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2012 Feldenkrais Method® Conference

Esther Thelen Research Symposium
Thursday, August 30 – Friday, August 31

Read more about the Symposium topics and program.

Conference Keynote:
Friday, August 31
7:30 pm

Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of San Francisco, and co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Posit Science. Dr. Merzenich has been one of the world’s leading pioneers in brain plasticity research for over three decades. His keynote address will be “On the Path to Integrated Recoveries: Brain Plasticity Bases of the Development and Restoration of Impaired Brain Systems.”

Friday, August 31 – Wednesday, September 5

CLOSED Workshops

S1: Too Strange to be Believed: The Foundations of Reversibility—Michael Krugman

S2: Fostering Fluency—Lawrence Goldfarb

S4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words: Mirror Neurons and the Art of Demonstration—Candy Conino

S6: The River of Integration: The Science of Interpersonal Neurobiology in ATM® and FI ® Lessons—Donna Ray

Su3: Thinking and Sensing: Motor Learning Theories and the Feldenkrais Method®—Karol Connors

Su4: The Intelligence of Moving Bodies—Carl Ginsburg & Lucia Schuette Ginsburg

Su7: Working in the Gravitational Field—Julie Casson Rubin

M4: Mentoring Workshop: Making Contact—Kathryn Goldman Schuyler

W3: The Feldenkrais Method®: Neuroplasticity and Working with Parkinson’s Disease—Ernest Adams

W5: Improve your Teaching Voice: Insights from Neuroscience on Receptivity, Self-Awareness, and Learning—MaryBeth Smith

SmallGroupMentoring: Small Group Mentoring All Sections (1-13)

Plan now to join us in the San Francisco Bay Area at the 2012 Esther Thelen Research Symposium and Feldenkrais Method Annual Conference, “Embodying Neuroscience: The Feldenkrais Method in Human Development, Performance and Health.” The program includes an array of fascinating workshops, a mentoring program, morning Awareness Through Movement® classes, and special events.

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For Feldenkrais® practitioners and students:

  • Immerse yourself in leading-edge research and scholarship in neuroscience
  • Refine your teaching skills in practical workshops and mentoring sessions, led by innovative colleagues and trainers

For scientists, researchers, and scholars:

  • Experience concrete and actionable translations of your knowledge into effective practice
  • Renew your inspiration and creativity by finding possible collaborations in new avenues of scientific exploration and discovery

For professionals in the fields of human development, performance, and health:

  • Meet individual and organizational needs more capably and cogently, with your new insights from our interdisciplinary community of experienced teachers of the Feldenkrais Method®
  • Gain valuable resources, ideas, and applications rooted in neuroscience, embodiment studies, and philosophy, through the Feldenkrais Method®
  • Earn up to 43 educational programming contact hours

The 2012 Annual Conference and Esther Thelen Research Symposium will offer many opportunities for learning, making connections, and enjoying the outstanding attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 South Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, California 94402 USA

Rooms are still available at the Marriott for most nights. Go here for more information.