Feldenkrais Functional Integration®
We all need guidance on occasion: whether it’s recovering from trauma, preparing for pregnancy, or simply getting to know ourselves better. From our very first meeting, I’ll work closely with you to find out what moves you and how our work together can support you. Although I have training and experience in multiple mind-body modalities, all of the work that I do is done through the lens of the Feldenkrais Method® and the art of learning to move and moving to learn. I will provide you with the mind/body tools needed to “move” yourself beyond your perceived limitations.
The Private Feldenkrais Sessions are designed to help you, or your child, to wake up the nervous system and brain through skilled manipulation and gentle movements. Together we will explore how to move and create and environment that provides the information and conditions necessary to thrive and to powerfully transform limitations. Each private session, or lesson, is often done lying comfortably on a padded table, fully clothed and supported.
Your role will be to simply relax and notice what you are experiencing. I will move you in specific ways that allow us to better understand what movements are hard for you to access and which are easy. Slowly, new patterns of movement will be reintroduced, never exceeding your comfort level.
By the end of the lesson, most people experience improved posture and breathing, and find they are moving more efficiently and more comfortably. For many this includes a sense of physical and emotional well-being.
The Feldenkrais for Children & Infants sessions are comprised of two components—hands on work done directly with your child and exploring ways for you to work with your child at home.
Working with Your Child
During the first 30-45 minutes of the session, hands on work will be done directly with your child. He or she will experience non-invasive and gentle movements to release any unnecessary tension in the muscles. Then your child will be slowly introduced to larger movement patterns that relate to various motor developmental stages that an infant typically learns during the first nine months of life. These assisted motions stimulate the brain’s innate ability to form neurological pathways that will help your child initiate and improve movement on his own.
Teaching and Empowering Parents:
During the last 15-30 minutes of the session we will explore how you can work with your child at home. You will learn how to observe subtle changes that indicate that your child is integrating and continuing to improve on the new information learned in the session. You will learn how to mindfully touch your child and guide movements between sessions to continue his internal and external growing experiences. You will gain an understanding of how to best interact with your child in a way that will create opportunities for him to generate new movement independently and inspire learning during play at home.
A Quick Look At The Process