Individual Functional Integration Lessons®
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. set out to understand how we learn. His method, at its core, is a journey back to yourself.
Feldenkrais is not designed to “treat” or “fix” your problem. Instead, we will get curious, reimagine and play with relationships. The relationship of your parts to each other, of you to your parts, of you to your environment. This exploration will create the conditions for you, through the brilliance of your nervous system, to learn something new. The benefits, of finding your way out of pain and having more ease in your life, simply result from a new way of using yourself in the world.
Your brain is designed to learn. In fact, it thrives on learning new things throughout your life time. Dr. Feldenkrais understood, well before his time, what science now proves is the neuro plasticity of the brain. This simply means YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS! With the right conditions your brain will continue to learn and grow.
What will we do?
Follow pain-free, easy movement.
Clarify where movement is safe and easy.
Allow your nervous system time to recognize differences and illuminate habits.
Discover variations, new possibilities.
Trust the process of exploration.
Exploration invokes curiosity.
Exploration negates right and wrong.
Exploration exposes blind spots in our thinking, self-image, habits.
Habits of muscular tension.
Habits in what you think is possible.
Habits of moving and functioning in the world.
Why is it called a lesson?
The focus is on creating a context for learning and discovery. Through the process, your difficulty or limitation changes or disappears as a result of your learning.
Why not just teach me correct movement?
Who will correct you when the teacher is gone and your trouble or ambition is something new?
During the lesson, I will:
Listen to you.
Use gentle touch to move you.
Observe movement travel through you.
Trust your intelligence and your ability to learn.
Emphasize what you already do well.
Introduce variations and new options.
Clarify the relationships between all your parts.
Respect your timing.
Provide a supportive lens through which to experience your whole self.
You will have the opportunity to:
Learn to listen to yourself in a new way.
Learn to recognize and interrupt habits of muscular tension.
Learn new ways of moving & thinking to master difficult feats of action.
Create the conditions of healing within yourself.
Learn to navigate out of pain.
Learn how you learn.
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3228 Ivanhoe Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
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