Changing The World, One Body At A Time with Marion Rosen and Valerie Luoto

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Marion Rosen (1914-2012) is a pioneer in the field of mind-body healing. She was one of the first to discover the relationship between our emotional lives and the condition of our bodies. She developed a system of bodywork so effective that clients release old emotional pain, their relationships improve, and their work life becomes better. As she explains, "By relaxing the muscles, what comes up is some of these [painful] experiences. Instead of holding them down and trying to forget about them, you can handle them." The results are more far reaching than even Ms. Rosen initially expected. She's discovered that real physical and emotional release changes the way people live, and even makes a difference in the lives of their family members and all the people they touch day-to-day. At the very least, the Rosen Method may be the key you've been looking for to help you be free of pain once again, and regain your own aliveness. (hosted by Michael Toms and Darca Nicholson)


Marion Rosen is the creator of the Rosen Method bodywork. She has been a practitioner since the 1930s, and is respected worldwide for her innovative work in mind-body therapy. She is dedicated to making the benefits of the Rosen Method available to the general public, through practitioner training centers all over the world, and through her CDs and books.

Her books include:

To learn more about the work of Marion Rosen go to

Valerie Luoto is a Rosen Bodywork Practitioner and teaches introductory workshops on the Rosen Method. She lives in Ukiah, CA.

Darca Nicholson is a master body worker with a graduate degree from the University of Iowa, and was a founder of one of the first women's health clinic in the U.S. She has more than two decades of practice in body/mind/spirit disciplines. She has long admired the work of Marion Rosen and is thankful for the opportunity to study with her and Valerie Luoto.

She is the author of:

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • Why "feeling better" isn't enough
  • How your joints can become pain free even where there is no cartilage
  • Why it may be difficult for you to acknowledge certain feelings
  • What parts of your body are likely to hold your suppressed emotions
  • Why you are strongest when you are relaxed
Host: Michael Toms & Darca Nicholson      Interview Date: 10/5/2006      Program Number: 3178