Books about Marion Rosen and Rosen Method Bodywork and Movement
Marion herself has led an extraordinary life. There are several books available where you can read in more detail and depth about Marion and her hands on approach to wellbeing. We will soon have these books to order on our website, but you can currently purchase them on Amazon or at one of our workshops.
"Rosen Method Bodywork - Accessing the Unconscious Through Touch" -- Marion Rosen and Sue Brenner
This is a simple and inspiring description of Marion's work and life, with contributions from Rosen Method practitioners and teachers from around the world. Sue Brenner established Rosen Centres in New York and Florida and is also a body centred psychotherapist.
"Rosen Method - An Approach to Wholeness and Well Being Through the Body" -- Elaine Mayland
Elaine developed the intensive training programme for Rosen now used throughout the world. A senior Rosen teacher with a PHD in transpersonal psychology, she has also founded several training centres and teaches internationally. This book is recommended for students of the Rosen Method, and other health care professionals/psychotherapists.
Other books include:
"Touching the Body Reaching the Soul - How Touch Influences the Nature of Human Beings" -- Sandra Dillon Wooten;
"Coming Alive and Staying Alive in the 21st Century" -- Marilyn J. Davis; and
"The Rosen Method of Movement" by Marion Rosen and Sue Brenner.
Certain movements help us prevent the onset of pains and physical limitation. They are also designed to inspire joy and a sense of ease in the body. Consequently, we offer movement classes at our bodywork intensives.
For people interested in the scientific evidence surrounding the use of Rosen touch, see Dr Kerstin Uvnas Moberg's book, "The Oxytocin Factor : Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing" (Perseus Publishing). Oxytocin is the hormone with the opposite effect of the flight/fight hormones. It stimulates feelings of calm and connection, and is linked to our ability to learn and solve problems and access more of our creativity and sense of well being.
Kerstin goes into detail to explain the ways touch and feelings influence our biochemistry and how improving oxytocin can be equivalent to giving the body its very own inner power drink, a sort of 'natural healing nectar' in Doctor Moberg's words. There are many varied positive results from the effects of oxytocin, including the encouraging recommendation to receive nurturing touch as a form of preventative health care, and our whole physical and mental systems respond positively to the calming effects of touch and healing thoughts, feelings and relationships. A fascinating read.