Rosen Method Bodywork: Accessing the Unconscious Through Touch

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North Atlantic Books, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 133 pages
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In this long-awaited description of the body-centered therapy developed by Marion Rosen, the reader begins to understand how emotional and physical ailments can be addressed through the gentle touch of the Rosen practitioner. Rosen explains how the practitioner identifies tensions in the body that point to the source of a problem and how that awareness guides the healing process. With the help of psychotherapist Susan Brenner, the director of Rosen Center East and one of Marion's first students, she describes the origins of her method; how people reveal their emotions in body postures; barriers they set up to love, self-expression, and intimacy, and how Rosen work enables a client to move beyond these barriers. Treatments for asthma, migraine headaches, heart problems, weak immune systems, and psychosomatic illnesses are chronicled. Essays by doctors, psychologists, and Rosen practitioners describe how this method of touch, words, and acceptance guides their work, and complete this remarkable tribute to a visionary woman.
  

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Contents

Introduction
11
Uncovering the Hidden Jewel
19
Rosen Method in Practice An Overview
33
Looking at How People Inhabit Their Bodies
45
Muscle Tension Emotional Attitudes
61
From Barriers to Possibilities
71
Physical Pain and Emotional Pain
85
Teaching the Rosen Method
97
Perspectives on the Rosen Method
105
How to Contact Rosen Method Bodywork Centers
129
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About the author (2003)

Rosen Method bodywork was developed out of Marion Rosen's fifty years of experience as a physical therapist and health educator. Her unique approach to bodywork and movement has earned her recognition as a leader and originator in the field of body-oriented therapies.

In the 1930s, Marion studied breath and relaxation in Munich, Germany with Lucy Heyer, who had been trained by Elsa Gindler, a renowned innovator of body therapies. Licensed in physical therapy, both in Stockholm and at the Mayo Clinic, Marion developed the Rosen Method over the course of many years in private practice.

Marion's purpose is to realize a vision of health and well-being by making the benefits of the Rosen Method widely available to the general public.

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