopefully get a session with Milton Trager, his phone assistant refused to let me because I was not certified and advanced, I had only completed the intermediate training. I also took many, many shiatsu courses with Waturu Ohashi, a master teacher from Japan.
A week before my doctoral dissertation orals, I attended a weekend at the Association for Humanistic Psychology and met my teacher and mentor, Ilana Rubenfeld. Her beautiful work, (the Rubenfeld Synergy Method, combining Gestalt Therapy, Eriksonian Hypnosis with Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais) put it all together for me – the mind, body, spirit connection. It was a 3 year training. During the breaks, I got trained and certified in Polarity Therapy with John Beaulieu. At some point, I started receiving sessions with Dr. Alexander Lowen, creator of Bioenergetic Analysis, and I attended a few of his workshops as well. Next I studied Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release with Dr. John Upledger.
Then, in 1996, Ilana asked me to represent the Rubenfeld Synergy Method on the Steering Committee for the newly forming U.S. Association for Body Psychotherapy. I also was on the first few boards and was newsletter editor for awhile. So, as you can see, I have had lots and lots of training in various modalities and lots of exposure to practitioners and teachers of the many different methods and modalities.
Ilana Rubenfeld Speaks About The Rubenfeld Synergy Method
The Foundation For Dr. Erica’s Healing Through Love Mentoring
Dr. Candace Pert’s Documentary About “The Molecules of Emotion”
Clearly Explains How Emotions Are Felt Throughout The Body
BOOKS, EBOOKS, KINDLE, SMASHWORDS
Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me Complete Book
Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me Complete EBook
Touch Me … Please Book
Touch Me … Please EBook
Heal Me … Please Book
Heal Me … Please EBook
Love In The Blizzard Of Life – A Novel
DR. ERICA’S RADIO SHOWS
Rubenfeld Synergy: A Talk with the Founder
The Propelled Heart
You’ve Got Options With Rubenfeld Synergy
Learn the Healing Synergy of Talk and Touch
A Call to Bring Healing to the World
Touching Light to Heal Your Body
DR. ERICA’S BLOG POSTS
Touch Is Good For Your Health
Let All Your Senses Speak As You Heal
It’s a Sensational World
With My Teacher, Ilana Rubenfeld, in Ashland, Oregon
Cuddling – Is it the Key to Long-Term Happy Relationships?
5 Health Reasons for Touching and Cuddling Your Partner
Your Mind Controls Your Body
My Body Knows Where I’m Going, Does Yours?
Relaxation Techniques – The Rubenfeld Synergy Method of Talk and Touch
Pain Relief – What is the BEST CHOICE for YOU?
Pain Management: A Mind Body Approach
A Call to Bring Healing to the World Through Talk and Touch
DR. ERICA’S ARTICLES
Body Psychotherapy to Overcome Sexual, Relationship & Emotional Problems
The Healing Synergy of Talk and Touch
Mind Body Connection – Do You Feel It?
Mind Body Wellness – What Does Spirit Have to do with it?
Mind Body Wellness – Healing From the Inside Out
The Seven Styles Of Body Therapy That Can Heal Whatever Hurts You
Body Psychotherapy – Questions About the Scientific Validity – Part I
Body Psychotherapy — Questions About the Scientific Validity — Part II
A Sampling of Body Psychotherapy Methods to Overcome Relationship Problems