Newspaper Science, Nr. 3

What makes any Feldenkrais lesson work?

Roger Russell

The Feldenkrais community needs to demonstrate that Feldenkrais lessons are safe and effective as well as provide an adequate theory.  Policy makers who might consider including Feldenkrais for their constituents will want to know what makes any Feldenkrais lesson work. Looking over various attempts to formulate a theory of the Feldenkrais Method we find several kinds of explanations. The picture that emerges is confusing and often contradictory. This leads us to a resource….

Photo credits- Barbara Hohenadl, Heidelberg Germany

Roger Russell, M.A., PT,training with Moshé Feldenkrais in San Francisco, Amherst and Israel (1975- 1982). A movement scientist, physical therapist and Feldenkrais trainer he is co-director of the Feldenkrais-Zentrum in Heidelberg, Germany. Since 1975 he has been intrigued by the network of ideas which stands behind the practical methods that Feldenkrais developed.  He is one of the initiators of the Feldenkrais Science Network and a leading participant in the FGNA/FEFNA symposia Movement and the Development of Sense of Self (2004) and Embodying Neuroscience (2012) as well as presenting Feldenkrais in conferences in Paris, Berlin, Oxford and Heidelberg.
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Passionate translators sought for new project!

The IFF Research Working Group is setting up a translation task group meant to offer the upcoming Newsletters and Newspaper Science issues in the several languages of the FELDENKRAIS® Professional Guilds the world over. 

First priority languages are German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.

We are seeking volunteers!

Do you have a very good comprehension of written English and command of one of the target languages, as well as some formal training, professional experience, or talent and pleasure in translating or proof-reading texts?

Please don’t hesitate to contact translations.rwg@feldenkrais-method.org

Call for Abstracts

SPECIAL FELDENKRAIS RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 

SORBONNE PARIS, 31 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER, 2022

A special Feldenkrais Research Symposium dedicated to the theme of Experience, Reflection, Language: Phenomenology and the Feldenkrais Method will be included in the Fourth International Conference on Brain, Body, Cognition, to take place at La Sorbonne, Paris, France between August 31 – 2 September, 2022. (https://www.movementis.com/)The International Feldenkrais Federation Research Working Group will conduct this Symposium.

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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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The Feldenkrais Method as Practical Physiological Psychology

The Feldenkrais Method® is generally described as a form of somatic education or therapeutic practice designed to improve daily function. In this, my second, contribution to the IFF Research Group Newsletter, I continue to develop core conceptual issues on how to go about researching the Feldenkrais Method®. I propose here that the Feldenkrais Method® is a kind of practical physiological psychology.

Hillel D. Braude, MBBCh Phd

Dr. Hillel Braude is a 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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