Nature and nurture interlace, and my history seems to have led me inexorably to a college major in psychology and a tendency to combine my felt-sense experience with theory to map it. During a Hatha yoga class in college, I had an extra-ordinary experience, followed by 5 or 6 more, of varied types, over the years.
Thus, I have always been an integrator of experience and maps of it. My professional training includes an average of 7 years of focused learning in each of the following groupings:
-Psychodynamic, bioenergetic, and Gestalt therapy
-Couples and family therapy
-Transpersonal psychology and applications, such as Therapeutic Touch energy healing
-Additional topics: including addictions, hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral, Rogerian
Person Centered therapy, Gendlin Focusing, group therapy
- Integral theory and practice (Ken Wilber)
These approaches integrate fluidly and creatively around a core of life-span development in a depth perspective. I believe that your unconscious is your best friend, aiming always to keep you alive, safe, healthy, and happy. It enables you to chew gum and walk at the same time, drive a car while you think heavy thoughts.
Toward happiness, your unconscious represses overwhelming experiences. Then, in its directive toward healing, it talks to your head through the language of symptoms, intuitions, dreams, subtle sensations, and spontaneous movements more easily seen from "outside your forest."
Through healing and learning, your self aims toward wholeness, a feeling of being, and self-transcendence. Integral theory provides the first organized map of the terrain of growth that is ahead of you, no matter where you are in your adult development.
Joanne L. Rubin, Ph.D.
NY State Licensed Psychologist
White Plains, NY
Teleconference work world wide
Ken Wilber & Joanne Rubin
Book signing for Wilber's book
Tibet House, NY
Integral Psychology NY
Phone: (914) 310-5447