ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK
“The barrier to their (clients) lives is in the unconscious, so they cannot understand what is wrong. When they face this in the work, they go beyond the stuck places in themselves. Sometimes people who have been in verbal therapy come because they have reached an impasse and can no longer get anywhere through talk alone” – Marion Rosen
Rosen Method Bodywork is often used in conjunction with psychotherapy because the two modalities enhance one another. The material released during a Rosen Session can continue to be processed with a counsellor or psychotherapist. Rosen Practitioners may suggest to a client that they would benefit from finding a psychotherapist or counselling to assist their process and to talk through particular issues. Similarly, a psychotherapist or counsellor might suggest to a client that they could benefit from a body-based therapy to un-lock areas of the body and feelings that are closed off.
Counsellors and psychotherapists can also benefit from Rosen Method training, attending intensives, and/or receiving Rosen sessions. Each give an intimate experience of gentle touch, a touch that tracks the subtle shifts and changes of a person’s inner state that provides a route to the unconscious. During a Rosen session a client is guided towards a state of embodied self-awareness – a felt experience in the moment – of emotion and body sensations. Feelings – often long suppressed – are allowed to emerge naturally, to be processed and integrated. As Marion Rosen said, “once the barriers (the feelings) are removed growth will take place as a direct result without effort”.
“With touch there is an awareness in the cells of the body that bypasses intellectual knowing. When people discuss their difficulties intellectually the do not seem to get to the depth of knowing in the way they do when they are physically touched. Touch seems to be…(a way of) finding the core of the barriers, of the suffering, of the hold” – Marion Rosen