The Feldenkrais Method® is a gentle, respectful and brilliant method based on the intelligence of the brain and our own innate ability to learn. Children with developmental issues often have pieces of movement that have not fully developed. Through rigorous study of the developmental process, beginning with Dr. Feldenkrais and continuing with Sheryl Field and Anat Baniel, this Method has the ability to fill in those missing pieces. Rather than “do” for or to the child, we set up an environment through our hands-on work for new movements to emerge. We have also seen a shift in behavior as the child learns to self-regulate through this sensory input.
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, DSc.—a celebrated atomic physicist, mechanical engineer, and martial artist—suffered his own knee injuries and began to investigate movement, using his curiosity and his analytical mind. He developed a body of work that took into account the whole person. Dr. Feldenkrais developed over 600 Awareness Through Movement Lessons that look to refine synergistic patterns of movement. Here is a wonderful article if you would like to read more about the work of Dr Feldenkrais.
You may read about two examples of my work with children at this short blog: http://awakeningthroughmovement.blogspot.com