Somatic soulmates

@article{Steckler2006SomaticS,
  title={Somatic soulmates},
  author={Laura Hope Steckler},
  journal={Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={29 - 42}
}
  • L. Steckler
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Psychology
  • Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy
The author compares and contrasts a method of body-oriented psychotherapy, the Rubenfeld Synergy® method (RSM), with a method of dance/movement therapy, Authentic Movement (AM). She examines parallels in the development of authentic movement and body psychotherapy and discusses similarities in theory and practice. She makes a case for integration of dance/movement therapy and body-psychotherapy under the umbrella of somatic therapies. She uses her personal history, Ilana Rubenfeld's history… 

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