Relief could be as simple as changing how you move.
“The object of this learning is to remove outside authority from your inner life. Eliminate the old habit of listening to others about your own comfort and convenience.”
~ Moshé Feldenkrais, D.Sc.
So, what is it?
It’s a way to help your body function efficiently, with strength and capability. So, there’s no place for pain.
When our bodies feel fractious or in many pieces, the inner communication doesn’t work well. This creates frustration and too much pressure. With too much pressure we push, and things break or breakdown. We don’t use a body part because it hurts or we can’t figure out how to use it following an injury, illness or pain. It’s not just physical pain.
Feldenkrais is a gentle method of helping the many parts of the body reconnect and reintegrate. Pain, injury, illness or just daily repetitive use can cause a disconnect in the body. This leads to pain. If you feel disconnection in the body, meaning one part of the body part doesn’t communicate effectively with another, you can also have poor communication in your thinking and your feeling, the way you approach things, and how you make decisions.
The Feldenkrais Method can give you better function, physically and internally…eliminating the pain. Imagine a happier, more satisfied life.
What does it look like?
Individual sessions are known as functional integration (FI).
It’s a gentle exploration in sitting, standing, or lying on a Feldenkrais table. The practitioner uses gentle hands-on movements to find out how your body talks to itself?
What is the easiest way you move? It assists you in reorganizing habitual movements.
These sessions are 1- 1 1/2 hours long. Each session is comprised of:
- A time to share your concern, making clear what you need.
- A hands-on session to assist your body in rediscovering how it works best, how to move in comfort with flexibility, efficiency and painlessly.
- A time to integrate what you have learned so the changes can be adapted into your automatic process.
Each FI is unique because it is based on what the person needs at the time.
Classes are known as Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons. These are oriented around a specific need or problem you may be trying to solve. It might include such things as how to move without pain, how to stand easily, how to sit comfortably and so on.
The simple movements help the body find out how to inter-relate better and can help with better body integration, internal communication and self-image. We use a heck of a lot of energy when we’re in pain or extreme discomfort. Often, it means we don’t have energy for other things.
Put simply, Beth helps you get out of pain, find comfort, flexibility and strength. Your body and processes feel reconnected to their natural response. Your habits change and you find the best ways to use your body and your energies, while learning what you need to do to stay pain-free.
Well Being Sciences:
Natural healing is a process that brings your system into a new normal, and new balance. When our health is failing or iffy it creates anxiety and a lack of trust in the underlying parts of us. Our bodies are built to do what we need and to trust that it will do it. If you had a long-standing illness or constantly are changing and don’t allow your body, all of your systems to find its way with your new habits then you feel stuck, you feel insecure and you feel not able. When you’re strong and able to do then everything works well.
In a perfect world, the physical and the energetic work together in harmony and balance. However, when they get out of balance how do we sort out which part to help? That’s the gap that the Well Being Sciences fills.
Can’t get to what you want to do. Beth does individual and group sessions to:
- Alleviate pain
- Increase mobility
- Heighten performance
Well Being Sciences: There is a harmony and balance in the dance between what we do physically and the energy that allows us to do it. When there is a disconnect in your body it results in aches, pain, allergies, injury … Energetically disconnect results in things like old feelings (self-doubt and inadequacy), distressing emotions or you just feel stuck. Well Being Sciences assist in releasing, healing and finding new balances so your energies are available now.