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Articles: ATM Lessons

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  

What does an Awareness through Movement® Lesson look like?

Watch an ATM Class at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo4wr-Yn-2w

Experience the Method this summer in Amherst!

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Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  

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  

Transformations: The Story of Peggy D.

Sometimes patients come in for physical therapy, fix the problem, and leave. Case closed.

Other times, their lives are…   Continued...

Author: Greg Hullstrung, P.T. Co-Founder, H&D Physical Therapy    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  Chronic Pain  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  

The Toddler in the Shower

Next to me at the swimming pool shower is a little girl, about 18 months old. She’s a tiny…   Continued...

Author: Judy Windt, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Children  

Staying Flexible on the Road: An Awareness Through Movement® Lesson

Traveling can cause stiffness and discomfort for many of us. The following small Awareness Through Movement sequence can help…   Continued...

Author: Lavinia Plonka    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Flexibility  

Sleep Well

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

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
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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  

Inside the Skin of the Actor


The performing artist needs to develop a very high level of physical awareness in…   Continued...

Author: Andrew Dawson, Theatre Artist & Feldenkrais® Practitioner    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  The Performing Arts  

Shoulder Clock ATM Lesson

  1. Lie on your right side and support your head with a pillow or your right arm. Rest your…   Continued...

    Author: Stacey Barrows, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  The Shoulders  

    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 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  

    Moving While Standing Still: An Awareness Through Movement® lesson

    Find a short stool, a thick phone book, or use a stairway step about 6 inches high and stand…   Continued...

    Author: Robbie Ofir, PhD, PT    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  

    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  

    Life is Problems: Stress Relief in a Stressed-Out Society

    Life is, in essence, a series of problems. Our earliest problems are “Where’s food? I’m hungry” or “I’m tired…   Continued...

    Author: Miriam Levenson    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Stress  

    Leg Tilt: An Awareness Through Movement® Lesson

    1. With your arms and legs long at your side, feel your contact with the floor. Take a guess:…   Continued...

      Author: Frank Wildman    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  The Back  

      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  

      Compassion & Balance Inside & Out

      There’s a paradigm shift happening today. More and more people are realizing we “think” with our bodies. This shift…   Continued...

      Author: Catherine Mitchell, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Children  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  

      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  

      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  

      ATM Lesson: How Do You Write?

      Here is a simple way to introduce movement into your classroom without disrupting the room. It is written for…   Continued...

      Filed under: ATM Lessons  Children  The Classroom  

      Head and Eyes and Balance: An Awareness Through Movement® Lesson

      1. Find a nice place to stand, a wooden floor, or better, outside, with grass, sand, or small gravel…   Continued...

        Author: Chris Elms, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Balance and Falling  

        A Flip of the Hip

        When it comes to performance, what can you expect from a Feldenkrais® lesson? Each performer is likely to have…   Continued...

        Author: Jean Elvin, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  The Classroom  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  Flexibility  General Applications  The Performing Arts  Voice Training  Yoga  

        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  

        The Feldenkrais Method® for Effortless Riding


        How many times have you gotten on your horse and thought, “I am so stiff!”…   Continued...

        Author: Wendy Murdoch, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  General Applications  Sports  

        Coming to Our Senses in Portland

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        Author: Suzane Van Amburgh, FGNA Conference Coordinator    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  

        How the Feldenkrais Method® Changed my Organization

        The Feldenkrais Method first began to move me in a workshop for my art. I was studying maskwork and…   Continued...

        Author: Emily Davis    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Creativity  Enriching Daily Life  General Applications  The Performing Arts  

        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  

        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  

        Try This: An Awareness Through Movement® Lesson


        Sit comfortably in a chair, with both feet on the floor and your back…   Continued...

        Author: Chris Elms, GCFP    |    Filed under: Introduction  ATM Lessons  Enriching Daily Life  

        ATM Lesson: How Far Can You Turn?

        Here is a short Awareness Through Movement® lesson for you to enjoy. By doing it, you will demonstrate to…   Continued...

        Filed under: ATM Lessons  

        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  

        Applying the Feldenkrais Method® in the Martial Arts

        Today’s martial artists are concerned about what can they do to be more flexible, and injury free. As a…   Continued...

        Author: Charlie Velez, GCFP    |    Filed under: ATM Lessons  Martial Arts  

        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  

        Actions & Emotions: Deepening Our Somatic Dialogue