"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart...

and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

About Somatic Therapy

Rubenfeld Synergy is a discovery-based body/mind/spirit method rooted in gentleness, receptivity, openness, understanding, and non-judgment. This body-centered journey helps people accept themselves wherever they are; with this self-acceptance in place, people can then shift those things that need to shift to move toward greater wholeness. » more

Three Tips to Move Toward Empowered Sensitivity

By now, almost everyone has heard the term “Highly Sensitive Person”. I have to admit, I bristle when I hear that term. Everything I read about HSPs seems to focus on how it is that we can adapt ourselves to the ‘normal’ world. I’m sure I’ve missed a lot there, but part of our sensitivity [...]

Embodied Heart Support Group

Let’s come together for support! It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world out there; CAN YOU FEEL IT? Of course you can! You are sensitive. Allow yourself to get in a rhythm of self care with a weekly support group. This group for sensitive women will provide the healing container for you to finally [...]

Soft IS Strong…

“There’s nothing more important on our spiritual path than developing gentleness to oneself.”   -Pema Chodron I once had a few dates with a woman who was trying to understand the work I do. “So what does it actually do in the end?” she asked. “I guess I teach people to be gentle with themselves” [...]

Waking Up

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” ~ Fran Drescher I used to be absolutely and undeniably obsessed with trying to get people to wake up. “Be present with your heart!” I would whisper to them as they slept. “Know that you are loved. You are here [...]

Nourishment

“Do Not Put Those Unwanted Ingredients in Your Pie.” Abraham Hicks I had a very disturbing experience at Newark Airport yesterday. I went to a restaurant where you were exclusively ‘served’ via an iPad. There were some actual human servers around to bring your food, but no one interacted with anyone. No eye contact, no [...]

Portland Synergy April Newsletter

To view the newsletter, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i0owqbsnak6nra/Newsletter.April.pdf?dl=0

Empowered Sensitivity Intensive – What It Is And Who May Need It

If you are a sensitive person, you are very likely well aware of the negative aspects of your ‘gift’. You may even raise an eyebrow at the suggestion that your sensitivity is a gift at all. But I am here to boldly assure you that it is. And furthermore, I am going to go out [...]

Feeling Your Feelings

Yesterday was a great day. I woke up at six, went to my neighborhood hipster cafe with my macbook pro (where I was surrounded by creative people doing creative things on their macbook pros), and wrote a post about being numb. I wrote it because someone had asked if I thought my Empowered Sensitivity class [...]

“I’m Not Sensitive. I’m Numb.”

Yep. Shutting down is what most sensitive people do. Because the world is painful. We see (or used to see) things that not everyone sees. We feel (or used to feel) things that not everyone feels. We know (or used to know) things that not everyone knows. We acknowledge things that most people want to [...]

SPRING into Empowered Sensitivity

Join Patricia for an online intensive – Empowered Sensitivity, March 15th – April 4th. Receive morning emails spread out over three weeks with Patricia’s video prompt of assignments, along with suggestions of other powerful ways to start feeling yourself. It’s a great commitment to yourself this SPRING! A total of seven emails with videos and creative [...]

About Patricia

Patience. Kindness. Lightness of being. Depth. These are the gifts Patricia brings to the body/mind/spirit work called Rubenfeld Synergy. She is honored to share her humble offerings with you on a journey of discovery, trusting your wise body as guide. After years of searching, Patricia has finally made peace with the game of life and found her beautiful place in it. She can help you do the same.
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Three Tips to Move Toward Empowered Sensitivity

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Sensitivity | 0 comments

Three Tips to Move Toward Empowered Sensitivity

By now, almost everyone has heard the term “Highly Sensitive Person”. I have to admit, I bristle when I hear that term. Everything I read about HSPs seems to focus on how it is that we can adapt ourselves to the ‘normal’ world. I’m sure I’ve missed a lot there, but part of our sensitivity is learning about our true yes’s and no’s ~ and for me, 98% of the stuff I read on HSP is a ‘no’. What seems clear to me is that the world has not yet embraced the gifts that sensitive people can bring to the party. Remarkably though, many of the insights sensitive people glean from our...

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Soft IS Strong…

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Gentleness | 4 comments

Soft IS Strong…

“There’s nothing more important on our spiritual path than developing gentleness to oneself.”   -Pema Chodron I once had a few dates with a woman who was trying to understand the work I do. “So what does it actually do in the end?” she asked. “I guess I teach people to be gentle with themselves” is what I came up with. She had a very hard time understanding this. She didn’t exactly see the value in this. She reported that she was gentle with herself and would not need help to get there. The truth was that she was so NOT gentle with herself. I knew this from many clues. One...

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