I read a great quote last week that I wanted to share with you: “You grow up, mature, stop looking for people to give you validation. It’s got to come from within” Appropriately for the last weeks of football fever, these are the thoughts of Raheem Sterling, one of the England football team, one of … More Our unavowed dreams
So often people come to me with sore shoulders, or tension in their shoulders. And they’re looking at where the problem is in order to find a solution. Which in my experience is usually the wrong place! Our shoulders are amazing, both flexible and and strong. And their flexibility comes from that they are only … More Shoulder support…
This week my film-loving partner was horrified to realise I hadn’t seen the cartoon Inside Out. Some hours later, once work was finished, and dinner plates were in the sink, we curled up on the sofa to watch it. Perhaps you’ve already seen it! If you haven’t, I can recommend it. It’s a beautiful cartoon that looks at … More The Body Patterns of Joy
I’d like to talk a little about touch. It’s interesting to me that touch is often equated with being moved: I was touched by his gift: I was emotionally moved. Touch is something we communicate with before we have language. I think one of the things so many of us have found difficult in the … More Finding ways to be touched.
I’ve always been interested in sound. Perhaps because I was born deaf, and learnt to understand sound later than most. Whilst I couldn’t hear I had a massive amplifier with headphones, (it was the end of the 70s) that I would apparently drag and heave to the dinner table so I could hear the conversation. … More Creating the sound in your head, out loud:
This week was Mental Health week across the UK, something of a hot topic after a year of isolation, non-touch and Covid-19 complications. When we’re under physical or mental stress over any long period of time, our nervous system responds by preparing: to run, to fight or to freeze. In all of these there is … More The body patterns of fear: shifting it the easy way.
using Feldenkrais Method for emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. … More Using the Feldenkrais Method for emotional, physical and mental wellbeing
This weekend has been quite full on for me. What you might not know about me, is that I’m part of a group of international Feldenkrais teachers who facilitate continued development for my professional colleagues, and am doing an online workshop over the weekend looking at a tool for assessing our work. As I write … More Alone we go faster, together we go further.
Often we put too much effort into the task we’re doing, rather than thinking about how much force we actually need. … More Include more, do less
Now that Spring is here, why not shake out the blankets of your habit cupboard! We all have habits, they allow us to make short-cuts- to put your clothes on without thinking, or whilst thinking about something, to doing two things at once, drive whilst talking for example. Some of you know I lived in Holland for a while in … More Spring Cleaning your Habits: