Applications in so many ways
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
Many musicians have benefited from the Feldenkrais Method, and many articles have been written, and videos produced (click to see a partial list)
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
Singing and Music
John Tarr writes in "Feldenkrais Lesson at the Conservatory of Music", "This is the story of a Feldenkrais lesson given to a voice student as part of a team-taught master class for singers. Annelise Kohler - voice teacher at the Conservatory of Music in Bern, Switzerland - and I have been experimenting with this novel format since November of 2006. Each morning and afternoon session begins with Annelise leading the participants through vocal warm-ups. Then, in ensemble, they sing a chorale. Next, I teach a Feldenkrais Awareness Though Movement lesson..." (click to read more)Andrea Higgins writes, "Job burnout is a phenomenon that has been gaining attention, especially among those in the helping professions. Characterized by feelings of depletion in energy and enthusiasm, it is brought on by chronic behavior patterns of giving selflessly to others at the expense of one's own physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Even the most dedicated and motivated dance teacher can be susceptible to burnout." Higgins recommends FELDENKRAIS as the most effective method for dealing with stress.
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.
Anti-Exercise for the Older and Wise rank Wildman, PhD, describes the benefits for seniors.
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.
Much has been written about the benefits for people with Multiple Sclerosis. A very recent video (2016) by Brad Beldner has been applauded for its clarity. Click to view.
An older article by Charles Fox outlines his sessions with Dr. Feldenkrais in 1977. 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
Pain and Injury
The Feldenkrais Method and Dynamic Systems Principles by Mark Reese.