Dr. Toni L. Rivera – Intuitive Listening! (January 6, 2016)
She was a whirlwind of a doctor. The only chiropractor on a remote part of Puerto Rico, she was inundated with patients, many of whom were out of pain for the first time in years. Wanting to heal EVERYONE, she drove herself to extremes. But what really drove Dr. Toni Luisa Rivera was buried so deep that only in her 30s were the memories really starting to offer clarity–repeated sexual assaults before the age of four, a heart crushed by a mother so overwhelmed with the truth that she couldn’t find it in herself to comfort her daughter and a burning desire to be of value, to prove her worthiness.
It was a recipe for disaster and it was only through listening deeply to her own body that Rivera found her way to physical, mental and emotional health. And it is this deep listening and intuitive technique that Dr. Toni offers her readers in her new book The Propelled Heart: Moving from Injury to Insight.
Part memoir, part healing guidebook, Rivera tells of her passage to insight, allowing injury to transform into the gifts she brings to the world. Rivera recounts how she listened to her body’s physical pain to help unlock those wounds of forgotten childhood sexual abuse, freeing her to follow an inner-driven, more deliberate, more intentional and joyful way of life, while still serving those who needed help.
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Toni Luisa Rivera, Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, author, and workshop facilitator. Graduated Life Chiropractor University in 1985 and returning to Puerto Rico to open her first chiropractic office in the rural area of the island where there were no alternative options for healthcare.
Dr. Toni discovered the vital role body, mind, spirit, and emotions play in healing while attending to the many people seeking care. Wanting to explore healing methods that incorporated all these aspects of a person, she moved to Santa Fe, NM in 1994. Taking up dressage riding, hot yoga, motorcycles, snowboarding and marimba music, she has basked in the variety and magic of the southwest. Having trained with Ilana Rubenfeld herself, founder of the Rubenfeld Synergy Method (RSM), Dr. Toni has become a master teacher, focusing on teaching clients about self-healing through contacting their own inner wisdom and teaching other practitioners ’intuitive listening’, to personalize their work with clients. She has discovered a passion for writing and is launching a new workshop series: Intuition Mastery.
Toni was born and raised on Air Force bases until her father retired in Puerto Rico when she was eleven years old. Horses and sailing were her early passions.