This is the first book about the Rubenfeld Synergy Method, the innovative body-centered psychotherapy developed in the 1960s by Ilana Rubenfeld. Forty vivid and often moving personal stories, written by Rubenfeld Synergy practitioners and clients, give readers the sense of being present during the healing process. Individual stories deal with anxiety, depression, chronic pain; self-esteem, abuse, guilt, and a variety of sexual, marital, and other interpersonal issues. Readers (health care professionals and adults who are seeking relief themselves or simply curious about the mind-body connection) learn how gentle touch and talk tap into the wisdom of the body and support its innate potential for healing. The book includes story synopses, author biographies, brief history, resources, bibliography, glossary, index.