MOVEMENT, PLAY, DISCOVERY, TRIAL-AND-ERROR, LAUGHTER, NEW THINKING, EXPLORATION, ADAPTATION, CREATIVITY, RESILIENCE
These are things that your brain is hard-wired to do from the moment it starts to function in the womb . They underlie everything that we are, all that we think, all that we are capable of.
I believe that we can all do the things we to do in a better, more enjoyable, more satisfying way if we so desire. We have the right to chose the uses to which we put our body and our mind. And we are helped by a brain that is capable of near limitless reorganisation, at any time of our lives. Things which were impossible yesterday, become possible today, easy tomorrow and go on to become part of the elegance that is our daily flow. Our bodythinking abilities help us to find our way from discomfort to comfort and ease – if we are patient and trusting.
As human beings, we are heir to a near limitless range of choices in thought and action – unless, of course, we manage to devise ways to limit ourselves. Our bodies are built, neither genetically, physically nor cognitively, to be restricted in the way that we can adapt when we encounter obstacles in our surrounding world.
Obstacles – physical, mental and psychological – are an unavoidable part of life. They enable us to explore and expand the range of our ability to cope. Obstacles are important for our sense of our self, they allow us to find a deep-seated and satisfying ingenuity.
The only faculty be are born with is curiosity. Operating in every cell of our body, curiosity drives us to find work-arounds in all sort of areas of our lives. Successfully finding our way around an obstacle adds a zing to our sense of our self. The Feldenkrais Method® is a unique and innovative way to help us understand what a successful work-around looks and feels like. At one and the same time, we ‘solve’ the question before us and we are satisfied that we have done it. Our sense of our self changes, grows and develops. No matter how old we are!
I am a Senior Practitioner of The Feldenkrais Method®, teaching Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® since the turn of the century. I am a member of the UK Feldenkrais Guild.
I completed a full and accredited training under Dr Feldenkrais’s student and biographer, the late Dr Mark Reese. He led an elite team of trainers who each brought a different ‘take’ on The Feldenkrais Method®. During the four years of our training we were fully schooled in the particular and detailed quality of touch, speech and sensitive personal engagement that Dr Feldenkrais established.
I am an award-winning theatre director, actor and an educator in the area of arts education. I specialise in the devising, development and delivery of arts education projects that meld an arts-based creative approach with philosophy of somatic learning. You can read more about me here.
Bertolt Brecht, the great post-war German dramatist and poet wrote:
One can, with the last breath of one’s life, change everything!
Using Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®, I have worked with people with disabilities, professional performers, mothers, fathers, elders, children, writers, therapists, teachers, skiers, mountain-climbers, swimmers……
My work focuses on shedding light on processes of change, exploring how we grow to a life-enhancing awareness of ourselves as change-makers.
Feldenkrais® is a practical philosophy – a system of thought and action that lives in the collective, everyday and physical world of all of us. As we move, we think and as a result we learn. As we learn we are satisfied and our curiosity is inspired – and we grow wise.
In the world of right now we are being challenged to navigate the times with serenity and ingenuity. Let the creative, practical and inventive physical world of The Feldenkrais Method® help you to do this!
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As a member of the Guild I am identified by the post-nominal FG(UK) and as a member I commit to an ongoing programme of personal and professional development.
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