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Emotional Benefits of The Feldenkrais Method

“Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score

Why choose a physical practice to improve emotional wellbeing?
– Movement reflects the state of the nervous system
– Attending to movement can be a healing experience that does not require analysis or interpretation
– It is easier to attend to movement than to thoughts and emotions.

Sessions begin with finding a position that is comfortable for the client (usually lying down). Through gentle touch and subtle movement, the practitioner provides non-intrusive feedback to help increase awareness. As awareness increases, changes naturally emerge from within the client’s nervous system: unnecessary tension is released, breathing becomes easier, and the client’s overall state becomes more balanced. Clients often describe this state as grounded, present, quiet, at ease, and in agreement with oneself.

Experiencing change that happens effortlessly from within one’s own nervous system, helps build trust in one’s own healing potential and develop a more kind and patient attitude towards oneself and others.

Unforced, naturally corrective nature of this work makes it a good fit for highly sensitive people or those dealing with trauma.