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Rubenfeld Synergy, or the Rubenfeld Synergy Method (RSM), is an alternative therapy that consists of a combination of talk and touch. The word synergy refers to the increased effectiveness of an intervention when it is combined with an additional intervention. RSM is based on the premise of a holistic mind, body, and spirit connection and the premise that emotions can unconsciously be stored as energies in the physical body. For example, situational or emotional life stressors may show up later as aches and pains, fatigue, or a general apathy or disconnection. The method blends simple movement and body awareness interventions with Gestalt therapy techniques, which include experiential or here-and-now counseling interventions that are used to explore feelings and thoughts. RSM supports the idea that ...

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