It jolted me one day when in the middle of a session, a client opened his eyes, and asked if I was touching his Soul.
I didn’t have an immediate answer and have since been grateful for what has become an almost two decade long enquiry for an answer to this profound question. Running a full-time Rolfing practise, and studying the work and complementary practises have allowed me to uncover the discover what runs underneath mental dialogue and how it can be accessed through touch.
The Soul is Mind, and its connection to our bodies determines the quality of our health and the quality of our lifetime experiences. Yet (Soul)Mind is not the body.
Brains activity thinks, it “chatters” and flits around, makes decisions, ponders, contemplates, and calculates.Our thoughts consume us all throughout our waking days, sometimes helping us, sometimes driving us crazy.
What’s the Soul doing at this time then? And is it possible to be touched in a Rolfing session? Mind is there all the time, running in silence, never interrupting, and heard only when the brain chatter is quiet long enough to perceive its presence. This sound of silence is Soul affirming presence, a welcome gift to know that one’s personal existence is more than the chattering mind.
In a Rolfing session (or meditation session, yoga class, walking in nature or anywhere), it is possible to quiet the nervous system’s ramped up state enough to hear silence between the thoughts. In my experience, these are sweet fleeting moments to be cherished and sought. A silent mind is attunement to one’s Soul.
I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to be part of another’s process to finding and deepening his/her own Body/Soul-Mind Connection.
“Every time I have had a session with Jessica Silver I felt like new person, taller, stronger, younger by 20 years…like a snake coming out from old skin! As a Cirque du Soleil performer with a lot physical demands on my body, Rolfing gives me huge benefits! I strongly recommend anyone to have it..”
Max F.performing artist
Jessica has skilled hands and a keen eye. She works deeply and effectively bringing new life to the tissues of the body.
What I liked best about Jessica was her touch. She engaged with a true eye and a true heart, much like an archer drawing back her bow and releasing to the target. I felt her work was clear, focused, and skillful. I would recommend her work to anyone interested in this important healing art.
Gerry C., Polarity PractitionerCraniosacral Therapist
An avid tennis player, I am able to stretch more effectively since working with Jessica, which helps me feel more comfortable in my body no matter what activity I’m doing. Her warm manner and knowing hands helped unlock years of stress and I credit her work for helping me be freer and easier in my body.
Emily S.Project manager
For years I had chronic back pain that I thought was a result of working at a computer. After the 10 series with Jessica, I learned that pain is not something I have to live with. Her work not only resolved my back pain but lengthened my toes, helping me to feel more comfortable walking and moving in general.
Emily S.Project manager
I have tried many types of body work (physio, massage, shiatsu, chiropractic), and I have found Structural Integration to be the most effective. After 10 sessions, the effect had such a profound impact that after four years, I continue to come once a month, every month, as part of my commitment to maintaining the health of my spine. I find Jessica to be deeply committed to her work. The way she works reveals an immense care and concern that has made it easy to develop complete trust and to let g…
Farah N.Yoga Instructor