IFF Research Network Database Group Event

9pm Central European Daylight Time (CEDT)
Sunday 26th June 2022

For the past year, the IFF Research Database Group has been hard at work updating and improving the searchability of the catalogue of references of the Feldenkrais on the Zotero database.  

Please join us as we present the new updated Zotero database. 

Some of the topics that we will cover are:

  • An introduction to the Zotero data base
  • How the articles have been tagged
  • How to search for articles
  • An overview of the types of articles in the collection

Registration is via mail to iffrg-events@feldenkrais-method.org

Hope to see you there!

Introducing the IFF Research Database Task Group


Over the past year, the IFF Research Database Task Group has been hard at work updating and improving the searchability of the articles on the Feldenkrais Method on the Zotero database which other members before us have accumulated over the years.

Please join us as we present the new updated Zotero database on
9pm Central European Daylight Time (CEDT)
Sunday 26th June 2022
Registration is via mail to iffrg-events@feldenkrais-method.org

We would like to introduce ourselves.

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Online Event with Beatrix Vereijken, Ph.D.

Date: May 15, 2022 at 5PM CEST (time zone converter link)

REGISTER: via mail to iffrg-events@feldenkrais-method.org

Catching up with Movement Science

What can movement science offer to Feldenkrais researchers?

Beatrix Vereijken, Ph.D.

with Roger Russell, MA, PT and Diane Hannemann, Ph.D.

Movement science is one of the many perspectives for researching the Feldenkrais Method. Since its rise in the 1980’s, the field has grown rapidly in the sophistication of research methods, its theoretical depth and innovative applications.

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What is the big deal about the Feldenkrais Data Base Project of the IFF Research Working Group?

In Paris, between 2002 and 2009, Sabine Pfeffer and Myriam Pfeffer organized four innovative conferences with Alain Berthoz, a professor at the College de France (link).  These seminars included renowned scientists as well as experienced, and scientific literate, Feldenkrais teachers. There were many memorable moments. However, for me, there were also a few situations that were “Oh, darn, I wish we were better prepared!” moments.

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Online Event of the IFF Research Working Group

Date: 15 May 2022, 9pm CEST

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Harnessing Mobile Technology to Understand What Matters Most to People in Rehabilitation

Beatrix Vereijken, Ph.D., a movement scientist and Professor at the NTNU in Trondheim, Norway is one of the principal investigators of a five-year, international study (2019-2024) involving 17 research centers, 2400 participants, and 50 million Euros.  (https://www.mobilise-d.eu/ ) . She and her team are using mobile tracking technology and clinical tests for statistical analysis combined with interviews and questionnaires. They want to find out what matters most in the lives of individual patients. 

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News from the Research Database Task Group

At the start of last year, the research database task group came together to see how we could improve the searchability, the functionality and update the articles in Zotero database on the IFF website.

For the past year, the IFF research database task group has been hard at work going through each article. There are currently around 800 articles on the database.

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Introduction to the IFF Research Events Group

We are the IFF Research Events Group: Corinna Eikmeier, Anne Frütel and Joanne Bouckley

The events group took up its work in 2021 to create highly informative events on Feldenkrais Method research. We have been building a structure that can reliably provide events. Building it in a way that will also work in the future. If successful our work will remain in the background, only becoming visible if it doesn’t work.

We have multiple goals:

  • to bring everybody on the same page by making existing research available;
  • bring people together;
  • share knowledge and thinking;
  • inspire and stimulate future research the Feldenkrais Method.
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Review of Jan 23, 2022, IFF Research Working Group Event: Case Studies Workshop with Jim Stephens, PhD, PT, CFT

Photo of Jim Stephens' face

The changes that the Feldenkrais Method brings to each person’s personal development are engaging stories. However, not every story is a case study. Jim Stephens pointed out that for researchers, case study methodology is a structured procedure to document those stories. He offered a compact review of four different approaches to how case studies can be done.

