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:
February is my least favourite month in the UK. It’s cold, and the winter always feels to me like it’s dragging its heels at this point. My January Blues are usually in February! But this month, lockdown has kept me busy working with some lovely people that I’ve been pleased to be working with. In the … More Touching Base
Your Life is what you pay attention to. Where your interests or priorities are, conscious or not, are often the areas of your life that you give time. And what you’re interested in, you often make time to improve. But how do we learn to improve the areas of our life that we’re less aware … More The Power of Attention:
The beginning of the year coincides with the beginning of my personal year, and I try and make time to think about what went well, projects that didn’t work out as planned, what I’d like achieve in the different areas of life this year. A recommendation by a friend recently led me to the website … More Finding Balance
“A sensory stimulation is not an experience without awareness. There is no meaning to it before there is an internal query as to what one feels”. Moshe Feldenkrais As human beings we learn through play. It’s how as children, we learn to communicate with others, build relationship skills, conceptualise abstract thoughts; it encourages us to … More Feldenkrais and Practice Part 5: Creativity and Play.
Whilst my concert dress has stayed sadly in its wardrobe other than a brief outing in April, I did have one trip of fascination. Just before this second Lockdown I was invited to Sandhurst to teach some Feldenkrais to the British Army, to their Brass Band.Having been someone who wouldn’t have made it through the … More Feldenkrais and Practise Part 4: Micromovements
This week I was people watching, and noticing how early it is that we start to move in less than ideal ways. Watching a young man walk down the street outside a coffee shop (one of my first since Lockdown) I could see how he may have difficulties walking in later life, and where I … More Walking in comfort
Using non-judgement to help us learn better. … More Feldenkrais and Practise Part 2: Non-judgement
Much of Feldenkrais’s thinking was that if we change the way people move, we also change the way that they think. And that’s very much part of the process when we start to work with Feldenkrais. Many of our habits are learnt via a reward-based process, of “negative and positive reinforcement”, whether sensorially, or socially, … More Changing Habits
In the last weeks, as the disparity between the black experience and that of white people has been brought under the spotlight, I have wondered how to address it, if to address it within my Feldenkrais teaching. Is it relevant to Feldenkrais, and lessons that I teach? Would it put you off to read more … More Black Lives Matter.