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Learn More About Parkinson’s Disease

In Members by MaryBeth Smith

Suggested resources compiled by Marg Bartosek Finding services and resources for People with Parkinson’s (PwP) is easy using Google search. Most states have an organization that provides information and referral, training, and other support to People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners.  Search for Parkinson’s Support Organizations in (fill in the name of your state). Many offer listings of movement …

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Start a Conversation About Parkinson’s Disease

In Members by MaryBeth Smith

Share online articles and videos of interest with your students and prospects to start a conversation about THEIR interests, goals, and dreams. Listen and provide resources more than you talk about yourself, or “sell” the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. If you send an e-newsletter or post regularly to social media, Here are some resources we found that will establish …

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Enhance the Awareness Through Movement® Experience for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

In Awareness Through Movement Lessons, Healthy Aging, Members, Neuroplasticity by MaryBeth Smith

by Marg Bartosek, GCFP At least one million people in the U.S. live with Parkinson’s disease. One or more students in your Awareness Through Movement® classes may have this progressive neurodegenerative disease, and have not yet been diagnosed. Often, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is not easy to diagnose. In fact by the time of official diagnosis, the person has usually had …

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Violet Van Hees – The Importance of FEELING Safe

In 2019 Conference, Members by MaryBeth Smith

Violet Van Hees knows a lot about feeling scared. She is learning to surf. “When I get scared, my learning stops. I go back to old bracing patterns, my finesse tanks, and usually, I wipe out!” She noticed that when she is able to shift herself into feeling more safe, she surfs better. Violet also has decades of first aid …

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Where do you get your photos?

In Members by MaryBeth Smith

As more Feldenkrais® Practitioners create websites, e-newsletters, and social media profiles, it’s time to upgrade our community’s skills and adopt best practices. One recurring issue is the use of photographs on these platforms. Jay Lee, a prolific freelance photographer in Houston, Texas, is well acquainted with the issue. “I think it is important for people to know that a photograph …

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Report: 2019 IFF Assembly

In Members by MaryBeth Smith

May 22-26, 2019 Highlights from High Wycombe, UK by Candy Conino Every year the International Feldenkrais Federation invites its members to send representatives to an international meeting. The IFF members include 22 Guilds, as well as the four Training Accreditation Boards. Each IFF Assembly is hosted by a different member Guild, and this year The Feldenkrais Guild United Kingdom (FGUK) …