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Dr. Nenah Sylver

The Center for Frequency
5163 W. Kerry Lane

Brief Biography:

Nenah Sylver, PhD has devoted her life to the exploration of healing on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. Her early training in music led to subsequent studies in spirituality and physics -- all complementary paths to her lifelong passion, the science of frequency. As a young adult, she worked for two decades as a singer-songwriter, performing in clubs, coffeehouses and colleges. She was also employed by Hospital Audiences, Inc., an organization that brings music to adults and children in hospitals, residential treatment centers and nursing homes. Proficient in piano and guitar, Nenah wrote lyrics and music for two off-Broadway plays and won five songwriting awards.


For fifteen years, Dr. Sylver had a private practice in body-mind psychotherapy based on the principles of physician and natural scientist Wilhelm Reich. In 1996, she received her PhD from the Union Institute & University in Transformational Psychology, a multi-disciplinary program of holistic health, psychology and gender studies. Among other publications, Dr. Sylver’s writing credits on psychology, feminism, health and social change include The New Internationalist, Off Our Backs, Beiträge zum Werk von Wilhelm Reich (Contributions to the Work of Wilhelm Reich), and the anthologies Journeys of the Heart: Perspectives on Intimacy in America (Bruner-Mazel), Glibquips: Funny Words by Funny Women (Crossing Press), Closer To Home: Bisexuality and Feminism (Seal Press), An Introduction to Women’s Studies (Simon & Schuster), Transforming a Rape Culture (Milkweed Editions), Women, Culture, and Society: Readings in Women’s Studies (Simon & Schuster), and the forthcoming anthologies Bullying: Beyond the Schoolyard (Teatro V!da, 2011) and The Rebirth of Prometheus (Inner Traditions, 2012). She has been cited in Utne Reader and The New Yorker, and her artwork was used to illustrate an anthology of short stories, to which she also contributed narrative.

Perhaps Nenah Sylver is best known for her writing in the health field. In addition to articles in Natural Living Today and Natural Food & Farming, “Toxic Products, Deceptive Labels” appeared in Nexus in 2000. Dr. Sylver’s comprehensive Holistic Handbook of Sauna Therapy was published in 2004. In 2008, the two-part “Healing with Electromedicine and Sound Therapies” and “Hypothyroidism Type 2: a new way of looking at an old problem” appeared in Townsend Letter. Finally, in what had originally begun as a quest for help with her own health issues, she spent over a decade researching Royal Rife and his inventions along with other electromedicine therapies. Her extensive knowledge of resonance therapy, complemented by safe and effective holistic treatment protocols, eventually coalesced into the 768-page hardcover edition of The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy and Holistic Health, published in 2011. Excerpts from The Rife Handbook have been translated into German and Korean, and the entire book is being translated into Spanish and German.

Dr. Sylver has appeared on the Pacifica radio station WBAI-FM and on NBC-TV to discuss lifestyle choices. Additional radio interviews have featured health, electromedicine, and alternatives to toxic chemicals in the home. She is also an interviewee in the upcoming feature-length documentary, “Back From The Edge,” in which leading figures in the complementary health field discuss solutions to failed medical care in the US. Dr. Sylver is certified as a practitioner in VoiceBio and the Tennant Biomodulator. She conducts educational seminars on holistic health and electromedicine, and is a featured speaker on electromedicine at conferences all over the world.


Academic positions:

Mentor and adjunct professor for student, Antioch University McGregor, Yellow Springs, Ohio, autumn 2008 and winter 2009


Research interests:

Electromedicine, physics, music, gender studies, body-mind psychology in the tradition of Wilhelm Reich


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www.rifehandbook.com; www.nenahsylver.com