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2012 Conference Events Practitioners/Trainees

Conference & Symposium Program

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CLOSED Workshops

S1: Too Strange to be Believed: The Foundations of Reversibility—Michael Krugman
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 Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® Lessons—Donna Ray
Su2: Deepening our Somatic Dialogue: Shaping Actions into Behavior—Sonja Sutherland
Su3: Thinking and Sensing: Motor Learning Theories and the Feldenkrais Method®—Karol Connors
Su4: The Intelligence of Moving Bodies
Su7: Working in the Gravitational Field—Julie Casson Rubin
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)

Workshops

THURSDAY - AUGUST 30

Day 1 of 2: Esther Thelen Research Symposium

These lectures, plus lunch and an evening networking session on 8/30/2012 are all included when you register for the 2-Day 2012 Esther Thelen Research Symposium Program

SYM5: Keeping Body Awareness in Mind: Top-Down Modulation of Sensorimotor Brain Rhythms as a Therapeutic Mechanism [Details]
Presenter(s): Catherine Kerr, PhD
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
8:30am-12:15pm

SYM6: Researching Body Awareness [Details]
Presenter(s): Wolf E. Mehling, MD
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
8:30am-12:15pm

SYM7: You Are Not Your Brain [Details]
Presenter(s): Alva Noë, PhD
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
1:45pm-5:30pm

Evening Events

KEYNOTE On the Path to Integrated Recoveries: Brain Plasticity Bases of the Development and Restoration of Impaired Brain Systems [Details]
Presenter(s): Michael Merzenich, PhD
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
7:30pm-9:00pm

Keynote Reception [Details]
Presenter(s): FGNA
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
9:00pm-10:00pm

FRIDAY - AUGUST 31

Full Day Workshops

S1: Too Strange To Be Believed: The Foundations of Reversibility- Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Michael Krugman
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

S2: Fostering Fluency-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Lawrence Goldfarb
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

S3: A View from the Beginning [Details]
Presenter(s):
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

S4: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words- Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): M. Candace Conino
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

S5: A Hip Conversation [Details]
Presenter(s): Kathy James
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

S6: The River of Integration: The Science of Interpersonal Neurobiology in Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® Lessons- Closed [Details]
Presenter(s):
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 01

Full Day Workshops

Su1: Maintaining Mobility: The Feldenkrais Method® and Multiple Sclerosis [Details]
Presenter(s): Susan Dillon, Beth Rubenstein
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

Su2: Deepening our Somatic Dialogue: Shaping Actions into Behavior-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Sonja Sutherland
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

Su3: Thinking and Sensing: Motor Learning Theories and the Feldenkrais Method®-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s):
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

Su4: The Intelligence of Moving Bodies-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Carl Ginsburg
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

Su5: Updating the Self-Image [Details]
Presenter(s): Cliff Smyth
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

Su6: Neuroplasticity - What Have You Done for Me Lately? [Details]
Presenter(s): Frank Wildman
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

Su7: Working in the Gravitational Field-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Julie Casson Rubin
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 02

Half Day Workshops: Morning

M1: Public Workshop: Continual Improvement [Details]
Presenter(s): Stephen Rosenholtz
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

M2: Research Mentoring Workshop [Details]
Presenter(s): Pat Buchanan, Jim Stephens
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

M3: Mentoring Workshop: Get the Practice You Want Without Selling Your Soul [Details]
Presenter(s): Allison Rapp
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

M4: Mentoring Workshop: Making Contact-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Kathryn Goldman Schuyler
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

M5: Mentoring Workshop: Learning to Understand and Trust What We Are Doing in Functional Integration® Lessons [Details]
Presenter(s): Phyllis G. Friedman
Open To: Practitioners
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring01: Developing Internal Strength by Improving Self-Organization-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Jeff Haller
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring02: Self-Use and Efficacy-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Lawrence Goldfarb
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring03: Our Adaptable Foot: The Structure and Function of 26 Bones and 33 Joints-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Anastasi Siotas
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring04: Open Coaching on Client and Practice Questions-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Dwight Pargee
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring05: Working with Spasticity-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Julie Francis
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring06: Utilizing Childhood Developmental Patterns-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Ellen Soloway
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring07: Working With Children With Special Needs-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Elinor Silverstein
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring08: Creating Take-Aways: Mini-Lessons Your Clients Can Do at Home-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): M. Candace Conino
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring09: Connecting More Fully with Your Client and Yourself-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Ralph Strauch
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring10: Emphasizing ‘Function’ in Functional Integration® Lessons-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s):
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring11: Working with Older Adults: Improving Stability in Sitting, Standing and Walking (CLOSED) [Details]
Presenter(s): Mary Spire
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring12: Using the Language of Neuroscience to Promote the Feldenkrais Method® to Educational Systems [Details]
Presenter(s): Catherine Rosasco-Mitchell
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

SmallGroupMentoring13: Integrating the Feldenkrais Method® into a Physical Therapy Practice [Details]
Presenter(s): Stacy Barrows
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-1:00pm

Half Day Workshops: Afternoon

Free time to explore the San Francisco Bay Area [Details]
Presenter(s): FGNA
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
2:30pm-5:00pm

Trainer and Assistant Trainer Collegial Colloquium [Details]
Presenter(s): Deborah J. Bowes
Open To: Practitioners
Time(s):
2:30pm-5:00pm

MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 03

Full Day Workshops

T1: Getting Precise with our Complex Brains [Details]
Presenter(s): Dav Clark, Dwight Pargee
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

T2: Controlling Personal Space in the Changing Environment Using an Imaginary Ball [Details]
Presenter(s):
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

T3: Engaging with Self and others: The Feldenkrais Method® and the Social Engagement System [Details]
Presenter(s): Alice Friedman
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

T4: Mining the Functional Integration® Gold in the San Francisco Evening Lessons [Details]
Presenter(s): Allison Rapp
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

T5: Merging Nervous Systems in Functional Integration® Lessons [Details]
Presenter(s): Ralph Strauch
Open To: Practitioners
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

T6: Shared Experience and the Neuroscience of Empathy [Details]
Presenter(s): Deborah J. Bowes, Hillel Braude
Open To: Practitioners (With 5+ Years of Experience)
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 04

Full Day Workshops

W1: The Dynamics of Body Image [Details]
Presenter(s):
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

W2: Attention, Breath, Sensation...The Tools of our Trade [Details]
Presenter(s): Arlyn Zones
Open To: Public, Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

W3: The Feldenkrais Method®: Neuroplasticity and Working with Parkinson's Disease-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): Ernie Adams
Open To: Practitioners, Trainees
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

W4: Filming Your Practice the Feldenkrais® Way [Details]
Presenter(s): Linda Flanders
Open To: Practitioners
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

W5: Improve Your Teaching Voice: Insights From Neuroscience on Receptivity, Self-Awareness, and Learning-Closed [Details]
Presenter(s): MaryBeth Smith
Open To: Practitioners
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm

W6: Overcoming Obstacles: The Metaphoric Headstand [Details]
Presenter(s): Jeff Haller
Open To: Practitioners (With 5+ Years of Experience)
Time(s):
10:00am-12:30pm
2:30pm-5:00pm