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Articles: Recovery

Yoga and The Feldenkrais Method®

Born with three fused vertebrae in my neck, by my early twenties I was beginning to experience pain down…   Continued...

Author: Diane Valentine, GCFP    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  Recovery  Yoga  

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  

Taking Steps to Recovery

“I was leading a very active life style when I developed a neuroma (a mass growing from a nerve)…   Continued...

Author: Bruce Richmond    |    Filed under: Recovery  

Stress, Learning and the Feldenkrais Method®

Life is a bowl of cherries, if you are a bowl filled with cherries. Otherwise there are elements of…   Continued...

Author: Chris Elms, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  Recovery  Stress  

A First Approximation:
Effects of Feldenkrais® lessons on Women with Breast Cancer

It was a calm spring afternoon when Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm (GCFP) Paulette Dolin, called me to share an…   Continued...

Author: Lori Thompson Sweet, PT, GCFT    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

A Remarkable Recovery from Torn Knee Ligaments


It’s horrifying to think of someone being dragged by a frightened horse, tearing four knee…   Continued...

Author: Mary Debono, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Balance and Falling  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  Recovery  Walking  

Reclaiming Mobility

Three and a half years ago, Rona Stanton had the shock of her life. What doctors diagnosed as brain…   Continued...

Author: Lavinia Plonka    |    Filed under: Recovery  

Find the Feldenkrais Method® & Play Forever


After forty years of surfing, it now feels like a dance with the ocean…   Continued...

Author: Lori L. Malkoff, MD, MPH, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  Recovery  Sports  

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  

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  

Maintaining Mobility: The Feldenkrais Method® and Multiple Sclerosis

Maintaining mobility is a concern for everyone, especially as we age, but for people with MS…   Continued...

Author: Susan Dillon, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Flexibility  General Applications  Recovery  

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  

Movement First

“Find a comfortable position to rest in.” A dance teacher quietly goes from leaning on knees and elbows to…   Continued...

Author: Prisca Winslow Bradley, GCFP    |    Filed under: Balance and Falling  Creativity  Flexibility  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  

Improving Dance by Slowing Down

When I first encountered the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education, I was recovering from a serious…   Continued...

Author: Erica Trivett, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Creativity  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Recovery  

Gaining Control

Eating disorders - anorexia and bulimia - are addictions by which one has gratification through control by denial. This…   Continued...

Author: Donna Maebori    |    Filed under: Recovery  

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  

Featured Region: Southern California, Southern Nevada and Hawaii

What is commonly abbreviated as the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America’s Southern California region actually includes all of Southern…   Continued...

Author: Laura McMurray, GCFP    |    Filed under: Chronic Pain  Recovery  

The Feldenkrais Method® in Eating Disorder Recovery

“The domain of core self seems to be where psychology crosses paths with brains and bodies.” 
-Roger…   Continued...

Author: Abigail Natenshon, MA, LCSW, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Children  General Applications  Recovery  

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  

Save the Date!

Join us at the 2010 Feldenkrais Method® Annual Conference

“Less is More”


Loyola University Lake Shore…   Continued...

Filed under: Introduction  Creativity  General Applications  Recovery  

Competitive Running

Sharon Starika is a runner and triathlete with over 20 years of competitive racing experience.  Her involvement with the…   Continued...

Filed under: Recovery  Sports  

A Case in Persistence and Learning

Jan is one of those people who just doesn’t take no for an answer, even when it comes from…   Continued...

Author: Pat Buchanan, PhD, ATC, PT, GCFT    |    Filed under: Introduction  The Back  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  Recovery  The Shoulders  Special Needs  Walking  

Awareness and Control

Two years ago, my student Claire felt in control of her life. A professional flutist, she had a full-time…   Continued...

Author: Stacey Pelinka, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Chronic Pain  Recovery  

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  

Age, Aging, & Agency

In January while practicing Aikido, I suffered a lateral meniscus tear in the right knee. A few days later,…   Continued...

Author: Joshua Wyatt, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  Martial Arts  Recovery  

A Sense of Separation

Surviving health difficulties while living as an expatriate for many years saps the system. This story touches on how…   Continued...

Author: Bettina Morphett-Savage    |    Filed under: Recovery  

A personal tale: changing focus and learing more

Seven years ago, I was recovering from a serious injury and struggling to get back to 100% function. I…   Continued...

Author: Irene Gutteridge, BSc, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  Recovery  

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