Frequently Asked Questions What is the Method... Who benefits? What happens in a session? What is ATM? What is an FI session? How are practitioners trained? Who was Moshe Feldenkrais?
Some FELDENKRAIS Basics People often ask us, 'How does it work?', 'What makes Feldenkrais unique?'. As an experiential and exploratory process, it is best to get to know Feldenkrais for yourself. In this article, Cliff Smyth explores some of the ideas that underlie the Method.
The FELDENKRAIS METHODÆ Alan S. Questel summarizes the Method, the background and the benefits.
About MoshÈ Feldenkrais and The Feldenkrais MethodÆ by Mark Reese, PhD. This article appears on the website of the Reese Movement Institute (www.feldenkraisglobal.com/)
The Process of FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATIONÆ "How can something so gentle work so powerfully?" Ralph Strauch, Ph.D.describes Functional Integration. A revisedAcrobat (.pdf) version of the file can be found on his website: www.somatic.com
Research Summary. A summary of recent research indicates that the Method has a wide range of applications.
Interview with Alan Questel Reprinted from ATME: Association ofTheatre Movement Educators. Author Tommy St Cyr is well known in the fields of Drama, Movement and Voice.
Image, Movement, and Actor: Restoration of Potentiality
Feldenkrais' ideas and techniques of movement-training is taken from two of his essays, "L'Expression Corporelle" and "Mind and Body." This material is interspersed with selections from an interview with Dr. Feldenkrais by Richard and Helen Schechner in Tel-Aviv during June,1965. With thanks to: Institute for the Study of Somatic Education
Perspectives on Anxiety by Donna Ray M.A. M.F.T. Anxiety shows itself in many ways. When people remember traumatic events like a car accident or loss of a loved one, at the moment of recollection there can be an overwhelming sense of reliving the experience, muscles tighten up, posture and breathing change and the fear or anxious feeling can be gripping.
The Feldenkrais Phenomenon by Charles Fox.
Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Mr. Fox describes the positive changes he found through lessons he received from Dr. Feldenkrais in San Francisco and Tel Aviv in 1977 . He does an excellent job of providing a basic explanation of the Method and of giving a sense of the man who developed it. See also other articles on the Method on the website of the Institute for the Study of Somatic Education
Interview with Paul Rubin Reprinted with permission from The AmericanSuzuki Journal. Author Linda Case is Associate Professor of Violin at Ithaca College, is also concertmaster of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and frequent soloist and chamber music performer. With thanks to: Institute for the Study of Somatic Education
Pain and Injury
Pelvic Health. The pelvic floor is a part of your body that you rarely give thought to, that is, until you experience a problem related to it. In this article, Deborah Bowes discusses the function of the pelvic floor system and how it relates to health.
Singing and Music
Stress and Burnout
The Feldenkrais Method and Dynamic Systems Principles by Mark Reese. This article appears on the website of the Reese Movement Institute (www.feldenkraisglobal.com/)