Feldenkrais benefits for pain, stroke and movement limitations

The Feldenkrais method is a cutting-edge application of the latest in neuro-science. It engages the person in learning via gentle movements and enhanced body awareness. The work draws on the brains plasticity and extraordinary ability to adapt, grow and form new patterns throughout our lifetime.

The method is beneficial for -


Children with special needs - The Anat Baniel Method

The Anat Baniel Method is a neurologically based approach which gently and effectively engages children in learning via movement and body awareness. It draws on the brains plasticity and extraordinary ability to adapt, grow and form new patterns. This is especially strong in children.

Each child has a tremendous capacity to learn, grow and develop regardless of their condition. With this in mind we create innovative and gentle lessons to engage the child in learning which will assist them create new actions, movements and behaviours. Using this approach many children go well beyond their prognosis. The Anat Baniel Method is based on The Feldenkrais method.

Examples of where the method is used succesfully include the folowing -

Click The Anat Baniel Method for information about sessions for children with special needs on this site.

External Link to Anat Baniels web site. Working with children


Improving performance and skill in action

The Feldenkrais method draws on the brains plasticity and extraordinary ability to adapt, grow and form new patterns throughout our lifetime. Using specific movement sequences and directed attention it is possible to considerably improve what we can already do well or add to our repertoire of actions and skills. The method is used throughout the world by actors, musicians, athletes and others who wish to improve their expression, skill, power and precision. Some of the key elements of improvement in these areas are -


Working with stress and in conjunction with psychotherapies

The method is commonly used in conjunction with psychotherapies in order to provide clients with increased physical stability, access to improved posture , the ability to improve sensory awareness allowing one to connect more and more clearly with ones presence and, importantly, to access new ways of breathing. The method provides an excellent means of assisting change to deep patterns of action and thought which produce stress.