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Articles: The Elder Citizen

The Professor

In March 1999, this 72-year-old Brandeis University educator and Vipassana meditator limped into Wellspace, the integrative center where I…   Continued...

Author: Deborah Lotus    |    Filed under: The Elder Citizen  

The Outstanding Student

Alice looked like the proverbial little old lady with her white hair, twinkling blue eyes, and cane. She sought…   Continued...

Author: Felicia Noelle Trujillo    |    Filed under: The Elder Citizen  

The Difference that Makes a Difference

Sixty-nine-year old Lisa Crandall had back problems for years. Since the late 60’s she did yoga off and on.…   Continued...

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Sleep Well

Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
…   Continued...

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

Seniors in the Sunshine State

It’s been said that it’s not important how old you are, but how you are old. Of the more…   Continued...

Author: Barbara Leverone    |    Filed under: The Elder Citizen  

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  

Reclaim Easier Movement

Kathy Whipps, a 70 year-old, down-to-earth, spirited British grandmother, came to the US two years ago to live with…   Continued...

Author: Meryl Nadell    |    Filed under: The Elder Citizen  

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  

Neuroplasticity and the Feldenkrais Method®

Your brain loves to learn. In fact it thrives on acquiring new skills such as playing a musical instrument,…   Continued...

Author: Eileen Bach-y-Rita, GCFP    |    Filed under: Creativity  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  Stress  

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  

It's a Funny Thing This Aging Thing

This article was inspired by a symposium held this past November 2009 in Paris, France. The symposium looked at…   Continued...

Author: Irene Gutteridge, GCFP    |    Filed under: The Elder Citizen  General Applications  

The Feldenkrais Method® & Parkinson’s Disease

For a person with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), the natural rhythm and flow of perception, feeling, and movement…   Continued...

Author: Ernie Adams, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

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  

Figuring it out

Dr. Feldenkrais talked about how learning isn’t something we do, but is a biological necessity. The Feldenkrais Method® suggests…   Continued...

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Feldenkrais® “Wings”

With the Feldenkrais Method®, we learn to use gravity for easy alignment, not fight against it. With no feathers,…   Continued...

Author: Bettina Morphett-Savage    |    Filed under: The Elder Citizen  

Featured Region: Northern California/ Northern Nevada Region

The Northern California/Northern Nevada Region of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America [FGNA] stretches from the Oregon Border to…   Continued...

Author: Paulette Dolin, GCFP    |    Filed under: The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  

A Dance of Awareness

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


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

Awareness Through Movement® Classes at a Nursing Home

“What you can do you can imagine, and what you can imagine you can do.”  – Moshe Feldenkrais

Over…   Continued...

Author: Louise Vesper, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  The Elder Citizen  Special Needs  

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  

Anti-Exercise for the Older and Wiser

The older we get, the cleverer we must become. As we age, it becomes more important than ever to…   Continued...

Author: Frank Wildman, Ph.D.    |    Filed under: Introduction  The Elder Citizen  Enriching Daily Life  

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  

A Nurturing Environment

Katharina Tribe was 50 when she came into contact with the Feldenkrais Method® in 1991. She could hardly walk.…   Continued...

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