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FeldSciNet for Researchers and Practitioners
FeldSciNet is for people interested in actively doing or supporting research concerning the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. It is a space in which Feldenkrais practitioners with research interests and researchers who are exploring human development in educational, clinical, and research circles can all cross paths. Through this forum, we can discover common interests, combine resources, and share our findings with others.
2012 Esther Thelen Research Symposium Poster Abstracts
By Patricia A. Buchanan, Feldenkrais® training program graduate
This is a compilation of the abstracts for the poster presentations at the 2012 Esther Thelen Research Symposium, part of "Embodying Neuroscience," Feldenkrais Method Annual Conference in San Mateo, CA.
Featured Book Review
The Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Body Sense
Reviewed By Patricia A. Buchanan, Feldenkrais® training program graduate
In the Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness, Alan Fogel, PhD shares his expertise as a developmental psychologist and embodied self-awareness practitioner (Rosen Method Bodywork) in a manner that restores key concepts to the foreground for more expert readers while simultaneously preparing newcomers to delve deeper. He was a colleague and friend of Esther Thelen, PhD, GCFP for over twenty years, and began his interactions with the Feldenkrais Method® community in the early 1990s at the invitation of Mark Reese. Fogel has searched the literature of neuroscience and neurology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, immunology, cognitive science, linguistics, exercise science, evolutionary science, and developmental psychology to provide discipline-specific insights with common ground in human anatomy and physiology. Woven throughout his descriptions of the neurophysiology of posture, emotions, and chronic tension are practice examples, occasional experiential sidebars, and case reports that illustrate the scientific themes. He offers Feldenkrais practitioners foundational information to enhance their work and to answer students’ questions. Fogel hopes practitioners will see and make use of the common ground he lays before us in the Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness. (revised 4-12-10)
MOVING WITH EASE: FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT™ LESSONS FOR PEOPLE WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS
By Robert Webb, Feldenkrais® training program graduate
In this project a 30-week program of two ATM lessons per week will be provided to people aged 55-75 who have Osteoarthritis of the hip, knee or ankle.
Participants will be assessed at the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia before and after the program to determine outcomes. Tests include 3-dimensional gait analysis and leg power test, pre-post testing for function (timed up and go, four square step test, and 6 minute walk test) quality of life and activity level.
Embodying Neuroscience: The Feldenkrais Method® in Human Development, Performance and Health. Join us in the San Francisco Bay Area Thursday, August 30 - Friday, August 31, 2012 for the 2-day Esther Thelen Research Symposium followed by the Feldenkrais Method® Annual Conference Friday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Click here for more information. Share your research and scholarship with us at the symposium. More information about the outstanding symposium program and the call for research abstracts, deadline extended to July 3, 2012, is available here .
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