Rosen Method bodywork is a powerful tool for stress reduction and for reaching the body / mind connection through touch. It is a type of complementary health care often recommended by doctors, psychotherapists and chiropractors as an adjunct to their treatment. Rosen Method is effective in easing chronic tension and its ill effects on the mind and body. It is a valuable technique for personal growth and for finding the path of the heart and soul in one’s life and living more fully in the present.
Rosen Method bodywork is often used by people who are seeking relief from headaches, back pain, muscle tension, joint pain, injuries, insomnia, and chronic conditions like asthma and chronic fatigue. The work can be supportive for people with eating disorders and healing for survivors of physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse.
Rosen Method is distinguished by its gentle, direct touch. Using hands that listen rather than manipulate, the practitioner focuses on chronic muscle tension. As relaxation occurs and the breath deepens, unconscious feelings, attitudes, and memories may emerge.
The Rosen practitioner has been trained to notice subtle changes in muscle tension and shifts in the breath. S/he recognizes these as indications that the client is relaxing and becoming more aware of his/her body and internal experience. The practitioner responds with touch and words that allow the client to begin to recognize what has been held down by unconscious muscle tension.
As this process unfolds, habitual tension and old patterns may be released, freeing the client to experience more aliveness, new choices in life, and a greater sense of well-being.
The results of Rosen Method bodywork and movement frequently include a lessening of pain and tension and an increase in vitality and aliveness. Many individuals experience a new sense of clarity about their life direction and goals. They are better able to make decisions that improve the quality of their life, and they can more easily align with their purpose.
- Relaxes muscle tension and chronic muscular holding
- Increases flexibility and vitality
- Deepens physical and emotional awareness
- Invites personal growth
- Complements other therapeutic modes and psychospiritual disciplines
Who can benefit?
- have physical pain and discomfort
- have muscle tension and postural problems
- want to increase their ease in physical activity
- use their bodies for self-expression: athletes, public speakers, performers
- have chronic stress
- feel overextended
- are receiving psychotherapy
- are looking for physical, emotional, and spiritual growth
Rosen Method courses consists of various body-mind exercises, Rosen Movement, sharing in trusting and safe atmosphere, demonstration treatments given by the teachers and assistants and exchange treatments.
The courses follow the general guidelines given by the Rosen Institute (in the U.S.A.), and are similar around the world. Rosen Method School Finland trains the practitioners in Finland.
The introductory course is a prerequisite for attending a Rosen Intensive course. The introductory course gives a practical overview of the method. No previous experience is required to attend an introductory course.
Rosen Method courses are open to everyone over 25 years old. You can attend a course for self-discovery, or aim to become a Rosen Method practitioner. The course is not recommended for persons using strong psyche medication.
The calendar of events for Rosen Method School Finland can be found on following page: Calendar of events