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31 01, 2019

Learning to Minimize Chronic Pain

2019-03-27T17:47:30-04:00January 31, 2019|Chronic Pain, News|

by James McAndrew, GCFP The mere thought of pain can fill us with dread. Actual pain can dominate every part of our lives and prevent us from getting adequate rest. So, if we’re unfortunate enough to suffer from acute or chronic pain, how do we get on with our active [...]

17 01, 2019

Flexion, Foundation, and Feet

2021-07-23T09:37:41-04:00January 17, 2019|Awareness Through Movement Lessons, News, Recordings|

This recorded Awareness Through Movement® lesson begins with a three-minute talk about what the Feldenkrais Method® is (and isn't) and how with the Method, our movements are always in service of awareness--even when they resemble traditional exercise. Why build awareness? Because our awareness is what regulates how we behave. Try this lesson now. Nick Strauss-Klein (a 2006 [...]

10 01, 2019

Becci Parsons Talks about Reclaiming Her Life from Neuropathy

2019-03-13T22:36:23-04:00January 10, 2019|Awareness Through Movement Lessons, News, Posture and Balance, Recordings, Recovery, Walking|

Ira Feinstein: How did you become interested in exploring how the Feldenkrais Method® can help those living with neuropathy? Becci Parsons: I’m a Feldenkrais® practitioner living with neuropathy. Over the course of my active life, I've had a number of disc injuries. My original disc herniation was in 1992, a year after I [...]

20 12, 2018

Concussion From Inside Out

2021-07-23T09:39:57-04:00December 20, 2018|News, Recovery|

by Julie Francis, GCFP It seems you can’t pick up a health-related magazine these days without someone talking about concussions. They’re everywhere – on the playing field, in nursing homes, at amusement parks. You might get the impression that every thing you do is putting your noggin at undo risk. [...]

13 12, 2018

On Being Human

2019-08-17T09:06:38-04:00December 13, 2018|Art of Living, News|

by Margot Schaal, GCFP Lately, I have taken to reading young adult novels while commuting– books about being human, and about be-coming. These books ask questions, as practitioners often do during a Feldenkrais® lesson. They speak to problems; some are proverbs, or humorous. They describe characters with myriad behaviors, many with complex [...]

6 12, 2018

Mindfulness in Movement: Move Yourself to Know Yourself

2019-08-15T17:03:05-04:00December 6, 2018|Art of Living, Awareness Through Movement Lessons, News|

by Marsha Novak, GCFP The word “mindfulness” is everywhere these days and often associated with a sitting meditation practice. As we sit and follow our breath, we become more "mindful," a term Jon Kabat-Zinn defines as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” [...]

29 11, 2018

Which Side are You On?

2019-03-20T22:05:53-04:00November 29, 2018|Chronic Pain, News|

by Christine Graves, GCFP Complex Regional Pain Syndrome In recent studies regarding the unfortunate condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), persons with abnormal temperature changes in the affected limb (the side with the problems) can create the same changes in the unaffected limb when it is placed on the affected [...]

21 11, 2018

Moving Beyond Limits: Children with Autism

2019-03-20T22:08:09-04:00November 21, 2018|Babies & Children, News|

by Karen Toth, GCFP I have been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education since February 2007. Initially, I had no intention of working with children. My background was in Pilates, aerobics, and weightlifting; I was interested in working with anti-aging and elite athletes. Little did I know, I would fall in [...]

25 10, 2018

Embodying Life: An Interview with Russell Delman

2019-03-20T22:15:46-04:00October 25, 2018|Art of Living, News|

by Cynthia Allen, GCFP Feldenkrais Method® for a Changing World Russell Delman provides fresh insight into how the Feldenkrais Method® can meet the needs of a changing world. In the 30 plus years since he began his study with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, he has trained over 2500 Feldenkrais® Practitioners around the world [...]

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