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2012 Conference Events Practitioners/Trainees

Overview of Conference Workshops

Conference Workshops and Events

All workshops are one day (10:00 am to 5:00 pm), except for those on Monday, September 3 (see the Monday schedule below).

The intended audience for each workshop is listed. Workshops open to professionals are for individuals trained in disciplines relating to human development (such as teachers or other educators, psychologists and psychotherapists), in performance (including sports and the arts), and health care. Professionals include practitioners, researchers and administrators in these fields.

CLOSED Workshops

S1: Too Strange to be Believed: The Foundations of Reversibility
S4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words: Mirror Neurons and the Art of Demonstration
Su7: Working in the Gravitational Field
W5: Improve your Teaching Voice: Insights from Neuroscience on Receptivity, Self-Awareness, and Learning
SmallGroupMentoring: Small Group Mentoring All Sections (1-13)

Registration for the Conference and Symposium will open in late April, 2012.

Saturday, September 1

Candy Conino - A Picture Worth a Thousand Words: Mirror Neurons and the Art of Demonstration (for trainees and practitioners)

Sheryl Field - A View from the Beginning (for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Lawrence Goldfarb – Fostering Fluency (for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Kathy James - A Hip Conversation (for trainees and practitioners)

Michael Krugman - Too Strange to be Believed: The Foundations of Reversibility (for public, professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Donna Ray - The River of Integration: The Science of Interpersonal Neurobiology in Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® Lessons (for trainees and practitioners)

Annual Meeting (lunch)

Sunday, September 2

Julie Casson Rubin - Working in the Gravitational Field (for 3rd/4th year trainees and practitioners)

Karol Connors - Thinking and Sensing: Motor Learning Theories and the Feldenkrais Method®(for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Susan Dillon and Beth Rubenstein - Maintaining Mobility: the Feldenkrais Method® and Multiple Sclerosis (for public, professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Carl and Lucia Schuette Ginsburg - The Intelligence of Moving Bodies (for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Cliff Smyth - Updating the Self-Image (for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Sonja H. Sutherland  - Deepening our Somatic Dialogue: Shaping Actions into Behavior (for public, professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Frank Wildman - Neuroplasticity: What Have You Done for Me Lately? (for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Region Lunches

Monday, September 3

Morning (10:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Mentoring Workshops:

Pat Buchanan & Jim Stephens - Research Mentoring (for public, professionals, trainees and practitioners)

Phyllis Friedman – Learning to Understand and Trust What We are Doing in Functional Integration® Lessons (for practitioners)

Kathryn Goldman-Schuyler – Making Contact (for 3rd/4th year trainees and practitioners)

Allison Rapp – Get the Practice You Want Without Selling Your Soul (for trainees and practitioners)

Small group mentoring opportunities will also be offered with:

Jeff Haller - Developing Internal Strength by Improving Self-Organization

Larry Goldfarb - Self-Use and Efficacy

Ellen Soloway - Utilizing Childhood Developmental Patterns When Giving Functional Integration®Lessons to Adults

Donna Ray - Emphasizing “Function” in Functional Integration®Lessons

Elinor Silverstein - Working With Children With Special Needs

Candy Conino - Creating Take-Aways: Mini-Lessons Your Clients Can Do at Home

Ralph Strauch - Connecting More Fully with Your Client and Yourself

Anastasi Siotas - Our Adaptable Foot: The Structure and Function of 26 Bones and 33 Joints

Dwight Pargee - Open Coaching on Client and Practice Questions

Julie Francis - Working with Spasticity

Mary Spire - Working with Older Adults: Finding Balance and Stability in Sitting, Standing and Walking

Catherine Mitchell - Using the Language of Neuroscience to Promote the Feldenkrais Method® to Educational Systems

Stacy Barrows - Integrating the Feldenkrais Method® into a Physical Therapy Practice

Public Workshop

Stephen Rosenholtz -  Continual Improvement

Afternoon


Trainer and Assistant Trainer Colloquium (Deborah Bowes, moderator)(2:30 - 5:00 pm)

Free time to explore the San Francisco Bay Area

Tuesday, September 4

Deborah Bowes and Hillel Braude - Shared Experience and the Neuroscience of Empathy (for practitioners with 5+ years experience)

Alice Friedman - Engaging with Self and Others: the Feldenkrais Method® and the Social Engagement System (for practitioners and 3rd/4th year trainees)

Moti Nativ - Controlling Personal Space in the Changing Environment Using an Imaginary Ball (for 3rd/4th year trainees and practitioners)

Dwight Pargee and Dav Clark – Getting Precise With Our Complex Brains (for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Allison Rapp - Mining the Functional Integration® Gold in the San Francisco Evening Lessons (for 3rd/4th year trainees and practitioners)

Ralph Strauch - Merging Nervous Systems in Functional Integration® Lessons (for practitioners)

Party (evening)

Wednesday, September 5

Ernie Adams - The Feldenkrais Method®: Neuroplasticity and Working with Parkinson’s Disease (for 3rd/4th year trainees and practitioners)

Linda Flanders - Filming Your Practice the Feldenkrais® Way (for practitioners)

Jeff Haller – Overcoming Obstacles: The Metaphoric Headstand (for practitioners with 5+ years experience)

Susan Hillier – The Dynamics of Body Image (for public, professionals, trainees, practitioners)

MaryBeth Smith - Improve your Teaching Voice: Insights from Neuroscience on Receptivity, Self-Awareness, and Learning (for practitioners)

Arlyn Zones – Attention, Breath, Sensation…The Tools of Our Trade (for professionals, trainees, practitioners)

Guild Forum (Lunch)