A Rosen Method treatment (session) is often described as a meditation-in-relationship, where feelings and thoughts are allowed to surface and become known, with the corresponding relaxation and release in the body.
What is a Rosen Method Session?
A Rosen Method session is for anyone interested in exploring how the body and psyche work together. Although it is often 'pain' or a particular physical symptom that brings people to be curious about the body/mind relationship - the aim of Rosen is to support the client in experiencing their full physical and emotional potential through increased awareness and relaxation.
With awareness comes release, and with release relaxation follows. When a person is fully relaxed their self healing mechanisms seem to operate on many levels. Rosen does not offer to cure or treat any physical or emotional complaint, however there are many examples of clients losing the aches, pains, and problems which lead them to search for an answer to their health problems.
However there is strong ancedotal evidence that Rosen treatments help to faciliitate people's journey to optimum health, and a greater sense of ease in being. Holding back emotion or memory involves using the musculature on an unconscious level to repress the experience of certain feelings.
To keep this material 'forgotten' or unexpressed, requires energy which could instead have been used for living life uninhibitedly and replenishing the energy levels of the organism. It takes energy to keep muscles tense and locked... energy which on a conscious level we may prefer to use elsewhere!
When muscles are tense or tired from over-use as an emotional 'barrier' to awareness - this can lead to a reduced range of movement in the body, a reduction of blood flow to the areas involved, pain or desensitization and loss of liveliness and vitality.
A Rosen Method treatment is often described as a meditation-in-relationship, where feelings and thoughts are allowed to surface and become known, with the corresponding relaxation and release in the body.
Sometimes clients may laugh, cry, or just experience a forgotten memory or feeling which somehow seems to enable a letting go on a physical as well as emotional level. For some they just enjoy a deeper sense of connection with themselves, and a profound sense of connection with what is 'divine'. A session is as varied as the individuals that choose to experience this type of work.
There are now developments to create a Rosen Method Practitioner Association to help to promote the growth of Rosen Method in the UK. As soon as this has been completed we will post a link to their website where you can find a register of practitioners etc.