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Online Event Calendar

April 3rd, 9pm CET

Photo of Hillel Braude's upper body

Hillel D. Braude, MBBCH PhD

The Feldenkrais Method as Physiological Psychology in Practice: Research Insights – A presentation with discussion

REGISTER: via mail to
iffrg-events@feldenkrais-method.org

Dr. Hillel Braude is an Integrative Medicine Doctor, Feldenkrais Practitioner and Neuro-Ethicist. Hillel is the Founder-Director of SomaticWell, an Integrative Medicine Clinic providing specialized treatments for infants and children with autism, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Hillel has published extensively in the field of Neuroethics, Somatics and Philosophy of Medicine. He is the author of Intuition in Medicine: A Philosophical Defense of Clinical Reasoning (The University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Other Online Events

  • May 15, 2022, 9pm CET

What is in Our Research Toolbox? with Professor Beatrix Vereijken, Ph.D., Norwegian University of Science and Technology

  • June 26, 2022, 9pm CET

The New Feldenkrais Method Research Data Base: A milestone for FM Research – Presentation and Celebration with the Data Base Working Group  

More information in the next IFF Research Working Group newsletter in early April.

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Event: The Feldenkrais Method as Physiological Psychology in Practice: Research Insights – A presentation with discussion

Online Event of the

IFF Research Working Group

April 3rd 2022, 9pm CET

REGISTER: via mail to
iffrg-events@feldenkrais-method.org

Hillel D. Braude, MBBCh Phd

Dr. Hillel Braude is an Integrative Medicine Doctor, Feldenkrais Practitioner and Neuro-Ethicist. Hillel is the Founder-Director of SomaticWell, an Integrative Medicine Clinic providing specialized treatments for infants and children with autism, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Hillel has published extensively in the field of Neuroethics, Somatics and Philosophy of Medicine. He is the author of Intuition in Medicine: A Philosophical Defense of Clinical Reasoning (The University of Chicago Press, 2012).
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Case Studies: Doing them and how they can be used – A presentation with discussion

Online Event
of the IFF Research Working Group
January 23rd 2022, 9PM CET

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iffrg-events@feldenkrais-method.org

Jim Stephens PhD, PT, CFP

Jim Stephens finished his PhD in Neuroscience and a clinical degree in Physical Therapy before becoming a Feldenkrais practitioner, completing the Toronto training in 1987. He has worked in clinical practice using both Feldenkrais method and physical therapy and continues to do a small clinical practice. He has published a number of peer reviewed papers on Feldenkrais Method including case studies.
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Event: Research on the Feldenkrais Method: An overview of what has been done so far

Online Event of the IFF Research Working Group
DATE: October 31st 2021, 9PM CET
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Presenters

Susan Hillier, PhD

Professor Susan Hillier is Dean: Research at the University of South Australia. She is also a Feldenkrais Practitioner (Melbourne 1991) and Trainer. Her personal practice, teaching and research have a broad focus on the neuroscience of sensing and moving – in particular for people who have sustained an injury or illness that impacts their function in daily life.

Cliff Smyth, PhD, GCFP

Cliff has been practicing Feldenkrais Method for 30 years. As a member of the IFF Board and more recently the Research Steering Committee, he was involved in starting the IFF's research lists, the Feldenkrais Research Journal, and the current research network initiatives. He is a Faculty Member in the Department of Mind-Body Medicine, at Saybrook University.
 He is the editor of the Feldenkrais Research Journal.

Content

Research offers us many ways of “knowing” and “understanding”.

Therefore, research can offer us ways of understanding the Feldenkrais Method – in the way it is experienced; the potential pathways by which it influences our lives; and the potential effects of those experiences – for people generally, specific groups or individuals. Good research is based on questions and explorations of answers to those questions. Just like Feldenkrais.

In this presentation with time for questions and answers , Susan Hillier and Cliff Smyth , two experienced researchers and Feldenkrais Practitioners will discuss the ways research and the Method intersect to be of mutual benefit. In describing the kinds of research that have been done they will present an overview and examples of the research that has been done so far using different research methods, and in diverse fields.

In reviewing what has been done so far, we can contribute to a conversation of where we could go next.

After the presentation there will be a Q&A and discussion part.

The event will be recorded and the recording will be made available on the IFF website afterwards.

For people who can`t participate in real time, there is also the option to send questions in advance. Please send questions to: iffrg-events@feldenkrais-method.org