Ilana Rubenfeld has been called “the Grande Dame of the body-oriented therapy movement,” and is a world-recognized pioneer in integrating psychology, body mind, and intuition. During the 1960s, she combined elements from her extensive studies of various modalities to create the Rubenfeld Synergy Method®, (RSM). After thousands of clients found healing in her sessions, she was encouraged to train others in this method. In the span of forty-eight years, approximately 800 individuals from various backgrounds have become Certified Rubenfeld Synergists, touching the lives of tens of thousands seeking personal growth, insight, and relief from physical and emotional pain. The majority of Rubenfeld Synergists are from the United States and Canada, with additional Synergists located in Ireland, Scotland, the UK, Australia, Israel, and Taiwan.

With hundreds of Synergy practitioners worldwide, RSM supports individuals to heal as they attend to their own body mind integration. From here, we learn to listen more deeply to our own needs and ultimately, to the needs of others. Rubenfeld Synergy thus serves a significantly large constituency – as a call to healing ourselves, our communities, and the world at large.

The Ilana Rubenfeld Foundation (TIRF) was established as a 501(c3), a tax-exempt charitable organization, in 2009 with a heartfelt mission to facilitate education and the archiving of the core curriculum and materials of the Rubenfeld Synergy Method® developed by Ilana Rubenfeld. We realize this mission for the benefit of the general public and for those who wish to pursue trainings in RSM and/or engage in somatic research and education. We are committed to making RSM viable in the world and promoting the methods of self-healing though listening touch and talk developed by Ilana Rubenfeld.

We look forward to joining together with you in support of this inspiring mission.