A Dynamic Systems Approach: A Revolutionary Perspective on Childhood Development Theory

by Ann Harman, GCFP

For at least half a century, the prevailing idea of childhood development has been that the basic sequence of infant and child development, which includes learning to roll, reach, sit, creep, crawl, stand, and walk is genetically predetermined. The “normal” sequence, with only minor variations, is relatively consistent from one child to another. However, the dynamic systems approach developed by Esther Thelen brings an alternative viewpoint that challenges this established theory.

The Feldenkrais Method benefits survivors of the leading cause of disability in the US

Occurring once every 40 seconds, strokes are the leading cause of disability in the US. For the 800,000 people who will have a stroke this year, the Feldenkrais Method can offer safe, gentle lessons to help survivors recover movement, balance, and flexibility.

You're not Fated to have Two Left Feet!

Whether your want to Tango, do the Foxtrot, or simply bust a move in your living room, the Feldenkrais Method can help you get your groove on.

Freedom from RSI with the Feldenkrais Method

RSI can be overwhelming: pain, decreased mobility, and the fear that you'll never be able to ressume all of your normal daily activities again. However, even if you've been struggling with RSI for years: recovery is possible! Find out how others have moved from pain and fear to freedom and ease with the help of the Feldenkrais Method®.

MS and the Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais Pratitioners Beth Rubenstein and Ingrid Willenz-Isaacs have powerful insights into how the Feldenkrais Method can benefit those with MS. 

A Chihuahua Overcomes a Paralyzing Stroke

written by Mary Debono, GCFP

Alighting from the Cadillac, Marion placed the small bundle gently in my arms. As I looked down, all I could see was a tiny tan head peeking out of the swaddling. Wrapped safely inside the blanket was Marion's precious companion, Chilee the Chihuahua, who had suffered a stroke 18 days before. Marion explained that the little dog's right legs were paralyzed and he was unable to stand. Since the Chihuahua had not improved at all despite his veterinarian's best efforts, euthanasia was suggested. But Marion was determined to give her dog another chance to recover, so she left the animal hospital and brought Chilee straight to me.

Journal Submission Deadline: It's the Final Countdown!

The deadline for submissions to the 30th issue of the Feldenkrais Journal is Saturday, April 1.

We publish case-studies, interviews, first-person narratives, research, book reviews, letters to the editors, drawings, poems, illustrations, photographs, and more. Get creative: this is an open issue without an articulated theme.


Calling all Editors!

The Feldenkrais Journal is looking for volunteers who would like to become a member of its Editorial Board. Members of the Editorial Board help to shape the issue by choosing the articles and guiding authors through the editing process.

Free Postcards!

Share with us your promotional materials for the new public website and we will send you a free pack of 50 postcards. Designed to be run through your home printer without smearing, these postcards can be personalized by printing your information on the backside.

Calling All Writers!

What is one thing that most writers need in order to succeed? A solid deadline! If you've been dabbling with an article, an idea, a poem, etc., about the Feldenkrais Method® and waiting for the impetus to get it done, here's some motivation. The deadline for submissions to the 2017 Feldenkrais Journal is April 1.