Robin Queen Finkelstein, The Slow Medicine Therapist®, is a certified psycho-spiritual counselor, ordained minister, and green living specialist, as well as the founder of Transformational Touch healing modality. Most importantly, however, she is a spiritual seeker who is both committed to and immersed in the path of healing. Engaged in the Slow Medicine lifestyle in which she guides her clients, Robin spends quality time in nature; practices yoga; nourishes relationships with her loved ones; prepares meals that feed the body, mind, and spirit; practices Transcendental Meditation; attends ongoing personal growth and professional training seminars; and otherwise lives a life devoted to health, abundance, and conscious evolution.
Robin offers a whole-being, integrative approach to wellness, nurturing clients into health on the emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical levels. She establishes a cocoon-like environment for clients to flourish – a place of security, where people can be vulnerable, experience their feelings, re-envision their lives, and ultimately, heed the calling of their hearts.
In her youth, Robin experienced early wounding that left her feeling unmothered, and as a result, insecure – leading her to live from a state of “lack.” She intuitively sensed, however, there must be another way of living, and as a young woman, she actively pursued finding an alternate path of nurturance and abundance. Through this intimate journey, Robin learned that our wounds can, paradoxically, serve as fertile soil for awakening, transforming, and blossoming. With this perspective, Robin nurtured herself back into wholeness. Today, with the personal experience from her own evolution, coupled with empathy and love for her clients, Robin “mothers” individuals through their own unique journeys into wholeness – honoring the wisdom of their bodies and souls, helping them cultivate their emotional intelligence, and providing the security and nurturance they need to step into their fullest beings.
Against the backdrop of a society where so many of us are discouraged not only from discussing but even from feeling emotions that are rendered “difficult,” Robin invites clients to express themselves purely and authentically, and she offers numerous material and emotional support tools for doing so in a way that is safe and nourishing. With space for the wounded child inside to be seen, heard, and validated, to have full release of the feelings that have been trapped, and to move through those feelings to the other side, clients have the opportunity to experience a healing alchemy that leads to a whole-being metamorphosis. Robin not only guides clients within an internal therapeutic setting but also refers clients to supplementary resources, as needed – such as 12-step groups for overcoming addictions.
The co-director of SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine, Robin facilitates Slow Medicine Therapy sessions for individuals, couples, families, and groups. She specializes in internal dialogue, through which she facilitates inner child work, and interactive dialogue, through which she teaches skillful communication habits – ultimately helping clients develop emotional intimacy with themselves and their loved ones. In addition, Robin offers Slow Medicine workshops and Slow Medicine Immersion programs, together with her work and life partner, Michael Finkelstein, MD, The Slow Medicine Doctor®. To schedule an appointment or register for an upcoming program, please contact the Slow Medicine team.
Robin Queen Finkelstein offers a whole-being, integrative approach to wellness, nurturing clients into health on the emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical levels. She establishes a cocoon-like environment for clients to flourish – a place of security, where people can be vulnerable, experience their feelings, re-envision their lives, and ultimately, heed the calling of their hearts.
Robin recognizes that each of us is an autonomous being, and she honors the body’s intelligence and soul’s wisdom of every individual. For this reason, the core of her work is establishing the optimal, cocoon-like environment for clients to flourish – a place of security, where people can be vulnerable, experience their feelings, re-envision their lives, and ultimately, heed the calling of their hearts.
The healing process begins as soon as clients arrive at SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine – a converted barn on a working farm, which serves as the live/work space of Robin and her partner, Michael Finkelstein, MD, The Slow Medicine Doctor®. After welcoming clients into her home, Robin offers a listening ear and a caring heart, as well as a cup of organic herbal tea and fresh organic fruit, as she invites clients to relax and gently unfold. Amidst a nourishing environment with relaxing music, beautiful flowers, and soothing candles, Robin utilizes any number of supportive tools – talk therapy, guided imagery, somatic release work, aromatherapy, inner child work, and more, as per the needs and interests of a client – to provide customized support in getting underneath and moving through whatever issues are showing up in a client’s life.
Through this process of self-discovery, Robin helps clients understand the heart of the matter affecting them and, in turn, heal old wounds that may be interfering with the ability to live fully and authentically in the present. Expressing the spectrum of their feelings – which provide critical information and serve as a kind of navigation system – clients step mindfully and powerfully into a future of their own making, as Robin equips them with daily tools for staying grounded, speaking truth, and blossoming into their ultimate potential.
Robin works with adults and children of all ages, providing Slow Medicine Therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. When working with more than one person, Robin focuses on providing the skills for listening, validating, and empathizing, instead of projecting, shaming, and blaming. She furthermore teaches clients how to approach conflict as a sacred opportunity for self-healing, personal growth, emotional intimacy, and collective transformation. To learn more about Robin Queen Finkelstein and the Slow Medicine Therapy experience, please contact the Slow Medicine team.
Developed by Robin Queen Finkelstein, Transformational Touch is a customized body-mind-spirit therapy that begins with setting the intention of what you need in your life. Be it patience, support, love, or some other quality, Robin helps you invoke it from deep inside yourself – intuitively and softly guiding you, as you connect to your breath and enter a deeply relaxed state of being. Integrating numerous practices – including talk therapy, aromatherapy, guided meditation, and light touch – Robin holds a gentle, loving, and nurturing space, and she invites you to just be, in total acceptance of yourself. In this warm, soothing, cocoon-like environment, you can release “monkey mind,” access the deepest wisdom and intelligence of your body, and invite into your life whatever needs to manifest, so as to step boldly into a life of abundance. To find out more, or to schedule a session, contact the Slow Medicine team.