Feldenkrais in the NY Times Filled my Private Practice

The people who are coming to me via the NY Times article are intelligent, curious, fascinating people--therapists, professors, lawyers, artists, writers---open and eager to learn. It has been an honor to work with them. PAIN is the reason they all came to the method and they are finding that the same process which helps reduce their pain also supports overall well being, and for many, more vibrant creativity. It is a paradigm shift from our pain-no-gain culture.

Emotional Well-Being through the Feldenkrais Method®

In one lesson on the difference between exercises and learning he says, "If you go through these exercises in order to gain something," which is just like the zen in where if you think you're meditating to gain something, it's not meditation, 'if you're going through these processes to gain an outcome, then the outcome will be gone within five minutes after you leave the class.

Thoughts on failure and learning

“Failure is information—we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, I’m a problem solver, and I’ll try something else.’” -Carol Diener What's your attitude about failure? Infants and children are constantly trying things they don't yet know how to do. What can we gain from understanding a child’s approach to motor learning?

Imagination and Instinct

"...willpower and intelligence are merely superficial expressions of the mind whereas their deeper manifestations are imagination and instinct...Educating the imagination is more important than educating the will. Man fulfills in his life what his imagination directs him to do. Each of us contains his life's image within himself. The course of our lives expresses and fulfills this image…