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Articles: Functional Integration

Which Side are You On?

In recent studies regarding the unfortunate condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), persons with abnormal temperature changes in…   Continued...

Author: Christine Graves, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Posture  Recovery  Stress  

If Structural Limitations aren't as they Seem,

What Else is Possible?


The Information Age seems to have devolved into the Miss-information Age as we are inundated with…   Continued...

Author: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  

Unmasking


I recently heard the great stage and film actor Ben Vereen speak with the…   Continued...

Author: Gwendolyn Schwinke, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

Uncoiling: A Case Study of Myself

Four years ago, after thirty years as a student of the Feldenkrais Method® and other somatic disciplines, I became…   Continued...

Author: Judith Marcus    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  Stress  

The Process of Functional Integration®

“How can something so gentle work so powerfully?”

“You hardly did anything; how could that cause the changes that…   Continued...

Author: Ralph Strauch, Ph.D.    |    Filed under: Functional Integration  General Applications  

Putting the Potency of our Physical “Roots” into Practice

While I’ve been blessed with many inspiring teachers in my life, nature has been my consistent mentor throughout my…   Continued...

Author: Annie Thoe, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  

Rising Again: Gérard Rubaud bakes his famous bread with the help of the Feldenkrais Method®

In the past week, during his twelve to fourteen hour days of making bread, Gérard Rubaud has noticed himself…   Continued...

Author: Alice Levitt    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Walking  The Workplace  

Imaging Oneself into Existence: Recovering from the Trauma of War

Everybody’s aging; Moshe Feldenkrais said that we get to choose how we age. The mind can become clearer, daily…   Continued...

Author: Margot Schaal, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Chronic Pain  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Workplace  

Paradigm for a New Millennium

In the dawning of this new era of instant communication, we move from one frenetic alert to another as…   Continued...

Author: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

On the Other Hand

I used to work in a pain clinic with many people recovering or living with the results of horrendous…   Continued...

Author: Arnold Askew, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

On Being

As often as I can, I reserve Sundays as days of mindfulness. Part of my ritual includes listening to…   Continued...

Author: Pat Buchanan, PhD, ATC, PT, GCFT, Chair, Esther Thelen Research Committee    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  

You are Not a Post

For many of us adults, standing and sitting upright are such routine functions that we don’t put much thought…   Continued...

Author: Pat Buchanan, PhD, ATC, PT, GCFT Chair, Esther Thelen Research Committee    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Walking  

Feldenkrais is Like a Bicycle

Feldenkrais is more than just movement.”
-Carol Kress during the second year of the…   Continued...

Author: Tom Rankin, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Posture  

Learning Moments

Among the most powerful, transformative experiences are developmental ones. We see the pride, excitement, and sheer exhilaration of babies…   Continued...

Author: Joel Roth, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Self-Image -- Knowing or Doing?

Neuroscientists using fMRI have been finding that the same areas of the brain are active when stimuli are organized…   Continued...

Author: Russ Hall, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Sports  

In The Middle of Things - Halfway through Training

When I was young, my Irish grandfather told me “Son, when you leave a place make sure to look…   Continued...

Author: Terence McPartland    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Functional Integration  General Applications  Martial Arts  Posture  

Flexible Brain

Flexibility in the brain can be described as the ability to find new pathways that interconnect,…   Continued...

Author: Fiona Morris Upward, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Fedenkrais & the Brain

Our human brain is incredibly complex. Intricately networked, and intertwined with our dexterous bodies,…   Continued...

Author: Roger Russell, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Exploring Self Image: The Feldenkrais Method® and Ballet

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”Continued...

Author: Lodi McClellan, GCFP with Becci Parsons, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

A Dance of Awareness

(Practitioners Mary Lou Tromanhauser and Julie Francis explore the dance that is the Feldenkrais Method®)


…   Continued...

Author: Julie Francis, GCFP & Mary Lou Tromanhauser, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  

Balance: An Everyday Miracle

When we think of balancing, we often think of extreme acts and acrobatics—a gymnast’s…   Continued...

Author: Sheri Cohen, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Posture  

Becoming an Athlete


Eileen was struggling with her training for a 10K race she’d run annually…   Continued...

Author: Jae Gruenke, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Functional Integration  General Applications  Sports  

Ankle Flexibility Trumps Working Harder

“My friends have noticed I’m walking better.” Miriam mentioned this to me one week after her introduction to the…   Continued...

Author: Pamela Kihm, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Functional Integration  General Applications  Recovery  Stress  Walking  

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